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Seagate FireCuda 2TB SATA III 2.5" Hybrid Hard Drive - £89.99 @ Box.co.uk

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2TB Capacity 5400RPM Spin Speed SATA III Interface 2.5" Form Factor 5 Year Warranty ST2000LX001 Highly rated for PS4 / PS4 Pro use (Ordered one for my PS4 Pro) Best price I cou… Read More
2TB Capacity 5400RPM Spin Speed SATA III Interface 2.5" Form Factor 5 Year Warranty ST2000LX001 Highly rated for PS4 / PS4 Pro use (Ordered one for my PS4 Pro) Best price I cou…
burgyuk Avatar21h, 42m agoFound 21 hours, 42 minutes ago7 Comments
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I've read if the same game is loaded around 5+ times, the load speed increase is enormous
Digital Foundry tests show this to be an excellent upgrade for a PS4 / Pro if you play the same game a number of times it will give speeds comparable to an SSD drive!
Worth remembering these drives are weird about caching. Normally you get the most recently accessed data cached but these drives cache the most frequently accessed data across all time.

In the first case I could watch a movie off a HDD and when the next chunk of movie needs loading (they play more slowly than a drive can load them) it'd come out of cache, but opening photoshop for the first time in a week would hit the disk not cache.

In the second case it's the other way around, the next chunk of movie would hit the disk not cache but loading photoshop as I've done a hundred times before would be coming from cache. It's more useful to a desktop or console that does the same action time after time (boot up, load a particular program etc) than say a server which has no real pattern to its accesses.
bower123456
is this any good for a laptop price wise etc??

It depends what you use your Laptop for, if you're an average user then it's just like getting an SSD as Windows will always be cached. However if you're filling it up then performance will vary..
Very good price. Great console hdd upgrade particularly ps4/ps4 pro.
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SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB up to 530 MB/s Sata III 2.5 inch Internal SSD £69.99 - Amazon

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Been looking for a reasonably priced SSD for a while - this has just dropped in price so couldn't resist! As a thought, if possible, add 'Hard drive' in the description so it shows up in such a sea… Read More
Been looking for a reasonably priced SSD for a while - this has just dropped in price so couldn't resist! As a thought, if possible, add 'Hard drive' in the description so it shows up in such a sea…
scadsman Avatar1w, 7h agoFound 1 week, 7 hours ago52 Comments
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ro53ben
Having a drive that is 5-6 times quicker is no use unless you:
1) Install games
2) Play games
3) Edit video files
4) Rip/convert audio files
5) Rip/convert video files.
6) Install OS updates
7) Use a paging file.
Otherwise they are no use at all. But in that case you may as well be using a netbook or tablet as you don't need a PC to browse the internet or write a Word document.
I can tell you from first hand experience as I've sold over 7,000 laptops that SSDs do matter for everyday use.
A conventional hard drive is the major bottleneck in any computer system, once SSDs came about 10 years ago this changed, they were pretty ropey then, but any computer I buy now has to have an SSD in it even if I was just browsing the Internet. They massively improve OS performance, of course you could just argue that you boot up your PC and wait and then wait for the browser to open etc, of course you can, however when you multiply that waiting time by the amount of times you use the computer it becomes obvious that an SSD just gives an overall better user experience. Once you've used a PC with an SSD you just wouldn't want to go back to using a conventional HDD.

You need PCIe NVME, if only to help you catch up with the thread quicker. We're not talking about SSD vs. spinning rust at all. We all know the benefits of that.
anonimousse
fishmaster
I can tell you from first hand experience as I'v
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There's other letters in the alphabet that you can use to form sentences with, it's fun, have a go sometime :)
fishmaster
I can tell you from first hand experience as I'v
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I think the comparison was SSD to nvme.
fishmaster
ro53ben
Having a drive that is 5-6 times quicker is no use unless you:
1) Install games
2) Play games
3) Edit video files
4) Rip/convert audio files
5) Rip/convert video files.
6) Install OS updates
7) Use a paging file.
Otherwise they are no use at all. But in that case you may as well be using a netbook or tablet as you don't need a PC to browse the internet or write a Word document.
I can tell you from first hand experience as I've sold over 7,000 laptops that SSDs do matter for everyday use.
A conventional hard drive is the major bottleneck in any computer system, once SSDs came about 10 years ago this changed, they were pretty ropey then, but any computer I buy now has to have an SSD in it even if I was just browsing the Internet. They massively improve OS performance, of course you could just argue that you boot up your PC and wait and then wait for the browser to open etc, of course you can, however when you multiply that waiting time by the amount of times you use the computer it becomes obvious that an SSD just gives an overall better user experience. Once you've used a PC with an SSD you just wouldn't want to go back to using a conventional HDD.

Don't forget about lower energy use with an SSD.
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Seagate SSHD 500GB SATA III 2.5" Hybrid Drive @ CCL 33.66 + 2.99 P&P = £36.65

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£36.65 @ CCLOnline
Laptop Solid State Hybrid Drive Thin 7 mm Hybrid Drive If it suits your requirements Not a bad drive. Not a bad price. 500GB Capacity 5400RPM Spin Speed SATA III Interface 64MB Cache 2.5" Fo… Read More
Laptop Solid State Hybrid Drive Thin 7 mm Hybrid Drive If it suits your requirements Not a bad drive. Not a bad price. 500GB Capacity 5400RPM Spin Speed SATA III Interface 64MB Cache 2.5" Fo…
chomPer Avatar1m, 2d agoFound 1 month, 2 days ago39 Comments
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The oner I bought , I put it my laptop, as a proper SSD was very limited by the fact of the SATA controller of just 3Gb/s.
So I thought that this hybrid would be a compromise between a HD and SSD, and to some point it is.
the point isn't the sequential speed which is really the main thing which would be (potentially) limited vs HDD on SATA2 (or even SATA1)
Teracopy is now on 3.0 , I think its better faster at copying .
Most laptop drives are 5400rpm, for energy/heat saving , some even run at 4200.
This drive, depending on how often it actually spins up the drive, rather than fetching from the Kache, may extend your battery life
Damnit I missed it
plewis00
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trueno2k
Why go for this when the 2TB model is only 2x the cost for so much more storage!.. Cold from me!..
Why buy a Ford when a Mercedes is only twice the price :D
Exactly. This would be perfect for grandma's laptop - she's not much of a torrent user...
Why not just buy a 128GB pure SSD then? These hybrid drives are so disappointing in real would use.

It's a fair point, a pure SSD would be much much better, but woiuld need to be bigger than 128GB because after Windows/Office/other usual apps + cache, space for windows updates, you're left with about 80GB. She has photos and videos of the grandkids and that would fill up quickly. Another 350GB would come in handy.
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brainsys
Voted cold. 95% of the drive runs like a dog - slower than almost any other HDD. The 8GB SSD isn't going to hold much of your OS and swap space (well unless you run a minimal Linux distribution).
Wags have said it would be faster to run your OS off a USB stick. IMHO better to spend your money on a faster or bigger HDD that hasn't been emasculated by the 'shingle' effect. Until next year when, hopefully, pure SSDs become affordable again.
I upgraded this drive to 500GB Samsung evo 850 in my i5 skylake laptop and expected miracle. Miracle hasn't happened. With my recent use ( office, web browsing, photo editing and light gaming ) I couldn't spot a lot of difference. Fresh win install didn't help either. From my point of view I just wasted £100.
This is a good drive for money (I'm Acer & Compaq ex IT engineer).
not much difference to Evo 850 haha ok mate
"ex IT engineer" :)


So he had both drives and couldn't see much difference in REAL world use in his case. How are you gonna argue with that?
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Kingston SSDNow KC400 512 GB SATA 3 Internal Solid State Drive @ Amazon for £86.71

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Bargain for a 512GB SSD at current prices. Not sure it'll be honoured, but worth a try. Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months. Price increased to £87.05 as of 7:36am - whw Read More
Bargain for a 512GB SSD at current prices. Not sure it'll be honoured, but worth a try. Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months. Price increased to £87.05 as of 7:36am - whw
tempt Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago81 Comments
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powerbrick
derp1664
powerbrick
derp1664
powerbrick
Ordered.
Still waiting for my WD black 4TB that was cheap, ordered that 8 weeks ago.
How cheap was the WD black? Must've missed it I've been looking for one of those
£119.99, retail boxed version, 5yr warranty, still on order had a couple of emails saying they are trying to source stock.
Nice find. Worth the wait if you get it.
That WD 4TB black for £119 has just been dispatched, coming on Saturday :D

Haha that took a while X)
Still, nice result in the end
derp1664
powerbrick
derp1664
powerbrick
Ordered.
Still waiting for my WD black 4TB that was cheap, ordered that 8 weeks ago.
How cheap was the WD black? Must've missed it I've been looking for one of those
£119.99, retail boxed version, 5yr warranty, still on order had a couple of emails saying they are trying to source stock.
Nice find. Worth the wait if you get it.

That WD 4TB black for £119 has just been dispatched, coming on Saturday :D
giv it half a year,the price may drop to where it was.
Was wondering how others had got on. I've had bottles of wine cancelled and various other things (not just PC parts), so it's just bad luck.
Steelman111
After what Kingston did with the V300's I'm probably never going to buy a Kingston SSD again, it also makes me doubt the quality of all of their other products.
Think about that for a moment. Even if it was just once in their history - they were caught downgrading SSD's and selling them to people who were under the belief that they were getting the same SSD that the reviewers had gotten when in fact they were getting a shoddy cheaper version that didn't perform as well, how can you trust that the company isn't doing it elsewhere but hasn't been found out yet?.
That one mistake has lost them someone who would otherwise have bought this product and I won't be the only one that feels the same about what they did.

Hope you dont drive anything from the VW group or own a samsung phone then
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HyperX Fury Series 240GB SATA3 £69.99 Ebuyer

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Seen this was posted a few years ago, but it seems like a nice deal for 240gb. Any feedback more than welcome :) Read More
Seen this was posted a few years ago, but it seems like a nice deal for 240gb. Any feedback more than welcome :)
Hannibalateam Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago14 Comments
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utopiangames
Don't mention the ridiculous price of ram! Oops :)
I've been thinking about getting a hybrid 2TB Seagate firecuda for around £95, anyone recommend or?

From experience, I think hybrid hard disks (SSHDs) are a total waste of time and are marketing over and above function. I would think you'll just get annoyed that they seem barely quicker than a hard disk most of the time. When I had mine as well, I would get micro-stuttering - every 5 seconds or so the computer would freeze for maybe 0.1 seconds but it would interrupt videos, moving the cursor, etc. In the end I put a pure SSD in it and wish I had done from day one. That was on a Seagate Momentus XT and it was widely documented on forums with no fix.
cheap..just payed 80£ yesterday for 240gb in Argos for a Kingstone :))))
Don't mention the ridiculous price of ram! Oops :)

I've been thinking about getting a hybrid 2TB Seagate firecuda for around £95, anyone recommend or?


Edited By: utopiangames on Mar 16, 2017 09:13: Edit
matt101101
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matt101101
plewis00
matt101101
eddyboi
Holy moly, SSD prices have rocketed. Used to be like £25 for 120gb, this is so sad.
Yeah, they really have. They will come down again when we're not in the middle of a NAND shortage when GBP is (hopefully...) worth a bit more, but it's definitely going to be more of a medium term wait than a short term one.
In all honesty, I'd say that if you've managed to do without an SSD so far (bearing in mind they've been relatively affordable for mere mortals for 5+ years now), continue to do so. If you can wait for lower prices, do. If you cannot wait, buy in the knowledge that you're paying a lot in comparison to what SSDs have cost in the relatively recent past.
EDIT: For reference, I paid a fiver more than this for a 480GB SSD in summer 2016 and about 8 quid more than this for a 525GB SSD back in late November. It's a sad time to need to buy an SSD. :(
This has first-world problems written all over it :3
I think any issue involving an SSD is a first-world problem! X)
After all, an ancient 40GB piece of spinning rust will run Windows 7/8.1/10 and day to day, normal programs just fine.
Don't think that's possible, at least for the things I do on a PC. Games alone take more space (then again I'd use a HDD for that as space is limited on a SSD).
I'm glad in some way I built my PC early 2016, prices on parts have either stayed the same or risen (minus my GPU). Just hope I don't need another SSD anytime soon as it's so much more smoother than running off a mechanical drive, can't imagine life pre-SSD. :{
Yes, but huge 40GB+ games aren't "normal" programs for most people to have on their PC; I meant Windows plus stuff like MS Office and Chrome, not GTA V! :p
Parts prices have been horrible since the referendum and the drop in GBP value, SSDs and RAM have been hit doubly hard due to the shortages of components used to make them. GPU prices have been pretty unpleasant too; in the USA the reference 1080Ti is $50 more than the reference 980Ti was at launch ($649 vs $699), but about £150 more (£550 vs £700) here in the UK! Hopefully GBP recovers when they finish faffing about with Brexit.
I wouldn't fancy having spinning rust in my computers now, as of November last year I have no mechanical HDDs in my computers...it's wonderful, something I've been looking forward to since I bought my first SSD back in 2012. 8)

I ended up getting 120gb that was on here a while ago for £25. For me it was entirely worth the fact that windows starts in about 10 secs, but I think that is because I'm old enough now to remember turning on a PC making a cup of tea and coming back to Windows just loading. I only have Windows and Vegas Pro running on it, everything else is on a standard HD.
lol not paying these prices
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Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 3.5 SATA 3 Hard Drive - £63.72 - Ebuyer

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£63.72 @ Ebuyer
Versatile and dependable, Seagate’s fierce new BarraCuda drives are inspired by the past but ready for the future. BarraCuda drives are a cost-effective way to handle all your PC needs - working, play… Read More
Versatile and dependable, Seagate’s fierce new BarraCuda drives are inspired by the past but ready for the future. BarraCuda drives are a cost-effective way to handle all your PC needs - working, play…
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Can these be used for CCTV DVR?


Yes
Can these be used for CCTV DVR?
£62.99 on Amazon I think Check this out: Seagate BarraCuda 2 TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive (64 MB Cache ... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01ICLGJF8/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_8KPWyb25AXW2G
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Crucial MX300 525 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive with 9.5 mm Adapter - Grey/Blue £129.00 @ Amazon

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great deal on good sized SSD. Read More
great deal on good sized SSD.
louispierre Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago11 Comments
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Good price for good ssd!!! Bought it months ago for £81 with a bit of luck on sales 8) price/quality even for this £££ is good to go :)
matedodgy
I know we don't have time machines and such, but I picked up a 1tb ssd from Amazon in Jan 16 for £142. So if I had £130 in my pocket for an ssd, I'd set up some price watches and try and get something bigger for a similar price.
Some on HUKD clearly DO have time machines, why else would people tells us they got products for much cheaper prices in the past? the only logical conclusion is that they're advising us to go back in time to save money. But they're the fools, any time traveller knows that you go forward to save the big money, I go forward 10 years and find these 1tb ssd drives in the local dump.
donslibi
matedodgy
I know we don't have time machines and such, but I picked up a 1tb ssd from Amazon in Jan 16 for £142. So if I had £130 in my pocket for an ssd, I'd set up some price watches and try and get something bigger for a similar price.
What brand? And was it new?

Yeah, Amazon new SanDisk Ultra II SSD 960 GB Sata III 2.5-inch Internal SSD up to 550 MB/s, £142.99. Lots of deals of this type on hotukdeals 8-12 months ago. Shame that prices have gone up since as others have said due to demand.
The 1tb is £230 on amazon just now which is a good deal as the 750gb is £190
seems like a good price in current climate , i managed to get evo 256GB for £65 from amazon after waiting 3 weeks.
i am going to wait for later in the year to get 1TB drives as prices are way to high at the mo
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Crucial MX300 275gb 2.5" Sata-3 SSD £74.95 at AWD-IT

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Following up from the MX100 256gb in store Staples deal. Newer MX300 model with a few more gb's for £74.95 delivered. Form Factor 2.5-inch internal SSD Total Capacity 275GB Warranty Limited 3-ye… Read More
Following up from the MX100 256gb in store Staples deal. Newer MX300 model with a few more gb's for £74.95 delivered. Form Factor 2.5-inch internal SSD Total Capacity 275GB Warranty Limited 3-ye…
swedishfireball Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago5 Comments
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Does this come with an adapter to fit it into a desktop?


No, adapter is not included
Does this come with an adapter to fit it into a desktop?
has been £60 on Amazon, been rising to £88
275gb? That's a weird capacity
The 750gb was around £125 pre Christmas sales, currently around £190 though, for reference.

Edited By: pacifika on Mar 02, 2017 08:21: Clarify offer
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Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" SATA SSD - £63.99 Office Outlet - In Store, Greenbridge, Swindon

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£63.99 @ Staples UK
A discontinued model from Crucial, but about the cheapest I've seen for a new, brand-name 256GB SSD after the recent price increases. An end-of-line offer, in-store only I think. They also had a few 5… Read More
A discontinued model from Crucial, but about the cheapest I've seen for a new, brand-name 256GB SSD after the recent price increases. An end-of-line offer, in-store only I think. They also had a few 5…
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I got the last 256gb in Swindon today, thanks cjed for sharing
Can confirm those prices at Office Outlet at Southampton West Quay retail branch. Was couple of display boxes on shelf around 3 of each 250GB and 500GB.
Just had a 512gb one from Kidderminster .... Priced on shelf at £149.99... Goes through the till at £95.99...
There was one left at 4pm tonight.....
Good god , somebody bought staples ? Really bad store (maybe becoz of the impending selloff) , but a good price ...
The Staples brand or the uk stores were sold last year and the owner of HMV bought them and rebranded them as Office Outlet.
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Icybox IB-3664SU3 External 4-Bay JBOD Enclosure for 3.5-Inch SATA I/II/III HDD @ Icybox Amazon £124.02 delivered

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This is I think the cheapest price for this box, or for anything similar, I think. This is NOT a NAS! SKU IB-3664SU3 EAN: 4250078160908 Manufacturer Icy Box. It's difficult to find much informa… Read More
This is I think the cheapest price for this box, or for anything similar, I think. This is NOT a NAS! SKU IB-3664SU3 EAN: 4250078160908 Manufacturer Icy Box. It's difficult to find much informa…
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If you just want to read and write to 4 drives at the same time this might be a cheaper option. Critics might say the drives are loose and the is no fan it does depends on how you plan to use it.

You can get the 4 bay Orico off Aliexpress for 48 quid (as of right now) other sellers on ebay charge a lot more.

I own this product and for what I use it for (backup syncs) it is ideal, low use a few times a week. Just putting it out there for a cheaper alternative if anybody is interested.
http://i.imgur.com/hJnJ5HL.jpg
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CampGareth
A rackmount server you can modify to be quiet might be better on price/performance. I picked up a £95 server with 12 x 3.5" bays then have been modifying it. £15 for replacement fans to keep it quiet, most recently £40 for a new controller as the supplied one didn't support drives over 2TB or a proper JBOD mode. Still cheaper in bays per dollar.
Usually these are enormous and very heavy and if anything goes wrong with the hardware, the secondhand parts are a ridiculous price on ebay. The controllers are often scusi! So the drives have to be and they also are an arm and a leg and not too fast by today's standards
Enormous and heavy are definitely true. Expensive parts isn't true though, it depends on what you're getting. Whatever's coming out of active duty in datacentres tends to be cheap, so atm servers with Nehalem era CPUs are cheap, the consumer version was the first generation core i3/5/7 stuff. When the servers themselves are cheap, parts are also cheap.
Relatively speaking maybe, I can never really understand why server gear is so ludicrously expensive to start with. Ok, they're built like tanks but unless you are actually going to war, whats the point? Redundant power supplies ok. I think people just expect to pay a lot because they always have
Traditionally it was yields on chips, time spent testing and programming features for compliance... nowadays I'm not so sure. It doesn't cost Intel much more to make a 24 core beast with ECC support and 40+ lanes of PCI-E than it does a desktop chip. As for time spent on ensuring features actually work, ha, I've run into one too many weird servers to think that's the case.
CampGareth
jasee
CampGareth
A rackmount server you can modify to be quiet might be better on price/performance. I picked up a £95 server with 12 x 3.5" bays then have been modifying it. £15 for replacement fans to keep it quiet, most recently £40 for a new controller as the supplied one didn't support drives over 2TB or a proper JBOD mode. Still cheaper in bays per dollar.
Usually these are enormous and very heavy and if anything goes wrong with the hardware, the secondhand parts are a ridiculous price on ebay. The controllers are often scusi! So the drives have to be and they also are an arm and a leg and not too fast by today's standards
Enormous and heavy are definitely true. Expensive parts isn't true though, it depends on what you're getting. Whatever's coming out of active duty in datacentres tends to be cheap, so atm servers with Nehalem era CPUs are cheap, the consumer version was the first generation core i3/5/7 stuff. When the servers themselves are cheap, parts are also cheap.
Relatively speaking maybe, I can never really understand why server gear is so ludicrously expensive to start with. Ok, they're built like tanks but unless you are actually going to war, whats the point? Redundant power supplies ok. I think people just expect to pay a lot because they always have
GwanGy
Phillip Jenkins is selling it for less , approx 108.50 ,,##... same page
Just launched!
And from the US!
+tax and VAT, I wouldn't wonder?
jasee
CampGareth
A rackmount server you can modify to be quiet might be better on price/performance. I picked up a £95 server with 12 x 3.5" bays then have been modifying it. £15 for replacement fans to keep it quiet, most recently £40 for a new controller as the supplied one didn't support drives over 2TB or a proper JBOD mode. Still cheaper in bays per dollar.
Usually these are enormous and very heavy and if anything goes wrong with the hardware, the secondhand parts are a ridiculous price on ebay. The controllers are often scusi! So the drives have to be and they also are an arm and a leg and not too fast by today's standards

Enormous and heavy are definitely true. Expensive parts isn't true though, it depends on what you're getting. Whatever's coming out of active duty in datacentres tends to be cheap, so atm servers with Nehalem era CPUs are cheap, the consumer version was the first generation core i3/5/7 stuff. When the servers themselves are cheap, parts are also cheap.

As for controllers, jesus no, I haven't seen SCSI in use in decades. I've seen SAS in use but that's compatible with SATA. The normal setup is you get some miniSAS ports which are 4 x SAS connections in one connector, these are then split out into 4 SAS/SATA connections by a backplane for the front-mounted drives. Think of it as a similar setup to these, you use something that isn't SATA e.g. USB to make the connection to the rest of the PC, but then it's converted to SATA and all is well. For instance all my drives are consumer SATA things, 3.5", 2.5", various capacities I've picked up over the years.
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Western Digital Black 4TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive £119.99 @ Amazon

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Slightly cheaper than the 4TB WD Blue drive but with a longer 5 year warranty and better performance. Usually around £170, dispatched and sold by Amazon.co.uk Read More
Slightly cheaper than the 4TB WD Blue drive but with a longer 5 year warranty and better performance. Usually around £170, dispatched and sold by Amazon.co.uk
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turning up tomorrow apparently
Did it get delivered?
yeah, is delivered, installed, and in use.
atdrocker
turning up tomorrow apparently
Did it get delivered?
turning up tomorrow apparently
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It was out of stock when i ordered, but i just saw they are sending it out today.
Hi, I'm getting the run around from Amazon re my order, they now say it was damaged and returned, how convenient. I'd appreciate a heads up when you actually ordered yours, if it was on back order and lastly if you get it delivered. Thanks. Any others still getting emails re this content if you have backorders still pending or actually cancelled.
I ordered when they were oos. Around 14.50 on 7 Feb. It arrived yesterday.
Thanks for updating me. I ordered mine about 1/2hr before yours. I'd appreciate anybody else who's had a successful order regarding this deal, or had their order cancelled.

They pushed back my delivery date until this coming weekend.
Just got mine, its a 2TB Black so its going back as well.
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Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5inch SATA SSD Free Delivery - £105.29 @ Sold by NextLevelSavings and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Not many left in stock so be the lucky one to grab it, lowest price on camelcamelcamel (which is the best price EVER!) was £110 and today its £5.00 less than that. https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Sa… Read More
Not many left in stock so be the lucky one to grab it, lowest price on camelcamelcamel (which is the best price EVER!) was £110 and today its £5.00 less than that. https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Sa…
djarumx10 Avatar2m, 2w agoFound 2 months, 2 weeks ago15 Comments
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Missed :(:(

Yesterday my OCZ failed after 3 years, and they(OCZ agent) said can't do anything and told me to buy new one lol

Now i need SSD >>>> Can't live without it > deals please
Member when this was on Amazon Black Friday deal for £90.99 ?
Damn, missed this deal!
dispatch email has been received! X)
dpolaszk
lol just bought 250 for almost 90 quid .. no regrets though it's worth it

I would not suggest to anyone to buy the 250 gb 850 evo at that price. The benefits which the 850 evo and pro have are clear but when they are over priced and pcie based ssds come in to its a white elephant

Ie only buy if you are chucking large files around on two 850 evos and or you don't have nvme (pci-e) based m.2 on your computer; then buy the 850 evo/pro
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OCZ Toshiba Trion 150 Series 2.5-Inch 240 GB SATA SSD - Usually dispatched 1 to 2 months £55.22 @ amazon

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Probably the cheapest deal for a 240gb SSD, and a decent brand too. Usually dispatched within 1-2 months if you're prepared to wait, or just order and if something cheaper comes up in the mean time
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Mine failed after 3 years, i have two ocz and i spoke to them for replacement they said i should have bought 5 years warranty ones so they couldn't do anything.. SHAME NEVER GO FOR OCZ

I have 480GB Deneva 2 MLC Async in MBP with a minimal usage and it fails!! very sad

Its just my experience :(
diegomanas
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Confuzz
Nice price but seems to be some relibility issues on some recent reviews
Exactly, under the old OCZ brand I supplied 3 classrooms of PC's with OCZ drives in, every single one failed. I know Toshiba have taken over the business but it looks as though there's still problems.
Owner of 2 OCZ (2nd and 3rd Gen) and a Toshiba myself and had no problem so far. It maybe myself playing with fire, but I would get another one, specially at this price


my ocz SSD failed yesterday after 2.5 years :( with very minimal usage in my MBP MID 2012. Now i am after samsung evo as it got 5 year warranty
Now back at ~£55
As an alternative, given the long delay, I'd encourage checking out:

https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/ssdsolidstate/240gbto400gb/hfs250g32tnd-n1a2a.html

Not a well none maker, yet, but these drives are almost as good as Samsung 850s for £20 less. SK Hynix are a huge supplier of internal components and have recently moved into manufacturing their own consumer drives.

Tom's Hardware says "The SL308 we tested today shows a lot of promise in the value-focused storage segment. With some additional firmware tuning, it could be an exceptional product. Though the SL308 doesn't quite dethrone Samsung's 500GB 850 EVO in the performance charts, it comes close"

Edited By: Themadcow on Feb 05, 2017 11:18
Performance aside, OCZ drives have historically always been bad for reliability. They are owned by Toshiba now but not much has improved. I won't vote either way as you won't find another ~240 drive brand new at this price but be warned.
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Western Digital Black 1TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - Retail Box - £66.69 @ Amazon UK

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Just picked this up for my Secondary Drive for a new build im currently doing. Seems to be the cheapest so far and oddly, Retail Box was cheaper than Component Boxed. Here are the Product Descripti…
darthvader666uk Avatar2m, 3w agoFound 2 months, 3 weeks ago5 Comments
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Seems very expensive for 1tb
Not if you're after a drive with a 5 year warranty.

Decent price for a 1TB WD Black although has been this price for the most part of 18 months...
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i have seen hybrid drives for same price. maybe they are refurbished but should be better?
sparx1981
Seems very expensive for 1tb
It's black.
Seems very expensive for 1tb
Good drives!
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Toshiba P300 High Performance 2TB Internal Hard Drive £52.99 with code @ Amazon

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as expected, people will now flood post with items sold by Amazon over £50. as they have all now miraculously become £10 cheaper.
Indeed its very annoying the code been posted we dont need the site spammed with this item and code
as expected, people will now flood post with items sold by Amazon over £50. as they have all now miraculously become £10 cheaper.
already posted so cold
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SP/Silicon Power Slim S55 240GB 2.5-inch 7mm SATA III Internal SSD £56.99 @ Amazon UK

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remarkable read/write would be 3.5 GB/s on pcie 3.0 x4 :D
Musicrab
Typo, should read "Unremarkable read/write speeds up to 460/370 MB/sec"
My bad m8
Typo, should read "Unremarkable read/write speeds up to 460/370 MB/sec" X)

Edited By: Musicrab on Jan 18, 2017 12:45: joke
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iLikeDiscount Avatar3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago42 Comments
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whydoiwastemytimehere
Missed it again.
But thanks for posting the KingDian drive it might just breath so extra life into an old lappy.


Just had an email KingDian are OOS so asking me to agree to cancelling order. guess it was a pricing error after all.
The one day I forget to check UKHD, the thing I've waited for since black Friday comes and goes. :( Can only hope the 240gb discount is right around the corner.
Loads of these on eBay now for £40+
Shame, i bought a cheap chinese brand 2 days ago for £38
ollie87
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 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?
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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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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
iLikeDiscount
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!
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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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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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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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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
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to USB 3.1c chart not available
to USB 3.0A - previously 6.00
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Crucial MX300 525 GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive £115.71 @ Amazon

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5tb Seagate Barracuda (Laptop) 2.5' sata 6gbs 5200rpm 128mg cache £216.00 @ BT Business

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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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
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*snicker*
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TesseractOrion
*Marathon*
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Nuts.
You're wandering off Topic
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Edited By: spannerzone on Dec 22, 2016 17:12: complex editing
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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)



Edited By: dragon2611 on Dec 19, 2016 13:16
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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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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)


Edited By: galoka on Dec 17, 2016 00:57: addition
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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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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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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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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!
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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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