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120 gb ssd £24.99 @ my memory

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just had this email from my memory
fatknacker Avatar4h, 45m agoFound 4 hours, 45 minutes ago3 Comments
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thanks derp
I see USB not SDD
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Refurbished dell laptop intel i5 3rd generation 8GB memory 128GB SSD £199.99 @ Gigarefurb

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I posted this deal a month or so ago and it got a great response. And i was happy with mine. I recommended them to people I know but it was out of stock when they came to order. They seem to be back i…
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how bad is the hd4000 graphics? which games would you get away playing on it ? I have a load of older steam & origin games that I have collected & not played yet. I just got the c&c collection, how would it cope with them ?
Out of stock
Would this be able to handle Football Manager?
DweebDude
loop
Is it worth upgrading the RAM to 12GB for an extra £36?
no
Why so?
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It's back (and gone again) 120GB Integral SSD £24.99 @ MyMemory

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EDIT - sorry, only just got the email didn't realise had already expired!!!! Comes around fairly regularly and it's back - got one for my old PS3 a while back, seems fine.
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Damn I need this
I have the red sticker version as a boot up drive for my pc, it's been really good for how cheap it is.
damn 2hours... I set an alarm for this and been waiting and still missed it :((
Damn. I'm waiting for this.
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Integral 120GB V Series 2.5" Sata III 6Gbps SSD (Limited Stock & Today Only) - £24.99 @ MyMemory

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Posted before but back again. TODAY ONLY NOTE: THIS PRODUCT IS RESTRICTED TO ONE PER CUSTOMER. The Integral V Series SSD offers great performance, reliability and value. It is ideal for use in
iLikeDiscount Avatar14h, 48m agoFound 14 hours, 48 minutes ago39 Comments
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Shame, i bought a cheap chinese brand 2 days ago for £38
ollie87
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ollie87
Pretty sure it can't output 4K without a dGPU, what you using?
Not 4K gaming no, but it has 3 display outputs and can do 4K over two of them. 4K video should be fine.Official spec here
- Intel® 8th generation (Gen 8 ) graphics: up to 16 EUs inside
- DirectX 11.1, Pixel Shader 5.0
- Three graphics output options: DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.1a
- Supports Triple Monitor
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (3840x2160) @ 30Hz or 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
- Supports DVI-D with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports DisplayPort 1.1a with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (3840x2160) @ 30Hz or 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
- Supports Auto Lip Sync, xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
- Supports HW Accelerated Decoders: H.264 @ level 5.2, H.265/HEVC @ level 5 (GPU accelerated), JPEG, VP8
- Supports HDCP with DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.1a Ports
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.1a Ports
And this is like my casehttp://www.minicase.net/Files/Product/p-i5-1.jpg
30Hz f-that!!!!
Most videos are 24fps, what does it matter that it's 30hz to a TV for watching stuff?
iLikeDiscount
ollie87
Pretty sure it can't output 4K without a dGPU, what you using?

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

Official spec here

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

And this is like my case

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


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

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

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

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

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

On that particular PC, I have three other hard disks with TBs for space and no need for SSD for these large drives.
Just Wondering
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BubaMan
Just Wondering
BubaMan
EatBears
why is one £35 and another £61 from the same seller?
Ah... good spot...
The title says "KingDian 120GB 240GB 480GB" so I'm guessing the £35 is 120GB :(
No , you can pick 120 and 240 from the page https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01B2OR2VC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I picked 240 and the prices following are for the 240gb , My order shows 240gb ordered , I bought one earlier.
Even if it turns up as a 120gb , any marketplace seller even if a foreign company has to offer either :
A free return address to the sellers country or a free UK delivery address.
Also if you look at the 2 sellers , each has a different amount of feedback one will be the direct from Hong kong , one will be shipped from the UK account.
So no worries...
My mistake <3
So the original question remains... the different prices are there if you feel generous then :p
Tempted.
I notice that for the 240GB and 480GB it says that the price is 'from', whatever that implies.
Well it implies that you need to click on your choice of size...e.g 240gb from the clickable size options , then pick your supplier. £34.99 + 2.99 shipping.

My mistake, I just glanced at the company name and didn't fully read the shipping options.
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Transcend 480GB SSD £95.42 @ Amazon

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Cheapest cost per GB SSD out there at the moment. Not too far off original prices before the price rise
JimBobJr Avatar1d, 12h agoFound 1 day, 12 hours ago17 Comments
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randombloke1
Anyone knows if it is compatible with MacBook Air 11inch?


It's not, you need need something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Transcend-JetDrive-520-SATA-Upgrade/dp/B00JKCHNOU/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1484586539&sr=1-2&keywords=MacBook%2BAir%2BSSD&th=1 depending on model/year
Anyone knows if it is compatible with MacBook Air 11inch?
pawelsandra
Only a month or two ago I bought Crucial 750GB at around 107 pounds. Very fast one too. What is so good about this deal?

We don't have time machines
damn my imac
Graham1979
anscend quote 80,000 IOPS for both read and writes for the drive. Our review sample could get nowhere near that figure, producing a read figure of 71,121 IOPS, which is short of the official figure, although not too bad and likely related to different methodologies in testing procedures. The 4K random write IOPS performance however was a major disappointment as the drive could only manage a very disappointing 21,145 IOPS.
It was the same story with the real-life file transfer tests. The read performance of the drive was strong across all the tests, averaging 421MB/s. The only test where it dipped below 400MB/s was when dealing with the 50GB folder of small files. The write performance was a completely different story. All the file transfers started strongly and then the transfer rate dropped dramatically. We saw it happening using both the FastCopy utility and the standard Windows file copy – a peak and then a plunge worthy of any black day on the Footsie.
Transcend drives are never the easiest to find but nether the less we found the 480GB drive for sale for £98.22 inc VAT at Ballicom International HERE which is a pretty competitive price.


It sounds to me like (a) A firmware issue or (b) the Controller used (in this case the Silicon Motion SM2256KAB) isnt so great...

After googling some info on this particular controller, Kitguru's review confirmed the performance from an earlier article on Anandtech that previewed the controller and put it up against some of the value performers of 2015.

It is what it is, and you get what you pay for.
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Phison 240GB 2.5-Inch SATA III SSD 540MB/s Internal Solid State Drive Storage £59.99 + Free Delivery @ Amazon.co.uk / Maplin

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Seems a good value budget SSD to upgrade your Laptop or Desktop, With claimed read speeds of 540 MB/s and write speeds of 520MB/s from Amazon
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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


​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!
I need a 128gb SSD, been waiting on MyMemory for the usual offer... its been some time though.
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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series laptop, 7th gen i5, 8Gb RAM, 256GB SSD, FHD (w/code 'PREMIUM') £649.00 @ Dell

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Apply coupon code PREMIUM to get price 649£ Specs: 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz) Windows 10 Home 64-bit English 8GB Single Channel DDR4 2400MHz,
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dwain
I have a Dell XPS 15 (9550) i7 4K screen, it's onto its 3rd motherboard in 2 months, it's supposed to be a premium product........if it's premium, how is this going to fare?

Dwain.


Sounds like bad luck. We have 4500+ machines, mixture of dell, Hp and toshiba, we get very few issues with dell.

You can go out and buy a premium car for £60,000 and have issues with it.
I have a Dell XPS 15 (9550) i7 4K screen, it's onto its 3rd motherboard in 2 months, it's supposed to be a premium product........if it's premium, how is this going to fare?

Dwain.
Great laptop....
I have read the 15 7000 has a 'dull' brightness screen.....any real life comments on this please....
K1LLER HORNET
mr_geese
K1LLER HORNET
No 10 series card?
Come on Dell.
It's not supposed to be a high-end gaming laptop. This is a very good value for money laptop actually and being voted cold for no reason.
I almost got one back in November and they have an aluminium frame for those who love premium materials.
You're right, there's no applicable Pascal card for this level.
Saying that I've looked at Dell's site and even their gaming notebooks don't have 10 series cards yet.

Yeah, only their Alienware laptops currently have 10 series, (1060, 1070 and 1080), looking on the American site it looks like the new ones due out will have 1050 graphics cards. Shame in my mind, would have thought they would have at least gone for a 1060....
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Cheaper Laptops in Debenham (i5 8GB 256GB SSD DVD-RW 15.6" - 1920 x 1080) £509.00

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HP 250 G5 Core i5-6200U 8GB 256GB SSD DVD-RW 15.6 Inch Windows 10 Professional Laptop 15.6" - 1920 x 1080 Screen Intel Core i5 6200U - 2.3 GHz Processor 8 RAM 256 SSD Window…
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phuqfaze
THIS IS NOT DEBENHAMS!!!! Its just a rip-off company that's licensed the name.....beware as there is allsorts of bad reviews on this site
No it is Debenhams brand, https://www.debenhamsplus.com/content/about-us
aligned to Debenhams own Terms & Conditions.

Not bad reviews either
https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.debenhamsplus.com
Guys, when you vote cold, please do mention the better offer details/link so others can benefit too. Thanks
THIS IS NOT DEBENHAMS!!!! Its just a rip-off company that's licensed the name.....beware as there is allsorts of bad reviews on this site
with Quidco £482 at debenham. would still prefer to buy froma trusted website.
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KingDian 120GB 240GB 480GB With 128M Cache SATAIII SSD Solid State Drive @ Amazon, 60GB starts at £25 £38.99

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

That's for the 60GB one and the smaller ones are always slower, the 120 starts to get better 559.7/380.5 MB/s.
I'd stick with a better brand.
Sequential Data Read/Write Performance (Up to):477.2 / 83.76 MB/s very slow for write speed
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Samsung 850 EVO MZ-75E250W 250GB Solid State Drive - 5 Year UK Warranty@ Amazon £74.99 Delivered

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Sold by Amazon EU S.a.r.L Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 weeks. Iv'e found when they give a long delivery estimate that it usually still only takes a few days to be delivered, so I would take that
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There was several versions of this drive (different model numbers) and it has been as low as 52.99 i think from memory
managed to bag a 500GB one for just over £100 (via flubit) last june and looking at the price history it has been £110 a few times so keep an eye out for it happening again, unless 250gb is enough storage

http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B00P73B1E4/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=1y&fo=1&lang=en


Edited By: watson44 on Jan 13, 2017 20:46
nublets2k
pattybo
sirhobo
It's the highest price it has been on amazon...
what and when was the lowest price?
http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B015STDRXO/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en

Still its cheaper than anywhere else I could find why all the cold? I want to buy wondering why I shouldn't
pattybo
sirhobo
It's the highest price it has been on amazon...
what and when was the lowest price?

http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B015STDRXO/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en
sirhobo
It's the highest price it has been on amazon...
what and when was the lowest price?
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MacBook Pro 13-in with Touch Bar (Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD - 2016 - £1,574.10 @ Amazon

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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Laptop with Touch Bar (Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Intel Iris Graphics 550, OS X 10.12 Sierra) - Space Grey - 2016 - MLH12B/A - UK Keyboard First post so let me k…
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Themadcow
Will be interesting to see how Apples sales hold up in 2017. The feeling is that they have hit a wall, but the combination of iPhone and Mac is incredibly hard to break out of once you're in the Ecosystem. It's a good laptop but at least £500 overpriced.
I think people are starting to realise the same about iPhone as well. I don't mind my work iPhone but it's really not as good as my personal Android phone from 2yrs ago.
It's not even a good laptop. Keyboard is sub-par. SSD is integrated into the motherboard (making data recovery very difficult). Battery life is nowhere near 10 hours. Battery is permanently glued in, making machine impossible to recycle (even by Apple). It's dongle heaven, even if you own all other Apple Products+No MagSafe. Upgradability is zero. Minute changes between designs means third party parts and repairs are almost non-existent without using a donor machine. Touchbar is a nonsense for touch typists. Applecare is a must.

It's pretty much designed as a sealed up device with a 4 year shelf life, to be then replaced. If that meets the requirements fine, but that generally means you're not paying for it, a business is. If you drop it/spill a coffee on it, it's pretty much landfill or an expensive repair. Don't expect to get your data back from the machine itself.

You'll need a continuous backup system in place, as there are no second chances with this laptop.

It's not a good Laptop design at all. Apple know they have been caught out, hence the price reduction.
If this current design even lasts a year, before its replaced. I'll be surprised.
Apple have got this one wrong.
I'm an Apple user too, I like macOS, El Capitan is my preference, it's leaner than Sierra.

Edited By: tightar5e on Jan 15, 2017 15:10: .
stringyb92
MeneerSmith
danielUK84
totally ridiculous, who the hell is buying these.
People with more money than sense?
I find it difficult to understand how people on this site, who are money concious in the extreme, can suddenly lose their good sense when it comes to Apple.
Are people not able to buy a premium product at a slightly cheaper price? Not everyone wants to buy an Acer, Medion or MSI laptops just of the value.
People who buy into Apple know they are buying in a premium product/brand are happy doing so! If they want to spend upwards to £3000 on a Macbook pro, good on them i say!

Thanks for proving my point for me.
A true polished turd and a turd that commands a price which beggars belief.
MeneerSmith
danielUK84
totally ridiculous, who the hell is buying these.
People with more money than sense?
I find it difficult to understand how people on this site, who are money concious in the extreme, can suddenly lose their good sense when it comes to Apple.

Are people not able to buy a premium product at a slightly cheaper price? Not everyone wants to buy an Acer, Medion or MSI laptops just of the value.

People who buy into Apple know they are buying in a premium product/brand are happy doing so! If they want to spend upwards to £3000 on a Macbook pro, good on them i say!
danielUK84
totally ridiculous, who the hell is buying these.

People with more money than sense?

I find it difficult to understand how people on this site, who are money concious in the extreme, can suddenly lose their good sense when it comes to Apple.
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HP Pavilion - Full HD - 256GB SSD - 6GB RAM - A10-8780P - Discrete R7 M360 GFX Card (2GB) - Windows 10 - REFURB (SEE NOTES) £336.00 @ Technoworld

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* Windows 10 Home 64 * 6 GB DDR3L SDRAM * SuperMulti DVD Burner * 256 GB M.2 SSD * AMD Quad-Core A10-8780P APU (2 GHz, up to 3.3 GHz, 2 MB cache) ‎ * Weight ‎ 2.29 kg ‎ * Display size (diago…
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Is this worth buying at £370 ? Looks prity good to me ?


Mine is getting delivered I'll let you know what it's like.
Is this worth buying at £370 ? Looks prity good to me ?
7777777
tumbleweed34
7777777
This is a good laptop and at a good price but buying this for gaming is just plain stupid. Reduce resolution and details? I am still yet too see an lcd display that looks ok in non native res, add reduced details? Nope.
​In your opinion, what generation of game is this going to be able to handle? I'm a console gamer, so that's what I mean by generation.
If need be, could it be made more capable with different graphic cards/memory?
just my opinion, in fullhd, none bar the undemanding... and old ...and well optimised i.e.half life 2. it wont handle Just Cause 2 in fullhd and this was 2010 game, wont cope with diablo 3.This is NOT gaming laptop in the slightest.


​To be honest with you, I've played every Ps3 and Xbox 360 game that I want to, so the lack of power doesn't bother me.

I'm quite looking forward to trying games like Total War 2, X2, etc.

Should I choose to, could I add a different graphics card later on?
There is a chance this may become available again as the same company have the same item on Ebay - albeit at £370

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-15-AB128NA-Laptop-A10-8780-6GB-256GB-SSD-15-6-AMD-R7-M360-2GB-Dedicated-Card-/291995382257?hash=item43fc47f1f1:g:EDoAAOSwEzxYcu53

The same laptop is for sale at PCWorld (business) for over £500. Seems a decent price. Mine is still 'pending'.

Edited By: Searcher2 on Jan 14, 2017 20:44
tumbleweed34
7777777
This is a good laptop and at a good price but buying this for gaming is just plain stupid. Reduce resolution and details? I am still yet too see an lcd display that looks ok in non native res, add reduced details? Nope.
​In your opinion, what generation of game is this going to be able to handle? I'm a console gamer, so that's what I mean by generation.
If need be, could it be made more capable with different graphic cards/memory?
just my opinion, in fullhd, none bar the undemanding... and old ...and well optimised i.e.half life 2. it wont handle Just Cause 2 in fullhd and this was 2010 game, wont cope with diablo 3.This is NOT gaming laptop in the slightest.
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240GB Silicon Power SSD, Amazon deal of the day £61.98

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about as cheap as I can find for a 240GB ssd at moment. Scan did have one for 60 but the delivery was 4.98 this one is 7mm, ultraslim so can be used in ultrabooks as well. review here http://…
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There was a scan ssd for 60 + 5 for delivery a few days ago voted +350 hot. But this one for 62 including delivery is -160 and counting. Go figure.


​People are clinging to the old prices and comparing to that, but they need to wake up and realise that prices have all gone up so this is actually a good price now. Heat added.
There was a scan ssd for 60 + 5 for delivery a few days ago voted +350 hot. But this one for 62 including delivery is -160 and counting. Go figure.
this seems to be the going price right now, I assume it has something to do with the pound vs dollar.
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Samsung 850 PRO 512 GB 2.5 inch SATA III Solid State Drive £189.95 - ebay/ideals_uk

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One of the fastest SATA SSDs you can buy. Reliable and highly regarded. User Benchmark Results link
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NitrousX123
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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Samsung 500GB 850 EVO M.2 SSD - £152.78 @ Amazon

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Samsung 500GB 850 EVO M.2 SSD £152.78 @Amazon.co.uk Not the fastest M.2 but maybe good for someone! Brand Samsung Item Weight 45 g Product Dimensions 8 x 2.2 x 23 cm Item model number MZ-N5E500…
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So alternatives to this would be a Samsung 960 Evo from BT for £207 or a Samsung SM961Polaris from Novatech for £205?
corrazy
taras
corrazy
it's the exact same drive though just in a different form factor, you'll gain nothing for an extra £10. i see absolutely no reaosn other than marketing to spend more for a non PCIe SSD but then that's just my opinion

A few, beyond 4GB/s you can start to use larger paging files without the system crawling to a halt. the other, large amounts of small files (like pictures) load instantaneously has the nvme drives have even faster iops.

The only reason now to go beyond 4 GB/s on nvme drives is to match ddr4..


I think you're agreeing with me but wording is weird lol

I mean I don't see a point of buy an m.2 that's not pcie


There are specific use cases. Older MacBook Airs use blade SATA drives. A £2 adapter plus one of these makes for a cheaper upgrade than official 3rd party drives. Ditto if you can still get hold of AHCI SM951 m.2 drives without making your credit card sweat.
BluCola
A bit pointless to waste a m.2 port for a sata drive. Just bought a sm961 512GB. Marvellous.

whats the 961 like? wouldn't mind one but always wondered if the samsung drivers worked ok even with it being oem
A bit pointless to waste a m.2 port for a sata drive. Just bought a sm961 512GB. Marvellous.
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Lenovo Thinkpad T420 Laptop i5-2520M 2.50GHz 4GB Ram 250GB - refurb with a reassuring 1 Year Warranty. For only £25 more you can get it with 120GB SSD. - £134.99 @ newandusedlaptops4u Ebay

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Lenovo Thinkpad T420 Windows 10 Laptop i5-2520M 2.50GHz. Options to add 6GB Ram for extra £15 or 8GB Ram for extra £30. 120 GB SSD will only cost £25 more. Windows 7 included, or upgrade to W…
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OldEngine
rehydrated
I have a couple of Commodore 64's in the loft if anybody is looking for a similar machine? :p
​Genuinely interested if it's not a joke :D

No Joke. I had a wee look the other day. One of them has the "slimline keyboard". Think it has the box as well...I'll sort it out and list it on here and send you a link :)


​Cheers :D
OldEngine
rehydrated
I have a couple of Commodore 64's in the loft if anybody is looking for a similar machine? :p
​Genuinely interested if it's not a joke :D

No Joke. I had a wee look the other day. One of them has the "slimline keyboard". Think it has the box as well...I'll sort it out and list it on here and send you a link :)
Uridium

Agree on the 840 G1 though, great great machine, If a little pricey for the spec. I've had one as a work laptop for the last 3yrs now, probably the best work laptop I've ever had (and I've been through a lot in the last 20yrs)

Especially considering it's only about 1.6KG. The two negatives I can think of is the limited hinge (think it's about 120-130° vs 180° for ThinkPads), and the M.2 slot being 2242. The latter is particularly disappointing if you look at the ~60mm space:
http://psg.i.lithium.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/127891i444FB0F0D992DF65/image-size/original?v=v2&px=-1
The fixed it for the G2+ but still only 2260 AFAIK.
The equivalent ThinkPad would be the T440s which doesn't have a service door and bizarrely only one SoDIMM slot + 4GB soldered (the T430s had two slots). While once past 4GB it is dual-channel, the max 12GB is asymmetric dual-channel: unsure if that affects iGPU performance but I call that decision bizarre since the biggest difference between Haswell and Ivy Bridge is the iGPU but it really needs dual-channel. This is not an issue for the T440p but then it's not 1.6KG either!
Gkains
Uridium
Dell E6420....Same CPU Gen as these, loads on eBay around this price and build quality way better than the T420...
throw in an SSD and they fly.
Are you sure?
The only Latitude I used recently was an E6430s and I found it way worse quality than a ThinkPad T series. The whole bottom comes of as one piece like cheap consumer laptops although it is manganese not plastic - still felt a lot worse than a Thinkpad and didn't gain anything unlike the EliteBook's tool-less service hatch.
Apparently, when buying new Dell is good because - allegedly - they consider the screen to be a CRU/FRU and won't invalidate the warranty if you change it.
In terms of build quality I would rate them:
1. Panasonic Toughbook (but very heavy and very, very expensive)
2. Lenovo Thinkpad or older HP Elitebooks (2570p, 8470p etc.)
3. Newer HP Elitebooks (840 G1/G2 etc.) but still amazingly light for such a serviceable laptop. Pity about the max 130° hinge opening
4. Dell Latitude

Yes the E6420/30 has a plastic bottom but the rest of the laptop is a huge lump of magnesium alloy, very solid laptops. Your quite right no service hatch, remove the plastic bottom plate for full access to all components. HDD access is also separate without removing the bottom plate.

Agree on the 840 G1 though, great great machine, If a little pricey for the spec. I've had one as a work laptop for the last 3yrs now, probably the best work laptop I've ever had (and I've been through a lot in the last 20yrs)

Edited By: Uridium on Jan 12, 2017 12:02
karlbnz
Good spot. Those are the official specs from Lenovo -guess because 8GB modules weren't easily available when the T420 was released. I know the T410 doesn't support 8GB modules.
The Thinkwiki's both mention 16GB max as well.
The English one without any caveats:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:T420
While the German one does say that 8GB is the official, although plenty of users have successfully tried 16GB:
http://thinkwiki.de/T420
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macleanie
My SSD with my operating system has just died on me..been having issues for months and it seems like the main problem. Could this be a good replacement? Simply to run the OS off? my previous one was 120gb ocz 2.5"
Thanks in advance.
I believe it is more than perfect for your needs. :) I had an ADADA 60GB SSD for like 5 years abd had no problems.

Thank you :)
macleanie
My SSD with my operating system has just died on me..been having issues for months and it seems like the main problem. Could this be a good replacement? Simply to run the OS off? my previous one was 120gb ocz 2.5"
Thanks in advance.

I believe it is more than perfect for your needs. :) I had an ADADA 60GB SSD for like 5 years abd had no problems.
My SSD with my operating system has just died on me..been having issues for months and it seems like the main problem. Could this be a good replacement? Simply to run the OS off? my previous one was 120gb ocz 2.5"

Thanks in advance.
anlygi
CHAOSEN3
cicobuff
Is it just me or are the prices of SSD drives not coming down? Nearly two years ago I bought a 240GB one for this price.
They're starting to go up now mainly due to NAND flash shortages, too much demand and not enough supply from the factories.

Sshh. This is something else that can be blamed on Brexit!


​let me tell you in my home country prices much more higher
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This is a fantastic deal because this is 3D NAND flash, and most drives of this capacity are currently £20-£30 more! CCLONLINE also do a wide range of P&P options, starting at £2.99p.
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This is a fantastic deal because this is 3D NAND flash
If you say so man. I voted cold.
This is about half way between its lowest and highest ever standard price at Amazon, so not a bad deal.

You have to be quite careful with SSD prices currently. At Amazon (and probably elsewhere) several shot up in price late last year, some drives stayed about the same price.
£68 Amazon Free Delivery
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HP 250 G5 Core i5-6200U 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6 Inch Windows 10 Laptop - X0Q78ES - Laptops Direct - £402.92 (plus potential further £20 off with Which? promo offer!)

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Thought this ticked quite a few boxes for anyone out there looking for a half decent laptop with 256GB SSD, Windows 10, 8GB RAM, display not too bad with 1366 x 768, 15.6" screen, i5 6th gen. Also
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Hi I wonder if anyone can help me.. I'm not sure if I need the HD screen or not, will it affect my photo's that I will edit for my website etc? I don't do any gaming, it is for business only. Other than that it does sound like a good deal.
Hi I wonder if anyone can help me out. I don't know much about these things but I think I need an I7 (without the U) or I5 processor, 1tb SSD, 8gb Ram and possibly some photo editing all for under £500, is this possible? I'm setting up a business and have a few 1000 documents, photo's and downloads, my old laptop had very little memory and couldn't hold this and my latest laptop is rubbish, very slow
Isn't this the same model that made over 1900 degrees when it was £350?
bought this one display rubbish look cheap as well still.prefer lenova yoga at currys
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Funghi
You can get the i3 version with 4GB RAM without the DVD player for under £320.00.
For those not interested in CPU intensive work I would think that to be a much better option even throwing in the cost of some extra RAM if required.
Got a link please?

Apologies, here is the FHD one - https://www.technoworld.com/deals/hp-250-g5-i3-5005u-15-6-4gb-256-ssd-win-10

It's actually £325 not £320, but still a great deal for a FHD, 256GB SSD etc.
seanmcr
Funghi
You can get the i3 version with 4GB RAM without the DVD player for under £320.00.
For those not interested in CPU intensive work I would think that to be a much better option even throwing in the cost of some extra RAM if required.
Got a link please?

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-250-core-i3-5005u-4gb-256gb-ssd-15.6-inch-windows-10-laptop-x0q79es/version.asp?tduid=0575baa723ed79f52b0caa813a6d4446&utm_source=HotUKDeals_1018132&utm_medium=tradedoubler&tduid=09cdea728d6733361a1ed1a18f3eb63c

If you do the Which deal you can get it for around £305.00 which is a bargain IMHO.
Funghi
You can get the i3 version with 4GB RAM without the DVD player for under £320.00.
For those not interested in CPU intensive work I would think that to be a much better option even throwing in the cost of some extra RAM if required.
Got a link please?
Funghi
You can get the i3 version with 4GB RAM without the DVD player for under £320.00.
For those not interested in CPU intensive work I would think that to be a much better option even throwing in the cost of some extra RAM if required.

There's very little in it between this i5-6200U and the i3-61000U:
Intel Core i5-6200U @ 2.30GHz. MT = 3,933, ST = 1,497
Intel Core i3-6100U @ 2.30GHz. MT = 3,427, ST = 1,320
In both multi-threaded and single-threaded the i5 is about 14% faster. No surprise as they both are 2C/4T and run at the same base clock, just the i3 doesn't have turbo boost.
You can get the i3 version with 4GB RAM without the DVD player for under £320.00.

For those not interested in CPU intensive work I would think that to be a much better option even throwing in the cost of some extra RAM if required.
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Title is incorrect. This laptop does not come with a hard disk. It is SSD only.

Edited By: mrcrypto on Jan 09, 2017 10:10: changed description to title
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Terrible deal for a dual core



​I disagree

From Toms Hardware

"As you've surmised, the only difference between mobile i3 and i5 U processors is the i5 has turbo boost. That's it. So whereas the i3-6100U has a max frequency of 2.3 GHz, the i5-6200U will boost up to 2.7 GHz (2 cores) or 2.8 GHz (1 core) if temperature limits permit. That's about 20% faster, which is just barely on the threshold of what I'd consider a noticeable difference. (The i5 also has an obscure additional instruction TSX-NI, which helps multi-threaded transaction code like databases.)"

From Game Debate, re the graphics card.



Razakhawaja

21:56 Jul-04-2016
 
"This is a really good card for casual gamers. It won't give you 60fps on new games, but you will hit 30 on med/low settings. For older games, this card is sweet. 45+ fps on most games from before 2012"

I think its a nice all-rounder for the money especially with the Nvidia Graphics, SSD additional to the 1TB HDD and its a fairly sizeable HD screen.

Perhaps those who are voting cold underestimate 6th Gen processors or need more cores for multitasking?

I'd take it over some of the I5 U laptops posted here recently for more money with integrated graphics!
Terrible deal for a dual core
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Not full hd.


​the one for £580 is
Not full hd.
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MSI Z270 GAMING M7 orZ270 GAMING M5 motherboard, free 256gb intel ssd promo £195.00 @ MSI

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Buy MSI Z270 GAMING M7 orZ270 GAMING M5 motherboard, get the latest Intel SSD 256GB 600P for free seems an ok promo that may help someone out
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Ordered the MSI Pro Gaming Carbon Z270 a day before they announced this, was gonna send it back but contacted MSI and they said that the M2 SSD's get shipped on the 15th of each month, but for January orders it will be February. So be warned if you're getting this as part of a new build you wont receive the SSD for a while!
polly69
...I think intel are robbing us the new i7 is around £50 more than the older one and the only difference is a 200mhz bump in speed that any idiot can do within 2 seconds.

You need think no longer, and be rest assured and safe in the knowledge that Intel are indeed robbing you. There is zero noticeable real world difference between the 6700k and 7700k, so congratulations on your "new" purchase. ;)
but as i hadn't stated a retailer due to it being a m/f promo, then i could not put in a delivery price, hence why i did not. its only customary to put a delivery price in with the post if its a specific retailer, the price was simply put there as a rough guide as to why i thought it was a good deal, as ive said its then up to the consumer which retailer they use to fulfill this deal.
mcon
​i would assume so.... (_;) isnt that how you get your goods from online retailers? sorry but really dont understand the question. are you asking if they do delivery? or how much is delivery? or method of delivery? it would really be helpful if you were a bit more consice with your question, also i have only given a heads up on the deal, which is why i didnt include retailers and only gave the scan link because someone asked where could they get one for that price?. as for specific retailers, well thats you guys job to find the one you prefer. ;)
With this site it is normal to include the cost of delivery. You stated it was £2 cheaper than the £195 queried by ChiefWA2 but that didn't take into account the cost of delivery so that wasnt really true. Didnt think it needed much explanation but obviously wrong.
Organdonor
ZainAkib
God I **** hate MSI promos, make you jump through so many hoops with **** customer service. Plus there's a big chance of it not even going through, I know from their black friday MSI RX 480 promo
Have you not got your cashback? I'm still waiting on mine prob gonna give them a call today
Cashback for what?
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Looks like this is still around, though slightly more expensive at £401.22. It says delivery in 1-3 months. Has anyone ordered one of these and got a more specific delivery date yet? I would like to grab one, but waiting 3 months for it seems excessive!
Just bought one to use with my Xbox one S





Joking :{
Don't know why I need one but I bought one anyway.
Review with ''inner workings'' : http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7623/sandisk-extreme-900-usb-3-1-gen-2-portable-ssd-review/index.html

http://imagescdn.tweaktown.com/content/7/6/7623_09_sandisk-extreme-900-usb-3-1-gen-2-portable-ssd-review.jpg
Internally, the SanDisk Extreme 900 is using what appears to be two 1TB X400 SSDs. To pair these drives together, the ASMedia 1352R has been deployed along with the 1542 switch for reversible connectivity. This puts the drives in a RAID 0 doubling capacity and performance, enough to maximize the throughput of the Gen 2 USB 3.1 interface

Edited By: DownHill911 on Jan 07, 2017 15:44
huego
Damn, its external. I dont see the need for superfast externals (yes its better than slow!), but its loading software thats the balls ache and its really internal that I'd love a 2TB SSD for


Less likely to lose data due to shocks, big advantage for sensitve data
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Alienware 15 R3 - i7 16gb 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD GTX 1060 £1,579.99 @ John Lewis

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Dunno if this is a good deal but looks pretty good compared to the base model on the alienware website which is at £1399 on the alienware website for base model its meant to have a really good build
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Do you have a source for your statement on bandwidth issues? I ask because it contradicts everything I've read about the amplifiers for the latest generation of Alienware.

Both Toms Hardware and aandatech commented on the fact that the interface doesn't use all 8 lanes of the PCIe interface. In fact it only used 4 of them. The last review I read stated that the performance was still not as good as having a desktop card and suggested this as the reason . So Ive just spent a few minutes to dig a little deeper. The April 2015 PC world suggests that the PCIe limitation shouldn't have a significant effect on gaming performance. The other reviews I have read suggest that performance issues might be down to the laptop class CPU bottlenecking.
Bottom line is that the performance boost is appreciable and there probably isn't a "major" performance penalty for using half PCIe but it will be dependent on the CPU. Drivers of course are also an issue.



Edited By: Enet on Jan 13, 2017 10:50
Enet
ZombieShopper
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ZombieShopper
You probably be able to get better gaming laptops for this price with better specs as well
In my family we have Alienware, MSI and Lenovo gaming laptops, I have also physically looked at Asus and Alienware is by far the best build quality and support I have dealt with.
what is the best gaming laptop overall from build quality/performance/gaming/battery life because i think i might get a gaming laptop later on this year so i was hoping for some advice
It depends how much you want to spend. I can't tell you what the best is, but I can tell you that the ASUS ROG series build quality is excellent. Aluminium lids, firm plastic base, excellent cooling, and depending which graphics card you get, pretty thin and light too (for a "powerful" gaming laptop).
I looked at the Alienware laptops and to be honest it looks like you are paying for the name more than anything else. I do like the idea of a thinner and reasonably powerful laptop with good battery life which you can then plug into their "amplifier" to add a desktop card. But with the Alienware (and I think MSI) price premium, plus the price of the amplifier, plus the external graphics card, why not just buy a decently powerful laptop with the latest generation graphics cards which are almost as powerful as their desktop equivalents. Also there are issues with bandwidth between the amplifiers and laptop being a choke point.

Do you have a source for your statement on bandwidth issues? I ask because it contradicts everything I've read about the amplifiers for the latest generation of Alienware.
Had an earlier version of this. No end of hardware issues. Poor and expensive support from Dell.
Personally, I'd rather have a laptop that looked half as good and hadn't spent most of the last year broken on a shelf.
The best would be Razer, as in money is no object best.
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ZombieShopper
You probably be able to get better gaming laptops for this price with better specs as well
In my family we have Alienware, MSI and Lenovo gaming laptops, I have also physically looked at Asus and Alienware is by far the best build quality and support I have dealt with.
what is the best gaming laptop overall from build quality/performance/gaming/battery life because i think i might get a gaming laptop later on this year so i was hoping for some advice
It depends how much you want to spend. I can't tell you what the best is, but I can tell you that the ASUS ROG series build quality is excellent. Aluminium lids, firm plastic base, excellent cooling, and depending which graphics card you get, pretty thin and light too (for a "powerful" gaming laptop).

I looked at the Alienware laptops and to be honest it looks like you are paying for the name more than anything else. I do like the idea of a thinner and reasonably powerful laptop with good battery life which you can then plug into their "amplifier" to add a desktop card. But with the Alienware (and I think MSI) price premium, plus the price of the amplifier, plus the external graphics card, why not just buy a decently powerful laptop with the latest generation graphics cards which are almost as powerful as their desktop equivalents. Also there are issues with bandwidth between the amplifiers and laptop being a choke point.
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daft price for second hand
I posted this exact model at only £60 more brand new at currys/pc world at the moment. Unfortunately was voted cold brr
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oddballmv
K1LLER HORNET
When are the 1050/ti laptops coming out?
In the next week or so I would have thought. They won't be near this price, probably from £800 as they are now but worth the extra I would say.
If they were out next week they would be available for pre order, I haven't searched recently but a few weeks before Christmas the mainstream tech sites were citing March 2017, likely towards the end of the month. This is likely for the US and given the price point / performance I would imaging initial stock will sell very, very fast.

You can pre-order there are loads on Amazon for 20th Jan and in that area. It's just the Dell ones were confirmed as being available yesterday and they are already on the US website, just taking a bit of time for them to update the UK one.
oddballmv
K1LLER HORNET
When are the 1050/ti laptops coming out?
In the next week or so I would have thought. They won't be near this price, probably from £800 as they are now but worth the extra I would say.

If they were out next week they would be available for pre order, I haven't searched recently but a few weeks before Christmas the mainstream tech sites were citing March 2017, likely towards the end of the month. This is likely for the US and given the price point / performance I would imaging initial stock will sell very, very fast.
K1LLER HORNET
When are the 1050/ti laptops coming out?
In the next week or so I would have thought. They won't be near this price, probably from £800 as they are now but worth the extra I would say.
Q: 'What will stop me getting cashback?'

A: 'Using a promotional/voucher codes not posted and approved by TopCashback.'
When are the 1050/ti laptops coming out?
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Sorry, I made a mistake, the drive in the failing system is Sandisk 120gb.
trizinger28
QuickProfits
Wanted to add that two weeks ago Windows started giving me constant warnings saying that my hard disk is going to fail.
No disrespect intended but i've never heard of Windows saying that your hard disk is gong to fail.... that seems very much like a virus to me..
Event viewer will show errors if it can't write to the disk properly
trizinger28
QuickProfits
Wanted to add that two weeks ago Windows started giving me constant warnings saying that my hard disk is going to fail.
No disrespect intended but i've never heard of Windows saying that your hard disk is gong to fail.... that seems very much like a virus to me..

I'm talking about this
https://www.techchore.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/windows-detected-hard-disk-problem2.png
I have disabled it from notifying me, theres nothing important on that system.

Edited By: QuickProfits on Jan 06, 2017 15:11
trizinger28
QuickProfits
Wanted to add that two weeks ago Windows started giving me constant warnings saying that my hard disk is going to fail.
No disrespect intended but i've never heard of Windows saying that your hard disk is gong to fail.... that seems very much like a virus to me..

YOu never heard of that? I have seen if at least three times in failing drives in the past.
CampGareth
trizinger28
QuickProfits
Wanted to add that two weeks ago Windows started giving me constant warnings saying that my hard disk is going to fail.
No disrespect intended but i've never heard of Windows saying that your hard disk is gong to fail.... that seems very much like a virus to me..
Usually it's the other way for me, Windows saying "everything's fine, nothing to worry about" then when I finally get some SMART data out of it it's all 'Reallocated sectors: 90% of the disk is broken'.
LOL typical windows eh.. oh the joys..
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Lenovo 310 Full HD Laptop i5-7200U (Latest Gen), fast DDR4 8 GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD - £470.00 @ Amazon Germany

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German keyboard. useless
http://www.notebookcheck.net/fileadmin/_processed_/csm_main_8239805f95.jpg

Looking online, I've noticed that the QWERTZ keyboard has a much shorter right shift key. This may be a problem for touch-typists.

I've just tried to cancel my order but I think Amazon are going to ship regardless.

Is this causing any problems for anyone?
TheVeryMan
zeberdys
Anyone else ordered it apart from me?
Arrived today. Sweeeet.
Buttons changed (don't do this if you're ham fisted, mars bar fingered etc its on your own risk). Set keyboard and locale to UK and indeed qwerty touch type layout prevails (shft 3 = £ etc). Quiet, light & I'm happy oh and it flies.
Your choice about changing keyboards or leave as is but I'm happy typing this. I don't speak it but I figured out the initial German setup before changing it in the first 5mins.
Edit Lenovo livechat said 310 doesn't have miracast ... eh yes it does

Thanks for update looking forward to receiving mine any light bleed on screen remember curry offer that went mad some had issues.

So I take it you carefully pry off and swap Z&Y ?

Edited By: zeberdys on Jan 06, 2017 23:28
captainalexkirk
tom_gov
Terrorcide
utkarsh27
can we add more ram to it?
Apparently 1x4GB is soldered in - so you have one upgradeable slot. It's likely the maximum is 12GB
​dealbreaker
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^^ that, ..and only 120gb ssd, shocking 3hour battery, keyboard and a few more tech probs...
(speaking from experience, i bought the AMD A12 version of this Lenovo on black friday.. really regret it frankly! ..but i got mine for cheaper, at 330... so meh :P)
its like they took nice a really nice up to date i5 w SSD and FHD but put it in an old-ish undesirable laptop model ..kinda sad really. :(

Not sure - I've ordered it as the spec is otherwise really good compared to other models.

Has anyone spotted a better alternative at this price for a comparible spec?
zeberdys
Anyone else ordered it apart from me?

Arrived today. Sweeeet.
Buttons changed (don't do this if you're ham fisted, mars bar fingered etc its on your own risk). Set keyboard and locale to UK and indeed qwerty touch type layout prevails (shft 3 = £ etc). Quiet, light & I'm happy oh and it flies.
Your choice about changing keyboards or leave as is but I'm happy typing this. I don't speak it but I figured out the initial German setup before changing it in the first 5mins.

Edit Lenovo livechat said 310 doesn't have miracast ... eh yes it does

Edited By: TheVeryMan on Jan 06, 2017 21:40: update feature
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Integral P Series 2.5 inch SSD 960GB - £175.14 @ Amazon

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Temporarily OOS but good price for 1TB!
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@o3mar - this was actually @ £167 and ran out of stock before it landed here (i know because i bought the last few):
http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Integral-inch-Solid-State-Drive/product/B00T4CGFA4
1tb of ssd is just such a sexy thought...
Absolutely!
It's OOS because it's on HUKD. People see it here and if it's a good deal, they buy it. It would seem that a product becoming OOS soon after being posted on here means lots of people benefited from the deal. I think that makes it hot by default, irrespective of the temp rating which is only academic.
If it weren't a great price it would be in stock and you'd find something else to moan about
Great price, if it was in stock!!!!
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Lenovo Yoga 710 14" 2 in 1 - 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Intel i7 7th gen - £729.99 @ PC World

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Have been looking around for an SSD laptop recently and was about to buy this laptop from JL (i5 processor) when it was £599, however it became out of stock. Found this on PC World website, it has the…
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This is currently down to £699 which seems a pretty good price for the spec.
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HP laptop i5 (7th Gen), 15.6 '' Full HD, 256 SSD, 8 GB Ram - £499.00 at HP (potential 489£ with Quidco)

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HP Full price = 499£ Quidco offering around 2% cashback which could make the total around 489£ Windows 10 Home 64 Intel® Core™ i5-7200U processor (2.5 GHz, up to 3.1 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores) 39…
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Hi how much memory does this laptop have? I am looking for 1tb :)
Purple one is still in stock.
Great find, was just to about order 1 but says out of stoch now
Interesting that this one claims 9 hours battery off a 2-cell but this cheaper similar spec HP with a 4-cell battery and 6th gen i5 only claims 8.25 hours: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-laptop-g5-i5-6200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-fhd-455-41-bt-shop-2590335
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HP 250 G5 laptop 15.6" FHD 4GB 256GB SSD DVD i3 £399.97 (**£340 with cashback**) @ Laptopsdirect

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Price is £340 after £60 cashback voucher NOT TRADEUP so is pretty much gauranteed. Laptop has SSD, is FHD and has a DVD drive. Cashback claimable throughout January. Link:- https://hpcashback.…
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Double the RAM and an i5 for another £30 or so, surely a better deal?http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-250-g5-core-i5-6200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-dvd-rw-15.6-inch-windows-10-laptop-x0q78es/version.asp?refsource=Ldadwords&gclid=CNTq4JOWttECFfIW0wodSlgMoA
Edit - price difference obviously between the revised price of the OP deal (£365) and this one.
Yer, I posted 2 FHD deals, 1 with DVD and 1 without DVD. I think your link is not FHD.



Edited By: Musicrab on Jan 10, 2017 09:13
Double the RAM and an i5 for another £30 or so, surely a better deal?

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-250-g5-core-i5-6200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-dvd-rw-15.6-inch-windows-10-laptop-x0q78es/version.asp?refsource=Ldadwords&gclid=CNTq4JOWttECFfIW0wodSlgMoA

Edit - price difference obviously between the revised price of the OP deal (£365) and this one.


Edited By: psybear on Jan 09, 2017 23:15: Clarification
Hmmm. Prices are going up. In the meantime this is a cheap(ish) HP with 256GB SSD. Note its not FHD and the CPU would be sluggish (if it weren't for the SSD...) But it has a DVD drive :-) £287 @technoworld
https://www.technoworld.com/hp-255-g5-z2y29es-abu-amd-a6-7310-4gb-256gb-ssd-dvdrw-15-6in-bt-cam-win-10-home
thanks
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HP pavilion laptop 16gb ram and 256 ssd. £499.00 HP Store

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What do people reckon? Specs appear decent also has full sized keyboard with numerical pad and dvd drive. Windows 10 Home 64 Latest 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200U processor 39.6 cm (15.6"…
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Hi Many thanks for your help! I have my files on Onedrive too just I case so assumed I wouldn't need too much SSD to start. I have found one on here for around £400 with I5, 256 SSD and 8gb RAM but the reviews state the lack of HD screen is very bad, I'm not sure if I need HD for the photo's for my website etc.. Just when I think I'm over one hurdle!
Hi, yes No HD on this but it seems fine to me for watching movies and playing games. but again it's a personal choice as mostly I'll be using it for my work and my son's home work. compare to the other model, I feel this is the good one as this one has got 16 GB Ram which will last for coming few years as it will support new software. Also don't forget this one has got 3yrs Pick up and return for £1.
Hi Many thanks for your help! I have my files on Onedrive too just I case so assumed I wouldn't need too much SSD to start. I have found one on here for around £400 with I5, 256 SSD and 8gb RAM but the reviews state the lack of HD screen is very bad, I'm not sure if I need HD for the photo's for my website etc.. Just when I think I'm over one hurdle!
Rebeccaanubis
Hi There, many thanks for your reply. I think I need an I7 (without the U) or I5 processor, 8gb Ram and 1tb SSD (well I know I need 1tb HDD, but everyone says to buy an SSD) all for under £500, do you think that's possible? I have a few 1000 documents, photo's and downloads and want to maybe be able to edit some photo's, I'm setting up a business and I'm very confused with it all :)
This laptop is I5 with16GB Ram and also SSD so it is a very good processor and very quick as well. In my view, if you are using it for managing few documents and editing pictures this should be perfect. Again my personal opinion is to have all our important files in more than one storage device like number of copies with various storage devices rather than keeping everything in one laptop in case if anything happens. It is better to invest in additional storage device with wi-fi capabilities. Hope this helps.
Hi There, many thanks for your reply. I think I need an I7 (without the U) or I5 processor, 8gb Ram and 1tb SSD (well I know I need 1tb HDD, but everyone says to buy an SSD) all for under £500, do you think that's possible? I have a few 1000 documents, photo's and downloads and want to maybe be able to edit some photo's, I'm setting up a business and I'm very confused with it all :)
Rebeccaanubis
Hi what memory does this have? I am looking for 1tb :)
This is a SSD one with 256GB and 16GB Ram. If you are after more storage of 1tb then it's not for you. Hope you are aware of SSD and HDD differences
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StormForce Wildfire Core i7-6700HQ 8GB 1TB + 128GB SSD £699.97 - Laptops Direct £699.97

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Been looking for decent laptop with good processor + 1TBHard Drive + SSD. I thought this looks good value. I'm presuming it is FHD, although I cant see it mentioned so Id prob check with them before
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not worth it for 940m. mismatched. i got a 940m second hand from ebay for 290. was in poor condition but plays xcom 2 well. you can get a 950m from tesco for 470
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good specs but not sure of the brand

Zoostorm laptops are Clevo, same as PC Specialist, most "I don't know about that brand", and about 90% of build-to-order laptop brands.
Very good driver/bios support (direct from Clevo), great upgradeability & spares availability.
Up to Haswell-M, they were a great idea, it allowed you to underspec some parts to meet a budget, planning for future upgrades.
But after Haswell, all Intel laptop CPUs are BGA (soldered), so a lot of the benefits of Clevo aren't there anymore.

For example, my PC Specialist 17" Optimus V is a Clevo W370SS, it had 2x hdd bays + 1 msata sdd,
I chose the cheapest CPU possible, left out SSD, "just enough" ram, and then I could afford GTX 860M.
Later I added ram, SSD (when offers were good), and found i7 4900MQ's (new,boxed), going stupidly cheap on eBay.
On my laptop's "final form", I saved about £300, and got it 9months earlier than my budget would have allowed.
It's a shame Intel "spoiled the fun" with their newer stupid soldered CPUs.

back to the point: Clevo (and therefore Zoostorm) are a decent brand.
If you're planning on gaming, the 940m makes this laptop a terrible deal.
If you're planning "serious work", the i7HQ makes this a good deal.
I am still trying to work out where he said the gpu is important to him. I'd be interested to see a laptop with this cpu, the 1tb plus the Ssd and 1080p ips screen. Heat added.
£700 for a 940m?

That's one of the worst value laptops I've seen on here!!

The i5/950m version is better for games and costs £50 less! http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6224873

And even there are / have been better value i5/950m laptops for around the £549 mark (use the search facility!)

Edited By: Picard123 on Jan 03, 2017 19:12: .
Poor specs to price. If someone is really desperate look at the used market, friend of mine just picked up a MSI i7 6700HQ with 256gb ssd and 970m for 800 off Gumtree, was basically new as only used up 4 months of the warranty and hadnt been registered so mate registered and basically got as new.

SSD: The New Generation of Storage Devices

Designed to replace standard rotating Hard Disk Drives (HDDs), Solid-State Drives (SSDs) are the next-generation solution that let you upgrade older systems to the superior performance and reliability benefits of solid-state technology.

This information-packed buyer's guide to SSDs will explain everything you need to know about how SSDs work and how this differs from traditional HDDs, the pros and cons of buying an SSD, and the various form factors you can buy when upgrading to an SSD. Then we'll discuss the best brands selling SSDs online, when to grab a bargain on SSDs, and finally, what to look for when buying an SSD. First, though, a brief history of the SSD.

Although SSDs have been around since the 1970s, it wasn't until 1991 that SanDisk, a leader in the SSD manufacturing industry, developed the first flash SSD that makes use of the 2.5-inch form factor that we see in the market today. Since then, a number of other well-known flash storage manufacturers have entered the field, bringing faster, more reliable and cheaper versions every year.

SanDisk 240 GB SSD

What is a Solid-State Drive?

SSDs and HDDs are the two main types of data storage used on personal computers, each offering a number of different features you'll need to consider when choosing one or the other for your next upgrade. There is a third option that combines the two types in one device, which we'll discuss in a later section.

HDDs use a column of actual rigid (hard) disks to store data. A drive motor spins the disks, while a read/write head moves to specific segments on the disk platter to read and write data. SSDs, on the other hand, don't have any spinning disks, springs, gears, bearings, spindles or any other fragile mechanical parts with the potential to break. Instead, SSDs use an integrated circuit of flash memory chips, keeping the drive working even after accidental impacts. In contrast to the volatile flash memory found in RAM modules, flash chips in SSDs are able to retain saved data after the drive has stopped receiving power.

SSD flash technology usually comes in two flavours: MLC and SLC. SLC (single-layer cell) flash chips inside the SSD store a single bit of info in each memory cell, which generates fewer errors per write cycle to produce much faster transfer speeds, lower power consumption and 100,000 program/erase cycles per cell - ten times the write endurance of MLC (multi-layer cell) technology. This makes SLC the better yet pricier solution for mission-critical industrial applications, where stable performance is essential. MLC, on the other hand, stores two to four bits of info in each memory cell, making it the more affordable and higher storage choice for consumer-grade devices. There has been a recent trend towards TLC (three-layer cell) technology, which allows manufacturers to offer users high capacity entry-level drives at a lower price point but SSDs with TLC flash chips suffer from a lower endurance limit and slower read/write speeds than MLC and SLC.

Managing all of this activity and finding and storing data is the job of the flash memory controller. The more intelligent and efficient the controller, the faster, more consistent, and longer lasting the drive will be. Leading flash memory controller developers include SandForce, JMicron, and Samsung, which some say makes Samsung drives better for performance and reliability, due to developing their own controller for their drives.

What's the Big Deal About SSDs?

If an entire herd of buffalo can only travel as fast as its slowest buffalo, so too then can your computer only perform as fast as its weakest component. It's possible you have a computer system with the latest operating system, high-tech graphics card, lightning-fast processor, and an absolute gig-fest of RAM. Now imagine how slow it'll be while waiting for your hard drive to physically scan and find individual pieces of data scattered across multiple spinning platters within a hard drive.

An SSD doesn't have this scan and seek issue. As a result, you can boot up your computer faster, access stored data instantly, run software applications without delay, and complete everyday computing tasks like never before. This makes SSDs perfect for running multiple applications on office workstations and complementing the advanced components of top end gaming computers.

To give you an idea of how fast SSDs are, an SSD boasting a sequential read/write speed of around 500 MB per second could boot a Windows 7 PC in about 30 seconds and transfer a full 4.7 GB DVD file in about 20 seconds; depending on the quality of other components, of course. Remember the buffalo!

What's more, SSDs are incredibly easy to install thanks to their use of industry-standard SATA connectors. Recently manufactured SSDs come with a SATA III interface that's backwards compatible with SATA II (3 GB/s) and SATA I (1.5 GB/s). Bear in mind that the performance of your SSD will be limited to the SATA connection version on your computer.

To check the SATA version on your Windows computer:

  1. Open the “Start Menu”, right-click on “Computer”and select “Manage”.
  2. Click on “Disk Drives” and note the make and model of your drive.
  3. Visit the drive manufacturer's website to view specifications of your drive's make and model and note the SATA version.

To check the SATA version on your Mac:

  1. Open “About This Mac” and select “System Report“.
  2. Look at the value next to “Link Speed” and use the following list to determine your SATA version.
  • 1.5 Gigabit = SATA I (SATA 1.0)
  • 3 Gigabit = SATA II (SATA 2.0)
  • 6 Gigabit = SATA III (SATA 3.0)

Portable Sandinsk SSD device

Buying a SSD – Pros and Cons

Apart from fast performance and straightforward install, here are some of the other main advantages of upgrading to an SSD:

  • Reliable data transfer: With built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) functionality, an SSD automatically detects and corrects errors during data transfer, which prevents data corruption and missing files.
  • Longer lifespan: SSD don't attempt to store data in adjacent blocks like HDDs. Rather, SSDs use a wear-levelling algorithm to evenly distribute data erasures and re-writes, which helps ensure consistent, long-life operation of its flash chips.
  • Shock and vibration resistance: No moving parts inside means there is less risk that bumps and jolts will cause the drive to break and fail - great for laptop users working on the move.
  • Lower power consumption: Compared to mechanical hard drives, SSDs don't need a lot of power to run or an energy draining fan to keep cool, giving notebook users longer battery runtime to complete jobs.
  • Drive monitoring: SSDs offer support for the S.M.A.R.T. command (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology), which helps detect and alert you to any possible drive failures before they happen.

The downsides of upgrading to an SSD include:

  • High price: Despite prices falling year on year and using TLC or MLC flash chips rather than the more expensive SLC alternative, SSDs still far exceed HDDs in terms of cost per Gigabyte.
  • Low storage: And because the cost per Gigabyte is much higher compared to HDDs, consumer SSDs are normally developed with between 64 GB and 1 TB of storage space before they become more expensive than the actual machine they will be installed in.

Who Should Buy an SSD?

Whether buying a new computer, upgrading to a new storage drive or trying to find a new external drive, there are a few things to consider depending on the specifications of your system and personal requirements.

Desktops usually come with a 3.5-inch hard drive screwed into one of the available drive bays. When upgrading your desktop, you have the choice of replacing the hard drive or installing the new SSD into one of the empty bays. Whichever way you choose will require a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch drive bracket to make the SSD fit snugly in the bay.

Installing an SSD into a notebook computer is much more straightforward. Simply locate the current hard drive and pull it out from its slot. Swap in the new drive and you're done. However, not all portable computers come with a drive that uses the standard 2.5-inch form factor. Manufacturers of ultra portable devices install an mSATA and half-slim SSD due to their thin and light properties. To give you an idea of their size, an mSATA SSD is about the same size as a traditional business card. SSD modules using the mSATA and half-slim interface leverage the performance and durability of the SATA interface, yet don't have the bulk or heft of standard 2.5" SSDs, which makes them perfect for Ultrabooks.

The move towards using such a small flash storage device has given rise to the hybrid drive. Also known as Hybrid SSD/HDDs or SSHDs (Solid-State Hybrid Drives), these drives combine all the necessary storage demands of a traditional hard drive with an SSD cache for performance improvements when running frequently-accessed programs.

Apple computers are a little trickier to upgrade, but not impossible. Even though the SSD within your Mac may be fast enough for your needs, it may not be large enough to store your data files. Always check with the drive dimensions, specifications, and compatibility with the SSD manufacturer before buying and installing a new SSD in your Apple computer.

For graphic designers, there is no one SSD that's best for completing design jobs. Video editing and using demanding graphic software like Photoshop can be performed with any of the higher-end SSDs on the market. Similarly for gamers, it's challenging to pinpoint a single SSD that will deliver a lag-free gaming experience better than other drives. What to look out for when choosing an SSD for design or gaming, however, are the sequential read/write transfer speeds, high 4K random file write speeds, and support for features like Native Command Queuing (NCQ), which optimises the order in which received drive commands are completed to ensure maximum performance during high-end gaming and advanced multimedia computing.

Users and businesses interested in using SSDs in a RAID setup will be happy to know that not only can SSDs be set up in a RAID configuration, but they will also produce jaw-dropping boot and load times. Plus, with RAID controllers integrated into most modern motherboards, you won't need to upgrade to a fancy new motherboard, although doing so will generate a further turbo boost in performance.

External Drives

It is possible to buy external Solid-State Drives featuring all the same benefits of internal SSDs but in a compact, portable form factor. You likely won't be able to match the same speeds you get when using an internal SSD because of the much lower maximum speeds offered in USB 3.0 compared to a SATA III connection, which eliminates one of their greatest attributes over their hard drive counterparts.

An external SSD is still handy for students, commuters, travelling executives, tourists, and so on, who like to work on the move. Because they don't have lots of moving parts inside them, external SSDs can be made much smaller and lighter. Some even go as small as the size of a credit card; although the storage capacity will suffer the smaller the drive becomes. And as long as it's fully compatible with Windows To Go, a portable SSD can allow Windows 8 Enterprise users to run their bootable Windows 8 corporate workspace from any compatible desktop or notebook computer that meets Windows 7 or Windows 8 certification requirements.

Can the Performance of an SSD be Improved?

As already mentioned, SSDs do not have moving parts that heat up during extended use. That means less energy consumption and the reduced need for a computer cooling system to maintain optimum performance. There are a number of other things you can do to get the best out of your drive.

The most obvious one is to use your SSD for your operating system and other program files and use a high-capacity external hard disk drive to store all your documents, music, photos, and video files. The two benefits of doing this include keeping the SSD clean for booting your computer and launching software applications in a flash, as well as reducing the number of writes made to the SSD, which can extend the life of the drive. If you don't like the idea of keeping an external HDD connected to your computer, if you're always on the go for instance, then you could opt for a hybrid SSD/HDD to get the best of both worlds in a single device.

Many flash storage manufacturers produce their own SSD software tool to keep your new SSD running clean, fast, and totally error-free for a long time to come. This usually means automatically updating firmware when available, running diagnostic scans and sending alerts and offering support for unique SSD functions such as S.M.A.R.T., TRIM, and Secure Erase, which guarantees the permanent deletion of all data on the drive for future use.

Windows 7 (or later) users can enable TRIM, which allows the operating system to communicate with the drive to automatically remove deleted data and prevent the need for running a Secure Erase. TRIM (not an acronym) helps to maintain efficient write speeds and reduce long-term SSD wear by automatically wiping blocks of data internally rather than waiting for a new write command in the future.

What to Look for When Buying an SSD

If you've decided to upgrade your computer storage, it's well worth checking out this list of things to pay attention to first before buying an SSD.

The first thing you'll want to check is the SATA compatibility with your computer. You won't attain the super high performance of an SSD with a SATA III interface after installing it in a SATA II computer that you would if your system was built to support SATA III drives. See the guide above to check the SATA version on your Mac or Windows computer.

Have you thought about how you'll transfer everything from your current drive to the new one? The good news is that some SSD manufacturers will include dedicated software to clone (also known as image) the current hard drive in your computer to your new SSD, including the operating system, applications, and data. The bad news is that you'll need to make sure that the capacity of the SSD you buy is greater than or equal to the capacity of your current HDD. If not, you can still clone Windows and software programs but backup the data to another source or repurpose the current drive as an external drive.

Transcend MLC 1 TB SSDIf you'd like to upgrade your desktop PC to an SSD, make sure the drive comes boxed with a desktop bracket. Otherwise, you'll have to shell out for one from another source. It won't cost the drive manufacturer much to include one and it'll save you time and hassle when installing the drive into a 3.5-inch drive bay.

See if the drives you're looking at come bundled with other features. For example, the new SATA Device Sleep (DevSleep) feature that's supported by some SSDs help notebooks compatible with DevSleep save more battery power compared to other power states like standby mode by shutting down the SATA interface completely. Yet DevSleep lets you resume working on your computer immediately when you hit the power button.

The last thing you want to happen is a dead drive after a few months or years of operation, especially if you invest in an expensive large capacity SSD. For this reason, make sure you look for an SSD with at least a three-year limited warranty from a reputable company with easy-to-access customer support.

Well-known Producers of Solid-State Drives

There are a number of big brands manufacturing SSDs; from entry-level 64 GB MLC versions to supercharged yet outrageously-priced SLC drives. Some leading manufacturers offering an impressive line-up of SSDs include OCZ, Kingston, Transcend, Corsair, Crucial, Samsung, and SanDisk. Samsung and SanDisk are also two manufacturers putting eye-catching external Solid-State Drives on the market.

When is the Best Time to Purchase a SSD?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the two days of the year to keep your eyes peeled for deals on Solid-State Drives. It's common for bargain hunters to score up to 75% off brand new SSDs during Black Friday and Cyber Monday among other system components that can keep your SSD performing at its absolute best.

And remember to access the unique SSD page on HotUKDeals to stay up to date about the hottest deals on Solid-State Drives.