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LOWEST EVER - Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive £164.99 @ Amazon
LOWEST EVER - Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive £164.99 @ Amazon

LOWEST EVER - Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive £164.99 @ Amazon

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Down by £5 from £169.99. A staggering 33p/GB.

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nice one op, this really is good value

Wont be much longer before hard drives are obsolete at this rate!

Edited by: "gox77" 12th Jul 2014

Yup, it's time all laptops and desktops at least came with an SSD for the operating system, it makes any PC work so much better.

gox77

Wont be much longer before hard drives are obsolete at this rate!


A 500Gb hard drive is over 5* cheaper than this ssd, so it will be years before this happens.

Hot! Now if they'd reduce the mSATA drive to a similar price...

bigbaz

A 500Gb hard drive is over 5* cheaper than this ssd, so it will be years … A 500Gb hard drive is over 5* cheaper than this ssd, so it will be years before this happens.


Not a gambling man, i cant afford to ... but i will wage you a tenner on that, its a dead cert

gox77

Not a gambling man, i cant afford to ... but i will wage you a tenner on … Not a gambling man, i cant afford to ... but i will wage you a tenner on that, its a dead cert



I think it will happen eventually but its still some way off, you still can't beat a standard HDD for cheap mass storage. When I built my current PC I got a 64gb SSD as they were still very expensive, that's fine for the OS but obviously I have to store everything else on a standard drive. Its great that you can now get 500gb at this kind of price so I could also store my games on it, but I'd still bung a standard 2TB drive in my system for storing other stuff, if you've got loads of films and music for example.

Mark43

I think it will happen eventually but its still some way off, you still … I think it will happen eventually but its still some way off, you still can't beat a standard HDD for cheap mass storage. When I built my current PC I got a 64gb SSD as they were still very expensive, that's fine for the OS but obviously I have to store everything else on a standard drive. Its great that you can now get 500gb at this kind of price so I could also store my games on it, but I'd still bung a standard 2TB drive in my system for storing other stuff, if you've got loads of films and music for example.



Exactly, if I wanted to replace all my HDD's with SSD's it'd cost me at least £2K.
Compare that to around £500 for the equivalent amount of mechanical storage and it's gonna be a while before SSD's become a viable mass storage drive.

Might be about time to upgrade from my 240GB Intel 335s, though I'll have to check power draw since laptops and such (some SSDs are pretty bad, like the intel 730 which has no power saving features whatsoever by design)

Picked one up this morning. Great price. I suspect the 850 evo is not far off as the 850 pro is currently on preorder.

that's cheap.

I have the 250GB version which i picked up for the bargain price of £130 a year ago... this should get hot.

Spinning-platter HDDs will be relevant for a good long while yet. Heck, data tapes are still popular backup solutions in many places, including where I work.

Tapes are by far the best mass-storage solution for data centres.
HDDs are by far the best storage solution for everyone else.
SSDs are by far the best 'working' storage solution available, i.e to run an operating system from or to store files which will be loaded randomly such as game textures.


Edited by: "josephmccowie" 12th Jul 2014

I've got the Evo 250gb desktop kit on order, I'm in two minds about changing my order to get this instead. Does the 500gb Evo have significantly better performance than this? Reviews and comparisons seem to differ.

no freaking way. scorching !!

better than the crucial deal from yesterday

I have a old MacBook (origional white one). Will this work / fit in it. I upgraded the HD to a 250 gb last year but this will give better boot and operational speeds anyone have any idea?

could get a full computer for this price (_;)

Get the crucial mx100, i don't see the point of paying more.

Unless you actually need the 'increased' write/read/iops no point and I can tell you 99% of people here won't. Unless you are doing something out the ordinary or encoding or HD/4K video editing etc you will never reach maximum capability of these SSDs.
Edited by: "kiish" 12th Jul 2014

larigost

I have a old MacBook (origional white one). Will this work / fit in it. … I have a old MacBook (origional white one). Will this work / fit in it. I upgraded the HD to a 250 gb last year but this will give better boot and operational speeds anyone have any idea?



Yes, do it & don't look back!
Won't quite meet the NAND flash speeds the new macs offer but damn close.

EpiKz

Yes, do it & don't look back!Won't quite meet the NAND flash speeds the … Yes, do it & don't look back!Won't quite meet the NAND flash speeds the new macs offer but damn close.



They probably use the same controller, so the only real difference will be sequential speeds, random speeds should be pretty similar.

spannerzone

Yup, it's time all laptops and desktops at least came with an SSD for the … Yup, it's time all laptops and desktops at least came with an SSD for the operating system, it makes any PC work so much better.



That's the ideal for system builders. But there's still masses amounts of people who aren't concerned whether Windows boots from cold to ready in less than 32.447 seconds. Therefore it probably won't happen.

So cheap these have become.

kiish

Get the crucial mx100, i don't see the point of paying more.Unless you … Get the crucial mx100, i don't see the point of paying more.Unless you actually need the 'increased' write/read/iops no point.


Indeed, the EVO's are still way overpriced considering they are using TLC, against MLC in the mx100.

the cool

could get a full computer for this price (_;)


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gox77

Wont be much longer before hard drives are obsolete at this rate!



Until SATA 4 comes and then the SSD price (for SATA 4 anyway) will jump back up.

the cool

could get a full computer for this price (_;)



And it would be ****

Banned

Mark43

And it would be ****



Not at all. The £189 Ebuyer deals recently (with Windows 8.1 included) were better value than this, you got a complete high spec computer not just a single element.

kiish

Get the crucial mx100, i don't see the point of paying more.Unless you … Get the crucial mx100, i don't see the point of paying more.Unless you actually need the 'increased' write/read/iops no point.



Indeed, difference is so minor.

I have a old MacBook (origional white one). Will this work / fit in it. I … I have a old MacBook (origional white one). Will this work / fit in it. I upgraded the HD to a 250 gb last year but this will give better boot and operational speeds anyone have any idea?



Some of the early white Macbooks might not work with the newer SSD controllers, since Apple stopped supporting their firmware long before Sata 3 SSDs came out. I've never had a problem with Macs and SSDs, but I've read that sometimes you can get unlucky combinations with the older Macbooks and large new SSDs. I reckon any Macbook beyond 2008 should be ok, though- I've still got an old Powerbook with a 64Gb IDE SSD in it, and it works brilliantly.

The price will go down because the new disc was released.

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The difference between 840 and 850 is not that big so it's a good time to buy a 840, especially for home use.

sircrusticroc

Not at all. The £189 Ebuyer deals recently (with Windows 8.1 included) … Not at all. The £189 Ebuyer deals recently (with Windows 8.1 included) were better value than this, you got a complete high spec computer not just a single element.


But that's such a stupid way of looking at value. Why buy a £189 PC when you can buy 189 £1 items in Asda? After all food is more important than a computer, right? Why buy 189 £1 items in Asda when you can donate the money to charity?

I don't know... perhaps people after an SSD, don't need, or want an entry level PC that almost certainly comes with a <500GB mechanical hard drive! I might be crazy here, but maybe some people just want to add it to an existing PC or laptop?

Edited by: "mamboboy" 12th Jul 2014

dilzo

So cheap these have become.



Until next week - when another Samsung SSD deal will be wheeled out for £2.17 less.

hot

Banned

mamboboy

But that's such a stupid way of looking at value. Why buy a £189 PC when … But that's such a stupid way of looking at value. Why buy a £189 PC when you can buy 189 £1 items in Asda? After all food is more important than a computer, right? Why buy 189 £1 items in Asda when you can donate the money to charity?I don't know... perhaps people after an SSD, don't need, or want an entry level PC that almost certainly comes with a <500GB mechanical hard drive! I might be crazy here, but maybe some people just want to add it to an existing PC or laptop?



That's like saying you can't compare value over different classes of goods.

Of course you can.

I'd rather put £1 of diesel in the car than buy 4 cans of Coke.

There ya go - did it.

Elevation

Until next week - when another Samsung SSD deal will be wheeled out for … Until next week - when another Samsung SSD deal will be wheeled out for £2.17 less.



And yet again it'll be one of the hottest deals of the day, when there's bigger savings on less popular items that are voted cold. Yet i still visit HUKD daily.

sircrusticroc

That's like saying you can't compare value over different classes of … That's like saying you can't compare value over different classes of goods.Of course you can.I'd rather put £1 of diesel in the car than buy 4 cans of Coke.There ya go - did it.



Get to bed
Edited by: "DarrylJohn" 13th Jul 2014

sircrusticroc

That's like saying you can't compare value over different classes of … That's like saying you can't compare value over different classes of goods.Of course you can.I'd rather put £1 of diesel in the car than buy 4 cans of Coke.There ya go - did it.


But it's just daft. Why would somebody on the lookout for an SSD be better off buying a PC that doesn't have an SSD? It makes absolutely zero sense, is counter-productive and a waste of money if you don't need another PC.
Edited by: "mamboboy" 13th Jul 2014

gox77

Not a gambling man, i cant afford to ... but i will wage you a tenner on … Not a gambling man, i cant afford to ... but i will wage you a tenner on that, its a dead cert


hard drives for home use might become obsolete but for datacentres? cloudocracy? not in my lifetime. Actually SSD will become obsolete before hard drives, as they're no good for archival storage.
cat! catch pidgeons!
Edited by: "GwanGy" 13th Jul 2014

Crikey how times have changed.
when I purchased my X-25m SSD they where just over £200 for 80GB.
Now you can get a 500GB drive which is much faster for nearly £160.
I'm impressed :-)

gox77

Not a gambling man, i cant afford to ... but i will wage you a tenner on … Not a gambling man, i cant afford to ... but i will wage you a tenner on that, its a dead cert

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