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1TB (class) SSD under £400 - Sold / Delivered by Amazon and in Stock Crucial M500 960GB - £399.99

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Posted 23rd Oct 2013

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Breaks the £400 barrier! Less than 42p / GB for a cutting-edge SSD! The lowest it has ever been from Amazon - Previous deals at this price needed discount codes. Just the best price on an excellent SSD. Not everyone needs 960GB, but for those who do, this is an excellent price
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Typical, just as my Steam library goes over the 1TB size now 1TB SSD's are affordable.
Das ist going to get chaud.
Thanks
Hot, good deal.
Not long ago 1tb HDDs cost this much!
qwerta369

Das ist going to get chaud.


It's a hot deal in anybody's language!:D

Edited by: "kennethsross" 23rd Oct 2013
I wish those £169 refurbed 512gb vertexs and agilitys were still around. I could do with a new steam drive after canibalizing my pc for my wifes extra birthday gifts.
an intel s3700 is my ideal drive because performance doesnt drop over the life of a long file transfer or lengthy operation whereas this m500 drops to a few mb/s after 30 seconds of activity.
bemaniac

an intel s3700 is my ideal drive because performance doesnt drop over the … an intel s3700 is my ideal drive because performance doesnt drop over the life of a long file transfer or lengthy operation whereas this m500 drops to a few mb/s after 30 seconds of activity.



Unfortunately, an 800GB Intel S3700 will cost close to £1500. The performance you are seeking comes at a very high price
qwerta369

Das ist going to get chaud.



Zis deal ist burning mein eyes!
phox

Not long ago 1tb HDDs cost this much!


Not true. I bought one of the first 1TB hard drives about 5/6 years ago and it was around £180.
Edited by: "Aser" 23rd Oct 2013
Hmm, £1200 to kit-out my NAS with enough speed my network probably couldn't handle...
Thanks. Ordered.
Hmmmmmm I was thinking of dropping a 1TB drive in my PS4 when it arrives, just wasn't expecting it to be an SSD.
bemaniac

an intel s3700 is my ideal drive because performance doesnt drop over the … an intel s3700 is my ideal drive because performance doesnt drop over the life of a long file transfer or lengthy operation whereas this m500 drops to a few mb/s after 30 seconds of activity.



[ citation needed ]

AIUI a long file transfer (assuming 16k+ blocks, sequential writes) won't trigger the gc and should just keep on writing until the spare blocks are used up.
Amazing. Prices can only get better as more people buy.
Before reading the rest of this, I know this is a good deal, but

where are all the people who frequent the cycling deals saying things like "£400 for a hard drive, my whole computer cost less than that?!" Surely its the same logic?
It is a lot of money for a hard drive, but depending on your application it could pay for itself with the increase in performance. I often have to wait a long time while my DAW searches through thousands of samples to load up an instrument. In a day I'd say it adds an hour to my work time just in in waiting. Saving an hour a day is a huge gain IMO.

Zis deal ist burning mein eyes!



The goggles- they do nothing!
Great price, looks like my steam library has a new home :-)
chrisbass

Before reading the rest of this, I know this is a good deal, butwhere are … Before reading the rest of this, I know this is a good deal, butwhere are all the people who frequent the cycling deals saying things like "£400 for a hard drive, my whole computer cost less than that?!" Surely its the same logic?



Not quuuuuiiite.

Doesn't matter if a bike costs £59 or £399, I'm not really going to go 10 times faster on a more expensive bike.
aires

Not quuuuuiiite.Doesn't matter if a bike costs £59 or £399, I'm not r … Not quuuuuiiite.Doesn't matter if a bike costs £59 or £399, I'm not really going to go 10 times faster on a more expensive bike.



You might when the £59 one breaks though.... (but I agree with your point, I certainly couldn't justify £399 on storage as I can't see the saving of my time ever adding up to the £350 difference!)
This is a good deal - breaking point for me on a drive this size is 1tb for 200 quid I think. That said i've got a whole array of bloody SSDs now so accumulatively i've spent far more. I just luv em me.
dangel

This is a good deal - breaking point for me on a drive this size is 1tb … This is a good deal - breaking point for me on a drive this size is 1tb for 200 quid I think. That said i've got a whole array of bloody SSDs now so accumulatively i've spent far more. I just luv em me.



I think that day is still a long way off - it is still incredibly rare for even a 480 / 500 / 512 SSD to dip below £200, even if only momentarily
kennethsross

I think that day is still a long way off - it is still incredibly rare … I think that day is still a long way off - it is still incredibly rare for even a 480 / 500 / 512 SSD to dip below £200, even if only momentarily



I don't disagree but then advances in the density of flash memory may bring it closer than we both might think. We've come a long way already so there's always hope
What's the point? Get a 128GB one for a system drive which is more than enough for that. For media and games, get two 3TB hard drives and run them on RAID1. Windows 7 has this feature built in (in the better versions, such as Professional), so it will mirror the data across the two drives giving you 3TB of data that will (unless you're careless) have no risk of data loss, for half the price.

"Whaaaat?! You don't get the point! SSDs are veeeery fast, and hard drives are slow!"

Maybe so. But will make very little difference to game loading times and video playback. Having a 128GB SSD just for the system will give your system use (doing general tasks, accessing the web, and so on) a huge speed boost at a fraction of the cost. And using the 3TB of space I have for storage, I've downloaded hundreds of Steam games that are ready to play.

I'm sorry, but for most users, getting this 1TB drive is foolish.
Would be nice of someone explained what a SSD actually is?

Is it a pc, or a bird or a plane?
barnehurst

Would be nice of someone explained what a SSD actually is?Is it a pc, or … Would be nice of someone explained what a SSD actually is?Is it a pc, or a bird or a plane?



It's none of those three suggestions, but perhaps this link will help:

proactiveits.co.uk/blo…one

(came so close to doing an LMGTFY there.....)
Edited by: "kennethsross" 23rd Oct 2013
Mantis

What's the point? Get a 128GB one for a system drive which is more than … What's the point? Get a 128GB one for a system drive which is more than enough for that. For media and games, get two 3TB hard drives and run them on RAID1. Windows 7 has this feature built in (in the better versions, such as Professional), so it will mirror the data across the two drives giving you 3TB of data that will (unless you're careless) have no risk of data loss, for half the price.



I've never seen the point in RAID 1 - it's not really a backup solution for a whole host of reasons and has high overhead, worse still if you're using a software solution (i.e. not dedicated hardware which costs proper money). I'd push people toward off-machine backups as being far more sensible - less overhead and less risk of data loss. Still this is an aside - SSDs are appealing simply because they're blisteringly fast and even something as completely OTT as this drive can be rather useful

It does make a difference to some games (appreciably but variably) but in this situation i'd recommend having an SSD drive you can move games on or off to (e.g. with steam tool or just using NTFS junctions yourself) it's a powerful solution and more sensible given you probably only want to play 3-4 games regularly at any given point. I was (for years) running RAID 0 (with backups mind) for the better performance but i've split the array and now have 1 ssd for OS, 1 ssd for games and the two mechanicals as mass storage. RAID 0 is (in theory) risky as heck but it does at least add performance - problem is it's light years behind SSD and thus i've decided on my current setup. YMMV but that's what i've concluded whilst fiddling in the past few years

I completely agree that the system drive is by far the most important speed wise though. If you've currently got a mechanical only then get an SSD as your system drive - i'd probably look at 128->250 since they're relatively cheap now and you could (for experimentation try having a smallish games partition on the SSD).

Nobody *needs* a drive this big - but that's not the point - everybody kinda *wants* one


Edited by: "dangel" 23rd Oct 2013
phox

Not long ago 1tb HDDs cost this much!



When did they ever cost this much?
Mantis

What's the point? Get a 128GB one for a system drive which is more than … What's the point? Get a 128GB one for a system drive which is more than enough for that. For media and games, get two 3TB hard drives and run them on RAID1. I'm sorry, but for most users, getting this 1TB drive is foolish.



Firstly, Mantis, there's no need to feel sorry. From your comment about storing media and games, it would appear that your PC is essentially for entertainment purposes. That may, or may not be the case with most users. But for those of us who use our PC as a work tool, an SSD larger than 128GB is most definitely not, as you say, foolish.

OS and applications take up almost 300 GB on my system drive, and I also frequently access / change / save very large data files. For me, an SSD of this size is not foolish, but worthwhile.
xmubzx

When did they ever cost this much?



19437800-2rELY

in January 1995, according to mkomo.com/cos…yte

edit: d'oh - that's 1000mb... looks like the most a 1TB hard disk cost was:

19437800-ILieL

Edited by: "MiL0" 23rd Oct 2013
sparx1981

Typical, just as my Steam library goes over the 1TB size now 1TB SSD's … Typical, just as my Steam library goes over the 1TB size now 1TB SSD's are affordable.



archive little played games to hdd and currently played games to SSD, using this tool
stefanjones.ca/steam/
sparx1981

Typical, just as my Steam library goes over the 1TB size now 1TB SSD's … Typical, just as my Steam library goes over the 1TB size now 1TB SSD's are affordable.



How is £400 affordable, I'd like to know, cos I spent £450 on a 3930k, and I don't see it as affordable!?
MiL0

in January 1995, according to http://www.mkomo.com/cost-per-gigabyteedit: … in January 1995, according to http://www.mkomo.com/cost-per-gigabyteedit: d'oh - that's 1000mb... looks like the most a 1TB hard disk cost was:



That's still only 10Gb...

Get a 128GB one for a system drive which is more than enough for that



Sorry not anymore it's not. Small SSD's as your system drive have major problems with the winsxs folder because of the stupid way M$ did things. I wouldn't use an SSD smaller than 250GB anymore. Despite what M$ say the bare minimum your system drive will need for windows over any reasonable lifetime is upwards of 100GB so 128GB wont leave you very much for programs. Plus the more programs you have the bigger winsxs will get. I don't care in none of them actually exist on that SSD, explorer and windoze believe they do and you will run out as M$ show no sign of acknowledging there is a problem let alone fixing it.
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phox

Not long ago 1tb HDDs cost this much!



Never, even the 4TB cost less then $400 first introduced over 2 yrs ago.
I find it a good discipline to do a windows reinstall reasonably often (6 months or so) to clear out the accumulated rubbish. My intel extreme 64Gb SSD copes fine over this time frame.
Is it Full HD 1080p?
Why would anyone wavy to have 1tb of games stored on a HDD, its just stupid. People just seem to buy games on Steam for sake of it reading these threads.

I. Install the gave I am 2-3 games I am currently playing and then uninstall when done.

250ssd with a 1tb normal HDD Slave drive for films and music. Job done.

Paying 400 just to install a bunch of games you never actually play is nuts
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