Kingston 256GB V200 SATA III SSD £99.99 @ ebuyerexpress delivered
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Kingston 256GB V200 SATA III SSD £99.99 @ ebuyerexpress delivered

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Found 19th Aug 2012
Excellent price and finally broke below the £100 barrier!
Free delivery and 3 year warranty included.

Specs are of the same previous deals as posted:

- 2.5" SATA-III SSD
- Read 300MB/s Write 230MB/s
- Boost Performance, Multitasking & Efficiency
- 3 Year Warranty

174 Comments

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So Scorching Deal

Feeling hot, hot, hot!

Oh man, I ordered the Samsung one the other day as well

When will the 512Gb go down in price lol..Heat added
Edited by: "heovang" 19th Aug 2012

ibzzzz

Oh man, I ordered the Samsung one the other day as well



If the PC/Notebook you put (or will put) the Samsung 830 into has SATA3 (also known as SATA 6Gb/s) then you will be getting more performance from the Samsung than this Kingston.

Seq Read - Kingston = 300MB/s, Samsung = 520MB/s
Seq Write - Kingston = 230MB/s, Samsung = 400MB/s

Even if your current PC/Notebook doesn't have SATA3 then eventually when you do get one that does have it then you will enjoy the higher speeds when that happens. With the Kingston you will still only have 300MB/s + 230MB/s.

Cuddy

If the PC/Notebook you put (or will put) the Samsung 830 into has SATA3 … If the PC/Notebook you put (or will put) the Samsung 830 into has SATA3 (also known as SATA 6Gb/s) then you will be getting more performance from the Samsung than this Kingston.Seq Read - Kingston = 300MB/s, Samsung = 520MB/sSeq Write - Kingston = 230MB/s, Samsung = 400MB/sEven if your current PC/Notebook doesn't have SATA3 then eventually when you do get one that does have it then you will enjoy the higher speeds when that happens. With the Kingston you will still only have 300MB/s + 230MB/s.


Cheers, makes sense!

Think I am now going to wait forever for the prices to drop.

Hot from me - someone bought 10 in 1 order yesterday when they were £104.99 + P&P - so it might be cold from them

im waiting for 256 to drop below 90 then i will get them.... JK! im looking for a better quality and lower power consumption one but this is a great deal

Original Poster

Bushy

Hot from me - someone bought 10 in 1 order yesterday when they were … Hot from me - someone bought 10 in 1 order yesterday when they were £104.99 + P&P - so it might be cold from them


Lol hope they can still cancel their order cos it'll save them nearly 50 quid!!!!!

If it was 512 for £200 i'd buy it

Original Poster

Asura

If it was 512 for £200 i'd buy it


Give it a couple of weeks lol

bargain. i bought a 64gb SSD only 6 months ago for £70 crazy

I really want one but had to send the 128mbps version back. Be aware there are serious compatibility issues with Some nivida nforce chipsets. Works fantastic on other chipsets though.

I think they will just get cheaper and cheaper now, sooner rather than later 1TB SSD models will be £200 instead of the £2000 they currently cost.

Cuddy

If the PC/Notebook you put (or will put) the Samsung 830 into has SATA3 … If the PC/Notebook you put (or will put) the Samsung 830 into has SATA3 (also known as SATA 6Gb/s) then you will be getting more performance from the Samsung than this Kingston.Seq Read - Kingston = 300MB/s, Samsung = 520MB/sSeq Write - Kingston = 230MB/s, Samsung = 400MB/sEven if your current PC/Notebook doesn't have SATA3 then eventually when you do get one that does have it then you will enjoy the higher speeds when that happens. With the Kingston you will still only have 300MB/s + 230MB/s.



MB/sec means nothing in terms of real-world performance. It's all about the IOPs. It's the number of file operations that makes your computer faster, not the maximum throughput. You won't hit anywhere near the quoted MB/sec limits while booting up your computer or starting/using an application. I doubt you will hit the maximum MB/sec limit more than a handful of times over the life of the SSD.

Seq Read - Kingston = 32,000 IOPs, Samsung = 80,000 IOPs
Seq Write - Kingston = 4,000 IOPs, Samsung = 30,000 IOPs
Edited by: "MartH" 19th Aug 2012

Please stop quoting sequential speeds, it's not a true reflection of how an SSD works in real life.

Good price for this though. Heat added.

Original Poster

MartH

MB/sec means nothing in terms of real-world performance. It's all about … MB/sec means nothing in terms of real-world performance. It's all about the IOPs. It's the number of file operations that makes your computer faster, not the maximum throughput. You won't hit anywhere near the quoted MB/sec limits while booting up your computer or starting/using an application. I doubt you will hit the maximum MB/sec limit more than a handful of times over the life of the SSD.Seq Read - Kingston = 32,000 IOPs, Samsung = 80,000 IOPsSeq Write - Kingston = 4,000 IOPs, Samsung = 30,000 IOPs



Thats fair enough but the average consumer who wants to upgrade their pc or laptop to give it a boost probably wont even know what IOPs stands for.

I remember reading a comment from a user on a previous deal eho bought the 128gb version of these, went from 1m20s roughly on his old drive, to 20s booted and onto the internet with this specific Kingston SSD model. I cant remember the users name though but they posted on one of the earlier deals. That's the ideal real world example, not IOPs imo.

MartH

MB/sec means nothing in terms of real-world performance. It's all about … MB/sec means nothing in terms of real-world performance. It's all about the IOPs. It's the number of file operations that makes your computer faster, not the maximum throughput. You won't hit anywhere near the quoted MB/sec limits while booting up your computer or starting/using an application. I doubt you will hit the maximum MB/sec limit more than a handful of times over the life of the SSD.Seq Read - Kingston = 32K/s, Samsung = 80K/sSeq Write - Kingston = 4K/s, Samsung = 30K/s



I wanted to keep the explanation somewhat simplified as to why the Samsung is still a better choice and your IOP numbers still prove that. Ibzzzz still understood my post and can now further expand his knowledge with understanding of the more important numbers on SSDs.

Great upgrade for 2010 (or older) MacBook Pro that don't have SATA3

wow it's happening....ssd's will soon rule the world and rotationaly spinning things will be consigned to the dustbin of tech like nearly every other mechanical device....just leaving the optical drive to go the way of the dinosaur

It's gigantic!

I got one of the v200 128gb drive and going from a Seagate barracuda at 1.20 boot.time to 15 seconds!

And by boot time I mean all ready to use.

Programs open in an instant and is the best upgrade I've ever done.

I have an I5 2500k asrock z77 extreme 4 my bro has the same set up but with a crucial m4 drive and I can't tell the difference with them.side by side.

Juice21

I got one of the v200 128gb drive and going from a Seagate barracuda at … I got one of the v200 128gb drive and going from a Seagate barracuda at 1.20 boot.time to 15 seconds!


If you install Windows 8 it will probably be less than 10 secoinds! Windows 8 has some really nice speed improvements for resuming from hibernation or sleep - shame about the Metro UI though.

Good price.

Asura

If it was 512 for £200 i'd buy it



You could get 2 of these and use them in RAID. That would give you 512GB.


Edited by: "amrit3568" 19th Aug 2012

amrit3568

You could get 2 of these and use them in RAID. That would give you 512GB.



Depending on which RAID level of course

Damn, Bought a 128gb Samsung 830 and a 128gb V200 when they were £49.99. Should have waited for this! I hate the SSD market!

Not bad, think I'll hold fire for another month and see how much they drop by then heat added though

Would this make much improvement on a ECS GeForce6100PM-M2 motherboard with Athlon x2 5000+? Currently running Linux Mint 13 off a 4 year old 7200rpm.
Few years old I know but interesting to know if an SSD would give it a boost.

You really should disable hibernation unless ur running a laptop. Freed up like 8 gig disabling that and sytem restore.

I bought the 128GB one recently and my bios takes longer to load than windows does now.

I've had a couple of issues with it though like last night the PC wouldn't reboot, it just stuck at a black screen with a flashing cursor so to fix it I unplugged the Sata connection to the drive and then plugged it back in. Ran chkdsk on the ssd and all looked normal so I'm not sure what the hell happened to it tbh.

coolboy101

Damn, Bought a 128gb Samsung 830 and a 128gb V200 when they were £49.99. … Damn, Bought a 128gb Samsung 830 and a 128gb V200 when they were £49.99. Should have waited for this! I hate the SSD market!



Just buy this and sell the 128 on. They've gone up in price on Ebay now so you would probably break about even.

Will there be any difference between this and the Samsung on a SATA II laptop?

THERMONUCLEAR! Great price

Juice21

I got one of the v200 128gb drive and going from a Seagate barracuda at … I got one of the v200 128gb drive and going from a Seagate barracuda at 1.20 boot.time to 15 seconds!And by boot time I mean all ready to use.Programs open in an instant and is the best upgrade I've ever done.I have an I5 2500k asrock z77 extreme 4 my bro has the same set up but with a crucial m4 drive and I can't tell the difference with them.side by side.


15 sec. from the moment you switch on the pc??

Spark

I bought the 128GB one recently and my bios takes longer to load than … I bought the 128GB one recently and my bios takes longer to load than windows does now. I've had a couple of issues with it though like last night the PC wouldn't reboot, it just stuck at a black screen with a flashing cursor so to fix it I unplugged the Sata connection to the drive and then plugged it back in. Ran chkdsk on the ssd and all looked normal so I'm not sure what the hell happened to it tbh.



That's what I don't understand when people quote these amazing boot up times. Do they not take into account POST and BIOS times as well? From off to a usable Windows desktop I got 25 seconds from a Revo 3610 with a Samsung 830, which was a big improvement. If an i7 with all the bells and whistles genuinely takes another 10 seconds off then fair enough but I think a few times are a bit optimistic.
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