LiteOn MU3 2.5" 480GB SSD - £84.99 @ Ebuyer with free delivery
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LiteOn MU3 2.5" 480GB SSD - £84.99 @ Ebuyer with free delivery

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Found 4th Apr
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LiteOn MU3 2.5" 480GB SSD Product Description
EASY, FAST, STABLE

The LiteOn MU 3 Series Solid-State Drive uses a SATA 6.0 GB/s transmission interface, so you can easily upgrade your computer's traditional disk and say goodbye to system startup or program loading times.

The LiteOn MU 3 provides a sequential read/write performance of up to 555 MB/s and 470 MB/s, and high-speed 4KB random read/write performance of up to 360 MB/s and 340 MB/s.

Switching to a LiteOn MU 3 Series Solid-State Drive will significantly speed up system startup and application operation, allowing faster access to documents, video, music stored on the drive. When you run programs or games, you'll feel the LiteOn MU 3 high-speed experience. Compared to traditional disk drives, the LiteOn MU 3 Series Solid-State Drive consumes less energy, effectively increasing your device's battery life.

THE FIRMWARE ADVANTAGE

Our dedicated engineers work closely with high-grade chip manufacturers to provide the best solutions particular to your needs. LiteOn SSDs are already an industry-leading product, and with LiteOn's customized proprietary firmware, your LiteOn SSD will provide superior performance at consistent speeds for years to come.

Specifications

  • Capacity 480 GB
  • DRAM Cache 32MB SDR
  • Sequential Read (MB/s) Up to 555
  • Sequential Write (MB/s) Up to 470
  • Random Read Speed (MB/s) Up to 360
  • Random Write Speed (MB/s) Up to 320
Environment and Reliability

  • Power Requirement 5V / 2.0A (Max)
  • Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C / 32°F ~ 158°F (Operating)
  • MTBF 1,500,000 hours
  • Warranty 3-year
Compatibility

  • Operating System Supported Microsoft Windows OS / Linux OS / Mac OS
  • SATA Interface SATA 6.0 Gb/s, also compatible with SATA 3.0/1.5 Gb/s
  • Command Set Support TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., NCQ, ATA/ATAPI-8
Form Factor and Connections

  • Form Factor 2.5-inch form factor
  • Power Connector 15-pin SATA connector for DC 5V input
  • Data Connector 7-pin SATA Connector
Dimensions and Weight

  • Dimension ( L / W / H ) 100 x 69.85 x 7 mm
  • Weight 75g / 2.65oz (Max.)
Package Contents

  • Drive 120GB / 240GB / 480GB / 960GB SSD
  • Documents Quick installation guide
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47 Comments
Anyone knows how reliable is LiteON in terms of SSD ?
qbert209 m ago

Anyone knows how reliable is LiteON in terms of SSD ?


Very good. But that’s a ‘how long is a piece of string’ question anyway. You could have one that dies tomorrow.

Anyway they are the OEM for many Dell computers and probably others too.
plewis0020 m ago

Very good. But that’s a ‘how long is a piece of string’ question anyway. Yo …Very good. But that’s a ‘how long is a piece of string’ question anyway. You could have one that dies tomorrow.Anyway they are the OEM for many Dell computers and probably others too.


Yeah, I know, it's just the very first time I see an SSD from them. I used a DVD drive/recorder from them back in '00s so that's my only reference...
qbert2010 m ago

Yeah, I know, it's just the very first time I see an SSD from them. I used …Yeah, I know, it's just the very first time I see an SSD from them. I used a DVD drive/recorder from them back in '00s so that's my only reference...


They were the best back then!

But 3 year warranty should do it, in 3 years time it should hopefully be a lot cheaper to replace than it is now.
Amazing price, this will get scorching hot

I'm not buying any more sata SSDs though, I believe M.2 is a much better (no cables required, less clutter), future proof form factor
Excellent GB/£.

It made me wonder if picking up a 512GB Samsung 830 from CEX for £70 was a mistake.
Though the store credit only cost ~£35 real-money, so I suppose it's not really comparable on price.

Still has plenty of life left in it (wear leveling down to 82%, 25TB written), and performance is fine. (it's not like SATA SSDs have improved all that much over the last 6 years)
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 4th Apr
Horrorwood21 m ago

They were the best back then!But 3 year warranty should do it, in 3 years …They were the best back then!But 3 year warranty should do it, in 3 years time it should hopefully be a lot cheaper to replace than it is now.


So people are starting to think like that again!? 2/3 years ago they were cheaper than they are now!
Its a good price for a drive that appears to have a dram cache.

Leave aside the meaningless drivel provided in the stats. Its a basic SSD.

at £20 cheaper than the better drives it is good value. The Adata with the MLC memory costs around £10 more. MLC memory will allow you to write close to double before reliability drops.
chapchap6 m ago

So people are starting to think like that again!? 2/3 years ago they were …So people are starting to think like that again!? 2/3 years ago they were cheaper than they are now!


You are welcome to wait again if you want. That's the problem with wanting things now. But I don't see the problem with 'thinking like this again' and suffering with a slow disk in the hopes prices may or may not fall. We all know DRAM and NAND is in short supply.
If i wanted to install this in my pc in place of existing drive is it merely clone existing windows 10 OS and plug and play? Would i need any sprecial cables / adaptors? Im guessing if my existing drive is sata it should be that simple? Appreciate any advice. Thx.
cheapest ever for the size, but not sure about reliability, is got the DRAM stuff. Very hot
Edited by: "bobo53" 4th Apr
LiteOn, blast from the past. Didn't they used to make the best CD reader/writers?
FMCHAOS8 m ago

If i wanted to install this in my pc in place of existing drive is it …If i wanted to install this in my pc in place of existing drive is it merely clone existing windows 10 OS and plug and play? Would i need any sprecial cables / adaptors? Im guessing if my existing drive is sata it should be that simple? Appreciate any advice. Thx.


Same cables as a regular SATA drive
FMCHAOS28 m ago

If i wanted to install this in my pc in place of existing drive is it …If i wanted to install this in my pc in place of existing drive is it merely clone existing windows 10 OS and plug and play? Would i need any sprecial cables / adaptors? Im guessing if my existing drive is sata it should be that simple? Appreciate any advice. Thx.


A fresh install is recommended if it wouldn't be too much pain. And a clean up may help performance even more ...
TehJumpingJawa1 h, 27 m ago

Excellent GB/£.It made me wonder if picking up a 512GB Samsung 830 from …Excellent GB/£.It made me wonder if picking up a 512GB Samsung 830 from CEX for £70 was a mistake.Though the store credit only cost ~£35 real-money, so I suppose it's not really comparable on price.Still has plenty of life left in it (wear leveling down to 82%, 25TB written), and performance is fine. (it's not like SATA SSDs have improved all that much over the last 6 years)


You say £70 store credit costing only £35 real cash. How are you managing that?

When there was a for sale forum on here I bought some at 80% of face value. I've looked on eBay but they go at nearly full face value.

TIA,
stec777 m ago

You say £70 store credit costing only £35 real cash. How are you managing t …You say £70 store credit costing only £35 real cash. How are you managing that?When there was a for sale forum on here I bought some at 80% of face value. I've looked on eBay but they go at nearly full face value.TIA,


Buy stuff at X, sell it to CEX for ~2X store credit.
You'll see people on HUKD mention the CEX buy price in most tech deals.
TehJumpingJawa26 m ago

Buy stuff at X, sell it to CEX for ~2X store credit.You'll see people on …Buy stuff at X, sell it to CEX for ~2X store credit.You'll see people on HUKD mention the CEX buy price in most tech deals.


Ok, cheers, any categories you've seen that dominate? I've seen it mentioned with games. Any tips on where to look or search terms?
Horrorwood2 h, 38 m ago

They were the best back then!But 3 year warranty should do it, in 3 years …They were the best back then!But 3 year warranty should do it, in 3 years time it should hopefully be a lot cheaper to replace than it is now.


Dunno about best - poor man's Plextor iirc! Nearly as good and half the price though so I bought plenty of Lite On CD drives Went optiarc (NEC/Sony shared brand) for DVD drives though!
Edited by: "Awaken" 4th Apr
Awaken15 m ago

Dunno about best - poor man's Plextor iirc! Nearly as good and half the …Dunno about best - poor man's Plextor iirc! Nearly as good and half the price though so I bought plenty of Lite On CD drives Went optiarc (NEC/Sony shared brand) for DVD drives though!


It was all about that Kenwood 72x CD drive tbh!

(although for reliability they score 0)
chapchap2 h, 37 m ago

So people are starting to think like that again!? 2/3 years ago they were …So people are starting to think like that again!? 2/3 years ago they were cheaper than they are now!


A 480gb/500gb SSD was less than £85 2/3 years ago? I don't think so...
TehJumpingJawa2 h, 50 m ago

Excellent GB/£.It made me wonder if picking up a 512GB Samsung 830 from …Excellent GB/£.It made me wonder if picking up a 512GB Samsung 830 from CEX for £70 was a mistake.Though the store credit only cost ~£35 real-money, so I suppose it's not really comparable on price.Still has plenty of life left in it (wear leveling down to 82%, 25TB written), and performance is fine. (it's not like SATA SSDs have improved all that much over the last 6 years)


how can you check that please ( need to check the state of my evo 850 )
ahigham017 m ago

how can you check that please ( need to check the state of my evo 850 )


I used CrystalDiskInfo, but other tools exist.
They just query the drive's S.M.A.R.T data, so you'll get the same result no matter what program you use
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 4th Apr
stec771 h, 20 m ago

Ok, cheers, any categories you've seen that dominate? I've seen it …Ok, cheers, any categories you've seen that dominate? I've seen it mentioned with games. Any tips on where to look or search terms?


Cheap phones are often a good bet.
You'll frequently see low end Android and feature phones on PAYG plans being sold at giveaway prices. (£5 - £20)
It doesn't take much markup to double your money at that level.

Getting it unlocked free via software, or cheap via eBay can increase your margin too.

One thing to be mindful of is that carriers tend to exclude USB wall chargers at that level.
CEX have recently clamped down on this, and now require wall chargers with all phones regardless of whether the phone actually comes with one. (Or they deduct £5!)
It's a bloody stupid policy, but there's no point arguing, just pop into Poundland and take the £1 hit.

Oh and you need to know how many of one model you can sell in a single visit.
It used to be 9, then it was 2, now it's manager's discretion.
My two nearest stores are happy taking 2-of, but I've been in stores that'll knock off 15% for anything beyond 1.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 4th Apr
Awaken1 h, 13 m ago

Dunno about best - poor man's Plextor iirc! Nearly as good and half the …Dunno about best - poor man's Plextor iirc! Nearly as good and half the price though so I bought plenty of Lite On CD drives Went optiarc (NEC/Sony shared brand) for DVD drives though!



Plextor and Liteon are the same company. Plextor's name has now disappeared and Liteon is now the promoted brand name. Plextor did have a good reputation, but there is no difference between Plextor and Liteon.
Horrorwood54 m ago

A 480gb/500gb SSD was less than £85 2/3 years ago? I don't think so...


Well you are wrong then aren’t you.
chapchap2 m ago

Well you are wrong then aren’t you.



Correct. I remember picking up a couple when they were at roughly £80-85. I can't remember what made all SSDs go up in price.
imdurc5 m ago

Correct. I remember picking up a couple when they were at roughly £80-85. …Correct. I remember picking up a couple when they were at roughly £80-85. I can't remember what made all SSDs go up in price.


Cheapest I got was a Crucial 480GB for £72.99 via Amazon Lightening deal 2/3 years ago.
Horrorwood1 h, 11 m ago

A 480gb/500gb SSD was less than £85 2/3 years ago? I don't think so...


Time machine...6th May 2016...£74.99 for a Sandisk Plus 480GB (MLC too not TLC) Drive.
hotukdeals.com/dea…082
Edited by: "tightar5e" 4th Apr
Horrorwood6 h, 36 m ago

They were the best back then!But 3 year warranty should do it, in 3 years …They were the best back then!But 3 year warranty should do it, in 3 years time it should hopefully be a lot cheaper to replace than it is now.


Good luck claiming the warranty with Ebuyer.
khodos6 h, 30 m ago

Amazing price, this will get scorching hot I'm not buying any more sata …Amazing price, this will get scorching hot I'm not buying any more sata SSDs though, I believe M.2 is a much better (no cables required, less clutter), future proof form factor


The 'future proof form factor' comment made me chuckle
how can you check that please ( need to check the state of my evo 850 )

at s what samsung magician is for , and you can update your firmware too (it warns you to have an empty drive)

Th
tightar5e4th Apr

Time machine...6th May 2016...£74.99 for a Sandisk Plus 480GB (MLC too …Time machine...6th May 2016...£74.99 for a Sandisk Plus 480GB (MLC too not TLC) Drive.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sandisk-480gb-plus-sata-iii-25-inch-7mm-ssd-7499-at-ebuyer-2443082


Sorry you are right. But still I'd expect it to be cheaper in 2/3 years no?
What's the difference between lite and hard?
You can sleep with a LiteOn..
Tiptop spot @ChowYunFat and what a price for the VERY latest march model, this is RIGHT up there for £ per GB value!

Ordered and thank you for sharing a brilliant bit of tech so cheap
Slight hijack. I'm looking to setup my PC with a dual boot Windows and linux. I original bought the 128gb integral V series for £25/30 but was led to think that I needed a larger drive. I have recently bought a 250Gb MX500 by crucial for the job.

I'm now contemplating returning the 250Gb and getting the 480/500 drive either Crucial or even the LiteOn for not much more money.

So I'm in a bit of a dilema, spend a little more and dual boot?

Or just use the 250 Gb drive and dual boot?

Or, would it be possible to dual boot, linux on the 128Gb drive and Windows on the 250Gb?

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
bitcoin57 h, 43 m ago

Tiptop spot @ChowYunFat and what a price for the VERY latest march model, …Tiptop spot @ChowYunFat and what a price for the VERY latest march model, this is RIGHT up there for £ per GB value!Ordered and thank you for sharing a brilliant bit of tech so cheap


@bitcoin5 You are most welcome!
It looks like this is a normal price these days for this capacity
Is a MLC or TLC?
Expired. eBuyer shows "pre-order" only and the website doesn't actually react when you click the button.
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