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HyperX Savage 960 GB SATA 3 2.5 (7 mm) SSD - Black/Red £199.99 @ Amazon

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Its about £80 cheaper comparing to other retailers. Performance - high speed Phison S10 controller for enhanced productivity Distinct design - vibrant red casing to give an edge to the enh…
Anthonis Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago1 Comment
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would be a great deal if that 850 pro deal didn't exist
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Toshiba P300 3TB 7200RPM 3.5" SATA Hard Drive £69.99 @ Amazon

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Same price on eBuyer but quicker delivery if you have Prime. Seemed a good price for a 7200rpm drive, there's a 5400 version for about the same. 2 year guarantee.
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Actual technical question: these P300 would be more adequate being used as a "write once, read many times" drive (like where you install software, games, etc), or a "write many times" drive (like your downloads, photos, videos data repository) ?
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Maybe we've reached peak disk? SSD's are being announced left right and centre at fantastic capacitys. And if you look at say an M.2 there's very little to it and you can get 2,4 and 60Tb drives. Is this the last gasp for consumer spinning drives?
beyond the speed increase (not always there) the ecological burden of SSD's is far less, less power, less material used more robust.
What fantastic times we live in, when you can hold your entire datas in something no larger than your
​It appears not. SSD drives remain stubbornly circa 6x more expensive than spinners. Regarding power, some sources say SSDs of 1TB and above consume more leccy than spinning rust, and generate more heat in consequence (seriously - and don't shoot the messenger).
Finally, capacities are weedy (for reasonable money). SSD does not appear to scale as linearly as simple platters, and even 1TB models rely on a lot of sideband technologies which aren't used in smaller models.
No expert, no axe to grind, just reporting what I have read.

Samsung has managed to put 60tb into a 2.5" drive - (don't ask how much - cos i didn't look)
GwanGy
Maybe we've reached peak disk? SSD's are being announced left right and centre at fantastic capacitys. And if you look at say an M.2 there's very little to it and you can get 2,4 and 60Tb drives. Is this the last gasp for consumer spinning drives?
beyond the speed increase (not always there) the ecological burden of SSD's is far less, less power, less material used more robust.
What fantastic times we live in, when you can hold your entire datas in something no larger than your


​It appears not. SSD drives remain stubbornly circa 6x more expensive than spinners. Regarding power, some sources say SSDs of 1TB and above consume more leccy than spinning rust, and generate more heat in consequence (seriously - and don't shoot the messenger).

Finally, capacities are weedy (for reasonable money). SSD does not appear to scale as linearly as simple platters, and even 1TB models rely on a lot of sideband technologies which aren't used in smaller models.

No expert, no axe to grind, just reporting what I have read.
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Full size drive. Very heavy and easily damaged. Wish it was laptop drive.
Laptop disks shock easier than these and if you drop them you have a good chance they would shatter compared to the metal disks inside this. These drives are very good for shock due to a few features.
I've never heard of a HD actually shattering. The heads are the delicate part. Of course if they hit the surface they will cause bad sectors, but this may not be catastrophic. Laptop drives are designed to better survive movement. I've not heard of any difference between the materials used for laptop and 3.5" drives.


​Many years ago I dismantled a laptop drive and was surprised to find transperant platters, seemingly made out of glass or similar. The only 3" drive I ever took apart had quite thick, shiny metal platters.
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Full size drive. Very heavy and easily damaged. Wish it was laptop drive.
Laptop disks shock easier than these and if you drop them you have a good chance they would shatter compared to the metal disks inside this. These drives are very good for shock due to a few features.
I've never heard of a HD actually shattering. The heads are the delicate part. Of course if they hit the surface they will cause bad sectors, but this may not be catastrophic. Laptop drives are designed to better survive movement. I've not heard of any difference between the materials used for laptop and 3.5" drives.
I have shattered two glass laptop disks, they use glass to decrease shock damage originally however this isn't so much an issue now in modern metal platters with all the doohickeys they have developed. So though the glass is better for minor shock or movement while in use, they can shatter, if you say drop them out the window, down thr stairs, or hit them with a hammer :p
Yes that is probably why they don't shatter. I don't drop any of my hard disks out of windows, down stairs or hit them with a hammer. I expect if I put them first in liquid nitrogen, then it would be even more likely to happen
I just use them! Then they don't shatter, EOS!

Yeah, I have just dropped a laptop or 2.5 drive with glass platters and had them break. They are great though for data security and easy to despose of though.

Edited By: catbeans on Aug 16, 2016 22:33
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SanDisk 960GB Ultra II SATA III 2.5inch SSD £169.98 Ebuyer

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Use Code: SSD SanDisk Ultra II SSD literally does every task faster than a typical hard disk drive. What used to take minutes happens in just a few seconds. On a whole range of important metrics, S…
SZafar Avatar2w, 3d agoFound 2 weeks, 3 days ago14 Comments
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It would be nice if you told us all WHERE you found it!


​It would be NICE if you clicked "get deal", found the site, and then maybe added it to the deal like other HUKD users do when they are being NICE. It's the guys 3rd deal, don't be so obnoxious.
Good find but considering the 480GB version has often been at the £75 mark I'd expect these to cost less than £150.

jimunix
If you have upgraded a spinning disk to SSD in a laptop, did it make the laptop cooler and quieter ? Some people say SSDs emit less heat than spinners, but other sources point out that they consume more power, especially the larger capacity units like this.

Power savings are marginal.
Overall system resposivness with an SSD vs HDD are substantial.

Edited By: K1LLER HORNET on Aug 12, 2016 12:30
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wonkothesane
It would be nice if you told us all WHERE you found it!
Are you completely incapable of clicking the "Get Deal"? Try it and all will be revealed.

I did. However, it's polite practice here to name the vendor in the deal title.
If you have upgraded a spinning disk to SSD in a laptop, did it make the laptop cooler and quieter ? Some people say SSDs emit less heat than spinners, but other sources point out that they consume more power, especially the larger capacity units like this.

Edited By: jimunix on Aug 12, 2016 12:13
msharif911
I have this drive in my PC and it has made a great difference. The price however isnt so good. I bought mine through that Barclaycard thing they stopped about a year ago for about the same money back then.


​use flubit.co.uk now, same thing but better imo (_;)
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Crucial MX300 275GB SATA 2.5" Internal SSD £63.59 @ Crucial

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Funny capacity. I read this range kinda should be bx, not mx but knowing specs and real-world gains it's not gonna make a noticeable difference EDIT: I read it as 375GB... fool... delete delete…
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Voted hot, managed to get it for £53.88 via Flubit.
chapchap
Why is this a deal and why are people (idiots) voting it hot?
When comments backfire, No. 8294362
Getting hotter all the time ... :p
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#Hot4chapchap
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As for the capacity, once it's been formatted you're more likely to end up with a 250GB drive, than a 250GB unformatted drive that ends up around 230GB formatted. I guess it kind of makes sense that they format down to 'standard' sizes. At least If you have 4 of them you will actually have 1tb of free space rather than 898GB or something silly like that

It's nothing to do with the actual formatting, it's the actual real storage size that you see, anyway this article explains it >

http://www.howtogeek.com/123268/windows-hard-drive-wrong-capacity/

It's the difference between the manufacturer's rating of storage versus the real storage size of the platter or NAND chips.

A Gigabyte is 1000, the real term for the actual storage is Gibibyte which is 1024. Consumers are used to Gigabytes but computer storage always works in Gibibytes.

2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256,512,1024. Computers work with the power of two because of the binary system they use, it takes the same amount of address space to save 7KB as it does 8KB.


​Whilst that is true, different formats will yield different free space due to the partition table.


​What he said.
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As for the capacity, once it's been formatted you're more likely to end up with a 250GB drive, than a 250GB unformatted drive that ends up around 230GB formatted. I guess it kind of makes sense that they format down to 'standard' sizes. At least If you have 4 of them you will actually have 1tb of free space rather than 898GB or something silly like that

It's nothing to do with the actual formatting, it's the actual real storage size that you see, anyway this article explains it >

http://www.howtogeek.com/123268/windows-hard-drive-wrong-capacity/

It's the difference between the manufacturer's rating of storage versus the real storage size of the platter or NAND chips.

A Gigabyte is 1000, the real term for the actual storage is Gibibyte which is 1024. Consumers are used to Gigabytes but computer storage always works in Gibibytes.

2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256,512,1024. Computers work with the power of two because of the binary system they use, it takes the same amount of address space to save 7KB as it does 8KB.


​Whilst that is true, different formats will yield different free space due to the partition table.
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Sandisk Z410 480GB SATA III 2.5 inch SSD £99.99 Del @ eBuyer

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Please note this is the Z410. Cheapest price around by quite a margin when posted. Sandisk Z410 480GB SATA III 2.5" SSD The SanDisk Z410 is a value/performance SSD designed for essential-class
wishihadadonkey Avatar3w, 3d agoFound 3 weeks, 3 days ago1 Comment
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The only in-depth review I could find is pretty scathing

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7726/sandisk-ssd-plus-z410-sata-iii-review/index.html

“The SSD Plus and Z410 are not TweakTown recommended.

Pros: Faster than an HDD

Cons: High Cost to Performance Ratio, Low Read Performance Low Sustained Write Performance, All Plastic Enclosure “

It could be the fact that their value for money benchmark is higher than ours due to cheaper US prices, but it still makes me wary. Scan.co.uk’s regular price is only £8 more, so it might be worth waiting rather than panick buying because of a one-day deal
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SanDisk 960GB Ultra II SATA III 2.5inch SSD TODAY ONLY (29/07/2016) - £169.98 with code @ ebuyer

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A Good Quality Brand of SSD drive in SanDisk This offer is TODAY Only 29/07/2016 Original Price is £199.98 Type in Promo Code: SSD to achieve Price and it is FREE Delivery Comparison of Pr…
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I've seen it for £140 on amazon before. Just patiently waiting for it again
Same.
Now I've seen it 140ish I ain't budging for anymore than that.
aron500
I've seen it for £140 on amazon before. Just patiently waiting for it again


​i got that deal, £143.00 first purchase from Amazon, then they kicked me off the site, will never use them again lol don't wait! lol
Defo seen it cheaper before from Scan (bought one from them) and Amazon, price does go up and down.
I've seen it for £140 on amazon before. Just patiently waiting for it again
ok for today's prices, but it has been far less previously
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Powerful Windows 7 Dell Latitude E6230 I5 3rd Gen Sata3 Controller Up To 16Gb at Ebay/newandusedlaptops4u - £109.00

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The most upgradable/cheap laptop I could find. I bough it at the beginning of this year and 4 of my friends joined up :). With £50 quid you can have it running 16Gb and with a SATA 3 controller you…
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[/quote]No I got the Lenovo se21-e decent but faulty trackpad
Got the dell up and running as hackintosh bar wifi & Bluetooth which Iv ordered a card for[/quote]
Thanks for coming back to me. I bit the bullet in the end and bought the Lenovo Yoga 300 from Argos refurb site. Got a nice pleasant surprise when it arrived. Posted as having 32gb eMMC drive and 2gb ram and it has 4gb ram and 500gb hard drive. In very nice condition with just a couple of marks.
Smartguy1
gokhan
Mine arrived today
Not bad scuffed on sides and 1 dent at front and some sticky tape residue on bottom which I cleaned off
Cheap Chinese adapter but battery reported 6hrs though real world video use have about 2.30-3hrs which is ok
HDMI port was a little funny till I blew out dust still not sure about it but I messaged via eBay and was offered 2 months extra warranty which I will accept , I can pick up a dock for display to tv , 4gc ram in one slot
Runs hotish at 70c but I'm gonna artic silver it which should bring it down
Mainly bought to make it hackintosh
Ps bought the cheap toshiba and Lenovo from Argos
Toshiba decent build quality but too slow
Lenovo felt OK but poor build quality keys feel too flexible and trackpad doesn't even work properly , hence both going back
Overall I think this is a good machine but you have to lower condition expectations bar that it seems fine
Ps came with win 7 wouldn't go to win 10 with all the drm issues I'm hearing about
I assume you bought the Lenovo Yoga 300 from Argos Ebay at £104.99. Can I ask what spec yours was, i.e. 32gb 2gb ram etc as it was advertised. A couple of people said they got different specs but not posted any pictures.


No I got the Lenovo se21-e decent but faulty trackpad

Got the dell up and running as hackintosh bar wifi & Bluetooth which Iv ordered a card for
Took a look at mine this morning, they send me a dell 6220 (sandy bridge) instead of 6230 :(


Edited By: mervine on Aug 04, 2016 14:17: typo
gokhan
Mine arrived today
Not bad scuffed on sides and 1 dent at front and some sticky tape residue on bottom which I cleaned off
Cheap Chinese adapter but battery reported 6hrs though real world video use have about 2.30-3hrs which is ok
HDMI port was a little funny till I blew out dust still not sure about it but I messaged via eBay and was offered 2 months extra warranty which I will accept , I can pick up a dock for display to tv , 4gc ram in one slot
Runs hotish at 70c but I'm gonna artic silver it which should bring it down
Mainly bought to make it hackintosh
Ps bought the cheap toshiba and Lenovo from Argos
Toshiba decent build quality but too slow
Lenovo felt OK but poor build quality keys feel too flexible and trackpad doesn't even work properly , hence both going back
Overall I think this is a good machine but you have to lower condition expectations bar that it seems fine
Ps came with win 7 wouldn't go to win 10 with all the drm issues I'm hearing about

I assume you bought the Lenovo Yoga 300 from Argos Ebay at £104.99. Can I ask what spec yours was, i.e. 32gb 2gb ram etc as it was advertised. A couple of people said they got different specs but not posted any pictures.
Mine arrived today

Not bad scuffed on sides and 1 dent at front and some sticky tape residue on bottom which I cleaned off

Cheap Chinese adapter but battery reported 6hrs though real world video use have about 2.30-3hrs which is ok

HDMI port was a little funny till I blew out dust still not sure about it but I messaged via eBay and was offered 2 months extra warranty which I will accept , I can pick up a dock for display to tv , 4gc ram in one slot

Runs hotish at 70c but I'm gonna artic silver it which should bring it down

Mainly bought to make it hackintosh

Ps bought the cheap toshiba and Lenovo from Argos

Toshiba decent build quality but too slow
Lenovo felt OK but poor build quality keys feel too flexible and trackpad doesn't even work properly , hence both going back

Overall I think this is a good machine but you have to lower condition expectations bar that it seems fine

Ps came with win 7 wouldn't go to win 10 with all the drm issues I'm hearing about

Edited By: gokhan on Aug 03, 2016 01:11
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Sandisk SSD Plus 480GB SATA III 2.5inch SSD £84.99 Ebuyer

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Capacity 480GB Interface: SATA Revision 3.0 (6 Gb/s) Read/Write Speed: up to 535 MB/s, up to 445 MB/s £84.99 using code SSD for today only
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Not a bad price at all, hot from me 8)
not bad, bought the ultra version for a tenner less on the last prime event. (i have this mode also)
Not a bad price ,but fairly common price these days.
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Integral 120GB P Series 4 SATA III 2.5" SSD Drive £24.99 @ My Memory

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Key Features: - 2.5 inch form factor with SATA III 6Gbps interface (backwards compatible with SATA 3Gbps and SATA 1.5Gbps) - Fully compatible with devices and OS that support the SATA standard -
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Back in stock at £35.
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I bought this a couple of days ago but to afraid to put it in. Can anybody advise me please on how to do a clean install of Windows on this drive?
My desktop is running Vista and I want to swap the HDD to SSD. I want to install windows 7 on the SSD. I've got windows 7 iso on a disc and a license key.
How do I start the process, what order do i go in, do the drivers install automatically?
I don't know much about computers so any help would be appreciated.
Do you have an upgrade or full license for Windows 7 as it makes a difference sometimes.
Keep in mind that you also have an option to go straight to Windows 10 for the next 7 days.
I have a full license.
So you want to keep Vista on the HDD and put Windows 7 on the SSD?
Im going to pull out the HDD and put the SSD in its place with win7 on it
That's the easiest option. Which bits are you not clear on?
1. You will need to make bootable media from your Win7 ISO so ask if you need help with that.
2. Disconnect the HDD power and data cables.
3. Physically install the SSD. You can probably use the same power connector and data cables from the HDD. The drives are very light and not fragile so you can attach with Velcro or blutack.
4. Boot from your Windows 7 media. Better to use a USB stick but a DVD is fine. To do this you may need to hit F12 (Function key 12) a number of times just after powering on which will bring up a boot menu from which you choose the drive with Windows on.
5. It may not be F12 on your PC so try other Function keys or you may need to go into the BIOS to set the boot device list or order. To get into the BIOS try the Delete key when you first power on or F2 for a Dell I think!
6. As it’s using Vista it may be quite old so it may not give you the option to boot from USB but no problem from a DVD. If that is a problem you will need to create a bootable DVD which isn’t too hard.
7. Once you are able to boot from the Win7 media just follow the onscreen instructions.
An alternative is to go straight to Windows 10 which you can do using your Windows 7 key and you can download the Win10 ISO direct from MS. For an older PC this may be riskier than Win7 due to hardware/driver support. I can’t say.
Thank you and everyone else for your input.
I've managed to install it. Windows is just updating now (230 updates) thank you for letting me know about the free update to win10. If I don't like it can I go back to win7? Do MS give a new license key or will the win7 key work?


Lol, I just finished a post and saw you don't need any more reassurance.

Re licence keys: Run Belarc before and after these kinds of processes. It does lots including retrieve whatever keys it can. You can save the report from the browser it opens in.
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sally09
I bought this a couple of days ago but to afraid to put it in. Can anybody advise me please on how to do a clean install of Windows on this drive?
My desktop is running Vista and I want to swap the HDD to SSD. I want to install windows 7 on the SSD. I've got windows 7 iso on a disc and a license key.
How do I start the process, what order do i go in, do the drivers install automatically?
I don't know much about computers so any help would be appreciated.
EDIT: Now that I have a proper keyboard to type on...
1. Take old drive out, put in a jiffy bag in a cupboard. It's your safety net, you have no worries once your old drive is stored safely. (this is specific to computers where only one drive can fit, if you can fit more, just unplug it)
2. Put new drive in, put Windows CD in and turn it on.
3. Follow instructions. Windows 7 figures things out for itself pretty well.
Nothing can go wrong with the old drive disconnected, it is exactly as simply as ^that.
They're usually set to boot from the CD but if not, keep tapping F12 immediately after you switch it on for the 'temporary boot order' menuYou definitely need a screwdriver small enough...You definitely need to find a guide to help with which screws to undo (ifixit is mostly very good)It helps to still be able to Google while your main rig is downYou should run Belarc before taking the old drive out and save the report somewhere, it has your licence keys and other useful audit-type infoGet on with it tho, Win10 is only free to end of this month... (you can go back to 7 but get the Win10 on there so you have claimed your free licence!)
Thank you. What about the drivers? Does windows automatically search and install those?

Mostly yeah. Particularly for a Vista machine, Windows 7 probably knows it well. I usually go to the motherboard website and grab all the motherboard drivers in advance but it often turns out to be a waste of time.

If you do find the right bit of the right website and understand all the stuff, you might as well get chipset, graphics, wired and wireless network and sound. (This is the bit that's difficult to throw out accurate advice without seeing the motherboard and its website)

- Install Windows, get as far as desktop and manually run Windows update
- 'Activate' Windows (Install MS Office if you have it and activate that too)
- Manually run Windows update again and again until it swears there's no more updates... There will be lots of rebooting and lots of downloading....
- Tell us if you see any yellow question marks in device manager. Take a screen shot? That tells us if it needs any more drivers

Re Vista and 7 on the same computer

If you want to be sure you can run old-Windows if you want to, you will be able to to that without installing a 'dual boot' setup.

There's not many things I hat but one is having a dual boot I can't get rid of after years of never needing it.

After new-Windows is installed, your old drive can be plugged back in as a data-drive. Old-Windows will not run from it but all your stuff will be in there somewhere.

If you ever DO have to run old-Windows, unplug the new drive, maybe change boot order in BIOS, old-Windows will boot...




:)


Edited By: wide on Jul 24, 2016 12:55: coz I'm a slow thinker and i don't mind editing p
sally09
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I bought this a couple of days ago but to afraid to put it in. Can anybody advise me please on how to do a clean install of Windows on this drive?
My desktop is running Vista and I want to swap the HDD to SSD. I want to install windows 7 on the SSD. I've got windows 7 iso on a disc and a license key.
How do I start the process, what order do i go in, do the drivers install automatically?
I don't know much about computers so any help would be appreciated.
Do you have an upgrade or full license for Windows 7 as it makes a difference sometimes.
Keep in mind that you also have an option to go straight to Windows 10 for the next 7 days.
I have a full license.
So you want to keep Vista on the HDD and put Windows 7 on the SSD?
Im going to pull out the HDD and put the SSD in its place with win7 on it
That's the easiest option. Which bits are you not clear on?
1. You will need to make bootable media from your Win7 ISO so ask if you need help with that.
2. Disconnect the HDD power and data cables.
3. Physically install the SSD. You can probably use the same power connector and data cables from the HDD. The drives are very light and not fragile so you can attach with Velcro or blutack.
4. Boot from your Windows 7 media. Better to use a USB stick but a DVD is fine. To do this you may need to hit F12 (Function key 12) a number of times just after powering on which will bring up a boot menu from which you choose the drive with Windows on.
5. It may not be F12 on your PC so try other Function keys or you may need to go into the BIOS to set the boot device list or order. To get into the BIOS try the Delete key when you first power on or F2 for a Dell I think!
6. As it’s using Vista it may be quite old so it may not give you the option to boot from USB but no problem from a DVD. If that is a problem you will need to create a bootable DVD which isn’t too hard.
7. Once you are able to boot from the Win7 media just follow the onscreen instructions.
An alternative is to go straight to Windows 10 which you can do using your Windows 7 key and you can download the Win10 ISO direct from MS. For an older PC this may be riskier than Win7 due to hardware/driver support. I can’t say.
Thank you and everyone else for your input.
I've managed to install it. Windows is just updating now (230 updates) thank you for letting me know about the free update to win10. If I don't like it can I go back to win7? Do MS give a new license key or will the win7 key work?
Glad to hear you made it, you can upgrade to window 10 and it will automatically activate you for as many times you like on the same PC. After the first time you can then clean install too. I admit that the problem with w8,8.1and 10 is that they never had any proper start menu, hence all the bad publicity they had, for the rest w10 I personally think is the best. There is a way round to that f you find that a bit uncomfortable with w10, this is the best program you should install and get the feel of window7 in regards to the start problem: http://www.classicshell.net/downloads/
it is very popular and safe
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in reality is a lot more than 100% gain if we put in account that would not use the same again for the window installation and the ram backup which would usually work at around 30gb loss if the system got at least 8gb ram. In reality it is only the equivalent of another £10 more for a true double the space.
1. Good point about spare space after a Windows install although my only 2.5" SSD is in a caddy as an external drive so it doesn't impact me.
2. I presume you are talking about Hibernation when you refer to RAM backup so 30GB is a lot for an 8GB system when only 8GB is required.
no, he is right:
2) the system will reserve an extra amount of the size of the ram in case a failure, check the amount left of the disk in gb, take off a stick of ram and after you check the disk again, you will see it is gone up in size by the same amount of the ram memory you took off, if 2gb=2gb if 4=4gb and so on.
1. Prioritize RAM over an SSD.
2. When you have enough RAM you can disable the paging file completely or set it to a fixed value like 2GB just in case.
3. Hibernation is generally not necessary on a desktop which this is being used for so disable that.
4. Now the operating system is only using 2GB at maximum or none hence why the 30GB figure is unusually high unless you have 32GB of RAM and are using hibernation and a page file.
2) people does fiddle with that a lot, there is an important purpose for having the whole as it is without touching the original structure at all, of course the paging files can be reduced but should not be touched, that is why a decent drive size should be fitted a let the rest work automatically for the best results when the pc is in use.
3) 30gb or near after installation, I do not know a lot about hibernation as the PC should be switched off at all times when unattended, fire is the main reason, I actually switch off the main, will stop anyone getting in to the system while we are away. safety of any kind first of all
I haven't used a pagefile in a long time. The only time I encountered issues is when memory leaking software increased commit charge above my physical memory capacity.
Did you work out what rogue software caused that?
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Western Digital 160 GB SATA 3.5 inch Hard Drive - £10.15 prime / £11.99 non prime @ Sold by Artemis Global and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Western Digital Caviar Blue 160 GB (7200 rpm) SATA 8 MB 3.5 inch Hard Drive (Internal) Solid performance with a SATA interfaces and a full range of performance features 160 GB capacity for storing…
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not even good to store a couple of games, also must be very slow,ide socket needed

It's a SATA drive. This is about the going rate for this sort of capacity, it's not much more for 320gb

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Generic-Hard-Disk-Drive-320GB/dp/B000OUI8R8

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Generic-Hard-Disk-Drive-320GB/dp/B006WHTIDA - 2.5inch option
not even good to store a couple of games, also must be very slow


Edited By: neroneuk on Jul 21, 2016 17:55
ST3123

Would be pretty good deal if it was this price for a 2.5" HDD mind as then you could at least carry it around easily and use it like a flash drive...
60GB 2.5 drives for similar price (£11.98 inc)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Generic-Laptop-Drives-Various-Brands/dp/B01HIK26OC
you can get a 80 gig ssd for around 23 , but for 10.15 if you have prime , it is a decent little back up drive for cloning the SSD ....cheap enough etc !!
Each to their own but i would only pay about half this price for this amount of HDD storage when for about £10 you can get nearly this much (128GB) on a flash/SD card and even a SSD for not much more.

Would be pretty good deal if it was this price for a 2.5" HDD mind as then you could at least carry it around easily and use it like a flash drive...

Edited By: ST3123 on Jul 21, 2016 14:22
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WD Blue 160GB 7200rpm 3.5inch internal HDD Refurbished £9.99, £12.98 Delivered @ CCLonline

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drives going so low!! professionally refurbished works as new. £9.99 collection!! WD Blue is vey reliable drive.
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I like the way you say "WD Blue is vey reliable drive".

If this was the case, how comes these drives have failed and now need to be "professionally refurbished"?
M0nk3h
Cattle
Just "no" and on so many levels.
And why exactly?
Had too many WD's fail on me.
IDE was 10 years ago.
Cheaper here (don't do it I'm not encouraging you just giving an example and am not responsible for you buying it) £6.99 used free delivery https://www.amazon.co.uk/Generic-Hard-Disk-Drive-160GB/dp/B006YOZ9XE/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A27ZG8M0LU4VTL

Or

£10.15 free delivery for new drive. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000RT77I2/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_3?pf_rd_p=569136327&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B006Z4IRT6&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=JW361WABYZ05WJS3HK52

My bad! the above are sata.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Generic-Hard-Disk-Drive-160GB/dp/B000OUI8OQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1469122511&sr=1-1&keywords=ide+hard+drive is IDE but £11.92 (guessing that's for Prime only but you get the idea).

Edited By: Cattle on Jul 21, 2016 18:37: Correction!
Cattle
Just "no" and on so many levels.

And why exactly?
Just "no" and on so many levels.
If you've got an old machine that only takes IDE drives, then this is a good price for drives that are getting harder to find. I've got a few ancient machines like this that I need to keep running for some of my workshop equipment.

An SSD with an IDE to SATA bridge/converter board is going to cost around three times as much as this deal, and the performance of the SSD will be completely wasted. Chances are a machine old enough to use this type of drive will also have an operating system that won't fully support an SSD.
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Is this any better than the sandisk plus ssd?
knowitall5
I think 500gb ones should be this price.

Won't happen for a while now because of the ref..
knowitall5
I think 500gb ones should be this price.



Give it a year or two
knowitall5 I put the amazon link up as an alternative supplier to ebuyer who sold out
I think 500gb ones should be this price.
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cloned drive to SSD...and boot speed now about 1/3 of old HDD!
using win7

happy days! 8)
even the oldest ssd (connected on sata 2 or even 1) would take the same loading times and perform the same on the desktop as the most expensive sata3 ssd in the market on a sata 3 connection. Sequential power is not an issue at all for everyday use and who cares if I need to wait few extra seconds to transfer a large file.
biuro74
LOL, people, just STOP thinking about SSD using HDD categories. Compare IOPS and not sequential read/writes, which are Windows swap file read/writes practically nowadays. There are thousands of small files, and not one 10 GB file in your system.
400/450 MB/s shows just ONE parameter: how close to SATA-3 saturation the drive is. Closer (better overall quality), or farer (cheaper option), that's all you can read between the lines as sequential RWs do not matter really with SATA simply because all of them are near physical limits.
All this talk of benchmarks avoids the real question that should be asked - how much difference between an SSD is actually going to make a difference to someone using it?

It's very noticable that reviews never address this properly, but give lots of nice numbers which could mean nothing in the real world.
JimBobJr
Accurate benchmarks:
Read: 400MB/s
Write: 450MB/s
So still a bargain then. Thanks for that.

LOL, people, just STOP thinking about SSD using HDD categories. Compare IOPS and not sequential read/writes, which are Windows swap file read/writes practically nowadays. There are thousands of small files, and not one 10 GB file in your system.

400/450 MB/s shows just ONE parameter: how close to SATA-3 saturation the drive is. Closer (better overall quality), or farer (cheaper option), that's all you can read between the lines as sequential RWs do not matter really with SATA simply because all of them are near physical limits.


Edited By: biuro74 on Jul 13, 2016 00:51
Was tempted, but after reading reviews and comments, not for me.

This is just one review

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/crucial-mx300-750gb-ssd,review-33577-3.html
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Yeah good deal and I finally sorted out using my NUS discount!
http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B00M8ABFX6/new.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en

heat from me!

Edited By: brecski on Jul 12, 2016 10:04
BigAde
Why cold? Seems a good price to me.
My old Kingston SSD seems to be developing bad blocks, so the time has come to replace it.
Would prefer a deal on a 240GB, but this almost seems too good to ignore.


240gb deal coming just before 4pm
Why cold? Seems a good price to me.
My old Kingston SSD seems to be developing bad blocks, so the time has come to replace it.
Would prefer a deal on a 240GB, but this almost seems too good to ignore.

Edited By: BigAde on Jul 12, 2016 09:00
Great price, have bought this today thanks
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This looks like a good deal , are the Hectron ones any good ?
friar_chris
polarbaba
so this or the toshiba in the earlier post?
cheers...
also anyone advise... i have a hdd for my steam drive and an ssd for my os.
can i buy this and use it as a buffer or cache for my steam drive? like a hybrid drive. is that stuff possible with software yet?
thanks
No. Copying data from a HDD (which is slow) to a SSD (which is fast, but will be recieving data slowly from the HDD) and then running the data from the SSD will only make the whole process slower. It would be quicker running it directly from the HDD. Instead, why not buy a suitably sized SSD just for Steam and install and run your games from that.


​very true but i am concered i will lose my save game data and dont want to play my games again.. otherwise happy to buy a 500gb ssd ...
i know some steam stuff will backup to cloud but i couldnt see that with uplay.
can i just simply copy the drive across with file manager and hope for thenbest.

I am concerned a drive copy may mess things up.
polarbaba
so this or the toshiba in the earlier post?
cheers...
also anyone advise... i have a hdd for my steam drive and an ssd for my os.
can i buy this and use it as a buffer or cache for my steam drive? like a hybrid drive. is that stuff possible with software yet?
thanks
No. Copying data from a HDD (which is slow) to a SSD (which is fast, but will be recieving data slowly from the HDD) and then running the data from the SSD will only make the whole process slower. It would be quicker running it directly from the HDD. Instead, why not buy a suitably sized SSD just for Steam and install and run your games from that.
rogersmore
Amazon Prime members can get the SanDisk Ultra II 480gb for £76.99 today.


​550/515MBps
linky
that should go >600°
500/500MBps for those 98% interested..
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true... there was only 2 days left on the 3 year warranty too... that said 60mb write is terrible... I won't buy sandisk again....
ZaGaZ
It was a SanDisk pulse - just under 3 years old and the write speeds were so low... but they have agreed to RMA it and give me a SanDisk ultra instead 8)
The speed stats are in this thread....
Well you can't really argue with their CS at least. I've never heard of the Pulse, was it a low end drive?
It was a SanDisk pulse - just under 3 years old and the write speeds were so low... but they have agreed to RMA it and give me a SanDisk ultra instead 8)

The speed stats are in this thread....
ZaGaZ
nooooooo.... I replaced a sandisk with this one as it was useless....
Was it that model of SSD, or just your specific unit? The only experience I have with SanDisk SSDs is the 120GB SanDisk Extreme I've had since 2012, which has been absolutely faultless in the nearly 15,000 hours it's been running for.
ebuyer have a toshiba 480 for a similar price if the integral one is not in stock...
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A friend of mine had 3 of these and 2 failed within a few months... this was about 4 years ago and he only has 1 left that still works... I'd stay away from these...
One of the worst SSD drives, by the worst SSD company, refurbished. Avoid oO
terrible offer very old ssd drives, buy a brand new integral 120gb for 24 delivered ,
xZEDx
murkr
For that price I didn't think it would last long, it was in stock as I posted this, must have only had a few.


​ive had these for the last 3+ years no probs with any of them


​He means stock wouldn't last long.....
murkr
For that price I didn't think it would last long, it was in stock as I posted this, must have only had a few.


​ive had these for the last 3+ years no probs with any of them
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Theradiomechanic
I paid £79.99 for the 480GB version from same supplier with paypal, paid 99p for expedited posted, turned up next day, installed and my Dell E6330 is flying boot time is a fraction of a normal hard drive, I see every body talking about speeds and is one better than another, my view, any SSD is going to be a lot better than a "normal" hard drive what ever the rpm, Hydrid drives are a waste of money, buy a 480GB ish SSD and a caddy to replace the cd/dvd drive, and put the drive you replace in to that! see http://www.mymemory.co.uk/SSD-Drives/Integral/Integral-480GB-P-Series-4-SATA-III-2.5INCH-SSD-Drive

Sorry just checked now reporting out of stock,
I paid £79.99 for the 480GB version from same supplier with paypal, paid 99p for expedited posted, turned up next day, installed and my Dell E6330 is flying boot time is a fraction of a normal hard drive, I see every body talking about speeds and is one better than another, my view, any SSD is going to be a lot better than a "normal" hard drive what ever the rpm, Hydrid drives are a waste of money, buy a 480GB ish SSD and a caddy to replace the cd/dvd drive, and put the drive you replace in to that! see http://www.mymemory.co.uk/SSD-Drives/Integral/Integral-480GB-P-Series-4-SATA-III-2.5INCH-SSD-Drive


Edited By: Theradiomechanic on Jul 10, 2016 13:45
AdolfHeatler
Out of stock I'm afraid

Man, they went fast!
Out of stock I'm afraid
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Has anyone any experience with buying the Samsung Evo from CEX? I assume they are second hand ones.
I would recommend spending an extra £15 and getting a Samsung 850 EVO 1TB, miles better and a 2 year warranty from CEX ( perhaps longer from Samsung )

https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SSSDSAMEVO1TB

Edited By: Boxrick on Jul 01, 2016 01:10
moogle
drnkbeer
Never had an issue with eBuyer and I've been using them for about 10 years. Dealt with their CS plenty of times and always found them more than friendly and helpful!
Does depend on who you get sometimes. I've been using them for years but I've found it's way less hassle with Amazon (so far).

Oh of course, Amazon's CS is top notch, any faults any they'll sort it out for you and generally give you free months of prime to compensate. I just know when talking to any CS, be pleasant and polite, you're better giving the carrot than the stick. Not only could you make someone's day but you'll be more likely to get someone who is willing to help you and even go beyond their duties.
drnkbeer
Never had an issue with eBuyer and I've been using them for about 10 years. Dealt with their CS plenty of times and always found them more than friendly and helpful!

Does depend on who you get sometimes. I've been using them for years but I've found it's way less hassle with Amazon (so far).
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the Nexoc review you linked to has different cpu, gpu, ram and hdd - hardly comparable (and not same barebone)
It is the same barebone.
the Nexoc review you linked to has different cpu, gpu, ram and hdd - hardly comparable (and not same barebone)
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Seems you got free never day delivery with this. Mine turned up yesterday.
shu123
Soon to undercut HDDs? Western digital did buyout SanDisk

I've seen articles stating SSD prices will drop below 3.5 drives this year, but I don't see it happening even next year.
£71 for a Seagate 3TB 3.5 drive vs this deal, not a chance there will be a 3TB SSD even matching that price before the year is out.
Shipped already and used the free delivery option.
loopie
The email they sent me today for this pictured a Sandisk Ultra II .
Indeed it did.
Today's sloppy inattention to detail ....
The email they sent me today for this pictured a Sandisk Ultra II .
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dkenny303
Would this work in 2010 MacBook Pro?


Yes.
Would this work in 2010 MacBook Pro?
It's showing as sold out for me :(
Can these be used on a Macbook pro 2010??
Indeed you are a star. A burning hot deal ...
Now a new challenge for you. Please find 8TB HDD for around £160 (e.g £20 /TB) please ??

wishihadadonkey
dewponds
Without wishing to pry, but why couldn't he research this himself instead asking you to??
He obviously has communication wherever he is 'on business' and could send you a link of his chosen product.
At the very least could he not wait until he returns - or does he want you to do the data migration etc etc??
No, he didn't send a link, he wrote down some stuff he wanted before he left the UK, this was one of the things he was after, he won't be home for 3 weeks, he isn't always in communication because of the nature of his job, I often find stuff for him, I like to think I'm better at finding bargains than he is, I have more time than he does.
He takes a size 11 shoe, his hobbies include mountain climbing & kayaking & he is more of a dog person than a cat person. Anything else you'd like to know, just ask :)


Edited By: pantaiema on Jun 26, 2016 16:21: typo
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Today only 17/06/2016 Use the code: SSD Great price for what you're getting. Simple upgrades and replacement but maybe not for high demand computing.
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Mine just arrived today, 223 gb as a drive just for games. Happy days.
[quote=ICTHUS]I have been using two of these for 8 months in a desktop.

I'm taking it that you used a 3.5 inch Desktop PC Drive Chassis for your 2.5 inch SSD Laptop Drive?, or .....

So far they are fast and reliable and only 1% Lifetime used with the monitoring utility.

What happens when it hits 100%?, does your SSD Drive become dead then? (& need replacing, etc?), or ..... thanx.
Mrman123
Will there be much of a perceivable difference? I'm torn between the Sandisk and Samsung

I think it is reliability. Samsung also offer 5 years on the Evo 850. Reviews seem to rate the Samsung drive.
Sandisk and Crucial appear to have more complaints.
My Crucial had an error after 2 weeks. They replaced it and I sold it. Time is money!

If you value your data, the extra may be worth it. If you don't care eg save important things in the "cloud" then it is a different situation.
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simate
Nesima
When you use the SSD code it changes what you are ordering from New to Used.
'SanDisk 240GB SSD
1 used in your cart'
I bought a graphics card from ebuyer once, it was new but when it arrived it was clearly used and thick with dust. They refused to accept it back and so from that day forth I refuse to buy from them ever again.
That's against the Sale of Goods Act 1979. You had a right to reject the goods for failure to conform to description.

They didn't care about laws at the time, it was about 10 years ago. They accused me of trying to fob them off with my old card which wasn't even the same make/model anyway!
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Will this survive by rubbing vms 24/7? In a vsan cluster?
HoDee
so sad that no deals for Pro versions with such capacities
Indeed.. So sad :(
so sad that no deals for Pro versions with such capacities

Edited By: HoDee on Jun 16, 2016 11:33
moogle
Sheza1
Well excuse me for getting a bit hungry and wanting to eat dinner first!
The deal had been up for 18 hours and was still up when I first saw the deal. So actually, there was nothing immediately 'urgent' to me, I had just thought that it would be available until the end of the daily deal timer, which was at 6 hours before I had dinner.
Also, you didn't really answer my question. I was asking about its suitability as a drive for games and also what the best plan of action for its use would be, considering my existing SSD. I am aware of the other types of faster SSD... but that's simply not what I asked.
Good, I'm sure you would have starved delaying your dinner by the 5 mins it would have taken you to purchase it. It doesn't matter how long the deal was up, the longer you wait the higher the chance it will have expired. Maybe you'll have learned a lesson from it.
If you have knowledge of other types of SSD, what's so hard about knowing about a standard SATA one? Maybe if you didn't need to wait for some form of validation from other HUKD'ers to tell you how to use it with your existing SSD, you'd have one by now.
Oh and as for not answering your question, I don't understand how I can make it clearer to you. If a faster NVME/M.2 SSD drive doesn't make a noticeable difference compared to a normal SSD, comparing your normal EVO SSD to this one is negligible in terms of responsiveness and speeds. All that extra crap where it may beat it in benchmarks amount to zero real world performance. You're not going to notice that extra 100ms you saved booting up into your system.
So if you still don't get it I'll spell it out clearly for you.
IT DOES NOT MATTER
Asking about the 'Best plan of action for its use'. It's an SSD, just use it how you like. One would think you've never seen one in your life before with phrases like that. I can see why you missed the deal if you were pondering about how you're going to use it. You make it sound like you're making a lifelong commitment to it.
There's nothing more annoying than someone who'll sit and not act on a deal, yet then whine about it because they missed out. You've only got yourself to blame, not Amazon.
So now I'm going to do like everyone else and not bother to reply to your posts. Maybe next time you'll remember you missed out on this deal and not make the same mistake of thinking every deal lasts forever.
I have been thinking of getting a new SSD for a while now. I was comparing the 840 EVO that I currently have, to this SanDisk and the 850 EVO I might have bought.

I have been reading plenty of reviews and discovered that budget range SSDs fall down in several areas when it comes to performance - but it's very confusing because so many of the benchmarks are suited for different use cases. I randomly clicked on one and it said 'This benchmark result is ideal for servers'. That doesn't help me. I also don't do video editing / large file writing. My use case is for games - I have no idea what 'IOPS' or '4K RANDOM READ' etc benchmarks apply to the quick loading of games, but seeing that the benchmarks vary so greatly between different brands and ranges, I didn't want to be unlucky and end up getting an SSD that, as it turns out, is nowhere near as fast as another model for loading games, because it happens to be much faster elsewhere, like for server operation.

I specifically didn't ask about M.2 etc drives because I'm pretty sure my motherboard doesn't have the slot for it.

So yes, while the average person will see improved performance no matter which SSD they purchase, that's a generalisation. I was asking if anybody knew whether this SSD was specifically good for the type of usage scenario I described. I know that the ADATA budget range sometimes falls to 0 when writing large files, which is the sort of poor performance I want to avoid in my usage scenario which is reading (small? or large?) game files.

You're right about one thing, though, I have learnt a lesson about deals. Though I cannot help myself but point out that I did not at all think the deal lasted 'forever'. In fact, I thought it lasted for about 5 more hours. per the countdown on Amazon's website. Hardly 'forever'.

Edited By: Sheza1 on Jun 16, 2016 10:07
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aa64xyz
no box just the cd's in plastic bag
Thanks for info. there is a DVD windows 7 recovery media for windows 7 products SP1, but it's not " Windows 7 Professional "
I upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as I got it takes 2 to 3 hours to download and install

My pint is that "where is the Windows 7 Professional CD" as they advertised and you see in the picture next to the PC in case if the PC needed a fresh reinstall in the future.


​it's installed on pc with licence no on side of desktop the CD will reinstall for you
it's installed and you have Recovery CD which will install it if you need it you also have win 7 serial no
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aa64xyz
no box just the cd's in plastic bag
Thanks for info. there is a DVD windows 7 recovery media for windows 7 products SP1, but it's not " Windows 7 Professional "
I upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as I got it takes 2 to 3 hours to download and install

My pint is that "where is the Windows 7 Professional CD" as they advertised and you see in the picture next to the PC in case if the PC needed a fresh reinstall in the future.
pc2009
aa64xyz
no box just the cd's in plastic bag

Thanks for info. there is a DVD windows 7 recovery media for windows 7 products SP1, but it's not " Windows 7 Professional "


I upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as I got it takes 2 to 3 hours to download and install
aa64xyz
no box just the cd's in plastic bag

Thanks for info. there is a DVD windows 7 recovery media for windows 7 products SP1, but it's not " Windows 7 Professional "
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Not bad price
no thanks on Kingston SSDs.
piginabox
Is there much speed differences between modern SSDs? I'm not fussed about the capacity.

On a SATA bus for the general user, not really enough of a difference no. On M.2 and you can utilise the queue depth etc then definitely.
piginabox
Is there much speed differences between modern SSDs? I'm not fussed about the capacity.

The main benefit to SSD's exist in I believe every single one and that's the random access. That alone is worth it. Durability/life span is enough story.
Is there much speed differences between modern SSDs? I'm not fussed about the capacity.
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SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD 240 GB Sata III 2.5 Inch Internal up to 550 MB/s £72.23 @ Amazon

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10 years warranty and one of the best ssds around. One of the lowest prices ever. Beats Samsung 850 Evo in performance. Just ordered this with my first prime now order :)
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OP - can you change the price to the current one shown on Amazon!
Price changed, deal should've been expired.
OP - can you change the price to the current one shown on Amazon!
markrich1
currently showing £79 on Amazon. Is there a discount code to get to this shown price?
No sorry, £72.23 was the price when posted on Friday. That means Amazon increased the price since.
currently showing £79 on Amazon. Is there a discount code to get to this shown price?
Great price for a top SATA SSD.
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Toshiba Q300 (2016 version, newer SSD) 480GB SATA III 2.5'' SSD (Deal of the Day, eligible for Prime too) £79.99 Amazon

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This is not the regular Q300, with is an updated SSD with better, smaller components, and is therefore effectively an upgrade from the Q300 at the same price (79.99) as the original 2.5" Toshiba So…
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Certainly been this price for the last 2 months:http://s33.postimg.org/acfa8vcrz/Untitled.jpg
That is a different SSD, this is the updated 2016 version with smaller components, 4nm smaller to be exact, a bit like an updated CPU with smaller transistors. If the old one got 400 degrees a week ago I don't see why people rate this cold now

Smaller isn't better, it's just cheaper for Toshiba to produce because they get more nand from each silicon wafer.

The performance won't be better than the 19nm, probably slightly worse. It'll also have poorer endurance so the drive won't last as long.

The only real benefit to the end user is that it'll use slightly less power, but the difference will be minimal.
The CCC page shows £79.99 since end April for 'B01AWP7L7M' which from what I can see is the 2016 version.
So this new 2016 version is the same price as the older, less reliable q300 posted a week ago that received 400 degrees of heat?
Better vote hot then ;)
I was pointing out its been this price for weeks. Thats all. Your claim that the ccc page is for the older one seems incorrect.
Well according to the RRP (which is super inflated I know) it was actually reduced as this is an updated version of the Q300, I didn't know which Q300 you CCC'ed now did I? ^^
Why would I check any other than the one we are discussing?

jai47's post was incorrect, there is a different CCC graph that that one, it shows what you described yes but I was just pointing out that it was a different SSD :) the original is 79.99, and so is this better, updated 2016 one, so seems a deal to me, no extra cost for an upgraded SSD ^^
The CCC page shows £79.99 since end April for 'B01AWP7L7M' which from what I can see is the 2016 version.
So this new 2016 version is the same price as the older, less reliable q300 posted a week ago that received 400 degrees of heat?
Better vote hot then ;)
I was pointing out its been this price for weeks. Thats all. Your claim that the ccc page is for the older one seems incorrect.
Well according to the RRP (which is super inflated I know) it was actually reduced as this is an updated version of the Q300, I didn't know which Q300 you CCC'ed now did I? ^^

Why would I check any other than the one we are discussing?
Before purchasing this please do read the reviews - 25% of them are 1 star reviews! Seems to be a high failure rate.

I'm guessing that's why they made the 2016 version? But true there do seem to be alot of complaints

In fairness most SSDs fail, had 6, 2 failed, seems to be the way it goes
Before purchasing this please do read the reviews - 25% of them are 1 star reviews! Seems to be a high failure rate.

Edited By: adsham on Jun 08, 2016 14:05
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ADATA Premier SP550 240GB SATAIII 2.5inch SSD - £42.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer

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Thought this was a good price for 240gb and free delivery. Gets excellent reviews too (9.4/10) and a 3 year warranty. Cashback available too. Capacity 240GB NAND Flash TLC Form Factor 2.5inch
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Showing £49.98 for me.
Smash one of these in my PS3, many thanks

oO be careful
good find op, heat added
Smash one of these in my PS3, many thanks
Just waiting for Amazon to price match. I know there's better SSDs but for the price it's hot!
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Integral 120GB P Series 4 SATA III 2.5" SSD Drive £23.99 @ mymemory

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Seems a good price with free delivery.. Read speed 565MB/s Write speed 420MB/s Details The Performance Series SSD has a great combination of fast data read/write and reliability, along with
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miaomiaobaubau
wrong, the bigger sizes are more popular and much better value. I would expect the smaller to be cheaper proportionally
No manufacturer is going to price a 120GB for less than half the price of their 240GB because that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, you need to re-evaluate your expectations. A 240GB drive isn't better value to somebody who is only going to use 80-90GB of it, which applies to a huge percentage of users.

Spot on, 120gb will eventually disappear like the 64gb ssd did and then people will start attacking folk for why their are ordering the 240gb when the 512gb is better value per GB.

How many of these do they have in stock? Are people not ordering due to the '120gb is too small you must be stupid' brigade? Just ordered 4 and have a previous 120gb so in your face.

3 are/will be running on their own for mainly browsing and 2 will be running along side a larger hdd which will store all the data.
miaomiaobaubau
wrong, the bigger sizes are more popular and much better value. I would expect the smaller to be cheaper proportionally
No manufacturer is going to price a 120GB for less than half the price of their 240GB because that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, you need to re-evaluate your expectations. A 240GB drive isn't better value to somebody who is only going to use 80-90GB of it, which applies to a huge percentage of users.


Edited By: Ashe on Jun 19, 2016 16:55
Ashe
miaomiaobaubau
would expect to pay no more than £15-18 if the 240gb can be found for less than £40 from time to time which make a lot more sense for now days usage. At £15 the very most this would be the ideal for me to test MB's
A 240GB drive is not more than twice as useful as a 120GB, considering most non-techy people won't need it. A 120GB will not be priced at less than half the price of a 240GB drive.
wrong, the bigger sizes are more popular and much better value. I would expect the smaller to be cheaper proportionally


Edited By: miaomiaobaubau on Jun 19, 2016 16:43
miaomiaobaubau
would expect to pay no more than £15-18 if the 240gb can be found for less than £40 from time to time which make a lot more sense for now days usage. At £15 the very most this would be the ideal for me to test MB's
A 240GB drive is not more than twice as useful as a 120GB, considering most non-techy people won't need it. A 120GB will not be priced at less than half the price of a 240GB drive.
would expect to pay no more than £15-18 if the 240gb can be found for less than £40 from time to time which make a lot more sense for now days usage. At £15 the very most this would be the ideal for me to test MB's

Edited By: miaomiaobaubau on Jun 18, 2016 08:09
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SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB Sata III 2.5 inch Internal SSD, £39.99 from amazon

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Lightning deal, I hope it helps someone. •Up to 20x faster than a typical hard disk drive •Faster boot-up, shutdown, application load and response •240 GB: Read/write speeds of up to 520 MB/s/350 M…
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Can anyone recommend a cloning software? I bought one of these a few months ago and havent figured it out. I have about 100gb used on a 500gb hdd and want to transfer it to a 240 ssd
Use Macrium reflect free version, create a recovery disk(select other tasks), image the whole disk to an external disk, install the ssd in your laptop, insert the recovery disk( prior to doing this change boot order in BIOS, make DVD as first boot device) and recover the image from your back up.
Complicated :(
Alternative using Partition Wizard:
1] Buy on of these USB to SATA cables, or a caddy (example https://www.amazon.co.uk/USB-SATA-Serial-Adapter-Cable/dp/B00Q4W3262/ref=sr_1_23?ie=UTF8&qid=1464796305&sr=8-23&keywords=usb+to+sata)
2] Plug SSD into SATA side, and USB into computer
3] Either boot to Partition Wizard Bootable, or load Windows and run Partition Wizard. If your computer can't see USB SSD when using the bootable version, plug into black USB 2 port and reboot (sometimes USB 3 sockets can't be seen)
4] Select disk copy from Hard Drive to SSD using Wizard
5] Select to 'Align Partition', if the option is given (this increases speed on SSD)
6] Click Apply, and wait. If on Windows version, the computer will reboot
When finished, remove your hard drive from laptop and swap it with the SSD.
THANKS FOR UR HELP
nd4spd
do i also need an adapter to install an ssd in Toshiba r630 laptop ?
​if you are replacing the drive already in the laptop with this then no as they should be the same size and a straight swap.
currently i don't have an ssd just standard 2.5

Your be replacing a 2.5 hd with a 2.5 SSD, so its a straight swap, both are SATA drives.

Only time this is not the case is when its an old laptop with an IDE drive.
Showing as £42.99?
Yes, price went up
Showing as £42.99?
Showing £42.99 now
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SanDisk Ultra II SSD 480GB Sata III 2.5 inch Internal 550MB/s £79.99 @ Amazon (Deal of the day)

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Get buying. £75.99 with "student" discount. -Up to 28x better performance than a typical hard disk drive -No-wait boot up and shut down -Faster app load and response times -Up to 15 per cent
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No, I bought two 960GB Ultra II and was going to put them in a RAID0 USB3.0 enclosure for video editing purposes, but I have now found the SanDisk Extreme 900 1.92 TB drives on Amazon, which are essentially two 960GB SSD chips set up in RAID0 inside a much smaller enclosure. I was wondering which setup would provide more speed (when using USB3.0 not USB3.1).
Hi everyone, I bought two 960GB Ultra II SSDs yesterday and I was wondering how putting them in a USB 3.0 RAID0 enclosure will compare to returning them and getting one of these? (they're technically also two SSDs in RAID0 internally): https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-Extreme-900-Portable-1-92/dp/B01127E6RM/
Bear in mind that I currently don't have USB3.1, only USB3.0.
You want to return 2 960GB drives and get one 480GB? ;)
Anyway over USB 3.0 performance will be very similar - you will be bottlenecked by the USB/sata bridge so why would you bother returning the 960GB ones?
Got two of the 960GB UltraII in Raid0 just for games, very fast. No dramas if I get any faults as gotta 500GB evo for the OS.
why not just go for the Samsung 950 pro for that price? much better performance than SATA in RAID 0, no need for "OS" drive
Are you on Z97?
Read more closely - it is for games not boot drive - now he has almost 2TB of very fast storage for the bulk of games.
I've got a very similar setup except 4 x 480GB SSDs - many times cheaper than an NVM drive (but I do have an NVM SSD as a boot drive)
My 512gb 950 was 167 shipped
If I'd gone for 2 850 pros in raid 0 it would have been slower and more expensive.
If you're serious about getting fast and the best price to performance ratio go z170 with 2 or 3 m.2 nvme slots.
After dilly dallying, took the plunge and ordered via prime now £69.99.Thanks OP.
Got two of the 960GB UltraII in Raid0 just for games, very fast. No dramas if I get any faults as gotta 500GB evo for the OS.
why not just go for the Samsung 950 pro for that price? much better performance than SATA in RAID 0, no need for "OS" drive
Are you on Z97?
Read more closely - it is for games not boot drive - now he has almost 2TB of very fast storage for the bulk of games.
I've got a very similar setup except 4 x 480GB SSDs - many times cheaper than an NVM drive (but I do have an NVM SSD as a boot drive)
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Sandisk Plus 240GB SATAIII 2.5inch SSD - £42.99 - eBuyer/Amazon

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Use code: SSD Not quite the £39.99 magical mark, but getting there. Inject new life in your laptop or desktop PC At a glance Up to 20X faster than a typical hard disk drive1 Faster boot-u…
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Same, code did nothing for me
Does the code still work? I just tried it and it just does nothing - it doesn't even tell me that the code is invalid.
good offer
According to several reviews of around May 24th, 2016 these were £30 recently.

Edit: Oops, that was the 120GB version.

Edited By: tawse57 on Jun 01, 2016 13:32: Aliens in the cellar
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Toshiba Q300 Internal SSD 480 GB £79.99 @ Amazon

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Not the fastest SSD (but better than many of the Sandisk drives we see commonly) this is a strictly "middle of the road" drive for a good price. That said, for pretty much everyone, unless you're b…
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Even when there very very marginal differences between things such as SSDs people will still get partisan about incredibly minor points. Yes, there are 'bad' SSDs, Sandforce controllers come to mind, but among the decent SSDs I would focus on price first and foremost, and secondly reliability. Unless read/write speeds are significantly lower than the average I wouldn't waste time worrying about them.
I read the comments it reminds me of the mechanical disk days of 4200/5400/7200/10k RPM, 9 vs 11ms, 32MB vs 64MB cache blah blah blah. very insightful.
I quite like this for use as an external drive but no. Of bad reviews on Amazon put me off (most bad reviews are from Amazon verified purchases, so job just a scam......).
Sooo much SSD snobbery around. I've literally just cloned a 500GB SATA Hard Drive in an i7 MacBook Pro to one of these. From pressing the power button to reaching the login screen took 46 seconds with the Hard Drive. With SSD it takes 13 seconds. Registered with Toshiba to get the 3 year warranty.

It's not snobbery at all. Toshiba (Ex-OCZ) have shown to have an above average AFR. On top of that, it already is a bottom of the pack drive. So literally, any other drive priced anywhere near it... Is better.
Sooo much SSD snobbery around. I've literally just cloned a 500GB SATA Hard Drive in an i7 MacBook Pro to one of these. From pressing the power button to reaching the login screen took 46 seconds with the Hard Drive. With SSD it takes 13 seconds. Registered with Toshiba to get the 3 year warranty.
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SanDisk Ultra II SSD 960 GB Sata III 2.5 inch Internal SSD £145.99 @ Amazon Deal of the Day

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Excellent price for this highly rated SSD. Boost your PC’s performance up to 28x with an easy and affordable upgrade to SanDisk Ultra® II SSD. You’ll enjoy no-wait boot up and shorter application
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Now I do realise hard drives including SSDs do occasionally give up the ghost and concidentally my 240 GB version of this particular drive did just that today, without warning, after just about 18 months. Sandisk give a three year warranty on my version of the drive so I will have to see what, if anything, they will do to replace my now failed drive. Fortunately I did make regular backups so data loss shoud not be a problem, but it may be worth considering exactly how reliable these drives are.
The failure rate for these drives is less than 1%. You're just unlucky.
​1% over what time? 1% a year would be pretty bad if 1 in every 100 people who buys one suffered a failure. 1% over 5 years, more acceptable?

"Less than 1%".


​Oh that clears that right up then, thanks... oO
Chanchi32
Winner winner chicken dinner - heat added
Will warm up soon - if you ordered from amazon a few days ago for £149.99 get the £4 refund from customer servicehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/contact-ushttp://oi63.tinypic.com/iohkys.jpg
​I've read some time this week that Amazon will stop giving refund for items that have become cheaper post purchase. Can't blame them, it's good customer service but it's not great business.

good customer service = great business?
i'm not voting either way, good deal but only £4 cheaper than the last deal
i'll pay £100 at the most :p
Okay, own up. Who in London bought the last one on Prime Now whilst I had it in my basket?
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Chanchi32
Winner winner chicken dinner - heat added
Will warm up soon - if you ordered from amazon a few days ago for £149.99 get the £4 refund from customer servicehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/contact-ushttp://oi63.tinypic.com/iohkys.jpg
​I've read some time this week that Amazon will stop giving refund for items that have become cheaper post purchase. Can't blame them, it's good customer service but it's not great business.

Just read that http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/amazon-ends-seven-day-price-match-refund-policy-1561783

Not unsurprising Amazon trying to cut their costs