Crucial CT250BX100SSD1 BX100 250 GB SATA 2.5-Inch Internal Solid State Drive with Adapter for £59.99 at Amazon
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Crucial CT250BX100SSD1 BX100 250 GB SATA 2.5-Inch Internal Solid State Drive with Adapter for £59.99 at Amazon

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About time they came down to a more reasonable price

Snap it up

Makes the V300 look particularly bad.

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reddit

About time they came down to a more reasonable price


Where have you been. SSDs have been dropping in price for months.

This should get amazingly hot.
Great price for a reasonable drive.

FLUBIT?

Oneday77

CommentWhere have you been. SSDs have been dropping in price for months.



Not really and not to this price.

bargain ordered 3 for 3 office pcs

Great deal! Haven't been able to put up with a standard HDD for 3 years!

Fantastic deal, snap this up quickly

Bought one for laptop not been a bad day got 2 good deals this and the tablet

Q: When selling a laptop would someone prefer a 250gb SSD rather than a 1TB HDD?

Hmmmmm Speed V Storage Capactity


Edited by: "saxo_appeal" 24th Mar 2015

saxo_appeal

Q: When selling a laptop would someone prefer a 250gb SSD rather than a … Q: When selling a laptop would someone prefer a 250gb SSD rather than a 1TB HDD? Hmmmmm Speed V Storage Capactity


SSD

I'd prefer 250gb SSD in a laptop all day long. Faster, more responsive and longer battery life.

Buy a 1TB external USB3.0 2.5" jobbie for storing stuff on.

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rhodyate

SSD


Agreed

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ScarletPimpernel

I'd prefer 250gb SSD in a laptop all day long. Faster, more responsive … I'd prefer 250gb SSD in a laptop all day long. Faster, more responsive and longer battery life.Buy a 1TB external USB3.0 2.5" jobbie for storing stuff on.


Agreed

was just looking for a 250gb SSD earlier, snapped this up. Heat!

Ok cheers guys

saxo_appeal

Q: When selling a laptop would someone prefer a 250gb SSD rather than a … Q: When selling a laptop would someone prefer a 250gb SSD rather than a 1TB HDD? Hmmmmm Speed V Storage Capactity

For a laptop: compromise on an SSHD. 2.5" 1TB Seagate hybrids can be found for around £65 delivered.
For a desktop: both SSD & HDD, possibly a single SSHD if budget is exceptionally tight.

Longer battery life when using an SSD is a myth. It depends on the particular SSD.

Currently have a 120GB SSD in my laptop, what's the best software / method to transfer everything onto a new larger SSD?

Hopefully keeping everything exactly as it is, no reinstalling Windows etc.

I do have a USB to Sata dock thing I can use for it.

ScarletPimpernel

I'd prefer 250gb SSD in a laptop all day long. Faster, more responsive … I'd prefer 250gb SSD in a laptop all day long. Faster, more responsive and longer battery life.Buy a 1TB external USB3.0 2.5" jobbie for storing stuff on.



Some larger laptops have two hard drive bays, so you can use a SSD for the OS and a hard drive for media.

I believe it's also possible to replace your DVD drive that you never use with an extra hard drive / SSD in many laptops.


EDIT Get one of these, convert your DVD drive to extra hard drive bay, then use SSD for operating system and old hard drive for media.

Flipd

For a laptop: compromise on an SSHD. 2.5" 1TB Seagate hybrids can be … For a laptop: compromise on an SSHD. 2.5" 1TB Seagate hybrids can be found for around £65 delivered.For a desktop: both SSD & HDD, possibly a single SSHD if budget is exceptionally tight.



Ssd hands down, I tried an sshd, seriously don't see the point...

Very Hot! Awesome deal. Gonna snap this up

Oneday77

CommentWhere have you been. SSDs have been dropping in price for months.



They haven't been dropping as swiftly as everyone said they would. The MX100 I bought on Amazon is listed there for 10p more than I bought it for 8 months ago.

No idea what the reliability and performance of this drive is like compared to its rivals but that is a hell of a price. Have some heat.

Purchased in a heartbeat. Great deal.

Flipd

For a laptop: compromise on an SSHD. 2.5" 1TB Seagate hybrids can be … For a laptop: compromise on an SSHD. 2.5" 1TB Seagate hybrids can be found for around £65 delivered.For a desktop: both SSD & HDD, possibly a single SSHD if budget is exceptionally tight.



SSHDs are barely a compromise, they're a marketing gimmick, the speed is nothing remotely close to a real SSDs, no matter what the manufacturers try and convince you.

Anyone know how this is likely to compare to an evo 840/850 in day to day running?

Would much appreciate if someone can suggest/advise of the best software for migrating to an SSD from experience?

Get this or pay £20 more for the 850 evo 250gb?

Could not say no at the price

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johnstalvern

Longer battery life when using an SSD is a myth. It depends on the … Longer battery life when using an SSD is a myth. It depends on the particular SSD.



SSD's use less power than all mechanical hard drives = less battery usage.

laptop drives 2.5" use very little power anyway so the difference with battery life is barely noticeable. however comparing iops to power consumption ssds win by a mile

Awesome. Already have a 250gb Kingston. Got this Crucial as well. Can't miss it at this price point. SSDS are the best performance upgrade followed by RAM in my opinion.

Sorry have no idea about computers etc but was told these are what u need to boost my kids lenovo laptop g580. Any advice would be appreciated

replacing any old mechanical drive with this providing you have a machine that supports sata3 is like fitting a v8 in to a Nissan Micra

SIS

Sorry have no idea about computers etc but was told these are what u need … Sorry have no idea about computers etc but was told these are what u need to boost my kids lenovo laptop g580. Any advice would be appreciated



This is a drive that uses memory instead of a mechanical components, so the disk is much faster and is not prone to damage should the laptop is moved suddenly.

You will probably need to clone the old disk. You can use a USB to SATA adapter (or caddy per link below)
amazon.co.uk/s/r…698

Note: With USB to SATA adapters - some laptops will not read the USB 3 ports very well when booting from Partition Wizard. If you find the SSD drive can't be seen, switch it to the USB 2 port (black USB ports, instead of the blue one if you have a mix). Given how little you will be using it, just buy a cheap USB 2 adapter and be patient.

Plug the SSD into the adapter and plug the adapter into the computers usb ports. Use software like Partition Wizard free to perform a disk copy (you will need to have downloaded and burned it to dvd. You can then boot from it EDIT: Burning to DVD is not required [just the way I've always done it], the program will ask for a reboot if run from within Windows - thx ChrisJackson)
partitionwizard.com/fre…tml

Then swap the drive with the mechanical one. This video shows how to get into the G580 (ignore the RAM part).
youtube.com/wat…E8U

You can use the old mechanical drive as extra external storage using the adapter or buy a proper 2.5" USB caddy like
amazon.co.uk/Sat…ure
or a more expensive USB 3 caddy, should you want extra speed.

Before you start, make sure the G580 does not already have more than 250GB of data on it. If it does, the disk will not clone to the SSD, as it will not have enough space. The G580 is a fairly modern machine and the internal disk is likely to be a lot bigger than 250GB of this SSD.

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