OCZ 120GB Vertex Plus Series 2.5" Solid State Drive - £99.99 Delivered @ Dabs
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OCZ 120GB Vertex Plus Series 2.5" Solid State Drive - £99.99 Delivered @ Dabs

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Posted 23rd Sep 2011
My bit: It's a SSD, it's 120gb and it's only £99.99 - in less than 2 hours they've moved it back to £109.99, which is still not that bad, less than £1 a gb.

But thanks to member Parsimony (see post 6 below) search for quicklinx 7P0TI700 to get the 99.99 price again.

UPDATE LINK: Use link posted by Duncan1 in post #21

2% Quidco / TCB

The official blurb:

Vertex Plus continues to implement the proven Indilinx technology but delivers significantly improved performance at their distinctively affordable price points. In combination with the flash memory, the Vertex Plus is based on optimized technology that boosts performance to competitive levels. With excellent reliability and lower power consuming NAND flash, these SSDs use less energy while giving you real-world results in your everyday computing and battery life.

Compared to its predecessor, Vertex Plus features higher sequential speeds along with improved 4KB random write IOPS, while offering excellent uncompressed data performance. Thanks to cost effective NAND and controller technology, the Vertex Plus offers lower cost per gigabyte configurations than competing drives on the market, making them excellent starting points into the world of SSDs.

Features
64MB Onboard Cache
TRIM Support
Seek Time: .1ms
Slim 2.5" Design
100 (L) x 70 (W) x 9.19mm (H)
Lightweight: 88g
Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
Ambient Temp: 0°C ~ 55°C
Storage Temp: -45°C ~ +85°C
Low Power Consumption: 1.5W active,.3W standby
Shock Resistant up to 1500G
RAID Support
MTBF: 1.5 million hours
3-Year Warranty
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32/64 bit), Linux, Mac OSX

120GB Max Performance
Max Read: up to 250 MB/s
Max Write: up to 160 MB/s
Random Write 4k (Aligned): 4,800 IOPS
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36 Comments
shows as £109.99
Expired at this price.
Damn their hides, they only sent the email out at 16.28!
yeah I made that mistake the other week with dabs, for the corsair 120gb only for them to put that up by £10 within a few hours too. Therefore I will no post anything from Dabs again..
Plus this is the old model
Use Quicklinx 7P0TI700 and it's still £99.99.
52 in stock at the moment.

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Edited by: "parsimony" 23rd Sep 2011
Thanks parsimony, added this to the opening post.
has this got the problematic sandforce controller?
Bargain, paid £240 for this over a year ago - single best improvement you can do, BY A LONG WAY, everything just works better, OS loads a lot faster, applications open instantly, games run smoother, ridiculously cheap for the gains you get.
This drive sells for the equivalent of about £70 in America.
Pah.
if you are still on a HDD, let this be the entrance to... well everything. No more waiting around, everything is so much quicker.
What idiot marked this as expired?! Use the link below!!! Just bought two!

dabs.com/7P0…700
The deal was correctly expired due to the original links showing the price as now being £109.99.

However deal link amended to reflect that of the above. Thanks.
gratts

This drive sells for the equivalent of about £70 in America.Pah.



What an unnecessary and unhelpful comment.

Tell you what, go over there and get one instead of living in the UK.
gratts

This drive sells for the equivalent of about £70 in America.Pah.


and cheaper still in China, what's your point?

heated
I am considering changing to an ssd but how easy it is to transfer the data from my hd drive ?
I see crucial sell kits with their drives ...is it worth it for an extra £30..?
thanks in advance......:{
paw2304

I am considering changing to an ssd but how easy it is to transfer the … I am considering changing to an ssd but how easy it is to transfer the data from my hd drive ?I see crucial sell kits with their drives ...is it worth it for an extra £30..?thanks in advance......:{



Treat it just like a "standard" hard drive, you can get a twin mount sycthe adaptor kit for about £6 to fit it into the old bay.
Verbal Kint

Treat it just like a "standard" hard drive, you can get a twin mount … Treat it just like a "standard" hard drive, you can get a twin mount sycthe adaptor kit for about £6 to fit it into the old bay.



thanks for the quick reply .....just forgot to mention it's for my thinkpad ( netbook) !!!!...oops !!!

Edited by: "paw2304" 24th Sep 2011
Netbook...that would make just a bit of a difference to the answer!

You would need to be able to use a sata to usb adaptor - such as fitting it into an external caddy. Then use a clone utility to replicate your existing drive, many are available as freeware or you may already have one if you have Acronis or the like installed.

Or you may think it's a good opportunity to do a fresh install and have a nice clean system again.
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EDIT: sorry not expired, link didn't work or item has come back in stock
Edited by: "flyingflea" 24th Sep 2011
No it hasn't! Someone fix the link to use....

dabs.com/7P0…700

Still active
Looks like a great deal - coming from someone still on HDD, is it worth the extra £30 or so for a newer SATA 6GB/s one? Is there a 30% speed increase to justify the extra 30% in cost?
StauntonLick

Looks like a great deal - coming from someone still on HDD, is it worth … Looks like a great deal - coming from someone still on HDD, is it worth the extra £30 or so for a newer SATA 6GB/s one? Is there a 30% speed increase to justify the extra 30% in cost?



The factors to consider are not just about speed.
No moving parts should mean more reliability, less heat generated and less electricity used so more cost effective.
With the trim feature the drive should never need defragging due to clutter building up, which gives the opportunity for a faster and more responsive system all the time.
Heat for the price but I think price are dropping fast with SSD
Verbal Kint

The factors to consider are not just about speed.No moving parts should … The factors to consider are not just about speed.No moving parts should mean more reliability, less heat generated and less electricity used so more cost effective.With the trim feature the drive should never need defragging due to clutter building up, with gives the opportunity for a faster and more responsive system all the time.



Thanks for the reply - I'm definitely going for an SSD, but is it worth the extra £30 for a SATA 6GB/s or should I stick with this 'un? I've heard the speed difference between SATA 2 and 3 is negligible when compared to HDD to SSD.
bokul, they were dropping but with ddr3 memory pricing going up 15% and the dollar moving so much in the last week alone expect price rises in October! Glad I got mine while they have dropped so low!
StauntonLick

Thanks for the reply - I'm definitely going for an SSD, but is it worth … Thanks for the reply - I'm definitely going for an SSD, but is it worth the extra £30 for a SATA 6GB/s or should I stick with this 'un? I've heard the speed difference between SATA 2 and 3 is negligible when compared to HDD to SSD.



ah, read your question too quick, my bad.

Trying again... The speed difference between 2 & 3 is considerable, the 3 has the ability to shift data up to twice as fast - a 100% increase.

The difference between HDD and SSD when both are operating the same standard, should not be as great in speed terms however the SSD will have lower seek times.
gratts

This drive sells for the equivalent of about £70 in America.Pah.



This is hotUKdeals, not hotUSAdeals. The U.S. Economy is different to the U.K. economy. I don't see the relevance of your post. You don't live in the U.S. obviously so what's the point you're making? There are pros and cons to each economy, for example there is no welfare state, or NHS over there, the state retirement pensions are different the wage structure is also different, plus their economy is in utter turmoil at present, just like here.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 24th Sep 2011
Verbal Kint

ah, read your question too quick, my bad.Trying again... The speed … ah, read your question too quick, my bad.Trying again... The speed difference between 2 & 3 is considerable, the 3 has the ability to shift data up to twice as fast - a 100% increase.The difference between HDD and SSD when both are operating the same standard, should not be as great in speed terms however the SSD will have lower seek times.



Interesting - most of what I've read says that the speed difference between SATA II and III is unnoticeable in practice compared to the jump from HDD to SSD. But looking at the specs, the Read/Write speeds of this drive are barely half of (for example) the Corsair Force 3.

But then, I wonder if it's a case of looking too much at the stats and not seeing the wood for the trees...
gratts

This drive sells for the equivalent of about £70 in America.Pah.



Free if you steal one
the diff between sata 2 and sata 3 will be next to nothing unless you have a sata 3 mobo, then you may see double the performance
or use an add-on sata 3 card.
Parsimony: what a brilliant username! Most apt!
TH3R4POR

and cheaper still in China, what's your point?heated



actually not, you'll find everything is much more expensive here in china.... weirdly.... unless you want fakes
Back to £99. now!
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