Lexar NS100 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) 240GB (Speed up to 550MB/s R,510MB/s W) Solid-State Drive for - £22.39 Delivered @ Amazon
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Lexar NS100 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) 240GB (Speed up to 550MB/s R,510MB/s W) Solid-State Drive for - £22.39 Delivered @ Amazon

£22.39£24.9910%Amazon Deals
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Posted 3rd Oct
  • Upgrade your laptop or desktop computer for faster start-ups, data transfers, and application loads
  • Impressive sequential read speeds of up to 550MB/s and write speeds of up to 510MB/s
  • Features SSD Dash software management
  • Shock and vibration resistant with no moving parts
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I upgraded my Lenovo All-in-one last year with a 256 SSD. Used a "free" version of EaseUS to clone the old 1Tb hard drive (yes it works providing you are only actually using/need less than 256 of the old disk).
It gave the old dog a new lease of life - no long waits for start-up and loading.
The OS and my programs occupy about 170GB so there's not a lot spare - which is no bad thing really. I keep all my data/photos/videos on a couple of NAS and the Cloud anyway, and have regular clear-outs of duplicates and old files.

However- recently I had a problem with the latest upgrade of Win10. Due to the partition sizes being squeezed the Boot partition wasn't big enough. Had to use GParted to re-arrange the partition space. Not for the faint hearted.

So, to summarise, for my needs I found 256GB a tight fit for Win10. Personally I'd say 240 would be a very tight fit.
It's a good price for a 240Gb SSD, but I'm now considering moving to a 480 for about £40.
Camiano03/10/2019 22:18

I upgraded my Lenovo All-in-one last year with a 256 SSD. Used a "free" …I upgraded my Lenovo All-in-one last year with a 256 SSD. Used a "free" version of EaseUS to clone the old 1Tb hard drive (yes it works providing you are only actually using/need less than 256 of the old disk). It gave the old dog a new lease of life - no long waits for start-up and loading.The OS and my programs occupy about 170GB so there's not a lot spare - which is no bad thing really. I keep all my data/photos/videos on a couple of NAS and the Cloud anyway, and have regular clear-outs of duplicates and old files.However- recently I had a problem with the latest upgrade of Win10. Due to the partition sizes being squeezed the Boot partition wasn't big enough. Had to use GParted to re-arrange the partition space. Not for the faint hearted.So, to summarise, for my needs I found 256GB a tight fit for Win10. Personally I'd say 240 would be a very tight fit.It's a good price for a 240Gb SSD, but I'm now considering moving to a 480 for about £40.


I've done a fair few upgrades like this now, and come across these sorts of problems.

I found it's down to the fact that the multiple non windows partitions that windows uses are shrunk by the cloning software by the same percentage of the drive being used.
Trick is to clone the drive, but manually reduce the usable partition first, then expand the others (recovery etc) to the original size, and then go back and max out the windows partition.

These cloning companies should know this and implement it.....
I've found Windows 10, office and few things like chrome installed needs no more than about 50GB - a light user can easily manage with 120GB drive. If they have a huge load of files then more is of course needed, but 240GB should be fine for many typical pc users
So, don't despair that this deal has gone, mymemory do it for around £27 with 8% quidco, and they're really quick at paying out the quidco:

mymemory.co.uk/lex…tml

I've also been buying the Mymemory own-brand drives for £24.99 and getting the 120GB + 240GB for 10% off & then getting the quidco on top.
Blurigard04/10/2019 12:32

So, don't despair that this deal has gone, mymemory do it for around £27 …So, don't despair that this deal has gone, mymemory do it for around £27 with 8% quidco, and they're really quick at paying out the quidco:https://www.mymemory.co.uk/lexar-256gb-ns100-2-5-sata-iii-ssd-drive-520mb-s.htmlI've also been buying the Mymemory own-brand drives for £24.99 and getting the 120GB + 240GB for 10% off & then getting the quidco on top.


Thanks,
Here (Link) for £24.99 from 7dayshop (256GB)
Don't really need it atm, but is a good price so bought one!
I'm sorry in advance for being an idiot but can someone explain to me what the 6Gb/s speed refers to when the read/write is 550/510mb/s?
dan.worth11/10/2019 23:14

I'm sorry in advance for being an idiot but can someone explain to me what …I'm sorry in advance for being an idiot but can someone explain to me what the 6Gb/s speed refers to when the read/write is 550/510mb/s?


It's the transfer rate I believe. Sata III. 3gbs is Sata II and therefore you would achieve half the read/write speeds.
dan.worth11/10/2019 23:14

I'm sorry in advance for being an idiot but can someone explain to me what …I'm sorry in advance for being an idiot but can someone explain to me what the 6Gb/s speed refers to when the read/write is 550/510mb/s?


Gb/s (lowercase b) is GigaBIT per second. MB/s (capital B) is MegaBYTE per second. There's 8 bits in a byte, plus there's often some overhead to take into account, so if you fancy lazy maths just use 10:1...So 6Gb/s = 6000Mb/sec = 600MB/sec (roughly)

And then the 500/525/550 etc. you see quoted on SSD's is because like a lot of things, they typically don't/can't make *full* use of the theoretical interface maximum speed.

Same as broadband speed. A 60Mb/s line will give you *roughly* 6MB/s download speed for the same reason.

Hope this helps
Edited by: "hodgster" 12th Oct
dan.worth11/10/2019 23:14

I'm sorry in advance for being an idiot but can someone explain to me what …I'm sorry in advance for being an idiot but can someone explain to me what the 6Gb/s speed refers to when the read/write is 550/510mb/s?


A SIMPLE explaination is;

SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) port = 600MB/s Max Speed.

SATA 2.0 (3Gb/s) port = 300MB/s, Max Speed.

SATA 1.0 (1.5Gb/s) port = 150MB/s Max Speed.

So this Lexar with 500MB/s Speeds can fully make use of an upto date PC or laptop with SATA 3.0.

Hope that helps

I have the 500gb or thereabouts version of this Lexar SSD. Works fab. Cheap too.

Good deal, on the money.
Edited by: "alchemist1883" 12th Oct
Weirdly windows 10 seems quite good for installing/activating on a new SSD in an old PC.
microsoft.com/en-…s10
Best doing a fresh installation of Windows 10 on an SSD rather than an upgrade from Windows 7.
Runs much faster imo.
Annoying that Microsoft are stopping security updates for Windows 7 in January. Definitely my favourite Windows OS!
Still waiting for my drive to arrive.Hopefully Monday.
Edited by: "stamfordblue" 12th Oct
Ideal extra drive just for the new COD:MW 😄
not enough space, better off getting someing bigger for a bit more cash, photos mp3's eventually fill up the drive, unless you have an external drive for backup.
fender6212/10/2019 13:54

not enough space, better off getting someing bigger for a bit more cash, …not enough space, better off getting someing bigger for a bit more cash, photos mp3's eventually fill up the drive, unless you have an external drive for backup.



If you computer has space for 2 (or more) drives, which most do, you could just have the SSD for Windows and a few key things you want to run fast, then have a second mechanical drive for photos/mp3s etc.
hodgster12/10/2019 14:30

If you computer has space for 2 (or more) drives, which most do, you could …If you computer has space for 2 (or more) drives, which most do, you could just have the SSD for Windows and a few key things you want to run fast, then have a second mechanical drive for photos/mp3s etc.


Exactly.Even if you don't have a spare drive space for an SSD, you can stick them just about anywhere in the case.
In one of my SFF systems I have it resting on a couple of sata cables
fender6212/10/2019 13:54

not enough space, better off getting someing bigger for a bit more cash, …not enough space, better off getting someing bigger for a bit more cash, photos mp3's eventually fill up the drive, unless you have an external drive for backup.


More than enough space for Windows Install and a few main progs. You should get ANOTHER separate HDD of size to store your important bits, pics, docs etc. Never on the c: drive, where Windows is installed. Viruses always attack the Windows drive, so keep important info off that drive. If the worst happens can reinstall / replace JUST the Windows drive whilst keeping all important stuff safe.
spannerzone04/10/2019 10:18

I've found Windows 10, office and few things like chrome installed needs …I've found Windows 10, office and few things like chrome installed needs no more than about 50GB - a light user can easily manage with 120GB drive. If they have a huge load of files then more is of course needed, but 240GB should be fine for many typical pc users


i use a 128GB SSD in a 3rd gen i3 HP Pavilion 15 laptop, the difference is I use Linux so I save even more space <-- I'm not as smug as this emoticon suggests, slightly less smug I would state.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 13th Oct
Is this worth getting to put in a case and use as an external storage device (for pictures/videos etc)?
AbuYazeedUK14/10/2019 19:19

Is this worth getting to put in a case and use as an external storage …Is this worth getting to put in a case and use as an external storage device (for pictures/videos etc)?


Yes Sure
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