Corsair 120GB SSD 2.5"  (Read 550MB/s, Write 510MB/s) £119.98 + Free Delivery @ dabs.com
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Corsair 120GB SSD 2.5" (Read 550MB/s, Write 510MB/s) £119.98 + Free Delivery @ dabs.com

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Found 19th Jan 2012
Was posted a few months ago for the same price using a code but it is now this price as standard.
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Blehh... I want one... two actually.
Dont forget Topcashback 2.02% or Quidco 2%
Can this actually write a movie of 1gb to disk in 2 seconds?
I think that benchmarks are unrepresentative, but there is a massive increase in speed over a HDD.
vedb

Can this actually write a movie of 1gb to disk in 2 seconds?



No as the quoted speeds are for easily compressible data, but a 1GB movie file will already be heavily compressed.

So it's more like 3 seconds.
weiran

No as the quoted speeds are for easily compressible data, but a 1GB movie … No as the quoted speeds are for easily compressible data, but a 1GB movie file will already be heavily compressed.So it's more like 3 seconds.



Plus would need to be from another drive supporting that read speed!
This boots me to windows dekstop from post in 8 seconds
Holy groundhog day.
Can anyone advice between this and the Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB M4 SSD , review on amazon for the crucil is all 5 stars and plus its 8GB more than this but I can live with the price diff though..
Get the M4.
Do these slow down over time?
Boot to dt in 8 secs, what about in 3 months time?
Already bought one from ebuyer and planning to install today.
No great surprises for me because I already have a 60GB SSD but this will give more headroom for installing applications.
Need a good deal on a SATA3 card now!
This is a great price for 120gb ssd but I would pay a little extra and go for the M4 (£140).
Gort1951

Do these slow down over time?Boot to dt in 8 secs, what about in 3 months … Do these slow down over time?Boot to dt in 8 secs, what about in 3 months time?


The more you have on the disc then the slower the read and write times become. So, if the disc is almost full after three months, compared with being at only say 20% capacity, then yes, it will have slowed down. By how much I can't say.
Can someone post some benchmarks of a 550/510mb SSD such as this using a program such as HDtune?

e.g. hdtune.com/ima…png
ChrisPalmer

The more you have on the disc then the slower the read and write times … The more you have on the disc then the slower the read and write times become. So, if the disc is almost full after three months, compared with being at only say 20% capacity, then yes, it will have slowed down. By how much I can't say.



Not entirely true, it's not true if TRIM is enabled and isn't very close 100% completely full. Even then, it will only really affect random writes. A lot of newer drives have nice scratch area too (space not available to user) to prevent this 'disk full slowdown' that used to occur.

Basically a good SSD (like the Crucial M4), with latest firmware and an OS that supports TRIM won't slowdown over time even when full-ish.

My old Samsung PM800 series 256GB SSD that has 75% free space (has always had that space free because I imaged it from another machine is running as fast as day I got it) which I think is around 2 years now...
softpurple

Get the M4.



i see a number of people saying the m4 is the ssd to get

why is that ???

is it reliability ?
is it speed ?
better technololgy ?

this corsair drive is a sata3 drive i believe and my dell 1720 is sata2

and i believe the m4 is sata2 so would i be better going for the m4 ?
Edited by: "ijwia" 20th Jan 2012
vedb

Can this actually write a movie of 1gb to disk in 2 seconds?



i have this exact model and it gives me a sustained 300MB/s and decreases to about 140 after 10 seconds.

so a few seconds.

windows 7 boots up on a **** laptop in 15 seconds.
ijwia

i see a number of people saying the m4 is the ssd to getwhy is that ???is … i see a number of people saying the m4 is the ssd to getwhy is that ???is it reliability ?is it speed ?better technololgy ?this corsair drive is a sata3 drive i believe and my dell 1720 is sata2and i believe the m4 is sata2 so would i be better going for the m4 ?



Has an onboard 250 mb cache for controller and does not use Sandforce SS2481 or something or rather.... basically, its interface is more reliable and efficient on the M4 and doesn't slow down over time.
ijwia

i see a number of people saying the m4 is the ssd to getwhy is that ???is … i see a number of people saying the m4 is the ssd to getwhy is that ???is it reliability ?is it speed ?better technololgy ?this corsair drive is a sata3 drive i believe and my dell 1720 is sata2and i believe the m4 is sata2 so would i be better going for the m4 ?



One reason :

" the Crucial drive offered more consistent performance with all data types, thanks to the characteristics of its Marvell-built controller, which handles highly compressible and non-compressible data similarly"

The other is the perceived reliability of Sandforce which hasn't been great.

The Crucial M4 is Sata III capable and is backwards compatible with Sata II.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 20th Jan 2012
Was looking at getting a ssd, why is the m4 better? Just looking at speed it's slower both writing and reading? Any advice would be appreciated.
Guys, how did you get free delivery? Even on economy its charging £1.99
I'm having no end of problems with a 128gb M4. Wish I had stuck with ocz
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