180GB SSD for £39.99 (has been £43-£50 in past according to camel) Sold by Shenzhen KingSpec Electronics Technology Co.,Ltd and Fulfilled by Amazon
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180GB SSD for £39.99 (has been £43-£50 in past according to camel) Sold by Shenzhen KingSpec Electronics Technology Co.,Ltd and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 4th AprEdited by:"jameshothothot"
Great storage:price ratio but unknown brand... 180gb for £40 vs 120gb for £35 with Sandisk

Looking for an SSD to boot my OS from.
Don't really need it so don't want to spend much.

Unsure whether to spend £35 on a brnaded 120gb Sandisk sold by amazon or this 180gb for £39.99 fulfilled by amazon but sold directly by the manufacturer.

How likely am I to need to claim the warranty?
I accept Samdisk will be faster at bits and bobs but I only have Sata 2 anyhow and anything will be faster than a HDD. I'm more interested in random read/write than sequential. Reliability and warranty seem the biggest concern.

But this seems a sweet spot for storage:cost and camel shows it's a record low

Any thoughts? A bigger drive means could have OS and maybe a couple of AAA games (e.g. GTA V about 70gb?)

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Picked this up about a month ago for £43 from Amazon, been working perfectly in an enclosure as an external SSD.
Depends on how important your data is to you, if it's just for a gaming rig then go for it
Miektwo9 m ago

Depends on how important your data is to you, if it's just for a gaming …Depends on how important your data is to you, if it's just for a gaming rig then go for it


Cheers! It will be a c: \ drive for booting. Storage on existing 1TB HDD - and indeed I could regularly back up the c:\ drive onto the existing HDD drive? Wonder if there is a good free program that could do that regularly with incremental changes? So that's a good point... c:\drive 180gb flash and d:\drive 180gb backup of c:\drive and 820gb storage...
jameshothothot5 m ago

Cheers! It will be a c: \ drive for booting. Storage on existing 1TB HDD - …Cheers! It will be a c: \ drive for booting. Storage on existing 1TB HDD - and indeed I could regularly back up the c:\ drive onto the existing HDD drive? Wonder if there is a good free program that could do that regularly with incremental changes? So that's a good point... c:\drive 180gb flash and d:\drive 180gb backup of c:\drive and 820gb storage...



backup-utility.com/art…tml


looks like a free program to regularly schedule backups
Bought one of these last time it came up. Runs like a dream.
jameshothothot1 h, 10 m ago

Wonder if there is a good free program that could do that regularly with …Wonder if there is a good free program that could do that regularly with incremental changes?


Rsync is the dog's bo**ocks for this. I believe there are some forks been implemented for Windows users.
These either die after a few days, or go on forever (I have experienced both). As it is via Amazon, it is well worth the risk.
512gb SSD for £85 is a better deal!
kaisersolo11 m ago

512gb SSD for £85 is a better deal!


There's £16 delivery on the 512gb and 1tb tho, making it less so
kaisersolo1 h, 5 m ago

512gb SSD for £85 is a better deal!


True! The liteon deal posted elsewhere is also amazing for price per gb. But I only want to spend a small amoint kf money on this as it is a geeky budget build (2nd hand dell t7500 workstation I got for 150 quid and then rx470 for 150 quid). If were to spend big bucks... i am looking at 980ti's going for 300 which might be able to do some 4k gaming when overclocked but might need to wait for next gen gpus for 4k to be possible. Enjoying 1080p ultra at the moment! This ssd is because windows can be annoying with boot times particularly when virus killer bitdefender free gets going and steam does its usual self install.
Edited by: "jameshothothot" 4th Apr
bought for £43 in March. No problems yet
I have two of these from previous deals on here, both running strong after about 6 months of light use.

They've definitely given our old laptops a new lease of life for very little outlay.
Gentle_Giant4 h, 14 m ago

These either die after a few days, or go on forever (I have experienced …These either die after a few days, or go on forever (I have experienced both). As it is via Amazon, it is well worth the risk.


So you're basically talking about any drive be it SSD/HDD, USB, external etc etc.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 4th Apr
jameshothothot7 h, 17 m ago

Cheers! It will be a c: \ drive for booting. Storage on existing 1TB HDD - …Cheers! It will be a c: \ drive for booting. Storage on existing 1TB HDD - and indeed I could regularly back up the c:\ drive onto the existing HDD drive? Wonder if there is a good free program that could do that regularly with incremental changes? So that's a good point... c:\drive 180gb flash and d:\drive 180gb backup of c:\drive and 820gb storage...


Have to be careful about getting small space boot up drive. I got a 256 then had to get a 512gb version for windows os boot. Depending on what you installing, but not all apps allows to install on other drives. Also not every app install everything on the other drive. Then you got windows cache then all that .net frameworks. Fonts, Etc etc. It surprisingly builds up and already my 512gb is now filling up. I might be missing a trick but i try install everything and put everything on my d drive. Just saying.
Got this on 6th March for £35.69 in Amazon flash sale. Everything works perfectly still. Completely happy.
RiverDragon83 h, 53 m ago

So you're basically talking about any drive be it SSD/HDD, USB, external …So you're basically talking about any drive be it SSD/HDD, USB, external etc etc.



It is known in the trade as "Infant mortality" (I know, gruesome).; however it is true for most electrical/electronic devices.

However, Chinese branded SSD's are the only SSD's I have experience of that have died with no warning, after only a couple of days use.
By buying through Amazon, you have the protection you wouldnt get from saving ~£4 and buying direct from China.
Tweedie2 h, 55 m ago

Have to be careful about getting small space boot up drive. I got a 256 …Have to be careful about getting small space boot up drive. I got a 256 then had to get a 512gb version for windows os boot. Depending on what you installing, but not all apps allows to install on other drives. Also not every app install everything on the other drive. Then you got windows cache then all that .net frameworks. Fonts, Etc etc. It surprisingly builds up and already my 512gb is now filling up. I might be missing a trick but i try install everything and put everything on my d drive. Just saying.



You are definitely missing SOME trick; my 240GB drive has ALL of my programs installed, yet is only just over 1/2 full; my daughters 60GB drive is nearly full, but then one game takes up 29GB.

I suspect you dont use a decent disk cleaner, and you have many GB of old hotfix files; also, a modern PC has no need of a swapfile - all it is doing is wearing out your SSD and slowing down your system.
Took the plunge last night as the mymemory deal expired and I needed to get something else from amazon anyhow.

Will post benchmarks when get it

Does anyone know good free software to clone my current OS drive? I should do a fresh iwindows nstall but don't fancy reinstalling everything.

I think easeus do a free one?

Thanks for everyone's advice!
Got it and windows booting really fast after cloning with easeus free.

Here are my crystal mark tests before cloning and after:

BEFORE

I'm not really sure what to expect - sequental read and write seem slow but I am only on SATA 2 in my dell t7500 workstation. ~Will do a comparison with my hard drive

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CrystalDiskMark 6.0.0 x64 (UWP) (C) 2007-2017 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 142.619 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 137.244 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= : 79.044 MB/s [ 19297.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= : 100.608 MB/s [ 24562.5 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 78.612 MB/s [ 19192.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 100.590 MB/s [ 24558.1 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 13.753 MB/s [ 3357.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 26.096 MB/s [ 6371.1 IOPS]

Test : 1024 MiB [G: 0.1% (0.1/167.7 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2018/04/06 20:43:21
OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 16299] (x64)


AFTER
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CrystalDiskMark 6.0.0 x64 (UWP) (C) 2007-2017 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : crystalmark.info/
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 133.195 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 136.649 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= : 77.603 MB/s [ 18946.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= : 100.391 MB/s [ 24509.5 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 76.852 MB/s [ 18762.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 99.816 MB/s [ 24369.1 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 14.173 MB/s [ 3460.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 23.945 MB/s [ 5845.9 IOPS]

Test : 1024 MiB [C: 50.2% (84.1/167.6 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2018/04/07 10:53:14
OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 16299] (x64)
and here's my HDD - massive difference on random read/write!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
CrystalDiskMark 6.0.0 x64 (UWP) (C) 2007-2017 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : crystalmark.info/
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 77.936 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 74.834 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= : 1.086 MB/s [ 265.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= : 0.791 MB/s [ 193.1 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1.132 MB/s [ 276.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 0.828 MB/s [ 202.1 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 0.529 MB/s [ 129.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 0.797 MB/s [ 194.6 IOPS]

Test : 1024 MiB [D: 49.5% (229.9/464.2 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2018/04/07 18:35:24
OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 16299] (x64)
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