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220GB Apacer AS340 2.5'' 7mm SATA III Internal Solid State Drive SSD 220GB - £21.99 @ eBay / goto7dayshop
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220GB Apacer AS340 2.5'' 7mm SATA III Internal Solid State Drive SSD 220GB - £21.99 @ eBay / goto7dayshop

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Decent looking Apacer SSD's on the cheap here, with 3 year warranty. Can't be bad as a simple and effective upgrade to your aging or new system? Around 550 Write and 400 odd write in general according to reviews, although people are having varying results, but enough for Win10 and most of your core apps I should think..
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Tempted to jazz up some old laptops?
Got one of these last week for my new build... Working great and fast
Now, the REAL question is this... Does this go on display, or do you hide it away in a tray? ;-p
Not as good a deal as you may think, it's missing 20-30gb of A normal size ssd it's cheap but your getting 220gb of storage. For a few quid more you can get a full size ssd by one of the big brands. It's a very odd size I dont understand why and by the time it's formatted in Windows it will be around 205gb.

Cold from me as it's not a good deal price to space and it's not a well known brand.
polly6911/02/2020 08:34

Not as good a deal as you may think, it's missing 20-30gb of A normal size …Not as good a deal as you may think, it's missing 20-30gb of A normal size ssd it's cheap but your getting 220gb of storage. For a few quid more you can get a full size ssd by one of the big brands. It's a very odd size I dont understand why and by the time it's formatted in Windows it will be around 205gb.Cold from me as it's not a good deal price to space and it's not a well known brand.


Link?
polly6911/02/2020 08:34

Not as good a deal as you may think, it's missing 20-30gb of A normal size …Not as good a deal as you may think, it's missing 20-30gb of A normal size ssd it's cheap but your getting 220gb of storage. For a few quid more you can get a full size ssd by one of the big brands. It's a very odd size I dont understand why and by the time it's formatted in Windows it will be around 205gb.Cold from me as it's not a good deal price to space and it's not a well known brand.


Your maths is off. The 'big boys' are all >25% on cost for the extra 20-30GB. Unless you have found an unshared deal?
Edited by: "encaser" 11th Feb
polly6911/02/2020 08:34

Not as good a deal as you may think, it's missing 20-30gb of A normal size …Not as good a deal as you may think, it's missing 20-30gb of A normal size ssd it's cheap but your getting 220gb of storage. For a few quid more you can get a full size ssd by one of the big brands. It's a very odd size I dont understand why and by the time it's formatted in Windows it will be around 205gb.Cold from me as it's not a good deal price to space and it's not a well known brand.



Apacer have been about for years and years!! And they offer a 3 year Warranty? What do you exactly want or need for £22 on your doorstep? Since 1997.
Edited by: "aidan.conway" 11th Feb
The model no. is AP220GAS340-1 which differs from those of the 240GB drives
faccjd113/02/2020 17:13

The model no. is AP220GAS340-1 which differs from those of the 240GB …The model no. is AP220GAS340-1 which differs from those of the 240GB drives[Image]



Is it not jus the model number is an AS340, nothing to do with capacity and the first part of the product ID is AP for Apacer and 220 for the capacity? This is a 220gb drive, not a 240gb drive, so I don't understand the issue really? Or am I being thick? I must say, I still haven't had mine to test to see how good or otherwise they are? And still the question arises as to what the cost will be to get a vinyl sticker or not to cover it??? Unless you can hide it in the bottom of your case underneath the PSU shroud? ;-p
I've read that often these odd non standard SSD sizes are rejected 240GB drives where some memory has failed, they remap the controller to not use that failed memory and just use what's good... we've seen other odd sizes over the years, usually from no-name Chinese 'brands' where they've bought up a load of rejected drives or memory modules from some other company that won't use failed memory.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 13th Feb
spannerzone13/02/2020 22:31

I've read that often these odd non standard SSD sizes are rejected 240GB …I've read that often these odd non standard SSD sizes are rejected 240GB drives where some memory has failed, they remap the controller to not use that failed memory and just use what's good... we've seen other odd sizes over the years, usually from no-name Chinese 'brands' where they've bought up a load of rejected drives or memory modules from some other company that won't use failed memory.


That’s quite commonplace in the silicon industry. Ryzen 3700s become 3700X’s, Intel do the same, either up or down. It wouldn’t necessarily indicate a poor product. It’s the silicon lottery? Nvidia and AMD do the same with GPU products also... You cannot lose site of the fact that you are looking at an ssd for £21 delivered? If used for an OS, with no precious data on it, then it should serve its purpose well and to be honest you’ll be rid of it long before it’s warranty expires....
aidan.conway13/02/2020 23:10

That’s quite commonplace in the silicon industry. Ryzen 3700s become 3 …That’s quite commonplace in the silicon industry. Ryzen 3700s become 3700X’s, Intel do the same, either up or down. It wouldn’t necessarily indicate a poor product. It’s the silicon lottery? Nvidia and AMD do the same with GPU products also... You cannot lose site of the fact that you are looking at an ssd for £21 delivered? If used for an OS, with no precious data on it, then it should serve its purpose well and to be honest you’ll be rid of it long before it’s warranty expires....


Yep that's certainly the case with many things..... for me personally I'd try and get a drive like the Intergral 240GB drives which have often been around this price in recent past but it does seem SSDs are going up in price at the moment.
spannerzone14/02/2020 13:12

Yep that's certainly the case with many things..... for me personally I'd …Yep that's certainly the case with many things..... for me personally I'd try and get a drive like the Intergral 240GB drives which have often been around this price in recent past but it does seem SSDs are going up in price at the moment.


If you like the integrals, then just go for mymemory own brand, as this is what they are..
aidan.conway14/02/2020 16:42

If you like the integrals, then just go for mymemory own brand, as this …If you like the integrals, then just go for mymemory own brand, as this is what they are..


Yep I believe so but not tried any yet.
These have gone up a little in price to £23.49, but I have had a few delivered and they are running exceptionally well for a couple of days' testing. 5500 reads and 500-525 writes, so really cannot complain for the money. The only other thing that comes close is the LEXAR for a fiver more, but the writes on the Lexars are much slower, as are the PNY's, so for a 220gb at this price, they really do seem to represent the best value for money out there... You do also get 3 year warranty on it from a Company thats been around for longer than most.. I 'unexpired' the deal to post the performance, in case anyone was keen to know how they do... they are 50p cheaper on 7dayshop's website.
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