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Corsair 60GB Force SSD 2.5" SATA-II £99.99 delivered @ ebuyer
Corsair 60GB Force SSD 2.5" SATA-II £99.99 delivered @ ebuyer

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The Corsair Force Series SSD product line offers the highest performance in Read/Write speeds of up to a maximum read speed of 285MB/s and write speed of 275MB/s. If speed is what you are looking for and what you expect from your performance or gaming system the Corsair Force Series SSD's are the perfect choice.
Your system will start-up faster, applications and games will load quicker and you will see a huge improvement in overall system responsiveness. The Corsair Force Series SSD is the ultimate SSD for your demanding storage requirements Features

* Maximum sequential read speed 285 MB/second
* Maximum sequential write speed 275 MB/second
* Random 4K write performance of 50,000 IOPS (4K aligned)
* Latest generation SandForce controller and MLC NAND flash for fast performance
* Internal SATA II connectivity
* TRIM support (O/S support required)
* No moving parts for increased durability and reliability and quieter operations over standard hard disk drives
* Decreased power usage for increased notebook or netbook battery life
* 2.5" form factor for your portable computer needs
* Included 2.5" to 3.5" bracket for installation on your desktop computer
* Three year warranty

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Was thinking of investing in one for my VAIO FZ31Z (Penryn), but asn't sure how much benefit I'd see on a slower bus. Can anybody offer some experience of this first or third hand?

Ta!

Bought this for quite a lot more, I only put it in my laptop last week!
Anyway, definitely much quicker than having a normal HDD, I go to Shut Down and it takes under a second to Shut down, start up takes about 2 seconds!

Start up in 2 seconds? Our survey says "Mnnnnnngghhh".

The OCZ Vertex 2 is only £5 more expensive than this and people keep saying that it has a much better random read and write performance due to OCZ's exclusivity deal with SandForce meaning that it has a firmware that uses the chipset better. Also, I read that the F60 has no native TRIM so you have to run it in Windows 7 but maybe that's for both drives.

anandtech.com/sho…e/3

See Mintmouse's avatar for my response to Abu's comment.

The average boot time is meant to be about 40-50 seconds, my old sata 1 hard drive I have Windows 7 on doesn't feel like it takes any more than a minute.

Amazing price. Ordered a 80GB last week for my lappy Reviews look stunning.

Fiddlesticks, there's my magic price point.

My SSD fund went wrong last month so I reckon I have around £30 to put towards it. Anyone want to buy random items? X)

MintMouse1 person likes this

Start up in 2 seconds? Our survey says "Mnnnnnngghhh".




The_Hoff

See Mintmouse's avatar for my response to Abu's comment.



Post Bios, 2 seconds is quite achievable for an optimised linux distro.

If that was what Abu was talking about I reckon he may have mentioned the details rather than giving a blanket rave review.
Edited by: "MintMouse" 1st Oct 2010

MintMouse

If that was what Abu was talking about I reckon he may have mentioned the … If that was what Abu was talking about I reckon he may have mentioned the details rather than giving a blanket rave review.



I suspect your probably probably correct. But for most people coming from a platter drive it will feel super fast.

Much like a bigger TV which seems massive at first your soon adjust and it doesn't seem so big. You get the same with SSD!

Kind of.

I've got two on my build. Certainly improves start-up and game loading time. Past that I wouldn't say the benefits are too tangible.

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Start up in 2 seconds? Our survey says "Mnnnnnngghhh".


Sorry I wasn't clear.
I'm not using Windows, I'm using a fresh install of Ubuntu -
It takes 5 seconds from hitting the on button to the Logon screen and 2 seconds from putting the password till you can launch a program!

I fitted a Vertex 2 for a friend. SSD's are pretty awesome IMO. PC feels like it's running on magic, it's a night and day difference over a mechanical HDD. Apps load in an instant, boot times are crazy. Definitely on my wish list.

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my boot time is 21 seconds on a WD HDD from starting windows to a desktop. Im not sure if loosing a hell of alot of space and putting most of the data on the second HDD and aps on the SDD is worth it just for a slight perfomance boost.

ADZ2991

my boot time is 21 seconds on a WD HDD from starting windows to a … my boot time is 21 seconds on a WD HDD from starting windows to a desktop. Im not sure if loosing a hell of alot of space and putting most of the data on the second HDD and aps on the SDD is worth it just for a slight perfomance boost.



You don't understand SSDs then. Booting quickly is useful but not the main reason for buying an SSD. A decent SSD massively improves OS usability and application loading. If you disagree you haven't used a decent SSD or have it setup wrong.

Massively is such a loose term.

The typical user is not going to be doing massive reads/writes. There are no major gains in general use. You'll certainly notice an improvement in general responsiveness but it becomes a question of whether the huge price tag is worth it.

MintMouse

Massively is such a loose term.The typical user is not going to be doing … Massively is such a loose term.The typical user is not going to be doing massive reads/writes. There are no major gains in general use. You'll certainly notice an improvement in general responsiveness but it becomes a question of whether the huge price tag is worth it.



There are no major gains is a laughable statement. You haven't used one then simple as that, because the difference is very noticeable.

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fishmaster

You don't understand SSDs then. Booting quickly is useful but not the … You don't understand SSDs then. Booting quickly is useful but not the main reason for buying an SSD. A decent SSD massively improves OS usability and application loading. If you disagree you haven't used a decent SSD or have it setup wrong.



oh i know ssd's. i know my way around computers and i have made my computer as fast as it can go with a standerd HDD drive. Boot time and ap loading, i have seen various videos, sss vd hdd and the hdd is waaaay slower then mine and the ssd is hardly worth shouting about faster then mine, boot and ap loading. and i have all the aps like ms office, photoshop.etc...
So if you know what your doing with your computer and have the right set up, only get an ssd if your care about waiting an extra few seconds, witch i don't

I said I have two.
I also said there are noticeable gains in that very small comment you quoted.
I stand by my claim that they are far from major.

Maybe to an enthusiast those little improvements are important, but to most people it's just not worth one hundred pounds. Instead of my web browser opening in 0.4 seconds it opens in 0.2 seconds. Great.

To repeat, if you're doing things that involve a lot of hard drive activity and you have the means to buy one, then this certainly is a good upgrade. To most people, however, it isn't really justifiable.

Perhaps you could offer some points as to why my comment was laughable? What makes what I said wrong? What are the benefits to the typical personal-computer user?

Edited by: "MintMouse" 1st Oct 2010

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I said I have two.I also said there are noticeable gains in that very … I said I have two.I also said there are noticeable gains in that very small comment you quoted. I stand by my claim that they are far from major. Maybe to an enthusiast those little improvements are important, but to most people it's just not worth one hundred pounds. Instead of my web browser opening in 0.4 seconds it opens in 0.2 seconds. Great.To repeat, if you're doing things that involve a lot of hard drive activity and you have the means to buy one, then this certainly is a good upgrade. To most people, however, it isn't really justifiable. Perhaps you could offer some points as to why my comment was laughable? What makes what I said wrong? What are the benefits to the typical personal-computer user?



The reason this is justifiable is that conventional hard drive technology is ancient some 50 years old in design. It is the largest bottleneck in a modern pc by far. If SSDs don't make a difference for conventional desktops users by your assertion then cpus, ram, graphics cards don't make a difference either and we can all go back to using technology from 10 years ago. A SSD is the single best upgrade any computer user can make.

My experience of SSDs is a lot different to MintMouse's and ADZ2991. I can't find any reason not to recommend a SSD. I stand by this comment "An SSD is the single best upgrade any computer user can make". I have an E4400 o/c to 3GHz, 3GB ram and with a conventional 640GB WD HD it takes on average 4 secs to load opera, firefox and chrome, IE9 takes 2 seconds, with a Vertex 2E it takes maybe 0.2 secs. The whole OS is massively massively improved in terms of speed. I am astonished that you can't see the benefit of an SSD for a typical user. In fact laptop users would and should go crazy for them except for the smaller storage but that's not too much of a problem for many laptop users. I actually consider current SSDs to still be too slow. When we get OCZ IBIS speed at reasonable prices in the future the desktop user won't be able to utilise the speed improvement. An SSD coupled with UEFI instead of the ancient BIOS which is the next bottleneck to go in a pc in terms of boot time then we'll see instant on. With a decent SSD you simply don't realise how much time you waste on a PC until you get one.

In work we have changed all the users conventional hard drives to SSDs because we believe in them so much. 50% are typical computer users, they just do the odd web browsing, email etc they have noticed a difference and I'd say the whole company's productivity has improved. Another example is this a Toshiba L300 with a Pentium (Core2 based) dual core, 80GB HD with 1GB ram and Vista was upgraded to 2GB, the laptop was better with 2GB on Vista but was still painfully slow to use loading apps and using the OS etc. We changed to an SSD and put the 1GB ram stick back in, the laptop was transformed in terms of overall speed.


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im not saying your wrong as such, but from my point of view and many others, an SSD is not worth it for some people. and my opening times of IE9,google chrome and firefox open instant for me, about 2 seonds for office and 5 seconds for photoshop.
It really depends on your system and how its set up, laptops yes i can see, because they have slow hardrives and the specs are not as good as desktop pc's but then laptop are expensive anyway and then you add an ssd to it, it costs a fortune.
Edited by: "ADZ2991" 1st Oct 2010

laptop drived (160gb) can be sold on ebay for around £15-£20

the cheapest SSD is around £75 at the moment (kingston 60gb)

the differance is around £50 and 60gb less.... but in terms of performance even with the slower kingston ssd... increase in apps startup time as well as boot time significant. slightly better battery life, probably a lot cooler.....more stable and secure due to no moving parts....some netbooks come with software that stop the hard disk when moving - but not a problem with ssd's....... so with all those extra benefits which are significant when using a mobile device like a laptop/netbook.... SSD is a no brainer....especially for £50 (net)..... the loss of the extra 60gb is the biggest downside but then you can get 500gb to store all the big stuff...... for a travelling/mobile device i would recommend everyone a SSD upgrade.

redondo5

laptop drived (160gb) can be sold on ebay for around £15-£20 the cheapest … laptop drived (160gb) can be sold on ebay for around £15-£20 the cheapest SSD is around £75 at the moment (kingston 60gb)the differance is around £50 and 60gb less.... but in terms of performance even with the slower kingston ssd... increase in apps startup time as well as boot time significant. slightly better battery life, probably a lot cooler.....more stable and secure due to no moving parts....some netbooks come with software that stop the hard disk when moving - but not a problem with ssd's....... so with all those extra benefits which are significant when using a mobile device like a laptop/netbook.... SSD is a no brainer....especially for £50 (net)..... the loss of the extra 60gb is the biggest downside but then you can get 500gb to store all the big stuff...... for a travelling/mobile device i would recommend everyone a SSD upgrade.


160-60=100

They're actually pretty cheap compared to a few crap nights out and a few pints. Wish I was buying two of these a month instead of spending six years+ paying interest on debts *angry / stupid / angry*

The_Hoff

Was thinking of investing in one for my VAIO FZ31Z (Penryn), but asn't … Was thinking of investing in one for my VAIO FZ31Z (Penryn), but asn't sure how much benefit I'd see on a slower bus. Can anybody offer some experience of this first or third hand?Ta!

I used this SSD and you posted my results here. The laptop had a 2GHz AMD X2 and I think the CPU became the bottleneck in some operations (e.g. virus scan). I would say go for it if you have a core 2 duo! I would go for the OCZ though as it is the same price as this at ebuyer right now

fishmaster

The reason this is justifiable is that conventional hard drive technology … The reason this is justifiable is that conventional hard drive technology is ancient some 50 years old in design. It is the largest bottleneck in a modern pc by far. If SSDs don't make a difference for conventional desktops users by your assertion then cpus, ram, graphics cards don't make a difference either and we can all go back to using technology from 10 years ago. A SSD is the single best upgrade any computer user can make. My experience of SSDs is a lot different to MintMouse's and ADZ2991. I can't find any reason not to recommend a SSD. I stand by this comment "An SSD is the single best upgrade any computer user can make". I have an E4400 o/c to 3GHz, 3GB ram and with a conventional 640GB WD HD it takes on average 4 secs to load opera, firefox and chrome, IE9 takes 2 seconds, with a Vertex 2E it takes maybe 0.2 secs. The whole OS is massively massively improved in terms of speed. I am astonished that you can't see the benefit of an SSD for a typical user. In fact laptop users would and should go crazy for them except for the smaller storage but that's not too much of a problem for many laptop users. I actually consider current SSDs to still be too slow. When we get OCZ IBIS speed at reasonable prices in the future the desktop user won't be able to utilise the speed improvement. An SSD coupled with UEFI instead of the ancient BIOS which is the next bottleneck to go in a pc in terms of boot time then we'll see instant on. With a decent SSD you simply don't realise how much time you waste on a PC until you get one. In work we have changed all the users conventional hard drives to SSDs because we believe in them so much. 50% are typical computer users, they just do the odd web browsing, email etc they have noticed a difference and I'd say the whole company's productivity has improved. Another example is this a Toshiba L300 with a Pentium (Core2 based) dual core, 80GB HD with 1GB ram and Vista was upgraded to 2GB, the laptop was better with 2GB on Vista but was still painfully slow to use loading apps and using the OS etc. We changed to an SSD and put the 1GB ram stick back in, the laptop was transformed in terms of overall speed.

qft
People don't know it but SSD is what they need in their computers. So many people go into pc world looking for the biggest Geebees and GHz and cores. SSDs should be the bare minimum for a modern PC and extra RAM and CPU headroom is only needed for pros (you need to load an application before it can start processing right?)
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