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180GB Intel 330 Series, 2.5" SSD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, MLC-Flash, Read 500MB/s, Write 450MB/s £88.79 @ Scan
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180GB Intel 330 Series, 2.5" SSD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, MLC-Flash, Read 500MB/s, Write 450MB/s £88.79 @ Scan

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180GB Intel 330 Series, 2.5" SSD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, MLC-Flash, Read 500MB/s, Write 450MB/s £88.79 @ Scan
Posted 15th Nov 2012

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Less than 50p/1GB for a quality Intel SSD Drive.

Free delivery if member of Hexus, Bit-tech, or AV Forums.

Deal lasts till through this weekend, then the price will be £97.42

- Capacity: 180GB
- Controller: SandForce SF-2281
- Maximum Read: 500MB/sec
- Maximum Write: 450MB/sec
- Max I/O Per Second (IOPS): 33000 IOPS (4KB File)
- NAND Flash: Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
- Interface: SATA-III / 6Gbps (Backwards compatible with SATA-II / 3Gbps)
- TRIM Support (Requires Windows 7)
- Warranty: 3 years
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45 Comments
Y NO HOT?
Looks hot. Can someone tell me what the warranty is on this drive please? Three years?
JimmyDeemo

Looks hot. Can someone tell me what the warranty is on this drive please? … Looks hot. Can someone tell me what the warranty is on this drive please? Three years?

3 year warranty.

I've actually rang Intel about SSD warranty, if anything goes wrong, they arrange a courier to pick it up, so no postage on your part.
Heat given for post.....

£93.78 inc delivery (I know some people get free delivery but other don't).

£90.96 delivered from Amazon (does say a 2-5 week wait???)
JimmyDeemo

Looks hot. Can someone tell me what the warranty is on this drive please? … Looks hot. Can someone tell me what the warranty is on this drive please? Three years?



Scratch that, it's in the description. I'm a tool. Thanks OP.
Hot Deal, If I had known I would have bought this from Scan, dabs sent mine on the 13th using the stupid standard royal mail service... I have to wait 7 working days before I can contact them if it doesn't arrive. Meh.
Edited by: "Zaim2012" 15th Nov 2012
Good deal, but... Scan... currently known for sharing user data with Reevo without permission and it looks like they've had some sort of password breach too.. Couple that with dodgy RMA and er.. no thanks.

Voted hot for price though.

Edited by: "dangel" 15th Nov 2012
Hurry up everyone! It's going to be 13p more tomorrow afternoon
Cheaper here. You also get Music Creator 6 FREE

hotukdeals.com/dea…574
Edited by: "bigbaz" 15th Nov 2012
bigbaz

Cheaper … Cheaper herehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/intel-180gb-sata-6gb-s-ssd-90-96-delivered-dabs-com-1359574



Ah thanks - nice to have another supplier too
dangel

Good deal, but... Scan... currently known for sharing user data with … Good deal, but... Scan... currently known for sharing user data with Reevo without permission and it looks like they've had some sort of password breach too.. Couple that with dodgy RMA and er.. no thanks.Voted hot for price though.



+1 terrible terrible Company
v8griff

+1 terrible terrible Company



why terrible terrible company ? i think scan is fine & better than many. my fav is amazon this company is world class,then ebuyer which is good reliable company & then scan which i have not had any problems buying from or returning faulty goods although their return process takes sometime because they do test the goods themselves.
The rma people at scan will do anything they can to prevent you returning things.

Would think Intel are fair though.
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Not hot. Last week this was £70 from overclockers.co.uk
I've seen the 520 on scan for £80/

I have the 330, and it's a lovely drive
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v8griff

+1 terrible terrible Company



Fully agree, I advise to order elsewhere so you don't have to deal with them.
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deleted28809
Everyone should buy everything from Amazon? I don't think so... personally Amazon are among the worst at listing product details so for example you might actually want to know if your RAM is 1.5v or 1.65v. Scan do at least have the details you need to make a decision. Why are Amazon so useless in this regard? Are they lazy or is it because they don't specialise in tech products? Whatever the reason they are really pretty poor at presenting accurate and complete product information. Combine this with the fact that they are also running a marketplace so you have to work quite hard to find the things Amazon actually sell themselves. Page layout is an ugly mess etc etc. What they have is an unfair tax advantage hence cheap prices and can therefore afford to be quite relaxed about returns.
Compare this to running a small business with less buying power and subject to full UK corporation tax vs Amazon with their unfair tax advantage and it's not going to be especially easy. Amazon can afford to have customers return goods that are not faulty without questions but for a smaller business you really do need to deal with the idiots sending stuff back which is not faulty. If you want to buy the wrong thing and send it back use Amazon. If you want to read the specifications and buy the right thing use Scan.
Amazon blatantly disregard EU law in relation to 2 years warranty on all electrical goods. Even the EU can't get them to comply.

A truly dreadful company, the new Tesco in the making???
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deleted28809
Amazon will replace employees with robots and put driverless vehicles on the roads and build more collection lockers. Scan will continue to employ local knowledgeable people in and around Bolton and organise some fun events at their store.

+1 Scan, CCL, Novatech, Aria, Microdirect, Overclockers, Overclock, Kikatek, Ballicom, Micom, More Computers... and all other indie stores. Amazon are convenient - unethical and should probably be nuked sooner rather than later.
thiscrackismoorish

Not hot. Last week this was £70 from overclockers.co.ukI've seen the 520 … Not hot. Last week this was £70 from overclockers.co.ukI've seen the 520 on scan for £80/I have the 330, and it's a lovely drive

Well if they was, why didn't you post the deals on here for everybody to have a chance of purchase... I smell B.S (_;) The 180GB Intel 330 was £99.98 on 2/11/12 on a one day deal, still more expensive >> forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho…400

The 120GB Intel 520 was £80 over the weekend >> forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho…503
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yar800ka

Amazon will replace employees with robots and put driverless vehicles on … Amazon will replace employees with robots and put driverless vehicles on the roads and build more collection lockers. Scan will continue to employ local knowledgeable people in and around Bolton and organise some fun events at their store.+1 Scan, CCL, Novatech, Aria, Microdirect, Overclockers, Overclock, Kikatek, Ballicom, Micom, More Computers... and all other indie stores. Amazon are convenient - unethical and should probably be nuked sooner rather than later.


You should not utter Scan in the same breath as Overclockers, Overclock or Novatech.

Having dealt with all four companies, Scan are defensive, intransigent and pernickity to the nth degree, unless they open a swan sanctuary I have little interest in their charitable works in the Bolton area. When I cannot organise a simple order exchange within 10 minutes of making the order in the middle of a weekday, and instead being told that the item will be sent out to me regardless because it's "in the system", I am aware that I am dealing with the wrong people.

You cannot base customer service on a sequence of utterly inflexible red-line rules whilst simultaneously wringing every last excuse out of the wording of product warranties (another problem I have with them), right or wrong it is poor show, short-game penny-pinching.

Good deal btw.

Edited by: "deleted590250" 15th Nov 2012
I agree with you Shrugg, the only time I buy from Scan is if I can deal with warranty direct with the manufacturer, and I know they have a good customer/rma service, such as Gigabyte, Intel (who will even pick up by courier your faulty item). Any other products they sell I woudn't touch Scan, because I would have to deal direct with Scan, and I know first hand how crap their customer service/rma can be.
Crucial, Kingston, Seasonic, KFA2, all have UK RMA/Customer service, so worth a good shout.

How the hell Scan won Custom PC bit-tech.net Award 2011 for Best Retailer & Best RMA & Service, I don't know lol. X)
Edited by: "nellygtfc" 15th Nov 2012
OK here's my £0.02 on Scan. Over the years I've bought many things, most go fine. Some faulty, my experience hasn't been too bad on faulty kit. However IF a company makes you pay to send a faulty item back to them, make sure you are comfortable with this policy.

Also, if there are special terms like you cannot return faulty items on a Saturday, ensure you are OK with that too.

Another nice one, look at the phone number. Personally I hate 0871's so this could cost you £££'s (The few you saved) in phone calls should the need arise to call them up.
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deleted28809
Intel product. Panic over I guess. Phew!!

As a boot drive I've managed with a 160GB capacity Intel SSD drive since £330 ago so 180GB for £88.79 is a steal.
one good thing is that the Intel SSD always encrypts everything written to the flash chips, so all you need to do is set the drive password which locks the key.
Can anyone recommend a good free alternative to Norton Ghost, as I don't think this drive has any software bundled with it?

Thanks
v8griff

+1 terrible terrible Company



+2 Bought a Geforce GTX 680 for £380 from scan, it was second hand as the heat sink was scuffed and scratched with the protective cover missing the driver disc had been opened. I didn't fit the card until 6 days after I purchased it because it was for a build and didn't notice it until then. I called them for a replacement and they totally refused because I left it more than 3 days after receipt.
Johnny Bravo

Can anyone recommend a good free alternative to Norton Ghost, as I don't … Can anyone recommend a good free alternative to Norton Ghost, as I don't think this drive has any software bundled with it?Thanks



Macrium Reflect has a free version.
Ahh Scan RMA horror stories? Let me tell you mine.

I bought a mobo from them, it had a faulty south bridge on it and refused to post, how did I know it was the south bridge? Well I touched it and it took off about 10 layers of skin off my thumb it was so hot. Took it back to Scan (as they're in driving distance for me) and I got told that south bridges can get hot and the tech suspects that I broke it by "pushing it".
I bought a watercooling kit from scan, the radiator arrived with a massive dent in it. The box was not damaged and it was as new.

I contacted them and they replaced it with no problems. I was expecting them to say I had done it, I hadn't!
So... the deal is to save 23p?
warlockuk

So... the deal is to save 23p?

Corrected, after this afternoon it will go up to £97.42, so saving £8.63

Under 50p/1GB is good for an Intel SSD.
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Is it worth putting this in a Sata 2 machine, or is there another one anyone can recommend

You should not utter Scan in the same breath as Overclockers, Overclock … You should not utter Scan in the same breath as Overclockers, Overclock or Novatech.Having dealt with all four companies, Scan are defensive, intransigent and pernickity to the nth degree, unless they open a swan sanctuary I have little interest in their charitable works in the Bolton area. When I cannot organise a simple order exchange within 10 minutes of making the order in the middle of a weekday, and instead being told that the item will be sent out to me regardless because it's "in the system", I am aware that I am dealing with the wrong people. You cannot base customer service on a sequence of utterly inflexible red-line rules whilst simultaneously wringing every last excuse out of the wording of product warranties (another problem I have with them), right or wrong it is poor show, short-game penny-pinching.Good deal btw.


I have to aggree with this and it matches my experience of Scan. My employer was buying alot of stuff from Scan as per my reccomendation and we bought £500 of memory for a server and waited for server delivery which was past 30 days. When it became apparant the memory wasn't the right type we tried to return it unopened. We offered to accept store credit, or market value for the memory, restock penalties, but to no avail. Complete intransigence so I took the hit on my employee record of having ordered the wrong product and the company losing the money and swore not to deal with them again.
Edited by: "steamuk" 16th Nov 2012
yar800ka

Everyone should buy everything from Amazon? I don't think so... … Everyone should buy everything from Amazon? I don't think so... personally Amazon are among the worst at listing product details so for example you might actually want to know if your RAM is 1.5v or 1.65v. Scan do at least have the details you need to make a decision. Why are Amazon so useless in this regard? Are they lazy or is it because they don't specialise in tech products? Whatever the reason they are really pretty poor at presenting accurate and complete product information. Combine this with the fact that they are also running a marketplace so you have to work quite hard to find the things Amazon actually sell themselves. Page layout is an ugly mess etc etc. What they have is an unfair tax advantage hence cheap prices and can therefore afford to be quite relaxed about returns.Compare this to running a small business with less buying power and subject to full UK corporation tax vs Amazon with their unfair tax advantage and it's not going to be especially easy. Amazon can afford to have customers return goods that are not faulty without questions but for a smaller business you really do need to deal with the idiots sending stuff back which is not faulty. If you want to buy the wrong thing and send it back use Amazon. If you want to read the specifications and buy the right thing use Scan.



You forgot to mention that the website doesn't allow you to sort until you narrow it down (which is just ridiculous) and the sort doesn't even work. Last time I checked, this isn't sorted right: £2, £2.50, £18, £2.80, etc.... but that's the way Amazon does it. Also it is difficult to limit the search to what Amazon sells.

Don't get me wrong - I like Amazon and buy a LOT off there, but their website needs some serious work...
Since so many people here keep claiming all these things about Scan - why haven't you gone through Trading Standards, got your money back and Scan shut down??? Or taken them to small claims court? There are plenty of options.

Personally I have always found Scan to be excellent (although everything has always arrived fine for me and have never tried returning anything) - but many of these things people are claiming are against the law.
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how do i find out what sata my laptop is
Johnny Bravo

Can anyone recommend a good free alternative to Norton Ghost, as I don't … Can anyone recommend a good free alternative to Norton Ghost, as I don't think this drive has any software bundled with it?Thanks



Backup first
Boot using a free Ubuntu CD to get to the partition manager, (you don't need to install anything it runs directly from a CD).
Resize using the partition manager so that your Windows partition will fit on the new drive (GUI is very easy and intuitive)
Remove CD and boot into Windows as normal
Use EaseUS Partition Master to copy the drive.
Remove your old drive and test the new drive.

Full instructions on the lifehacker website in the article "How to Migrate to a Solid-State Drive Without Reinstalling Windows". It worked perfectly for me.
sdutton007

and have never tried returning anything



There's the key phrase. I too had no problems until I tried returning things.
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dangel

There's the key phrase. I too had no problems until I tried returning … There's the key phrase. I too had no problems until I tried returning things.



Same here. Everything was perfect until it came to returning stuff. They wouldn't acknowledge the fault despite having a confirmation from the manufacturer. It was the last time I bought anything from Scan.
Can this be used on a mac mini
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