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32GB SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) Genuine Transcend 2.5" - £72 @ DealExtreme
32GB SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) Genuine Transcend 2.5" - £72 @ DealExtreme

32GB SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) Genuine Transcend 2.5" - £72 @ DealExtreme

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Was looking at these and this is the cheapest I have found a branded 32GB one for


Quieter than a whisper, less power-hungry than a mechanical drive, able to leap off your tabletop while running and probably survive
- Far from ordinary, though, this 32 GB solid state hard drive Transcends its electro-mechanical counterparts
- Using the standard 2.5 inch form factor and the common SATA interface, it looks like a meek mild-mannered hard drive, but having no moving parts, it is shock resistant to an unprecedented degree, and is not "virtually silent", it IS silent
- Smaller power requirements mean less heat generated and longer battery life
- Device Type: Internal Solid state disk (SSD)
- Architecture: MLC
- RoHS compliant
- Fully SATA II compatible
- Non-volatile Flash Memory for outstanding data retention
- Built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) functionality and wear-leveling algorithm ensures highly reliable of data transfer
- Lower Power Consumption
- Shock resistance

13 Comments

Bound to be a snide.

Good price but 32Gb - no ta

how fast is this compaired to standard drive?

They're a fair bit faster than standard drives, best used currently as your boot drive as it'll improve boot times and application performance. It'd be hard to install an OS, some apps and a page file in 32Gb though. It's just a tad too small. seek times are extremely fast on SSDs as well as improved transfer rates over traditional disk drives.

I'm holding out a few months to see how these SSDs develop, they're falling fast in price and speeds are getting better all the time. Personally I don't see the point in upgrading to a low grade SSD with 80mb/s transfer, although it's faster a more powerful SSD will more than double that and probably be the same price within 6 months and at a higher capacity.

raptorcigs;6603920

how fast is this compaired to standard drive?

From what I've read, they tend to start out fast, but the speed degrades over time. this is caused by additional writes to the drive which cause data to become fragmented. Now, while SSDs don't have to do disk seeks, they do have a disadvantage that they have huge sector sizes: maybe 512KB. So to write a 4KB block, the disk has to read a whole 1/2 megabyte sector, modify or add the 4k you want written and then write it back to the flash memory. Since flash has a finite life - of the order of a few thousand write operations, the internal software has a feature called wear levelling - to spread the writes across the whole device, rather than concentrating them on a few hard-hit blocks. As the device fills up, this read / modify / re-write really slows down writes and updates to a SSD. Obviously, the smaller the SSD is and the more writes you do, the faster it will slow down.
Personally, I wouldn't put a SWAP file, or a Temp directory on a SSD, they are the most frequently written locations.

These are getting cheaper and better all of the time. But great price for someone wanting one now.

Halfmad;6604048

They're a fair bit faster than standard drives, best used currently as … They're a fair bit faster than standard drives, best used currently as your boot drive as it'll improve boot times and application performance. It'd be hard to install an OS, some apps and a page file in 32Gb though. It's just a tad too small. seek times are extremely fast on SSDs as well as improved transfer rates over traditional disk drives.I'm holding out a few months to see how these SSDs develop, they're falling fast in price and speeds are getting better all the time. Personally I don't see the point in upgrading to a low grade SSD with 80mb/s transfer, although it's faster a more powerful SSD will more than double that and probably be the same price within 6 months and at a higher capacity.



32gb is more then enough to install an operating system a page file and many many programs.

If the above was £32 it would be a good price for what could be duff quality controlled products

Assuming this is the MLC version described at Amazon then it has slow read/write speed and causes stutter when running Windows XP. A better deal at this price is the Silicon Power 32GB SSD SATA from Lojixx.co.uk which is £69 delivered and has 165 MB/sec read and 95 MB/sec write speeds. Voted cold.

- Simon.

]According to the spec sheet and looking at the ratings for TS32GSSD25S-M this drive manages a measly 26MB/s read and 13MB/s write (dropping to 2.5MB/s random write) speed, which puts it on a par with the quicker SDHC cards and USB sticks.
The $117 cost gives you an outside chance of grief with customs for the VAT as well.

Can't get too excited about this. Not even for a netbook.

bashy2002;7474878

bit more but bigger and way … bit more but bigger and way better:http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/Solid+State/Intel+X25-V+Value+40GB+2.5%22+SATA-II+Solid+State+Hard+Drive+-+Retail+?productId=39253



Yuck, the write speed is horrible, granted it's mainly for reading but still.

dontasciime;7495967

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/2358/1625/-/11993103/OCZ-OCZSSDPCIE-ZDE84512G-Z-Drive-E84-512GB-PCI-Express-SSD-Solid-State-Internal-Hard-Drive/Product.html?searchtype=genre



How much will this be in a years time eh?
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