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256gb ssd transend at EXPANSYS weekly deal £65.69
256gb ssd transend at EXPANSYS weekly deal £65.69

256gb ssd transend at EXPANSYS weekly deal £65.69

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Transcend's SSD340 is built using high-quality synchronous multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory for enduring performance and features the next-generation SATA III 6Gb/s interface, DDR3 DRAM cache, and a powerful controller. As a result, the SSD340 makes everyday computing tasks, such as booting up your computer, launching applications, and transferring data, quicker than ever before.

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Same price from Amazon - voted HOT though - is this SSD any good?

could get for less through flubit..

If they deliver

Getting close to a price where I'd be tempted.

Definitely give flubit a try. I got 10% of a 128gb one of these the other week

Would this fit a MacBook Pro?

Would this fit/work in a MacBook Pro

good price shame about the slower write speed

KiNG

good price shame about the slower write speed



I wouldn't worry about that too much TBH if you're on a budget. The read spreads are good and thats all that matters if you want your programs to load quicker.

Do Flubit process demands over the weekend?

how the heck to I get a flubit invite?

Would defo get for my laptop but spent all my money.

Torchwood

Getting close to a price where I'd be tempted.Definitely give flubit a … Getting close to a price where I'd be tempted.Definitely give flubit a try. I got 10% of a 128gb one of these the other week



What use is 12.8GB?

Uses the older SandForce SF-2281 controller and most reviews do state that write times are disappointing compared to others.

The drive does seem to be rather flimsy being covered in plastic and with potentially shaky covers, only being mounted with 1 screw.

I also saw reports of a tab snapping off when connecting the SATA cable.

Whilst it may be slower than other drives, for anybody that uses a mechanical drive will still see a major improvement in speed.

It even comes with a 2.5-3.5 bracket, which is a nice touch for desktop use.

Overall, at the price, if your budget is tight, this looks a good buy.

TehJumpingJawa

What use is 12.8GB?



Haha

£20 cheaper then an Evo SSD. Wondering if the saving is worth it...

mangomonkey

Do Flubit process demands over the weekend?



I don't think so.

reddit

Uses the older SandForce SF-2281 controller and most reviews do state … Uses the older SandForce SF-2281 controller and most reviews do state that write times are disappointing compared to others.The drive does seem to be rather flimsy being covered in plastic and with potentially shaky covers, only being mounted with 1 screw.I also saw reports of a tab snapping off when connecting the SATA cable.Whilst it may be slower than other drives, for anybody that uses a mechanical drive will still see a major improvement in speed.It even comes with a 2.5-3.5 bracket, which is a nice touch for desktop use.Overall, at the price, if your budget is tight, this looks a good buy.



This uses a JMicron controller, not Sandforce.

TehJumpingJawa

What use is 12.8GB?



lol I wondered the same

Torchwood

I don't think so.



So by monday the price will probably have gone up and they will be beating a higher price. Same thing happened last weekend with their evo ssd.

mangomonkey

Do Flubit process demands over the weekend?



Yes.

Don't forget a big price war is coming everyone has upped their production lately can hopefully see 256gb down to £50.

too late? product gone from expansys web site!
Quick go to Amazon before they put up price from £65.59!
Edited by: "splender" 12th Jul 2014

reddit

Uses the older SandForce SF-2281 controller and most reviews do state … Uses the older SandForce SF-2281 controller and most reviews do state that write times are disappointing compared to others.The drive does seem to be rather flimsy being covered in plastic and with potentially shaky covers, only being mounted with 1 screw.I also saw reports of a tab snapping off when connecting the SATA cable.Whilst it may be slower than other drives, for anybody that uses a mechanical drive will still see a major improvement in speed.It even comes with a 2.5-3.5 bracket, which is a nice touch for desktop use.Overall, at the price, if your budget is tight, this looks a good buy.

Yes, they do say the seq write time is slow but that is the sequential read/write but the 4k random file read , 4k random file write IOPS look quite OK (£85, Samsung versus £65 Transcend) so I think it is OK for medium to low end CPU:-

Samsung EVO SSD 250 GB
Random READ: up to 97,000 IOPS
Random WRITE: up to 66,000 IOPS

This Transcend SSD340
Random READ: 69,000 IOPS
Random WRITE: 68,000 IOPS
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