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Posted 28th Oct

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Branded 120Gb SSD for under £15, pretty good deal IMO. Purported read speed of up to 500MB/s and write of up to 380MB/s

Small for most but to add a new lease of life to an old machine more than adequate for the job. 3 year warranty as well with Gigabyte.
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Weehamish28/10/2019 22:39

120gb 2019 lol...


Yeah isn't it great you can spend under £15 and get an old worthless computer running nice and quick. No point wasting much money if you don't need to store too much other than Windows, office, a few dozen applications and still have 50GB spare. For some people anything more is a total waste.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 28th Oct
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Nice heat added,
480/240GB are currenty OOS but at the best price and can be ordered.
Here (Link)
Edited by: "Brutes" 28th Oct
Brutes28/10/2019 21:17

Nice heat added, 480/240GB are currenty OOS but at the best price and …Nice heat added, 480/240GB are currenty OOS but at the best price and can be ordered.Here (Link)


Didn't realise there was a deal for the 240/480 variants, doing a few upgrades for some friends older machines so didn't need anything larger than 120! Not treading on your toes I hope, fantastic price on them too!
To be honest, I was waiting 120GB to drop and it happened just now and you spotted it. Of course each capacity for specific need. Thanks for sharing. Great price.
drnkbeer28/10/2019 21:21

Didn't realise there was a deal for the 240/480 variants, doing a few …Didn't realise there was a deal for the 240/480 variants, doing a few upgrades for some friends older machines so didn't need anything larger than 120! Not treading on your toes I hope, fantastic price on them too!

Anywhere I can look up how to install to a Dell 5000 Inspirpn laptop?
jimel28/10/2019 21:27

Anywhere I can look up how to install to a Dell 5000 Inspirpn laptop?


To be honest most machines will have YouTube videos on disassembly, you can usually get a pretty good run down of how to crack them open and install them.

Might I make a suggestion, if you don't use the optical disk drive. Get a caddy, replace the ODD with the system hard drive and put an SSD in its place. Best of both worlds.
jimel28/10/2019 21:27

Anywhere I can look up how to install to a Dell 5000 Inspirpn laptop?



Should be a few guides on YT, usually a relatively simple install.
jimel28/10/2019 21:27

Anywhere I can look up how to install to a Dell 5000 Inspirpn laptop?


Dell include service manuals on how to take them apart. Put your service tag into their website and go nuts. Usually very easy - I just upgraded my new Dell laptop in about 5 mins (including screwing the SSD into a cage etc).
cactusbrandy28/10/2019 21:29

Dell include service manuals on how to take them apart. Put your service …Dell include service manuals on how to take them apart. Put your service tag into their website and go nuts. Usually very easy - I just upgraded my new Dell laptop in about 5 mins (including screwing the SSD into a cage etc).


Thanks what tools if any do I need, anything specialised or just a regular screwdriver
drnkbeer28/10/2019 21:29

To be honest most machines will have YouTube videos on disassembly, you …To be honest most machines will have YouTube videos on disassembly, you can usually get a pretty good run down of how to crack them open and install them.Might I make a suggestion, if you don't use the optical disk drive. Get a caddy, replace the ODD with the system hard drive and put an SSD in its place. Best of both worlds.


Wouldn't that mean a slow boot up though? As the HDD remains the primary boot drive?
jimel28/10/2019 21:31

Wouldn't that mean a slow boot up though? As the HDD remains the primary …Wouldn't that mean a slow boot up though? As the HDD remains the primary boot drive?


As long as you tell the boot menu to use the new SSD as primary, or delete the bootable OS from the standard HDD.

Just recommending a way to have your cake and eat it too in regard to storage capacity! Also if you do this, just tell the computer to put the spinning drive to sleep after X time of inactivity. Save on power.

It's something I've done for a lot of end users who want to keep all their data from the old HDD. That or I recommend a cheap external caddy.
jimel28/10/2019 21:30

Thanks what tools if any do I need, anything specialised or just a regular …Thanks what tools if any do I need, anything specialised or just a regular screwdriver


I did a Dell laptop SSD upgrade recently and only needed small Phillips bits. Make a note of exactly which screw came out of which hole, they weren't all the same length.
drnkbeer28/10/2019 21:34

As long as you tell the boot menu to use the new SSD as primary, or delete …As long as you tell the boot menu to use the new SSD as primary, or delete the bootable OS from the standard HDD. Just recommending a way to have your cake and eat it too in regard to storage capacity! Also if you do this, just tell the computer to put the spinning drive to sleep after X time of inactivity. Save on power. It's something I've done for a lot of end users who want to keep all their data from the old HDD. That or I recommend a cheap external caddy.


Sorry my comment probably was a bit snarky. Thanks for your help I'm just a bit hopeless with this stuff
andersh28/10/2019 21:36

I did a Dell laptop SSD upgrade recently and only needed small Phillips …I did a Dell laptop SSD upgrade recently and only needed small Phillips bits. Make a note of exactly which screw came out of which hole, they weren't all the same length.


Will do thanks!
jimel28/10/2019 21:36

Sorry my comment probably was a bit snarky. Thanks for your help I'm just …Sorry my comment probably was a bit snarky. Thanks for your help I'm just a bit hopeless with this stuff


I didn't read it like that, it's a fair question to ask. If you ever need any help, you're welcome to PM. I do this for a living so no bother to help someone out in need!

Swapping the HDD out is really simple and will pay dividends almost immediately. If you're doing a fresh install make sure you have your .iso file for install and have your product key for Windows handy (it might be embedded in the bios if it's new enough)
jimel28/10/2019 21:30

Thanks what tools if any do I need, anything specialised or just a regular …Thanks what tools if any do I need, anything specialised or just a regular screwdriver


Small screwdrivers really. Some screws can be super small. Maybe a credit card or spudger to prise the casing apart on some models.
120gb 2019 lol...
Weehamish28/10/2019 22:39

120gb 2019 lol...


Yeah isn't it great you can spend under £15 and get an old worthless computer running nice and quick. No point wasting much money if you don't need to store too much other than Windows, office, a few dozen applications and still have 50GB spare. For some people anything more is a total waste.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 28th Oct
I thought these things were supposed to be getting cheaper as time went on?
cactusbrandy28/10/2019 21:52

Small screwdrivers really. Some screws can be super small. Maybe a credit …Small screwdrivers really. Some screws can be super small. Maybe a credit card or spudger to prise the casing apart on some models.



My super small spudger is my prise model in my casing, really a credit maybe it screwdrivers some
Edited by: "skipraider" 29th Oct
spannerzone28/10/2019 22:44

Yeah isn't it great you can spend under £15 and get an old worthless …Yeah isn't it great you can spend under £15 and get an old worthless computer running nice and quick. No point wasting much money if you don't need to store too much other than Windows, office, a few dozen applications and still have 50GB spare. For some people anything more is a total waste.


Stop you at old worthless computer son.
Usually dispatched within 1 to 3 months. LOL
spannerzone28/10/2019 22:44

Yeah isn't it great you can spend under £15 and get an old worthless …Yeah isn't it great you can spend under £15 and get an old worthless computer running nice and quick. No point wasting much money if you don't need to store too much other than Windows, office, a few dozen applications and still have 50GB spare. For some people anything more is a total waste.


Yup these go well in an Acer Revo for a basic streaming machine etc (Plex) where nothing needs transcoding. With a non-spinning disk and the WiFi card pulled, it barely uses more than 25w absolute peak load. Amazing really!
Episode29/10/2019 06:15

Usually dispatched within 1 to 3 months. LOL


When it was posted it was in stock for delivery tomorrow, then it moved to "more on its way" presumably they've all been snatched up.
Weehamish28/10/2019 22:39

120gb 2019 lol...


You're welcome to have much more than that, this drive size has its niche. I mean we use these in work where we have our own windows build and the computers get imaged every 3-6 months. Why get more than 120Gb when users never use more than that?
drnkbeer29/10/2019 06:37

You're welcome to have much more than that, this drive size has its niche. …You're welcome to have much more than that, this drive size has its niche. I mean we use these in work where we have our own windows build and the computers get imaged every 3-6 months. Why get more than 120Gb when users never use more than that?


This is not a business site... pretty sure your work doesnt buy in ssds... they would of come with the PC and you reimage your PCs every 3-6 months? Wtf lol. Most businesses dont even use standard PCs they will use NUCs. Git gud :/
Weehamish29/10/2019 06:44

This is not a business site... pretty sure your work doesnt buy in ssds... …This is not a business site... pretty sure your work doesnt buy in ssds... they would of come with the PC and you reimage your PCs every 3-6 months? Wtf lol. Most businesses dont even use standard PCs they will use NUCs. Git gud :/


I was giving you an example of when these are used in the real world, if they're still fit for business they're still fit for home use, therefore help to those on here.

"Pretty sure your work doesn't buy in ssds" well you'd be wrong

"They would of come with the PC and you reimagr your PCs every 3-6 months"
Would have, and yes they do, but these PCs see a lot of use our site runs 24/7 and has a lot of end users. Also SSDs don't last forever. Yes every 3-6 months, keeps things running smoothly.

"Most businesses don't even use standard PCs"
I've not run into any business running entirely on NUCs. USFF/SFF machines are more than capable, plus you get more for your money.

Clearly there is want and need for this drive size, not sure why you're upset that someone would choose to buy a 120Gb drive, how does it affect you?
Incredible price, these small drives are perfect to refresh old workstations. You do not need big drives as you likely use some NAS/cloud storage so for these anything else is just a waste of money.
Can anyone please help me - trying to find out if this would fit in a lenovo ideapad 100s - its a really thin chromebook type of thingy...?
Edited by: "Chumba_Wumba" 29th Oct
Chumba_Wumba29/10/2019 12:08

any clue as to whether this would fit in a lenovo ideapad 100s - its a …any clue as to whether this would fit in a lenovo ideapad 100s - its a really thin chromebook type of thing...?


If it's the one I think it is, it'll be eMMC storage so flash storage probably soldered onto the board so not upgradable or replaceable. If you're looking for more storage perhaps utilising one of the USB slots using a sandisk ultra fit USB and then doing some faffing to get it recognised as a local disk. What operating system is it running?
drnkbeer29/10/2019 12:15

If it's the one I think it is, it'll be eMMC storage so flash storage …If it's the one I think it is, it'll be eMMC storage so flash storage probably soldered onto the board so not upgradable or replaceable. If you're looking for more storage perhaps utilising one of the USB slots using a sandisk ultra fit USB and then doing some faffing to get it recognised as a local disk. What operating system is it running?


Thanks drnkbeer,
For the heads up....ended up buying one anyway for an old dell lappy.
The lenovo ideapad runs Windows 10 but at the moment I cant even get it to boot, as its trapped in a Bitlocker Recovery Bluescreen.
Tried Lenovo (who were beyond useless) for help, who told me to to microsoft, who couldnt help either....so this Lenovo is a bit of a doorstop at the moment lol
Chumba_Wumba29/10/2019 12:23

Thanks drnkbeer,For the heads up....ended up buying one anyway for an old …Thanks drnkbeer,For the heads up....ended up buying one anyway for an old dell lappy.The lenovo ideapad runs Windows 10 but at the moment I cant even get it to boot, as its trapped in a Bitlocker Recovery Bluescreen.Tried Lenovo (who were beyond useless) for help, who told me to to microsoft, who couldnt help either....so this Lenovo is a bit of a doorstop at the moment lol


To be honest at this price, it'd be rude not to. I assume it's asking for the bitlocker password or string?

Perhaps a wipe and reinstall if it'll let you. As I don't think a live version of an OS would let you access a bitlocker encrypted storage without password anyway.
Weehamish28/10/2019 22:39

120gb 2019 lol...



Nothing wrong with a 120gb drive. I tend to fit a separate small SSD purely to use as a system drive. Secondary drives for anything/eveything else. Keeps things separated and nice and clean. For my main rig, I'll usually keep a second, backup, OS drive, set up and ready to run, in case the primary OS drive fails. Pull it, shove the backup one in, and you're off and running again in 5 minutes. Drives like this are perfect for this sort of setup.

You don't *need* to try and cram everything onto a single, massive, SSD. More to lose if it fails …..
Edited by: "sancheez" 29th Oct
Brutes28/10/2019 21:17

Nice heat added, 480/240GB are currenty OOS but at the best price and …Nice heat added, 480/240GB are currenty OOS but at the best price and can be ordered.Here (Link)


Waiting for the 480gb drives to hit under £40.Can't be long now.
Shame the dispatch time is 1-3 months as I looking a cheap small ssd to put in my old N54L microserver and play with home assistant
Brutes29/10/2019 14:54

Surely, Why not Previously, I presented you This (Deal LINK) andThis …Surely, Why not Previously, I presented you This (Deal LINK) andThis (Deal Link) . So, yes fingers crossed !!


Missed that Crucial one at Amazon!
Black Friday seems a long way off, but must wait until then to snap a bargain up unless....
Weehamish29/10/2019 06:44

This is not a business site... pretty sure your work doesnt buy in ssds... …This is not a business site... pretty sure your work doesnt buy in ssds... they would of come with the PC and you reimage your PCs every 3-6 months? Wtf lol. Most businesses dont even use standard PCs they will use NUCs. Git gud :/



Last place I worked (technology company, several hundred employees, not a back bedrom operation) they bought us SSD's. In the dev area (where I worked) they just gave you it in the box, and left you to install and re-image your install at your leisure.

None of us used NUC's. We all had fairly high specced Dell boxes. Maybe in call centres and the like ....
joedastudd29/10/2019 15:20

Shame the dispatch time is 1-3 months as I looking a cheap small ssd to …Shame the dispatch time is 1-3 months as I looking a cheap small ssd to put in my old N54L microserver and play with home assistant


It was originally next day, I'm getting mine today. However if you're in really desperate need it looks as if Ebuyer price matched Amazon as there's is also £14.98. Personally I've never had an issue with Ebuyer but some people loathe them for whatever reason. ebuyer.com/859…ntd
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