AMD 240GB 2.5" Radeon R3 SATA3 SSD £65.98 Delivered @ eBuyer
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AMD 240GB 2.5" Radeon R3 SATA3 SSD £65.98 Delivered @ eBuyer

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Found 5th Jun
Not a bad price for the capacity. Would be perfect as an upgrade to a slowing PC or laptop

Superior in value and performance. Get up to 10x the speed of a traditional hard drive. Bring new life to your tired PC for far less cost than you would expect.

Features

• Looking for the best way to boost your PC or laptop performance? Look no further than Radeon R3 SSD drives.
• With speeds greater than 10x that of a traditional hard drive, you can now access programs and boot up operating systems unbelievably fast.
• The slim 2.5inch form factor is compatible with desktop PCs as well as most notebooks.
• Intel or AMD-based systems, laptops and desktops.

Value

Looking for the best way to boost your PC or laptop's performance? Look no further than Radeon R3 SSD drives.

Performance

With speeds greater than 10x that of a traditional hard drive, you can now access programs and boot up operating systems unbelievably fast.

Design

The slim 2.5" form factor is compatible with desktop PCs as well as most notebooks.

Warranty

3 year limited warranty

Compatibility

Intel or AMD-based systems, laptops and desktops.

Specifications

CAPACITY 240 GB

NAND COMPONENTS TLC

CONTROLLER Silicon Motion SM2256KX

FORM FACTOR 2.5" 7mm

INTERFACE SATA III, 6Gbps

HEIGHT 7mm

WIDTH 69.75mm

DEPTH 99.70mm

WEIGHT 115g

Performance

MAX READ 520 MB/s

MAX WRITE 470 MB/s

4KB RANDOM READ 77,100 IOPS

4KB STEADY STATE RANDOM WRITE 25,300 IOPS

Top comments

eBuyer so no thanks... will hold a grudge against them forever for their handling of the RMA for my old SSD.

Dodge62

Not really fair to **** a company off on a half-remembered detail. It … Not really fair to **** a company off on a half-remembered detail. It wasn't "how many RMAs they reject" but "how many RMAs they are able to avoid". If you phone to tell them your device is broken and you want to return it, and they tell you how to solve the problem so it works and you don't have to return it, that's a good thing, right?




i didnt **** any company off, my argument with them was that i refused to do business with them while they used ParcelForce to do all their deliveries and it was at least 3 or 4years before the whole rumor or news about the RMAs came out but I had stuck to my guns and not bought anything from them since and till today I still haven't though they might of switched to using another delivery company quite a few times by now.

I read the article posted about their RMA dept and judging how quickly ebuyer or their PR team jumped up to defend and explain themselves as well as denying the context that the rest of the internet seemed to have taken when they saw this picture...

https://regmedia.co.uk/2013/12/23/ebuyer_big.jpg

It leads me to think that they were caught with their pants down like a deer in the headlights.

While my RMAs before the whole 'scandal' went smoothly. I know quite a few people closer to the time of the news article who didnt have such a smooth experience with them.



The only people who will defend ebuyer is their PR team or employees

Edited by: "PcTechSpecialist" 5th Jun

thegamingkinginfo

Not had a problem with eBuyer in a long time. Did once a long time ago … Not had a problem with eBuyer in a long time. Did once a long time ago but ordered a monitor recently with no problems. Last time I used them for RMA it was no problem but everyones experiences differ.



I RMA'd a dead SSD under warranty. They refused to replace it (the same model was available but had gone up significantly in price) and deducted 30% from the refund of the original purchase price for "wear and tear" so to replace the thing I would end up paying almost double what I originally paid. When I refused and told them to send it back to me so I could deal with the manufacturer they said that wasn't possible as they had already destroyed it.

Not the actions of a company I'll ever do business with again.

Can I crossfire this with my 6850?
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Good price.

AyyyyyyMD

won't find much cheaper than this for the storage I'm afraid. heat

Can I crossfire this with my 6850?

ianbeany

Can I crossfire this with my 6850?



Yes you definitely can and do let us know how that works out for you.

eBuyer so no thanks... will hold a grudge against them forever for their handling of the RMA for my old SSD.

Thank you, heat added.



meh deal. Only £5 off standard price. I'd recommend spending an extra £10 to get something that has resale value, slightly better performance & sold by a trusted brand.
Edited by: "ASD_NINJA" 5th Jun

ASD_NINJA

meh deal. Only £5 off standard price. I'd reccomend spending an extra £10 … meh deal. Only £5 off standard price. I'd reccomend spending an extra £10 to get something that has resale value, slightly better performance & sold by a trusted brand.


Then again, who really wants to buy a secondhand SSD after it's been used for a few years

iamiguel

Then again, who really wants to buy a secondhand SSD after it's been used … Then again, who really wants to buy a secondhand SSD after it's been used for a few years



enough people after looking at sold listing on ebay, at least for trusted brands.

me_lee

eBuyer so no thanks... will hold a grudge against them forever for their … eBuyer so no thanks... will hold a grudge against them forever for their handling of the RMA for my old SSD.




I never go burned by ebuyer RMA dept. my issue with them is they decided to switch to using ParcelForce for deliveries and i absolutely loathe them.

problems with the RMA dept didnt arise till a few years after that when i think i heard the size of staff bonuses depended on how many RMAs they reject.


For anyone interested in this SSD.... Its SLOOOOOWWWWWWW i think its 260mb/s write and 500mb/s read.... even a Samsung 830 evo from a few years back outperforms this SSD.

Not the end of the world, but its something to take into consideration if you regularly write a load of files.
Edited by: "PcTechSpecialist" 5th Jun

me_lee

eBuyer so no thanks... will hold a grudge against them forever for their … eBuyer so no thanks... will hold a grudge against them forever for their handling of the RMA for my old SSD.

me_lee

eBuyer so no thanks... will hold a grudge against them forever for their … eBuyer so no thanks... will hold a grudge against them forever for their handling of the RMA for my old SSD.




Not had a problem with eBuyer in a long time. Did once a long time ago but ordered a monitor recently with no problems. Last time I used them for RMA it was no problem but everyones experiences differ.

Then again, who really wants to buy a secondhand SSD after it's been used … Then again, who really wants to buy a secondhand SSD after it's been used for a few years


lol I bought a refurb ocz a few yaers ago (100GB) and its still going strong.. admittedly I use it like a giant (fast) usb drive so its not in very regular use.

PcTechSpecialist

problems with the RMA dept didnt arise till a few years after that when i … problems with the RMA dept didnt arise till a few years after that when i think i heard the size of staff bonuses depended on how many RMAs they reject.


Not really fair to **** a company off on a half-remembered detail. It wasn't "how many RMAs they reject" but "how many RMAs they are able to avoid". If you phone to tell them your device is broken and you want to return it, and they tell you how to solve the problem so it works and you don't have to return it, that's a good thing, right?

made and supported by Galt apparently.

Dodge62

Not really fair to **** a company off on a half-remembered detail. It … Not really fair to **** a company off on a half-remembered detail. It wasn't "how many RMAs they reject" but "how many RMAs they are able to avoid". If you phone to tell them your device is broken and you want to return it, and they tell you how to solve the problem so it works and you don't have to return it, that's a good thing, right?



"Issues resolved" would have been more appropriate.

Good price, hopefully PC compenents might start coming down a bit more soon. Though I must say I have had problems with eBuyer RMA's in the past, had to email head office to get anywhere with it. But it was resolved after that.

thegamingkinginfo

Not had a problem with eBuyer in a long time. Did once a long time ago … Not had a problem with eBuyer in a long time. Did once a long time ago but ordered a monitor recently with no problems. Last time I used them for RMA it was no problem but everyones experiences differ.



I RMA'd a dead SSD under warranty. They refused to replace it (the same model was available but had gone up significantly in price) and deducted 30% from the refund of the original purchase price for "wear and tear" so to replace the thing I would end up paying almost double what I originally paid. When I refused and told them to send it back to me so I could deal with the manufacturer they said that wasn't possible as they had already destroyed it.

Not the actions of a company I'll ever do business with again.

me_lee

I RMA'd a dead SSD under warranty. They refused to replace it (the same … I RMA'd a dead SSD under warranty. They refused to replace it (the same model was available but had gone up significantly in price) and deducted 30% from the refund of the original purchase price for "wear and tear" so to replace the thing I would end up paying almost double what I originally paid. When I refused and told them to send it back to me so I could deal with the manufacturer they said that wasn't possible as they had already destroyed it.Not the actions of a company I'll ever do business with again.



​Ouch, I'd hold a grudge against them too for that behaviour, sounds like their customer service has been inspired by zavvi

ASD_NINJA

meh deal. Only £5 off standard price. I'd recommend spending an extra £10 … meh deal. Only £5 off standard price. I'd recommend spending an extra £10 to get something that has resale value, slightly better performance & sold by a trusted brand.



resale value? its a flippin SSD not a Ford Fiesta. you dont resell hard drives! you just keep adding more, you back them up to a massive HDD regularly and you run them till they are dead. if you are on a laptop you don't buy cheap, you buy once, you imagine a size you will never fill and then double it then buy that one.
SSD is not following the normal trends for size, price, and time I bought my 1st before 2012 (120gb) and a similar spec (speed and capacity) one now costs more than I paid, my 240gb was the same price as this 2 years ago. my 256gb was £80 last year.

there is no benefit either way to reselling, if you need bigger you either bought too small the 1st time or you add to it in a desktop.

This deal is hot.

Hi,

If I want to speed up my Grandparents desktop is this an easier and more effective option than buying a new desktop or chromebook equivalent? They use it for 70% browsing internet (mainly email), 20% playing basic games (solitaire) and 10% word processing and printing. It's about 4-5 years old and is reasonably slow, but still functional and has been upgraded to Windows 10.
Thanks.

csmall86

Hi, If I want to speed up my Grandparents desktop is this an easier and … Hi, If I want to speed up my Grandparents desktop is this an easier and more effective option than buying a new desktop or chromebook equivalent? They use it for 70% browsing internet (mainly email), 20% playing basic games (solitaire) and 10% word processing and printing. It's about 4-5 years old and is reasonably slow, but still functional and has been upgraded to Windows 10.Thanks.



This or a different brand SSD, if they have a normal physical hard drive, this would make a difference, Sata 3 is backward compatible with SATA2 / SATA1. Just make sure you don't install bloatware on their computer and use a good browser that optimises their experience, y'know Firefox, Opera, Googles Chrome etc. Avoid MS Edge/ Internet Explorer. That's the grandparent order of browsers. Well Opera, Firefox, Chrome, Safari / Edge if you have to.

I've had problems with ebuyer RMAs too. The item I ordered was supplied with the wrong power supply. It took 4 months to get it resolved. I won't touch them with a barge pole now. Amazon on the other hand are excellent - I'd rather pay extra and buy from Amazon. Ebuyer must lose countless sales as a result of their poor customer service.

Dodge62

Not really fair to **** a company off on a half-remembered detail. It … Not really fair to **** a company off on a half-remembered detail. It wasn't "how many RMAs they reject" but "how many RMAs they are able to avoid". If you phone to tell them your device is broken and you want to return it, and they tell you how to solve the problem so it works and you don't have to return it, that's a good thing, right?




i didnt **** any company off, my argument with them was that i refused to do business with them while they used ParcelForce to do all their deliveries and it was at least 3 or 4years before the whole rumor or news about the RMAs came out but I had stuck to my guns and not bought anything from them since and till today I still haven't though they might of switched to using another delivery company quite a few times by now.

I read the article posted about their RMA dept and judging how quickly ebuyer or their PR team jumped up to defend and explain themselves as well as denying the context that the rest of the internet seemed to have taken when they saw this picture...

https://regmedia.co.uk/2013/12/23/ebuyer_big.jpg

It leads me to think that they were caught with their pants down like a deer in the headlights.

While my RMAs before the whole 'scandal' went smoothly. I know quite a few people closer to the time of the news article who didnt have such a smooth experience with them.



The only people who will defend ebuyer is their PR team or employees

Edited by: "PcTechSpecialist" 5th Jun

Does anyone know if this will work in a Macbook (2009) as I've no idea what to look for or how to install.

csmall86

Hi, If I want to speed up my Grandparents desktop is this an easier and … Hi, If I want to speed up my Grandparents desktop is this an easier and more effective option than buying a new desktop or chromebook equivalent? They use it for 70% browsing internet (mainly email), 20% playing basic games (solitaire) and 10% word processing and printing. It's about 4-5 years old and is reasonably slow, but still functional and has been upgraded to Windows 10.Thanks.



Possibly, that would depend on why something only 4-5 years old is slow. If it's got a very slow processor like an Atom N450 it may not make as much difference as hoped.

If it's a decent processor like an i3-2100 with a decent amount of memory (4GB+) then I'd go for it.

crazymonkey

y'know Firefox, Opera, Googles Chrome etc. Avoid MS Edge/ Internet … y'know Firefox, Opera, Googles Chrome etc. Avoid MS Edge/ Internet Explorer. That's the grandparent order of browsers. Well Opera, Firefox, Chrome, Safari / Edge if you have to.



There's no reason to avoid Edge, I use it more than the other major browsers installed on my system (my main browser is something smaller than can better handle lots of tabs). It's a good design for a basic browser and they've been consistently squashing the bugs and improving the speed.

mikehop1

Does anyone know if this will work in a Macbook (2009) as I've no idea … Does anyone know if this will work in a Macbook (2009) as I've no idea what to look for or how to install.



Yes - just clone your drive with SuperDuper! Or CarbonCopyCloner and swap out the drives - easy

Very good price for this SSD. Might have to purchase one :P

Had one of these fail on a client, still waiting for response from AMD/Galt, seems to be little or no support. I'd suggest only buying from a company who has good returns policy.

Can't believe the price of SSDs right now, £66 for a mediocre ssd is hot? a year ago this would have been a 240gb sandisk or kingston ssd for about the £50 mark now 120gb ssds are over £40, has the worlds nand stock entered the bermuda triangle or something?

Dan_the_man28

Can't believe the price of SSDs right now, £66 for a mediocre ssd is hot? … Can't believe the price of SSDs right now, £66 for a mediocre ssd is hot? a year ago this would have been a 240gb sandisk or kingston ssd for about the £50 mark now 120gb ssds are over £40, has the worlds nand stock entered the bermuda triangle or something?



No, but the £ has...

It's a good deal for sure. But eBuyer? Nope, never again.

AMD...Always Making Duds. Pass.

AMD do ssd now??

Dan_the_man28

Can't believe the price of SSDs right now, £66 for a mediocre ssd is hot? … Can't believe the price of SSDs right now, £66 for a mediocre ssd is hot? a year ago this would have been a 240gb sandisk or kingston ssd for about the £50 mark now 120gb ssds are over £40, has the worlds nand stock entered the bermuda triangle or something?



If you have a stick up your a** please skip this post

no, its that everything needs more and more memory, manufactures keep pushing larger memory sizes in smartphones, laptops, TV's, sat navs, fridges, internet connected everythings, toilets that can automatically update your facebook with a status update about size and weight of your number 2s as you do them (Patent pending).

so we throw away our 2 year old tech and buy a new one and all that changes is the screen is 2mm bigger and the memory has doubled.

all these different memory chips have to be manufactured and even a few years ago the system was stressed... then one of the larger foundries burned to the ground making the already existing chip shortage grow, pushing the prices up.

of course as long as chip demand continually increases the companies who make the chips can charge higher prices to manufacturers of devices but don't worry they will pass those price hikes on to the consumer.

on the up side since everyone always demands more power it means the more money than sense crew push technology to advance, the sensible wait just a little while for the announcement of the new product that has 10% more memory to but the last model and make a cheap purchase, and the elderly sit there wondering how to change the channel to strictly come dancing as its been stuck on cartoons since the grandkids came round.

(if anyone doesn't understand this is a mix of fact and funny please avoid angry ranting replies)

bbfb12328 m ago

AMD do ssd now??



Well they seem to badge them up, these are made by Galt (never heard of them either) and other AMD SSD's are made by OCZ I believe

Why the hell would they give it the same name as their graphics cards.

csmall86

Hi, If I want to speed up my Grandparents desktop is this an easier and … Hi, If I want to speed up my Grandparents desktop is this an easier and more effective option than buying a new desktop or chromebook equivalent? They use it for 70% browsing internet (mainly email), 20% playing basic games (solitaire) and 10% word processing and printing. It's about 4-5 years old and is reasonably slow, but still functional and has been upgraded to Windows 10.Thanks.


Try backing up their stuff and doing a clean reinstall of Windows first. A 4-5 year old desktop should not be struggling with basic tasks, regardless of spec

paulpso

Why the hell would they give it the same name as their graphics cards.



Because it's AMD. When was the last time they did anything sensible?
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