Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue SSD 64GB 2.5" SATA-II Read 250MB/s Write 170MB/s £102.49 @ ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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As I've said in other recent SSD threads, I'd hold off for the next-gen SSDs to start zooming around. SATA III is going to drive more manufacturers to push for ~600 MB/s and that means these older controllers are going to become obsolete pretty fast.

My point: as soon as they do become obsolete, their prices will plummet.

And I doubt you'll be waiting long.

Just read a couple of reviews and they both found problems with long sequential writes where the performance and latency buzzes all over the place, averaging at 48MB/s. I'd read around to see if this is really an issue and also to see if they've published a fix. Believe it or not, some SSD issues can be fixed by firmware updates.
#2
Hurry up & plummet, please :)
#3
Thanks for the heads up OliWarner
#5
Thanks dontasciime

i personally don't need sata 3.0 for my asus ul30a as its probably wasted but when the new standard comes out the 250mb/170mb SSD's will be a lot cheaper i guess.
#6
Prices will be plummeting towards the end of the year when the move over to memory production on a 25nm process takes hold, double capacity for same price won't be surprising.

I am waiting until then.
1 Like #7
OliWarner
As I've said in other recent SSD threads, I'd hold off for the next-gen SSDs to start zooming around. SATA III is going to drive more manufacturers to push for ~600 MB/s and that means these older controllers are going to become obsolete pretty fast.

My point: as soon as they do become obsolete, their prices will plummet.


That is actually a very very good point. However it really depends on end user's style in using computers.

For running OS, all you need is random 4K read and write. The theoretical peak read write is not that important. I am extremely happy with my intel X25-M which comes with a 70MB/S write it sounds extremely awful compared to Corsair/Crucial's 240MB+ish, but the fact is the intel is still one of the best SSDs.

This is actually a very good price from a very reputable storage media maker, should be one of the best SSDs at around 100 quids.
#8
Great price.

Maybe I should have held off getting the Intel X25-M 80GB last week.
But I have a feeling that it's better than the WD.

Great price for a decent sized SSD. Would be sufficent for your OS, programs & probably a load of photos :)
1 Like #9
K1LLER HORNET
Great price.

Maybe I should have held off getting the Intel X25-M 80GB last week.
But I have a feeling that it's better than the WD.

Great price for a decent sized SSD. Would be sufficent for your OS, programs & probably a load of photos :)


If you can afford a X25-M then you made the right choice :-D
In practice it is simply one of the best SSD at the moment. Ignore the read/write figures, everyday usage performance is a different story.
#10
will ssd prices EVER drop? pundits have been saying so for three years. it's a complete outrage
#11
According to AnandTech, this SSD isn't all that great.
#12
ciro
If you can afford a X25-M then you made the right choice :-D
In practice it is simply one of the best SSD at the moment. Ignore the read/write figures, everyday usage performance is a different story.


Good news 4 me :thumbsup:

Cheers.
#13
Can someone please PM me when these SSD's become realistically affordable?
#14
PREY it works, its easier and cheaper to make your own HDD from scratch than it is to return one to lamebuyer
#15
No difference at all in my laptop since I went to SSD.
Very disappointing - the only benefit is it's quieter.
#16
ourdave
No difference at all in my laptop since I went to SSD.
Very disappointing - the only benefit is it's quieter.


You're doing something wrong config wise or you simply just browse the web on laptop, I was lucky enough to blag an Intel PM800 256Gb SSD for work laptop and it is unbelieveable fast.. the main benefit is the general response from OS and programs are amazing. No lagging or wait times at all when booting programs like Outlook - they just open straight away.
Windows 7 (64bit) - loads and I'm logged into desktop within 30 seconds which was 3-5 minutes on standard 7200rpm HDD.
Admittedly I can probably take full advantage of SSD with core i7 860m and 4Gb 1333Mhz RAM but other slowers systems I've used with SSD's are still far more responsive.
(Dual boot Ubuntu Linux works great too)

When I go home and use home desktop now (pretty decent gaming rig with RAID 0 setup) I feel like pulling my hair out. Programs take ages to boot and feel likes OS hangs when installing things or opening control panel etc. I'm get dying to get one for home rig! But £500+ for same work laptop SSD is too much for me!

Data throughput is amazing too, not that I use it much or can get much higher that 90MB/s read/write copying or moving files as any device I copy files to cannot read or wirte data any faster than 90. Although copying files to/from itself is blindingly fast and zipping or unzipping files has increased in speed 10 fold.

HD Tune reports my drive has 220MB/s Read and 200MB/s write with 0.3 ms delay (response time)

Basically a PC is 10 times more responsive with SSD and would recommend anyone who can afford one to buy one. This is good deal if response time is sub 0.4ms and read/write speeds are actually achieved in practice. Can someone with one comment and this should be voted hot if you don't need much storage and 64Gb is enough for you..
#17
As zefal said, you really should be able to tell the difference. Since putting an SSD in my main machine I don't have to wait for most programs to load more than 1 second.
#18
spaceinvader
PREY it works, its easier and cheaper to make your own HDD from scratch than it is to return one to lamebuyer


I've returned literally over 50 products to ebuyer for replacement and refunds respectively and have had no problem whatsoever and even been impressed with their customer service personnel.

Looking at the way you put it, maybe you didn't communicate your problem to them effectively? Maybe the problem was your end!
#19
zefal
Intel PM800 256Gb SSD


Intel? Or Samsung?
#20
showing as £99.99 now? so even cheaper
these things are getting cheaper all the time, this would have been over 150 a few months back so 50% price drop is very good
id recommend an ssd anyday, just so much quicker and if i didnt have one already id snap this up in a heartbeat
infact im really tempted to buy 2 and raid them then use this crucial one i have in my older machine
#21
I picked up a Kingston SSDNow (old version) some while ago on eBay cheap for a trial and am very pleased with the result. Desktop boots far faster and applications open almost instantaneously. Once you've had one you'll never be satisfied with a HD!
#22
http://www.ocia.net/reviews/wdsiliconedge64/page2.shtml

nice review of the drive, scores well in bench's, infact better than mine lol so im even more tempted now
i do struggle with just 64gb so 2 in raid should be superb
#23
right now there not value for money and not as reliable as first thought.
#24
wewontgetfooleda
right now there not value for money and not as reliable as first thought.


honestly mate its the best upgrade ive done in years. a faster cpu and more ram couldnt have made the same impact in this pc of mine as the ssd has
admittedly if you have a fast cpu etc then you might not see the gains i have (i have a q6600) and the capacity isnt anything to write home about but purely as a boot drive these things fly and at £100 its a steal, but thats only my humble opinion :oops:
#25
earwolfigz
Intel? Or Samsung?


Samsung sorry my mistake, I was looking at Intel product at time of typing so had Intel on the brain.
#26
anybody using one of these yet? id be interested to read what crystaldisk shows
#27
irradiated
anybody using one of these yet? id be interested to read what crystaldisk shows


It should show the same as the review
#28
dontasciime
It should show the same as the review



i thought that about my crucial one but its not the case
just be nice to see what mr average joe gets out of it and how it performs in their world

also just noticed ' Sorry, this product is currently out of stock '

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