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480GB SSD from Maplin for £109.99 plus get a £15 voucher (Last Day Of Offer)
480GB SSD from Maplin for £109.99 plus get a £15 voucher (Last Day Of Offer)

480GB SSD from Maplin for £109.99 plus get a £15 voucher (Last Day Of Offer)

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Cheapest 480GB SSD in UK at £109.99

Even better value with £15 voucher for spending £100 between 5th April and 17th April.

Alternative Sandisk 480gb SSD also available at same price but limited stock.

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Looks a good price to me, maybe people are voting for the brand name? 480gb for £109 can't be bad.

It's a decent price considering how expensive ssds have become last 6 months.

I think when it comes to keeping your data safe, a brand name is more reassuring than price overall, but fair deal.

Ye I wonder who actually makes these for Maplin?

Good for gaming drive.

Good price in current market. I paid £79 last may for a sandisk one.

api182

Ye I wonder who actually makes these for Maplin?


Phison are a Taiwanese company.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phison

Review in Korean if anyone is interested.

m2.danawa.co.kr/com…844



kencol

Looks a good price to me, maybe people are voting for the brand name? … Looks a good price to me, maybe people are voting for the brand name? 480gb for £109 can't be bad.



The lack of support probably, where do you get things like firmware updates and secure erase tools for a drive like this?

EndlessWaves

The lack of support probably, where do you get things like firmware … The lack of support probably, where do you get things like firmware updates and secure erase tools for a drive like this?


Use a lot of water with salt in.

EndlessWaves

The lack of support probably, where do you get things like firmware … The lack of support probably, where do you get things like firmware updates and secure erase tools for a drive like this?


I must have been out of the game too long, would have thought generic software would be able to securely erase any drive, and hard drives didn't used to have firmware updates...I have a Samsung SSD and have never bothered to check if it needs a firmware update, it still works so not a problem. (Unless Windows 10 updates the firmware itself these days?).
20 odd years ago (before USB hit the big time) the term 'plug and play' was printed on most hardware products, often it was a right clart on to configure some of them, changing jumpers (the internet wasn't what it is now), but these days I expect to buy a component, fit it and forget about it.
TBH since android phones came out, I only ever use a laptop, my desktop is a Q9600 or something similar, it does have a 250GB SSD, probably the last upgrade I ever put in it, 4GB DDR2....you can probably get faster phones now.

Why have SSD's gone up in price so much ?

Northerndave

Why have SSD's gone up in price so much ?


At present it is the state of the market
Demand for NAND is continuing to increase everywhere
Supply is being hampered by a combination of the cross over in technology change over occurring coupled with a couple of major fab's burning down.
The prediction was Q2 for it to have passed it peak and balance back.
Edited by: "Bertz99" 17th Apr

Northerndave

Why have SSD's gone up in price so much ?



NAND flash pricing had significantly increased in the last 5 months due to supply constrains, and high demand

Northerndave

Why have SSD's gone up in price so much ?



​brexit. manufacturing of these stuff is getting cheaper. the suppliers are charging less $ per GB out of factory. but by the time it arrives at our shore and due to the £ tanked big against $ compared with 12month ago thus the big price hike. also importers are greedy. i am lucky i bought my 1tb for £150 about 18month ago.

wong_go_wild

​brexit. manufacturing of these stuff is getting cheaper. the suppliers a … ​brexit. manufacturing of these stuff is getting cheaper. the suppliers are charging less $ per GB out of factory. but by the time it arrives at our shore and due to the £ tanked big against $ compared with 12month ago thus the big price hike. also importers are greedy. i am lucky i bought my 1tb for £150 about 18month ago.



Lamest explanation.

Receive a free £5 off voucher when you spend £50 or more or a £15 off voucher when you spend £100 or more with any purchase between 5th April 2017 and 17th April 2017 inclusive and spend between 18th April 2017 and 27th April 2017 inclusive.

Is the offer still valid? Hard to understand this wording

wong_go_wild

​brexit. manufacturing of these stuff is getting cheaper. the suppliers a … ​brexit. manufacturing of these stuff is getting cheaper. the suppliers are charging less $ per GB out of factory. but by the time it arrives at our shore and due to the £ tanked big against $ compared with 12month ago thus the big price hike. also importers are greedy. i am lucky i bought my 1tb for £150 about 18month ago.


Whilst the weak Pound certainly isn't helping the price of SSDs (or anything, for that matter), it's certainly not the primary reason for the increase in the cost of SSDs when compared to 6-12 months ago.

We (as in, the whole planet) are currently months deep into a NAND shortage; the factories that produce this stuff simply can't churn it out fast enough to meet increased global demand. As we know, if you increase demand and/or decrease supply for a product, prices will rise...which they have done.

If you don't want to believe me, have a look at SSD prices, particularly for lower end drives where there's lots of competition and profit is made from volume as opposed to high margins, on Amazon USA. Most of them have had significant increases in price over the last 6 or so months, despite the fact that the US Dollar's value hasn't undergone the same...err..."adjustment"...as GBP.

zworld

Lamest explanation.



And this is the lamest come back - to ignore it or suggest it's project fear conspiracy

These items are manufactured in other countries and are bought and sold often in dollars. Sterling took a 25% tumble vs dollar. It makes a big difference.

matt101101

Whilst the weak Pound certainly isn't helping the price of SSDs (or … Whilst the weak Pound certainly isn't helping the price of SSDs (or anything, for that matter), it's certainly not the primary reason for the increase in the cost of SSDs when compared to 6-12 months ago. We (as in, the whole planet) are currently months deep into a NAND shortage; the factories that produce this stuff simply can't churn it out fast enough to meet increased global demand. As we know, if you increase demand and/or decrease supply for a product, prices will rise...which they have done. If you don't want to believe me, have a look at SSD prices, particularly for lower end drives where there's lots of competition and profit is made from volume as opposed to high margins, on Amazon USA. Most of them have had significant increases in price over the last 6 or so months, despite the fact that the US Dollar's value hasn't undergone the same...err..."adjustment"...as GBP.



​i don't follow the inside information of nand industry but 12months ago when Samsung introduced v-nand or 3d nand it was designed to simplify manufacturing process and increase production as well as the reliability of the stuff. there may be a large demand due to the advent of DDR4 uptake and more main stream use of SSD. but the stuff that goes into ram and ssd aren't the same. anyway. i don't think there is such a surge that would justify this 30-40% increase. £ V $ has lost 25% since the time i bought my drive. and if you look at the base rate of cheap drive where margins are generally slim, the base of these drives are typically 20% more than 12 months ago therefore it makes sense when adjusted for £v$ movements.

gowf

And this is the lamest come back - to ignore it or suggest it's project … And this is the lamest come back - to ignore it or suggest it's project fear conspiracyThese items are manufactured in other countries and are bought and sold often in dollars. Sterling took a 25% tumble vs dollar. It makes a big difference.



​some people likes to live in a bubble of ignorance so basically let them be and the sooner they are gone and stop spreading their genetic material the better.

wong_go_wild

​some people likes to live in a bubble of ignorance so basically let them … ​some people likes to live in a bubble of ignorance so basically let them be and the sooner they are gone and stop spreading their genetic material the better.



Can I suggest you go and read about commodity pricing, and study THIS! article from last year, showing that a NAND flash price increase was well predicted.

Of course currency markets have an effect, but given that the lowest prices were seen in Oct/Nov last year, and the dollar rate adjustment happened in June, the price had already been adjust and partly absorbed.

If you chose to comment on a market that you do not fully understand and are not part of then maybe hold back your judgment of others until you have researched the subject and have some solid facts, not just a blanket statement you feel fits all that is going wrong.

​as i said, i don't follow the market nor claim to have inside story. but i can say for sure that the retail price will have significant lag to the out of factory price as retailers and importers will have fixed prices on pre-orders. so according the article if the supplier is worst at end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 then we would probably yet to see those price adjustment to come in.

i am looking at Samsung 1TB 850 evo on pricespy, when it was introduced back in early 2015 it was around 220-230 mark then after Jun 2016 it gone up to 260 and now around 290 mark. so that price differential is exactly the same as the £v$ differential (1.57 to 1.23). so it is hard to argue against numbers...i suggest you just crunch some numbers and figure stuff out for yourself.

Correct me if wrong, at one point chip manufacturers were producing far too much, hence why we could get 16GB DDR3 for silly prices like £50. Then, they slowed down production on purpose to increase prices. Wish I could remember where I read about this...

wong_go_wild

​as i said, i don't follow the market nor claim to have inside story. b … ​as i said, i don't follow the market nor claim to have inside story. but i can say for sure that the retail price will have significant lag to the out of factory price as retailers and importers will have fixed prices on pre-orders. so according the article if the supplier is worst at end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 then we would probably yet to see those price adjustment to come in. i am looking at Samsung 1TB 850 evo on pricespy, when it was introduced back in early 2015 it was around 220-230 mark then after Jun 2016 it gone up to 260 and now around 290 mark. so that price differential is exactly the same as the £v$ differential (1.57 to 1.23). so it is hard to argue against numbers...i suggest you just crunch some numbers and figure stuff out for yourself.



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