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Integral 120GB V Series 2.5" Sata III 6Gbps SSD (Limited Stock & Today Only) - £24.99 @ MyMemory

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Posted before but back again. TODAY ONLY NOTE: THIS PRODUCT IS RESTRICTED TO ONE PER CUSTOMER. The Integral V Series SSD offers great performance, reliability and value. It is ideal for use in
iLikeDiscount Avatar1d, 10h agoFound 1 day, 10 hours ago40 Comments
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Loads of these on eBay now for £40+
Shame, i bought a cheap chinese brand 2 days ago for £38
ollie87
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ollie87
Pretty sure it can't output 4K without a dGPU, what you using?
Not 4K gaming no, but it has 3 display outputs and can do 4K over two of them. 4K video should be fine.Official spec here
- Intel® 8th generation (Gen 8 ) graphics: up to 16 EUs inside
- DirectX 11.1, Pixel Shader 5.0
- Three graphics output options: DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.1a
- Supports Triple Monitor
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (3840x2160) @ 30Hz or 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
- Supports DVI-D with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports DisplayPort 1.1a with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (3840x2160) @ 30Hz or 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
- Supports Auto Lip Sync, xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
- Supports HW Accelerated Decoders: H.264 @ level 5.2, H.265/HEVC @ level 5 (GPU accelerated), JPEG, VP8
- Supports HDCP with DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.1a Ports
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.1a Ports
And this is like my casehttp://www.minicase.net/Files/Product/p-i5-1.jpg
30Hz f-that!!!!
Most videos are 24fps, what does it matter that it's 30hz to a TV for watching stuff?
iLikeDiscount
ollie87
Pretty sure it can't output 4K without a dGPU, what you using?

Not 4K gaming no, but it has 3 display outputs and can do 4K over two of them. 4K video should be fine.

Official spec here

- Intel® 8th generation (Gen 8 ) graphics: up to 16 EUs inside
- DirectX 11.1, Pixel Shader 5.0
- Three graphics output options: DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.1a
- Supports Triple Monitor
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (3840x2160) @ 30Hz or 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
- Supports DVI-D with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports DisplayPort 1.1a with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (3840x2160) @ 30Hz or 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
- Supports Auto Lip Sync, xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
- Supports HW Accelerated Decoders: H.264 @ level 5.2, H.265/HEVC @ level 5 (GPU accelerated), JPEG, VP8
- Supports HDCP with DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.1a Ports
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.1a Ports

And this is like my case

http://www.minicase.net/Files/Product/p-i5-1.jpg


30Hz f-that!!!!
andrewlaw9
poor write speed but at this price you can't argue

That depends on which other write speed it is compared with.

I have exactly this crucial SSD in two laptops and in one PC, and the write speed of this SSD is brilliant compared to the old hard disks that they replaced.

In other words, these cheap SSDs might not beat other higher priced SSDs, but they do beat mechanical drives hands down, easily.

They are ideal if you only need a small drive (say, just for operating system plus web brower plus office applications and other stuff that does not demand a lot of space), as a replacement of the old hard drive. It gives a huge speed improvement in these configurations.

On that particular PC, I have three other hard disks with TBs for space and no need for SSD for these large drives.
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Phison 240GB 2.5-Inch SATA III SSD 540MB/s Internal Solid State Drive Storage £59.99 + Free Delivery @ Amazon.co.uk / Maplin

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Seems a good value budget SSD to upgrade your Laptop or Desktop, With claimed read speeds of 540 MB/s and write speeds of 520MB/s from Amazon
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I need a 128gb SSD, been waiting on MyMemory for the usual offer... its been some time though.
​Me too!

lol just checked... i meant 120gb*... today only so be quick

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/integral-120gb-v-series-2-5-sata-iii-6gbps-ssd-limited-stock-2601025


​Thank you. I just missed it though! Doh. Ah well. Will keep my eyes peeled.
richstroller
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I need a 128gb SSD, been waiting on MyMemory for the usual offer... its been some time though.
​Me too!

lol just checked... i meant 120gb*... today only so be quick

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/integral-120gb-v-series-2-5-sata-iii-6gbps-ssd-limited-stock-2601025

Edited By: iLikeDiscount on Jan 16, 2017 10:24: added more info
http://www.thessdreview.com/our-reviews/pny-cs1311-ssd-review-120gb480gb/

Review for anybody interested. As to be expected it's a budget TLC SSD with below average performance overall but still a significant improvement over a conventional hard drive.
iLikeDiscount
I need a 128gb SSD, been waiting on MyMemory for the usual offer... its been some time though.


​Me too!
I need a 128gb SSD, been waiting on MyMemory for the usual offer... its been some time though.
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KingDian 120GB 240GB 480GB With 128M Cache SATAIII SSD Solid State Drive @ Amazon, 60GB starts at £25 £38.99

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Cheap SSDs if some needs smaller size quickly. Item No.: Slim type 7mm for Ultra Slim S200 60GB . Interface Type : 2.5 ' SATA III MLC . Sequential Data Read/Write Performance (Up to): 477.2 / 83.…
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I second yer man/women thekanester. I have the 60Gb one in an old dell 755 running hackintosh. Flipping fly's!! and is reliable.
I bought one of the 60gb ones for and old data 2 machine that was getting revamped. I think I paid about £15 cos I had vouchers. It outperformed the figured considerably and it proved to be completely reliable. Voted hot.
ybwtang
Sequential Data Read/Write Performance (Up to):477.2 / 83.76 MB/s very slow for write speed

That's for the 60GB one and the smaller ones are always slower, the 120 starts to get better 559.7/380.5 MB/s.
I'd stick with a better brand.
Sequential Data Read/Write Performance (Up to):477.2 / 83.76 MB/s very slow for write speed
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Samsung 850 PRO 512 GB 2.5 inch SATA III Solid State Drive £189.95 - ebay/ideals_uk

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One of the fastest SATA SSDs you can buy. Reliable and highly regarded. User Benchmark Results link
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Why are guys marking this down, if there's a better driver for lesser price make it known please
Probably because the EVO is £45 cheaper. But the PRO has longer write cycles, warranty, faster 4K writes.
Why are guys marking this down, if there's a better driver for lesser price make it known please
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Seagate 8TB Archive 3.5" HDD SATA @ AMAZON £203.71 delivered

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A good price for this at the moment - bought one of these back in FEB 2015 and it's been great - use it for media backup. 3 year warranty. Other places seem to be £250+
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Chuggee
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jouster
I've been using one of these for 18 months in my 100TB media server and it's been bullet proof. I paid £183 for mine back then so this is the closest it's been again since. I'm still got 28TB capacity so I'm good for now but will definitely take a look at these when the time comes
​So you're the one the government has employed to retain all of our browsing data.
​Haha. A standard bluray is 50GB (most are dual layer to fit extra audio tracks and extras on). A 100TB server will fit 2048 of those on it. That's just movies. Take into account FLAC music albums, TV shows and RAW picture albums and you've filled that space up fairly quickly.
Some people just want maximum quality, this drive is a great drive whether in NAS or Desktop.
Indeed. I store all of my blurays in an uncompressed format because I can. I actually in use this server for video but it works perfectly for me

Blurays are compressed. H.264 and H.265 are compression codecs.


You know what I meant.
jouster
Chuggee
praevalens
jouster
I've been using one of these for 18 months in my 100TB media server and it's been bullet proof. I paid £183 for mine back then so this is the closest it's been again since. I'm still got 28TB capacity so I'm good for now but will definitely take a look at these when the time comes
​So you're the one the government has employed to retain all of our browsing data.
​Haha. A standard bluray is 50GB (most are dual layer to fit extra audio tracks and extras on). A 100TB server will fit 2048 of those on it. That's just movies. Take into account FLAC music albums, TV shows and RAW picture albums and you've filled that space up fairly quickly.
Some people just want maximum quality, this drive is a great drive whether in NAS or Desktop.
Indeed. I store all of my blurays in an uncompressed format because I can. I actually in use this server for video but it works perfectly for me

Blurays are compressed. H.264 and H.265 are compression codecs.
I was running two micro servers prior to this and they used. Ore power in spin up and weren't as well organised as this setup. Only drives in use spin up so 23 drives spin down. It's of the time when the server is in us. Plus the server is woken when required and sleeps within 5 minutes of the network sensing traffic.
jouster
Yes to be honest small NASs are great until you out grow them and then the usual response is to just buy another NAS or enclosure and string them together but to be honest this ends up using more power than a large server.
I'm not entirely convinced on that one - particularly as you have the granularity to switch some of the smaller units off (suppose you could dabble with MAID). If you optimise it you might have a chance but comparing my supermicro base unit to the equivalent number of microservers its the latter that consumes less power by my calc.

Nice rack !

Edited By: haileris on Jan 09, 2017 21:45
Yes to be honest small NASs are great until you out grow them and then the usual response is to just buy another NAS or enclosure and string them together but to be honest this ends up using more power than a large server.

A large server doesn't suit everyone as they are not exactly small, but if you have space for them they are far more expandable AND they can run on Windows 7 or above or if you want a true server environment, picking up a. Copy of Windows Home Server 2011 is advisable.

This is actually my second server or this style and that now resides in my second property as off site backup which gives ultimate peace of mind. In truth when servers get to this size, unless you want to reply on expensive raid arrays there isn't a simple way to backup or keep safe this amount of data

Edited By: jouster on Jan 09, 2017 11:19: Edit
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Sabrent USB 3.0 or 3.1A or 3.1c to SATA adapter £6.99 Sold by Store4PC-Europe and Fulfilled by Amazon (lightning deal)

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Good price on a quality adapter. Especially the USB3.1A SATA to USB 3.0 A (usual connector) 6.99 USB 3.1A 8.99 USB 3.1c 12.99 Lowest prices ever Ends in 4 hours by 940pm
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Bendown
Which should i go for to attach an ssd for a boot drive?
Any will work - as long as your motherboard supports boot from usb
May be worth the extra £1 to retain 3.0 UASP but with benefit of option to use with (additional) power supply so useful for 3.5" drives as well https://www.amazon.co.uk/CSL-Adapter-converter-Attached-Protocol/dp/B015N5JO9E
Which should i go for to attach an ssd for a boot drive?
USB 3.0 formerly 8.99 and 3.1A formerly 12.99 regular price (despite RRP of 19.99)

Edited By: robodan918 on Jan 04, 2017 17:57
The best deal is the USB3.1A adapter with UASP

to USB 3.1A
http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B017NIDXF0/new.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en
to USB 3.1c chart not available
to USB 3.0A - previously 6.00
http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B011M8YACM/new.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en
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Crucial MX300 525 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive £115.71 @ Amazon

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Crucial MX300 525 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive with 9.5 mm Adapter - Grey/Blue All MX300 series are with reduced price
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5tb Seagate Barracuda (Laptop) 2.5' sata 6gbs 5200rpm 128mg cache £216.00 @ BT Business

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Yes you are reading it correctly it's the biggest 2.5' Laptop size hard drive you can buy, please not that the price on the BT Shop website Excludes Vat at £179. Also available in 1tb, 2tb, 3tb, 4t…
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5200 rpm no thanks
will stick to an ssd
Good luck finding an SSD at this capacity and money.

I'd buy one for my desktop, 5,200rpm is perfectly reasonable for a storage drive, but I just had a WD 6tb one die on me. I'm grieving over the data I lost.... All that porn took me ages to find.
5200 rpm no thanks
will stick to an ssd
Cause it fits...you can make owt fit with a wee bit of gaffa tape and bailing twine.... sorted......and so retro ;)
PS4 is 9mm I think
keebb9
cloud1
What's the largest capacity that will fit in a PS4 then?
​I think it's 2tb, someone correct me if I'm wrong

isn't it 4TB one take from one of those external hard drives?
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OEM SATA 500GB Hard Drive £12.00 @ Cex

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Really cheap if you're looking to get a little bit more storage space on your computer. Many others available ranging from 500gb to 2TB or Seagate Hard Drives 500Gb or above starting from £15.
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Any freeware recovery is pretty much guaranteed to recover data from CEX drives. Personal recovery wise, take a look at this and form your own opinion, perhaps delete a few word files or testing...

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/best-free-data-recovery-tools-1321723

Edited By: alltaken123 on Dec 29, 2016 16:09
alltaken123
"Wipe your data. We care not for your photographs, texts and Snake high score. We delete your data from laptops, phones, PC's, consoles, memory cards, HDD's, sister's diary when you send them to us, too."
CEX do not erase the data sufficiently (I'm not talking major levels of recovery here), I recovered the entire Windows OS (product key too) and a hell of a lot of personal files.
Very sad of me, but I'm tempted to spot purchase 20 drives from different stores and recover the data, publish the results in an article with a tabloid and see if CEX stick to their statement found online about securely erasing data.
Add in that the M2 SSD's that they now buy and sell are not tested. This means not only could the drive be faulty, it also contains anything left on the drive by CEX's customer (you wouldn't need to recover anything, it's likely still on there!).
CEX could be facing a large fine in the future, data protection breaches and false statements about your data being erased when selling to them.

Since you seem to kniow about this - whats the best software for recovering data from a hard drive? I'm not gunna do what you said but it would be good to know as I have wanted to recover stuff from HD's before but could never find the right software - or it was always software you had to pay for and not freeware. Thanks {:
"Wipe your data. We care not for your photographs, texts and Snake high score. We delete your data from laptops, phones, PC's, consoles, memory cards, HDD's, sister's diary when you send them to us, too."

CEX do not erase the data sufficiently (I'm not talking major levels of recovery here), I recovered the entire Windows OS (product key too) and a hell of a lot of personal files.

Very sad of me, but I'm tempted to spot purchase 20 drives from different stores and recover the data, publish the results in an article with a tabloid and see if CEX stick to their statement found online about securely erasing data.

Add in that the M2 SSD's that they now buy and sell are not tested. This means not only could the drive be faulty, it also contains anything left on the drive by CEX's customer (you wouldn't need to recover anything, it's likely still on there!).

CEX could be facing a large fine in the future, data protection breaches and false statements about your data being erased when selling to them.

Edited By: alltaken123 on Dec 24, 2016 15:35
Okay to buy secondhand drives for data you don't mind losing. However, I don't have much data in that category.
Great price if you are just looking for a spare/replacement drive for not much money. Obviously not worth it if you want some decent capacity/performance. Shame there are none close to me, else I would've picked one up to to stick into my fileserver
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Crucial MX300 525 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive with 9.5 mm Adapter £115.71 @ Amazon

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The Crucial MX300 reaches read speeds up to 530 MB/s and write speeds up to 510 MB/s* on all file types so you can boot up almost instantly, reduce load times and accelerate demanding applications wit…
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Just wondering if any of the above time travellers could pick me up one of these for £80 and some petrol from 1973???
Flubit gave me a price of 109 this morning for those without a working Tardis.
Only agree to a certain extent - what goes up will come down - with tech the critical unknown is will it be weeks or years.
OP attitude worse than this 'deal'
Just wondering if any of the above time travellers could pick me up one of these for £80 and some petrol from 1973???

Flubit gave me a price of 109 this morning for those without a working Tardis.
gowf
I bought this for £80 during Black Friday. So it's a cold from me ☃. I think prices will drop soon for new year
And, I'm kicking myself for that!.. I wished I took the plunge and got me one of these!.. :'(
COLD

I picked this up a few weeks ago for £80. There was a deal posted up here.
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WD Purple 2TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch £45.47

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UPDATE - I ordered, then (15 minutes later) Amazon cancelled order so, I guess it is too good to be true. My first post... hope its worthwhile. I'm always after a good HDD deal... The WD purple ar…
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3guesses
What will WD do when they run out of colours?
​Name their drives after smells.
do you think they could reproduce the smell of faeces and name it the sh*t drive? I take that back, some manufacturers are filling their drives with helium, i propose wd fills theirs with farts.

Edited By: bouncy99 on Dec 24, 2016 10:31
3guesses
What will WD do when they run out of colours?


​Name their drives after smells.
3guesses
What will WD do when they run out of colours?


​The "Pride" Drive, in all the colours of the rainbow! :D
I bought one from UK seller, but broke within a few months, sent to WD and identified as counterfeit items. full refund from Amazon though. so be careful.
What will WD do when they run out of colours?
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Dell Inspiron 3650 Desktop, i5-6400,NVIDIA GeForce,8 GB DDR3L,128GB SSD,1TB SATA - £324.00 @ Dell Outlet

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Great all round Desktop, Use "merry" to get 15% off to bring it down to £324, free postage. I know "for an extra £xxx" you can get better PC's, but I've not seen a better all rounder with Windows 10 f…
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I agree with you on those things, it is a frustration, but that it's hard to build a like with like because Dell, Lenovo, etc, are often using proprietary parts, which is to say cut down motherboards that have a bare minimum of features for an office base unit and often a non standard power supply socket that needs an adapter to take a standard power supply. Also, in a lot of builds, though not this one, Dell are using the T version of Intel CPUs which are great because they use less power so they can use a cheaper power supply but, clocked lower than the non-T version, they are also lesser performing parts. For office work, who cares but for productivity apps and some of the games where the CPU performance is a bottleneck, you perhaps want the non-T version of the CPU. A system builder could chose that T version of the CPU at the same price as the non T version but, unless they are building a tiny Mini-ITX build in a small case where it's hard to control the temperatures, they are more likely to chose a better performing non T version.
Would people be prepared to pay Dell a little more for a three year warranty, in that the parts bought separately give you the added value for money in the case where those parts do have longer warranties? I don't know but that's an added value consideration to a home build that I think gets overlooked. Equally, not everyone wants to build their own, just that if you want a graphics card that needs your computer to have a power supply with six pin power cables for the more powerful graphics cards, changing out a basic power supply with its octopus of cables and plugs and cable management is pain and about half of the hassle of building your own computer form the get go.
I am fully sympathetic to what you are saying because you are being specific and fair and I like these Dell deals for what they are, more than adequate for must uses and often decent value if you are happy with the one year warranty. I always enjoy your wise and patient posts! A very Happy Christmas period to you and yours. :)
I can't disagree with any of those points raised except perhaps calling my posts wise and patient :D
Voted cold, not a Mac. Plus i could build one cheaper by stealing components from neighbours and foraging in the forest for wiring.
spannerzone
Noclouds
I enjoy your posts and agree up to a point but "Warranty 1 year Collect & Return Hardware Support included with your PC" is one of many reasons that people build their own computers, they get the full retail box warranty of the parts that they buy, rather than settling for a one year warranty. Also, as the question of upgradability comes up a lot on these threads, why would someone want to build like with like, why would you want to build down to the limited Dell spec with a low power power supply that won't support a graphics card upgrade like a GTX 1060 or RX 480? People buy office base units, find they need a more powerful power supply for the graphics card they want, buy that more powerful power supply, so essentially they have shelled out money for two power supplies rather than getting their needs met from the get go, and then they find out the motherboard of the base unit has a non-standard socket that doesn't match anything on the power supply.
There are workarounds, motherboard PSU socket adapters, but... you are getting into a level of hassle that might not be worth it, for some people; if you can replace a power supply, you can easily enough build your own computer and get everything right on day one, without further cost and hassle and with the retail box warranty length of the components chosen.
As a basic base unit that includes a windows licence, these Dell deals are fine, absolutely agree with that, particularly if you don't mind the limited one year warranty. I couldn't find the deal on offer, here, having searched the site but if I was after a basic office base unit, I would say the deal merits heat for those looking for that.
I would agree that someone wanting to have some upgrade potential like a decent graphics card might be better looking elsewhere and it's true that building your own might be to have a better spec PC but time and time again people post replies saying they can build a same or better spec PC for less money but always fail to come up with any actual proof of where I could go and buy the bits to enable me to have a fully working PC with the same or very similar performing parts and a genuine (not £3) Windows licence and the fact is you can't.....that's what bugs me with those simple replies that they're voting cold as they can build the same for less.
And as you say, you'd probably want to build your own to actually get a better spec with more futureproofing.... that'll cost a bit more and yet as said, they'll always say they can do better for cheaper when it would be far more realistic if they said they can build better for a bit more.
Just one of my pet hates when we get a PC deal posted and the drive by cold voters just hit cold and give a totally unhelpful comment

I agree with you on those things, it is a frustration, but that it's hard to build a like with like because Dell, Lenovo, etc, are often using proprietary parts, which is to say cut down motherboards that have a bare minimum of features for an office base unit and often a non standard power supply socket that needs an adapter to take a standard power supply. Also, in a lot of builds, though not this one, Dell are using the T version of Intel CPUs which are great because they use less power so they can use a cheaper power supply but, clocked lower than the non-T version, they are also lesser performing parts. For office work, who cares but for productivity apps and some of the games where the CPU performance is a bottleneck, you perhaps want the non-T version of the CPU. A system builder could chose that T version of the CPU at the same price as the non T version but, unless they are building a tiny Mini-ITX build in a small case where it's hard to control the temperatures, they are more likely to chose a better performing non T version.

Would people be prepared to pay Dell a little more for a three year warranty, in that the parts bought separately give you the added value for money in the case where those parts do have longer warranties? I don't know but that's an added value consideration to a home build that I think gets overlooked. Equally, not everyone wants to build their own, just that if you want a graphics card that needs your computer to have a power supply with six pin power cables for the more powerful graphics cards, changing out a basic power supply with its octopus of cables and plugs and cable management is pain and about half of the hassle of building your own computer form the get go.

I am fully sympathetic to what you are saying because you are being specific and fair and I like these Dell deals for what they are, more than adequate for must uses and often decent value if you are happy with the one year warranty. I always enjoy your wise and patient posts! A very Happy Christmas period to you and yours. :)



Edited By: Noclouds on Dec 24, 2016 00:18: Clarification
Noclouds
I enjoy your posts and agree up to a point but "Warranty 1 year Collect & Return Hardware Support included with your PC" is one of many reasons that people build their own computers, they get the full retail box warranty of the parts that they buy, rather than settling for a one year warranty. Also, as the question of upgradability comes up a lot on these threads, why would someone want to build like with like, why would you want to build down to the limited Dell spec with a low power power supply that won't support a graphics card upgrade like a GTX 1060 or RX 480? People buy office base units, find they need a more powerful power supply for the graphics card they want, buy that more powerful power supply, so essentially they have shelled out money for two power supplies rather than getting their needs met from the get go, and then they find out the motherboard of the base unit has a non-standard socket that doesn't match anything on the power supply.
There are workarounds, motherboard PSU socket adapters, but... you are getting into a level of hassle that might not be worth it, for some people; if you can replace a power supply, you can easily enough build your own computer and get everything right on day one, without further cost and hassle and with the retail box warranty length of the components chosen.
As a basic base unit that includes a windows licence, these Dell deals are fine, absolutely agree with that, particularly if you don't mind the limited one year warranty. I couldn't find the deal on offer, here, having searched the site but if I was after a basic office base unit, I would say the deal merits heat for those looking for that.
I would agree that someone wanting to have some upgrade potential like a decent graphics card might be better looking elsewhere and it's true that building your own might be to have a better spec PC but time and time again people post replies saying they can build a same or better spec PC for less money but always fail to come up with any actual proof of where I could go and buy the bits to enable me to have a fully working PC with the same or very similar performing parts and a genuine (not £3) Windows licence and the fact is you can't.....that's what bugs me with those simple replies that they're voting cold as they can build the same for less.

And as you say, you'd probably want to build your own to actually get a better spec with more futureproofing.... that'll cost a bit more and yet as said, they'll always say they can do better for cheaper when it would be far more realistic if they said they can build better for a bit more.

Just one of my pet hates when we get a PC deal posted and the drive by cold voters just hit cold and give a totally unhelpful comment



Edited By: spannerzone on Dec 23, 2016 22:48
Does anyone have a working link for this.
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2nd Hand M.2 SSD 2.5" SATA 128GB [Other SSDs Available] + Free 2Yr Warranty@ CeX for £27.50 Delivered

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Bargain price for SSDs. CeX have a whole RANGE of them and, better yet, they come with 2 Yr free Warranty. £2.50 is delivery. I'm expecting over 1000 heat
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My 256GB M.2 SATA was mispriced as 4GB DDR3 laptop RAM for £10 - basically zero hours use, 500MB/s... worth keeping an eye out!
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wowmmorpgftw
SSDs have a limited lifespan, who in their right mind would buy a used one?

But it's a long life and highly likely to last a long time.



​its down to the read/ write cycles, if its had a lot of use it could already be well over half way through its lifespan. and when they fail, thats pretty much game over. There is usually no warning.
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wowmmorpgftw
SSDs have a limited lifespan, who in their right mind would buy a used one?

But it's a long life and highly likely to last a long time.



​its down to the read/ write cycles, if its had a lot of use it could already be well over half way through its lifespan. and when they fail, thats pretty much game over. There is usually no warning.
simont_space
wowmmorpgftw
SSDs have a limited lifespan, who in their right mind would buy a used one?

As do HDD. What do you use?


​i have both a hdd and an ssd, the ssd is purely for windows though, and a 2tb hdd for everything else. i have the common sense to have an image of the ssd saved on the hdd and external storage though.
I'm expecting over 1000 heat
MeneerSmith
*snicker*
Scottc123
*mathathon*
TesseractOrion
*Marathon*
merchant_ac
Nuts.
You're wandering off Topic
http://www.britishdelights.com/images/cn17.jpg





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Toshiba P300 3TB 3.5 Inch SATA Internal Hard Drive HDD £68.98 delivered @ Amazon

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Toshiba P300 High Performance 3TB Internal Hard Drive (Bulk) 3.5 Inch SATA - HDWD130UZSVA Not a big fan of Toshiba's but after reading recent reviews it seems that they have improved their build qu…
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How do these compare with Western Digital Blues?
been using 2 of the 2tb green low energy drives for the last year, no problems what so ever, cant comment on the red ones, but I wouldnt think twice about using them, the low energy ones are amazing
Back in stock!
I've got 2 Samsung drives, a Seagate & a western digital all have been in an HP microserver N40L since I bought it not one of them (touchwood) has had a problem,well storage spaces retired one once but quick bit of CLI & that was sorted. All power management disabled drives spinning 24/7

Sometimes I do wonder if the power saving features do more damage than the power they saves worth.
PeteBest
Had a nightmare with the 2tb toshiba's, 1st one was DOA, got that replaced and the 2nd one lasted 9 months and the 3rd one lasted another 6 months after that. Gave up in the end, they didn't have a RMA process in the UK, it's just 1yr with the retailer.
Not a bad price, but personally I wouldn't touch another Toshiba

Out of 4x 3TB Toshiba's i've ordered over the years i've had 2 with problems

that said 2 were shipped by a complete moron who thought hard-drives bouncing around in a box was a good way of shipping them 1 was DOA, just crashed on spin up

another developed bad sectors after a year or so (probably the second one that was in that shipment but could have been the replacement for the DOA one didn't keep track)

That said this is abusing the absolute hell out of them running them 24x7 in my Nas/Server

My oldest p300 has 22k poweron hours
then the others have 5k and 2K respectively

The one with 5K would be the replacement for the one with bad sectors, the one with 2K power on hours was a more recent addition and was to compensate for the loss of space when migrating from BTRFS raid5 to raid1 (BTRFS raid5 bug)



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Transcend TS120GMTS820 256GB M.2 SATA SSD - £46.21 @ Amazon France

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You need to go to the Amazon France website for this price. It's not in stock at the moment but they will notify you when it is. - Go to the other sellers area. Select Amazon - Pay in Euros with
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It's 120GB!!!!
Would think it hot for 240Gb, but cold for 120gb plus the wait. May as well see what's on offer in the sales in January from UK vendors.
Stevie Badman
will this work in an android tv box


​No.
Don't purchase this expecting a 256GB device, it even says in the tech specs: 120GB MTS820
Thanks for the Revolut tip.
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HP 15.6" Omen 15-ax0014na at TESCO - Intel Core i5-6300HQ, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, 128 SSD Sata-3, NVIDIA GTX 950M 2GB GDDR5, Full HD Gaming Laptop £729.00 Tesco

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Not the cheapest this has ever been but can't find anything with this spec at this price. Will play most games at average settings as GDDR5 obviously helps! Intel Core i5-6300HQ CPU 8GB DDR4-2133
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corrazy
bhangra
Cold votes really make no sense! I appreciate that there have been cheaper deals in the last few weeks, but can't see anything that matches this spec on the market at the moment!
All the examples that have been mentioned are either more expensive, or slightly inferior laptops for a little less money. The meaning of the word "deal" is lost
I just disagree with spending that on a gaming laptop, not the price of it as much as a product and the fact that an m.2 drive in a laptop is next to pointless in terms of usage when a simple SSD will do. No i'm not joking, I see no need when the iops aren't going to be fully utilised for it. the John lewis HP is a better deal but still prefer desktop imo

The M2 form factor those is more space efficient, which is useful in laptops.

Yes a desktop is better in term sof bang per buck, upgradebaility etc. but people generally buy these because they want laptop for various other reasons *which is why i have my eye on the JL one for daughter (already have a 500GB SSD waiting for a home sitting here on my desk)


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maltikism
Bravura
Hey OP, check this deal http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-aspire-f-15-laptop-laptops-ebuyer-599-99-2573253
Slightly inferior CPU but I would say it's negligible. Not as pretty either. Depends on your preferences.
​negligible difference between a HQ and a U?
No, HQ's are MUCH more powerful than U's.
An i5HQ handily beats an i7u:http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-6300HQ-vs-Intel-Core-i7-6500U/m38166vsm36930

Yup, 4 cores rather than 2, so much faster for anything that will use them. Will run hotter though when working hard. and use more power
maltikism
Bravura
Hey OP, check this deal http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-aspire-f-15-laptop-laptops-ebuyer-599-99-2573253
Slightly inferior CPU but I would say it's negligible. Not as pretty either. Depends on your preferences.
​negligible difference between a HQ and a U?

No, HQ's are MUCH more powerful than U's.
An i5HQ handily beats an i7u:
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-6300HQ-vs-Intel-Core-i7-6500U/m38166vsm36930
bhangra
Cold votes really make no sense! I appreciate that there have been cheaper deals in the last few weeks, but can't see anything that matches this spec on the market at the moment!
All the examples that have been mentioned are either more expensive, or slightly inferior laptops for a little less money. The meaning of the word "deal" is lost

I just disagree with spending that on a gaming laptop, not the price of it as much as a product and the fact that an m.2 drive in a laptop is next to pointless in terms of usage when a simple SSD will do. No i'm not joking, I see no need when the iops aren't going to be fully utilised for it. the John lewis HP is a better deal but still prefer desktop imo
Cold votes really make no sense! I appreciate that there have been cheaper deals in the last few weeks, but can't see anything that matches this spec on the market at the moment!

All the examples that have been mentioned are either more expensive, or slightly inferior laptops for a little less money. The meaning of the word "deal" is lost
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Toshiba P300 3TB 3.5'' SATA High-Performance Hard Drive (OEM) £68.98 @ Ebuyer

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Last posted 6 months ago. Considering this to replace my 2 of my HD's Free delivery
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Heat. Just ordered from Amazon.


​damn... I bought mine from amazon yesterday... :(
Literally just finished gutting an external i paid a quid more for to put in a PC... ugh.
Thought Hitachi were pretty decent too, but also echo the HGST drives scoring well for reliability
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Samsung 1TB 850 EVO Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" SSD £299.98 / £307.02 delivered @ BT business

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SATA 6Gb/s SSD for Client PCs 2.5 inch form factor Samsung 32 layer 3D V-NAND Samsung Magician Software for SSD management Samsung Data Migration Software
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i bought mine 480 Sandisk Plus for 80 pounds.Whats happen to the prices ?They gone up that much because of dollar to pound exchange?
I got mine about £240 a while back Amazon how's this a deal?
MazingerZ
I wish I bought lots of these back when they were really cheap. Next time I see SSD's dirt cheap, I'm buying at least 10
Out of interest, how much was "really cheap"?

Edited By: qbs on Dec 11, 2016 16:52
Been around this price for ages. It ain't much of a deal sorry. Also it's £267 on amazon
I wish I bought lots of these back when they were really cheap. Next time I see SSD's dirt cheap, I'm buying at least 10
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Drevo X1 Series 240GB SSD 2.5-inch Solid State Drive SATA3 Read 550 MB/s Write 470 MB/s | £54.99 Delivered @ Amazon

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change ur laptop.....
stevie457
Hi guys
Really hope you can help me. I've got a Toshiba satellite pro, had it for the last 6 years never let me down. Although, Ive had a complete hard drive failure, the laptop won't even boot up now without it offering to keep restarting but each time in vain as I never get past the black screen.
As above, Im definitely going for a SSD, and one with a large memory. I was thinking of something along the lines of this?https://www.mymemory.co.uk/SSD-Drives/Integral/Integral-240GB-P-Series-4-SATA-III-2.5INCH-SSD-Drive
I dont do any sort of gaming on my laptop, but want a fast operating PC and one that can have open numerous windows at once.
Would really appreciate some advice/recommendations. Thanks!
sold out
Anybody finding that delivery is taking a long time?
Hi guys

Really hope you can help me. I've got a Toshiba satellite pro, had it for the last 6 years never let me down. Although, Ive had a complete hard drive failure, the laptop won't even boot up now without it offering to keep restarting but each time in vain as I never get past the black screen.

As above, Im definitely going for a SSD, and one with a large memory. I was thinking of something along the lines of this?
https://www.mymemory.co.uk/SSD-Drives/Integral/Integral-240GB-P-Series-4-SATA-III-2.5INCH-SSD-Drive

I dont do any sort of gaming on my laptop, but want a fast operating PC and one that can have open numerous windows at once.

Would really appreciate some advice/recommendations. Thanks!
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Crucial MX300 525 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive - £111.15 Amazon

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Crucial MX300 525 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive with 9.5 mm Adapter - Grey/Blue.
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Down to 109.99
Graham1979
phenooo
Decent I guess...but this was £80 on Cyber Monday via Amazon for the 525GB

AWESOME, WHEN YOU HAVE USED YOUR TIME MACHINE CAN I USE IT?


Or you could hold out for a Xmas/NY deal for this or a Sandisk drive. Not unlikely to happen. SSD prices are going up but not just yet.
Bought 2 of the 750gb versions :p good thing I can resell 1 for £150ish 8)
phenooo
Decent I guess...but this was £80 on Cyber Monday via Amazon for the 525GB

AWESOME, WHEN YOU HAVE USED YOUR TIME MACHINE CAN I USE IT?
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Transcend MSA370 64GB mSATA SATA III SSD £26.99 @ amazon

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decent little SSD for helpign your laptops boot faster (if you have the right slot!) on lightning deal
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Lots of conflicting information, the site I just pulled that from days 80 write speed but says 450 in the spec
Key Specifications
Sequential Read Speed 570 MB/s
Sequential Write Speed 450 MB/s
Interface Speed 6 Gbps
Features
OS Compatibility
Linux
Mac
Windows
Features
AES encryption
RoHS Compliant
S.M.A.R.T. Support
SATA II Compatible
TRIM Support
I got the specs from cclonline

The page has since been removed
N3lson
sweetjudy21
Read Speed 570 MB/s
Write Speed 450 MB/s
Nope, as usual quoted speeds are for the highest capacity version, 1TB.
For this, more like 500Mb read / 100Mb write.
It is even worse than this - http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/23905/TS64GMSA370
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sweetjudy21
Read Speed 570 MB/s
Write Speed 450 MB/s
Nope, as usual quoted speeds are for the highest capacity version, 1TB.
For this, more like 500Mb read / 100Mb write.
Based on known results or speculation?

Known results, HUKD must have deleted the link I posted.
Easily found at userbenchmark, model TS64GMSA370
14 user benchmarks submitted, 500/100 was the BEST of them
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CCL - WD Black 2TB SATA III 3.5" Hard Drive £123.11, Saving £117.19 5 Year Warranty + 1.1% Cashback on Quidco

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why not just get from amazon for £109.

Edited By: Daytrader on Dec 02, 2016 01:11: k
great drives ... but hellish price ..last throw of the dice for HDD from WD B4 SSHD and SSD take over completely.
Even PC World sell these cheaper.
And again with the "saving £117" BS, this is just the normal price.
Damn these are expensive. Twice as much as a normal 2TB drive.
Grabbing a couple of those and RAID may be an alternative option.
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CCL - WD Black 6TB SATA III 3.5" Hard Drive, Saving £244.27 5 Year Warranty + 1.1% Cashback on Quidco £271.95

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I have had 2 x WD Black fail in separate machines in the last couple of years and am now moving off spinning disks altogether and onto SSD for everything (plus offsite backup obviously).
I got 2 x Red 3TB WD drives in a 2-bay NAS unit for £210.
2x 3tb in raid0 would save money AND be faster.
£90 each for 2 wd blues??

Edited By: GwanGy on Dec 01, 2016 16:07
WD Gold are better. The WD Blacks are bloody noisy, had quite a few of them.
Scotsmania
This is just the normal price for these drives, the "saving £244" is BS.
He's right. Just check Amazon or CamelCamelCamel to compare the prices.
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Used - Very Good - SanDisk Ultra II SSD 960 GB Sata III 2.5 inch Internal SSD up to 550 MB/s £167.49 @ Amazon Warehouse

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available through the amazon warehouse in used: very good condition with the extra 20% off comes to £167.49 looks like there is one left so be quick if interested
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Is it really worth everybody's time to post a deal if there is 1 item in stock and nothing will come back in stock due to the nature of the deal?
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Toshiba X300 4TB 3.5" SATA Extreme Performance Hard Drive £99.99 from eBuyer

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This internal drive is in their CyberMonday promotion, so I'm guessing the price will go back up very soon. Possible 1.5% TCB.
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I have one of these and its noisy, I have moved to to a backup drive so I only have to listen to it once a week
I have also found Toshiba drives really noisy, mine clicks regularly (not the click of death) because of it's over zealous head unloading AAM control in the firmware. Other than that performance and reliability wise it's been OK but it's only been about a year.
I have one of these and I find it to be bit on the noisy side. I dunno if it's just because my PC case is open but I was on the phone to my GF and even she complained about the noise in the background.
I like the fact that it'slabelled "Extreme" and yet Ebuyer couldn't be bothered putting any read/write speeds up. Looks like it's around 150 Mbytes/sec read and write, which doesn't seem that "extreme" to me (a 4-year-old Seagate 2TB I have is 172 Mbytes/sec and 161 Mbytes/sec write) . I have a Toshiba 4TB (different model) and the disk head noise is very loud - like there's a gerbil trapped around in there trying to get out - looks like this model might be a bit noisy too.
Price is back £130 now ;(
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Crucial MX300 750 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive with 9.5 mm Adapter £119.98 Amazon

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Crucial MX300 750 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive with 9.5 mm Adapter Incase anyone missed the deal on black Friday, this is still a great price!
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Increased to £166.83 now. :(
Missed the deal the other day - yeah this isn't £106, but my Deloriant is in the shop, so thanks for the heads up!
Still pretty decent comparing to the MX300 525GB deal.

Crucial 750GB MX300 £120/750GB =~£0.16 per GB.
Crucial 525GB MX300 £80.49/525GB =~£0.15 per GB.
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Integral 120GB V Series 2.5" Sata III 6Gbps SSD £24.99 @ mymemory.co.uk

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Has anyone had any Heat Temperature problems with this drive (Integral 120GB V Series 2.5" Sata III 6Gbps SSD)?

Using software like Speccy to check the temps, Mine always reads over 40C, even though all my other drives are only in their 20's - I've touched the SSD with my hand and it's fine - not even warm but reading over 40C which is clearly isn't in real life.

And note this is 44C right now without even being accessed. Whilst the Sandisk SSD running windows 8.1 and actively being used only read 26C.
Mine arrived today, installed W7 on an old HP Elite 8000 USDT with a 3Ghz Core 2 Duo and 4GB RAM and it is really quick. A couple of times on power on the PC didn't see the HDD, not sure if I should be worried.
After receiving a dispatch email last Tuesday my SSD was delivered this morning by the posty.

I have installed it in my Dell e6230 laptop in place of the existing drive. I then installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. I had a problem booting from the drive, I was receiving an error message of the form 'No bootable devices - strike F1 to retry boot etc.' (and it booted fine when pressing F1). This was fixed by changing the drive mode from raid to ahci in the bios and now working as expected.
Mine arrived last week. Installed it into my laptop and loaded on Windows 10.
Anyone who's got there's tried it out? Still waiting for mine.
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Deal of the week!? 525GB has never been so cheap!! 8) Crucial MX300 525 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive with 9.5 mm Adapter - Grey/Blue. Sequential reads/writes up to 530 / 510 MB/s on…
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I must have taken it wrong from another thread regarding sales about items might be better price boxing day etc.

In anyway it's wrong to assume item will be same price or less in future as time wasted waiting for a good price is not worth it.

I will instantly buy it at the next decent reduction instead of making assumptions.

I will book time off or something next year for black Friday, I wanted two of these as well. It was my decision to wait and I have no one to blame, sometimes it pays off other times it doesn't.
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aj2001
People were saying it will be reduced again but it's boxing day and still its £115.
who and when was that said?
aj2001
People were saying it will be reduced again but it's boxing day and still its £115.
who and when was that said?
People were saying it will be reduced again but it's boxing day and still its £115.

I might set a reminder or something or wait untill next black Friday
ELI5: Why is it that downloads seem to be quicker now using an/this SSD over my previous HDD?
taannuk
plath
replaced my 120gb samsung 840 evo and i have to say the difference in performance feels quite noticeable ...
Sad if this is so. But I hope it is still faster than SSHD?

I returned the Crucial M500 960GB as there was ZERO real world difference with a Fusion drive setup. Using a 120GB 840 EVO and Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT.
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Tekheads AMD FX Eight Core 4.0Ghz CPU / 16GB DDR3 RAM / Gigabyte 970A USB3 SATA3 Motherboard Bundle £289.99 @ tekheads

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AMD FX 8320 BullDozer 8 Core FX-8320 4.0Gh 16GB DDR3 RAM Dual Channel Memory Kit GIGABYTE 970A AM3+ USB3.0 SATAIII ATX MOTHERBOARD
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M0nk3h
Why's that then? As soon as you put this new bundle in a case it'll be "Used". You want the highest performing PC you can get for your available budget - given the choice I know which bundle I would prefer.
These are customer returns. And higher spec than the OP. All of the "Used v good" items i have had from Amazon have effectively been open box.
Because it just isn't comparable. Higher spec and lower price it maybe, it's not comparable to compare a used item's price and a new item's price. It's like comparing apples and oranges. Used it bound to be cheaper than new.

Nonsense. This site is about getting the best for your £. My bundle options are better than the OPs - and I believe he acknowledged that with a "like".

If you want "new" poorer performing goods (aka coldukdeals) there are lots out there - Amazon warehouse is a legitimate alternative to "new". Especially with the added bonus of an extra 20% off, the 30 day no quibble returns, and a 12 month warranty. So what's the benefit of "new"?

More performance for less cash. An easy and fair comparison to make.
In addition, the deal is terrible for people with a clue otherwise it's fine - the company is making a modest profit on the knowledge it has regarding compatibility of pc components and is selling a service to its consumers (folk that don't or can't be bothered learning what goes together)
M0nk3h
worthinger
M0nk3h
Why's that then? As soon as you put this new bundle in a case it'll be "Used". You want the highest performing PC you can get for your available budget - given the choice I know which bundle I would prefer.
These are customer returns. And higher spec than the OP. All of the "Used v good" items i have had from Amazon have effectively been open box.
Because it just isn't comparable. Higher spec and lower price it maybe, it's not comparable to compare a used item's price and a new item's price. It's like comparing apples and oranges. Used it bound to be cheaper than new.


.... nonsense. Both the sentence and logic.

"It's not comparable to compare" - this sentence just doesn't make sense. Comparable means to draw similarities for a particular purpose. Eg oranges are comparable to apples in their approximate shape. Oranges are not comparable to apples in their texture.

An fx 8320 brand new is comparable to a fx 8320 used where the functionality of the CPU is not impacted within the time frame the product is to be used. Given the average lifetime of CPU these days (7+ years) buying second hand is perfectly fine (gpus are different due to bit coin mining).
worthinger
M0nk3h
Why's that then? As soon as you put this new bundle in a case it'll be "Used". You want the highest performing PC you can get for your available budget - given the choice I know which bundle I would prefer.
These are customer returns. And higher spec than the OP. All of the "Used v good" items i have had from Amazon have effectively been open box.

Because it just isn't comparable. Higher spec and lower price it maybe, it's not comparable to compare a used item's price and a new item's price. It's like comparing apples and oranges. Used it bound to be cheaper than new.
M0nk3h

Why's that then? As soon as you put this new bundle in a case it'll be "Used". You want the highest performing PC you can get for your available budget - given the choice I know which bundle I would prefer.

These are customer returns. And higher spec than the OP. All of the "Used v good" items i have had from Amazon have effectively been open box.

Edited By: worthinger on Nov 27, 2016 18:05
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Crucial 750GB MX300 2.5" 7mm SATA 6Gb/s SSD £119.98 @ BT shop

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Great SSD drive for the price on BT store! Was on amazon for £105 but deal has now expired. Still a great price for an SSD drive though!
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As genmaxiu says, that's a different drive. The MX300 compares favourably to the Samsung 850 Evo - charts + review here: http://www.storagereview.com/crucial_mx300_ssd_review
mikedefieslife
unrealeck
mikedefieslife
It's not that good a drive for more than light use hence the deals. It was £105 sold by Amazon earlier today. Gone back up to £161, so Tesco is currently the best price. The £38 was just a reseller on Amazon trying to boost their rankings. They didn't seem to have any drives for sale.
​whys it not that good?
It's long write and sustained speeds aren't at the level of some of the better Samsung drives. It's fine, jut not great. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2998497/storage/tlc-nand-ssds-the-crippling-problem-storage-makers-dont-advertise.html

Well, completely misleading article, link refers to the BX200 drive. For sale here is MX300...

Heat added, very good price for this drive.
mikedefieslife
unrealeck
mikedefieslife
It's not that good a drive for more than light use hence the deals. It was £105 sold by Amazon earlier today. Gone back up to £161, so Tesco is currently the best price. The £38 was just a reseller on Amazon trying to boost their rankings. They didn't seem to have any drives for sale.
​whys it not that good?
It's long write and sustained speeds aren't at the level of some of the better Samsung drives. It's fine, jut not great. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2998497/storage/tlc-nand-ssds-the-crippling-problem-storage-makers-dont-advertise.html
Its still way faster than all hdd's though, that's why I bought 1
unrealeck
mikedefieslife
It's not that good a drive for more than light use hence the deals. It was £105 sold by Amazon earlier today. Gone back up to £161, so Tesco is currently the best price. The £38 was just a reseller on Amazon trying to boost their rankings. They didn't seem to have any drives for sale.
​whys it not that good?

It's long write and sustained speeds aren't at the level of some of the better Samsung drives. It's fine, jut not great.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2998497/storage/tlc-nand-ssds-the-crippling-problem-storage-makers-dont-advertise.html

Edited By: mikedefieslife on Nov 26, 2016 16:52
Funny how the 525GB deal is at 530° and this one currently at -25°. Sure the deal yesterday was better for the 750GB, but the difference in prices between the 750GB here and the 525GB per GB is exactly the same lol. (_;)

Crucial 750GB MX300 £120/750GB =~£0.16 per GB.
Crucial 525GB MX300 £87/525GB =~£0.16 per GB.
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Kingston SSDNow UV400 240 GB Solid State Drive 2.5 Inch SATA 3 StandAlone Drive £47.99

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Hope this is OK for some who aren't too fussed about super fast SSDs but here are the specs http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/137815/KINGSTON-SUV400S37240G
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bait n switch anyone ;)
It's simply sold out as it was Amazon directly selling it earlier but now it's a 3rd party. Just the same happened with the Crucial MX300 750Gb SSD by the looks of things (_;)

It's customary to expire OOS items.
floppydesk
bait n switch anyone ;)
It's simply sold out as it was Amazon directly selling it earlier but now it's a 3rd party. Just the same happened with the Crucial MX300 750Gb SSD by the looks of things (_;)

Edited By: MackemLad on Nov 25, 2016 13:35
£62.96 + £1.99 for me...

Edited By: maxyone1 on Nov 25, 2016 11:43: Price
bait n switch anyone ;)
That didn't last long! £64.95 now.
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Crucial MX300 750 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive £105.99 @ Amazon

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- Sequential reads/writes up to 530 / 510 MB/s on all file types - Random reads/writes up to 92k / 83k on all file types - Over 90x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive - Accelerated by
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Optane is out soon, then older and current SSDs will be pointless.

Optane is marketed towards the enterprise sector. Personally I think Intel have oversold it, it's not quite as revolutionary as they first claimed.
jono8
Gitch28
jono8
Phew, glad i ordered slightly earlier. Had a £5 extra for £100 gift voucher purchase too on my account so made it £100.99.
Doubt we will see this capacity for this price much lower if at all for a while. SSD prices are supposed to be going up next year so said the buyer at OCUK.
Optane is out soon, then older and current SSDs will be pointless.
​Yes but at what cost.. it will likely be prohibitively expensive at first. There is always something new around the corner with tech.
You likely wont be getting a 750gb optane ssd for anywhere near £100 for years.

Even if Optane was twice the price, SSDs would drop in price.
bungral
Bejeezus
PhilK
I DON'T need it, I DON'T need it, I DON'T need it, I DON'T need it, I DON'T need it, I DON'T need it, I DON'T need it, I DON'T need it, I DON'T need it, I DON'T need it, I DON'T need it, I DON'T need it,...................oOX)
I'd save your money and get a life pal.
Bit harsh...
To call Begormless brainless and thick wouldn't be though.
sergiup
I...makes it a prime contender to replace my ageing 128GB Crucial m4 (by the way, £1.02/GB!!) - it's almost five years old, and a bit small by now..

Exactly what I'm doing with it, replacing a now rather old 128GB Crucial M4. Moving the M4 down to Unraid Cache Drive duties!

Edit: Paid £158.59 for that almost exactly 5 years ago!! oO

Edited By: Tom1011110 on Nov 25, 2016 16:38
Damn, missed this! I'm holding out for a 1TB Samsung Evo mind, have there been any sightings yet?
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KingDian S280 240GB 2.5" SATA III SSD With 128MB Cache - Prime Same Day Delivery or Free | £49.99 Sold by KingDian SSD Technology Co.,Ltd. and Fulfilled by Amazon

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This is the cheapest 240GB performance SSD I have found currently. Fulfilled by Amazon so if anything was to go wrong you deal with Amazon and their rules, free same day delivery for Amazon Prime memb…
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now expired as out of stock / unavailable
Any body know the dimensions on the S280 240GB as Amazon says '15 x 12 x 1.6' cm and Kingdian says '2.5 inch 100.2×69.8×7mm'
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01B2OR2VC/
http://www.king-dian.com/sata/s280/kingdian-s280-sata3-ssd-240gb


Edited By: niceroundpound on Nov 26, 2016 15:32
I bought a 60GB one on GearBest for £15 after using some vouchers - to revitalise an ancient old PC that only had SATA 2. It worked perfectly for ages without any issue whatsoever and made it infinitely faster.

It's easy to sneer, but these budget brands aren't as bad as you might think.
Been waiting for BF for a decent SSD and it turns out they are all 20% more expensive than 6 months ago, wtf
remm
do you think ssd's of this size will be any cheaper on black Friday?
if not I might go for this.

Cyber Monday maybe.
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Toshiba 240GB A100 2.5" SATA III SSD - Read & Write Speeds (Up to): 550 MB/s & 480 MB/s | £58.44 Delivered @ Ebuyer

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now £69
Now £67?
good find op, heat added
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hamzahuk
I would go for a 1tb ssd for gaming, but the prices right now are just too high, best bet is wait for black friday in hopes to grab on for around £120-£140
No chance of those prices for a 1TB drive come black Friday / cyber Monday imho. I'd be surprised if they are any lower than last year, considering the drop in the value of the pound and the shortage of NAND.
Well trumps been elected so we can expect the dollar to go down a bit temporaly, so who knows maybe we might catch a good deal.
hamzahuk
I would go for a 1tb ssd for gaming, but the prices right now are just too high, best bet is wait for black friday in hopes to grab on for around £120-£140

No chance of those prices for a 1TB drive come black Friday / cyber Monday imho. I'd be surprised if they are any lower than last year, considering the drop in the value of the pound and the shortage of NAND.


Edited By: BlackAle on Nov 09, 2016 01:28
Adopted_Scouser
Now out of stock

j_honeysett
OOS and now up to £113.

I've asked the moderators to expire the deal thread (just back online, after an afternoon of hell with a relative's GP!). :(
OOS and now up to £113.
Great deal. Thank you Brexit that 480GB SSD for £92.99 is considered hot deal now