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Kingston SSD V+100 96GB Now £94.99 Delivered @ Amazon and Ebuyer
Kingston SSD V+100 96GB Now £94.99 Delivered @ Amazon and Ebuyer

Kingston SSD V+100 96GB Now £94.99 Delivered @ Amazon and Ebuyer

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Edit:Now even cheaper at only £94.99 from Amazon and Ebuyer!

Just found this after looking for a cheap SSD drive. Almost £1 per GB! I noticed this had been posted and expired 4 weeks ago and thought it might be useful to someone!

Read 230MB/s
Write 180MB/s

Kingston's SSDNow V+100 solid-state drives dramatically improve performance with impressive speeds. It makes any user more productive by speeding up boot times and application loads while removing hard drive crashes and other drive failures.

SSDNow V+100 are ideal for demanding corporate environments and for system builders and integrators. It uses a standard SATA interface but unlike a regular hard drive, it's built with no moving parts. It provides durability and reliability to meet the needs of professionals in the office or on the road. Business travelers in any industry will appreciate its performance gains, as will medical professionals, software developers, video editors, designers, IT workers and law enforcement officials.

SSDNow V+100 feature an independent garbage collection function that maintains a system at optimum performance level. This is especially important for systems running on Windows XP, which doesn't feature TRIM, and it will also help organizations extend the software cycle on their systems, delaying upgrades of operating systems and compatible applications.

Also its the same price on Ebuyer if you prefer: ebuyer.com/pro…998

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Price-matching Ebuyer, who have had it at this price for some time:

ebuyer.com/pro…998

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andyken

Price-matching Ebuyer, who have had it at this price for some … Price-matching Ebuyer, who have had it at this price for some time:http://www.ebuyer.com/product/246998



The same links already in the post

wigles

The same links already in the post



Ah yes.....oO

Ordered from Ebuyer myself last week at ths price. Excited to see what sort of a difference it'll make to the wife's lappy.

feed_me_chocs

Ordered from Ebuyer myself last week at ths price. Excited to see what … Ordered from Ebuyer myself last week at ths price. Excited to see what sort of a difference it'll make to the wife's lappy.



There will be a difference, but how much is dependent on the other components of your machine.
eg. If your CPU is more of a bottleneck than a HDD, then you won't see much of a difference.
Battery life will improve for sure.

for less than £8 extra might be worth going for the upgrade kit from amazon amazon.co.uk/-/d…LTE

Upgrade bundle kit includes Acronis True Image HD system cloning software and instructions, mounting brackets, USB external enclosure and cables.

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K1LLER HORNET

There will be a difference, but how much is dependent on the other … There will be a difference, but how much is dependent on the other components of your machine.eg. If your CPU is more of a bottleneck than a HDD, then you won't see much of a difference.Battery life will improve for sure.



correct. what is it that folk expect to see speed up? Shave a few seconds on boot up maybe?

If you need to see an increase in page refresh times then you need more than a new hard drive.

Most folks computing experience is limited by their own computer skills, the rate at which they can type and their broadband speed.

99% of most computer users needs are carried out in real time anyway, most go no further than browsing, communicating, music and films. Maybe a bigger drive would be a better, and cheaper investment.

I've had 3 'mechanical' hard drives fail on me in different machines is the last 5 years. That was the main reason for changing.

K1LLER HORNET

There will be a difference, but how much is dependent on the other … There will be a difference, but how much is dependent on the other components of your machine.eg. If your CPU is more of a bottleneck than a HDD, then you won't see much of a difference.Battery life will improve for sure.



If your CPU is more of a bottleneck than a HDD is an oxymoron, it's physically impossible for a CPU to be a larger bottleneck than a HDD.

feed_me_chocs

I've had 3 'mechanical' hard drives fail on me in different machines is … I've had 3 'mechanical' hard drives fail on me in different machines is the last 5 years. That was the main reason for changing.



It is an assumption that SSDs are more reliable than hard drives, not always the case > (btw did Rhod Gilbert write this article? See if you can spot the line of text that makes me think so lol)

datacenterknowledge.com/arc…le/

It's one opinion, I don't agree with all of the article, I also don't agree with the SSD naysayers, but everyone has some valid points on both sides of the debate. I agree somewhat that basic users may not see enough benefit to warrant the massive reduction in storage space in using a SSD over a HDD. I also believe and there's good evidence to support it that conventional HDDs are a massive bottleneck in the modern computer. In fact there are SSDs out now where the performance well exceeds the capability of the desktop user to utilise that performance. The SSDs in question (OCZ IBIS range) are able to handle more I/O threads/ queue depth than a desktop user can utilise, making them more suited for business users. It's not as simple as saying get an SSD it will change your computing experience, for many people it will, for some it won't.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 12th Jun 2011

feed_me_chocs

I've had 3 'mechanical' hard drives fail on me in different machines is … I've had 3 'mechanical' hard drives fail on me in different machines is the last 5 years. That was the main reason for changing.


but ssd is 25x the price of a hd of the same storage

Edited by: "yoyo59" 12th Jun 2011

I see the lynch mob are out this morning eh?

I suppose a pen and paper would be cheaper still.

I've got an i7 processor, 3gb ram, 5400rpm HDD.

My laptop takes about 2 minutes to boot up (bearing in mind there's almost nothing on there), which is shocking. Would an SSD make a worthwhile improvement?

Also, how would I upgrade to one of these? I don't have the original Windows disc. Could I install it with a recovery disc?
Edited by: "revzman" 12th Jun 2011

Dont run your OS on these - espectially XP - they will fail every now and then. No operating system found etc. Had 3 kingstons fail that were running XP. Not designed for that. Great for a second drive though.

They are fine once reformatted but its an inconvenience.
Edited by: "Babbler" 12th Jun 2011

Seems a bit pointless to me if they're not running your OS.

Switching to a SSD would make a much better improvment than upgrading for an i3 to an i7, in terms of boot-up time, and time it takes to load large program/files. The boot time can be reduced to <30s... (although it depends).

For some of the 'experts' up there, for most not-so-old computers the HDD is definitely the bottleneck for everyday use... average users will experience much better improvement from upgrading to a SSD I'd say. Of course if you are aiming at hardcore 3D games/ pure computing power etc then you need to think a lot more, may be even a new system.

revzman

I've got an i7 processor, 3gb ram, 5400rpm HDD.My laptop takes about 2 … I've got an i7 processor, 3gb ram, 5400rpm HDD.My laptop takes about 2 minutes to boot up (bearing in mind there's almost nothing on there), which is shocking. Would an SSD make a worthwhile improvement?Also, how would I upgrade to one of these? I don't have the original Windows disc. Could I install it with a recovery disc?




might want to consider this... some of both worlds

ebuyer.com/pro…310

theres also a 320gb version

fishmaster

If your CPU is more of a bottleneck than a HDD is an oxymoron, it's … If your CPU is more of a bottleneck than a HDD is an oxymoron, it's physically impossible for a CPU to be a larger bottleneck than a HDD.



can't be true

think about two machines unzipping huge files (several GB archives)

image if both had the same mega hard drive in... but the CPUs were old and one CPU was significantly slower than the other

feed_me_chocs

I see the lynch mob are out this morning eh?I suppose a pen and paper … I see the lynch mob are out this morning eh?I suppose a pen and paper would be cheaper still.



My thoughts exactly!

howardino

correct. what is it that folk expect to see speed up? Shave a few seconds … correct. what is it that folk expect to see speed up? Shave a few seconds on boot up maybe?If you need to see an increase in page refresh times then you need more than a new hard drive.Most folks computing experience is limited by their own computer skills, the rate at which they can type and their broadband speed.



What a load of utter bull! The second line doesn't even make sense.

Solid State Drives MASSIVELY reduce loading times. Windows will boot on the average computer/laptop twice as fast if not faster than on a conventional mechanical HDD. Apps become much more responsive and load exponentially quicker. To put it simply, replacing a mechanical HDD with a SDD will yield the best improvement in real-world performance than any other upgrade.

I really don't understand the "average users don't need that much speed" argument. Does the average user need a multi-core processor capable of billions of calculations per second which you find even in the cheapest computers on the market these days? By your rationale, we should all still be using abacuses because surely the "average user" doesn't need to be able to calculate the square root of 12.312453.

Do you think average user enjoys waiting over 60 seconds for Windows to boot up, followed by another 30-60 seconds for all the anti-virus, drivers and other crap to load before the computer is actually usable?

I think you sir, need to revise your definition of the average user!

Just take a look on YouTube at some SDD vs Mechnical Drives - It's pretty incredible

would of thought adding memory (RAM) is generally the most cost effective upgrade

Human beings don't need anything other than food and a few other things

I think that one of the points above was that an SSD is overkill if someone is just typing documents and surfing the web - its a lot of money to spend and not much storage if thats all you do

an SSD is a bit like a fast car... you don't need one to get from A to B and it will cost you a few bob
Edited by: "Conqueror" 12th Jun 2011

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BabblerDont run your OS on these - espectially XP - they will fail every … BabblerDont run your OS on these - espectially XP - they will fail every now and then. No operating system found etc. Had 3 kingstons fail that were running XP. Not designed for that. Great for a second drive though.They are fine once reformatted but its an inconvenience.



Because you keep using Kingston drives

I have heard nothing but average to bad things about the Kingston SSD's, think they have gotten better lately but you still don't know which drive your getting.

I've been running Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit on my Crucial C300 for 6 months now with not a single issue. Even used the 'SSD Life' software and my SSD wont start getting problems till 2019 apparently.

I cannot fault them as one of the best upgradesa you can make, everything in Windows is now instant, no lag, no waiting, the most annoying thing now is waiting for my media hard drive to spin into life.

Cheaper here lambda-tek.com/com…963 ...................................... by 14p

I have been running my Windows 7 Pro 64bit on the Kingston 144gb SSD form months now and it's been brilliant. Well worth it, total difference in speed, battery life and everything. My Compaq 311c is the envy of my friends.

For Windows user frustrated by boot times..... a free solution that does work is...

soluto.com/

It analyzes everything from speeding up boot to speeding up web browser startup to predicting programs most likely to crash based on historical learning.

It lopped two and a half minutes off my boot by allowing me to alter the order that certain programs load. It will give you back your keyboard much faster.
There is a little movie on the site that explains it all and its FREE.

I would actually pay for this software.(_;)
Edited by: "tc80tc80" 12th Jun 2011

revzman

I've got an i7 processor, 3gb ram, 5400rpm HDD.My laptop takes about 2 … I've got an i7 processor, 3gb ram, 5400rpm HDD.My laptop takes about 2 minutes to boot up (bearing in mind there's almost nothing on there), which is shocking. Would an SSD make a worthwhile improvement?Also, how would I upgrade to one of these? I don't have the original Windows disc. Could I install it with a recovery disc?



It would make a phenomenal difference on that rig.

hero9989

[quote=Samueltastic] Cheaper here … [quote=Samueltastic] Cheaper here http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?prodID=2107963 ...................................... by 14p


You have to pay postage on top though with that deal, amazon do free delivery. almost £5 more expensive with delivery

tc80tc80

For Windows user frustrated by boot times..... a free solution that does … For Windows user frustrated by boot times..... a free solution that does work is...http://www.soluto.com/


I can vouch for that, great piece of software, it actually times how long each piece of software adds to the boot time and lets you know whether each piece of software can be removed from the boot list safely. Very user friendly and easy to use.


But back to the deal at hand. So glad to see the prices on SSD's steadily decreasing, won't be long before my netbook gets an upgrade. Looking for more like 120-150GB though so I can wait a while.
Edited by: "hero9989" 12th Jun 2011

hero9989

You have to pay postage on top though with that deal, amazon do free … You have to pay postage on top though with that deal, amazon do free delivery. almost £5 more expensive with deliverySo glad to see the prices on SSD's steadily decreasing, won't be long before my netbook gets an upgrade. Looking for more like 120-150GB though so I can wait a while.



So it is wasn't really paying much attention at it tbh. Still if it was free delivery I wouldn't have got it with them I tend to use Amazon for almost everything. I voted Hot btw

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rather pay extra and get another brand..

revzman

I've got an i7 processor, 3gb ram, 5400rpm HDD.My laptop takes about 2 … I've got an i7 processor, 3gb ram, 5400rpm HDD.My laptop takes about 2 minutes to boot up (bearing in mind there's almost nothing on there), which is shocking. Would an SSD make a worthwhile improvement?Also, how would I upgrade to one of these? I don't have the original Windows disc. Could I install it with a recovery disc?



Yes. Get an SSD.
The 5400 rpm HDD as a boot drive is easily gonna be the slowest part in your laptop.

I have not done this before, but it should work.
You can make a boot disk from within Windows.
Control Pannel > System & Security > Backup & Restore

# Create a system image (save to something other than current HDD), then create a system repair disc.

When you've installed the SSD, boot up the system repair disc & chose 'System Image Recovery'.

Thanks for the advice guys.

This is a good deal and well worth getting for a laptop that's several years old. I installed one in my 4 year old Vostrol 1500 and the improvement is immense; everything is snappy: starting & shutting down applications, sleeping & resuming, searches, the lot. Background tasks like AV and backup don't bring the machine to a grinding halt. There's no noise. I develop software and suddenly VS2010 is now usable on this laptop working with big solutions (containing 20+ projects).

I wouldn't get a PC now without using an SSD as the everyday difference it makes is much greater than a faster CPU.

96GB is easily enough for Windows + applications + commonly used files. Keep the movie library & other media files on a portable USB drive as speed doesn't affect them; one should have an external drive in any case for keeping backups.

I've been using a Kingston ssdnow100 since last Christmas and have had no problems what so ever, the beauty of this drive is, it works out of the box without any tweaking,

K1LLER HORNET

I have not done this before, but it should work.You can make a boot disk … I have not done this before, but it should work.You can make a boot disk from within Windows.Control Pannel > System & Security > Backup & Restore# Create a system image (save to something other than current HDD), then create a system repair disc.When you've installed the SSD, boot up the system repair disc & chose 'System Image Recovery'.


Note that this will only work if you are restoring to a larger partition, which isn't usually the case when switching from a HDD to a SSD. More advanced users can use GParted to resize their current partition to make is small enough to fit on the new SSD; however, I would recommend getting the update kit as it's likely to be easier. Best of all is to do a clean install on the new SSD.

Why would someone buy this, just for a bit of extra speed. I think these SSD's are well over rated, over priced and one day they will be cheaper that HDD's, purely for the reason that, atm, they don't have enough capacity.

Try an ssd before you make judgements. All four of my machines have them after I tried one in my main rig. Frankly some of the stuff being posted is wilful ignorance..

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feed_me_chocs

I see the lynch mob are out this morning eh?I suppose a pen and paper … I see the lynch mob are out this morning eh?I suppose a pen and paper would be cheaper still.

howardino

correct. what is it that folk expect to see speed up? Shave a few seconds … correct. what is it that folk expect to see speed up? Shave a few seconds on boot up maybe?If you need to see an increase in page refresh times then you need more than a new hard drive.Most folks computing experience is limited by their own computer skills, the rate at which they can type and their broadband speed.




by your argument clearly the average user doesn't need one of these as they're not fitted to the average PC as standard. Thanks for confirming what I said. So how much faster will web plages refresh? How much faster will it make my broadband connection?

Could you explain to us how a programs load time can increase 'exponentially' as you claim? I assume you mean it halves every time you boot. FPMSL. By your reckoning we'll be useing our lappy for time travel holidays pretty soon. LMAO.

dagnamit!! just ordered a 60gb SSD yesterday!! for 79! REALLY WANTED BIGGER! this would have been ideal

howardino

by your argument clearly the average user doesn't need one of these as … by your argument clearly the average user doesn't need one of these as they're not fitted to the average PC as standard. Thanks for confirming what I said. So how much faster will web plages refresh? How much faster will it make my broadband connection?



Browsers cache recently accessed webpages so that when the user clicks 'back' and 'forward' the page does not need to be downloaded again; on an SSD, any memory that is paged to disk will be accessed much, much faster. So, here you are, this is one way that your internet connection will appear faster.

SSDs aren't common on new machines - despite the advantages of them - because they add to the headline price. But you knew that, didn't you?
Edited by: "JamesCo" 12th Jun 2011

ive been using an SSD for about 2 months now and have been using pcs for god knows how long

I say if you can afford it then DEFINITELY buy one

you will not regret it!
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