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OCZ ARC 100 Series 2.5" Internal SSD - 240 GB £64.99 @ Currys
OCZ ARC 100 Series 2.5" Internal SSD - 240 GB £64.99 @ Currys

OCZ ARC 100 Series 2.5" Internal SSD - 240 GB £64.99 @ Currys

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First post so hi!
Been after an SSD for a while and after trawling through reviews, plumped for this.
Comparable to the mx-100 but cheaper at Curry's.
Bought via reserve/collect at my local store, Burnley, but checked random postcodes and it was in stock in all of them.
hope this helps and I don't get to much flack! 1

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Thanks for your deal. I've added the price and merchant to your title for you

Original Poster

cheers. bit to learn yet!

Seems a gooddeal may use it as a second drive. Are they worth it for a primary drive

This is the normal price, not an offer.

good price thanks for the info

thanks, ordered. at just twenty quid extra for twice the size of the 120 gb drive it's a bargain to me. Heat added.
Edited by: "john107" 2nd Jan 2015

Put one of these in my 2012 i7 16gb RAM Mac mini a few days ago

Decent drive with over 400mb read write speeds

bought two. one for me one for son. both installed and working!

Good SSD, ideal for any upgrades or builds.
Not the fastest, but non-nerds won't notice.

Hi ,I would never buy this drive as there support is very bad never again .
The drive went to sleep and never woke up again when speaking to them they said they had heard of it but told my to re flash the drive when I looked on the net there where many how had this problem . No help no good support .

wasn't there a high rate of failure in OCZ drives?
or has that been resolved? Also .. didn't they go bankrupt ?

Has that all changed?

5nowman

wasn't there a high rate of failure in OCZ drives?or has that been … wasn't there a high rate of failure in OCZ drives?or has that been resolved? Also .. didn't they go bankrupt ?Has that all changed?



Have you heard of Google?

bigbruni

First post so hi!Been after an SSD for a while and after trawling … First post so hi!Been after an SSD for a while and after trawling through reviews, plumped for this.Comparable to the mx-100 but cheaper at Curry's.Bought via reserve/collect at my local store, Burnley, but checked random postcodes and it was in stock in all of them.hope this helps and I don't get to much flack! 1Shared Via The HUKD App For Android.



Welcome Big, nice first thread, so well done ;-)

Great price, very solid drive, perfect for Ye Olde Windows 8.1 & 10 upgrades..

Info:

ocz.com/con…ssd

High Res:

http://ocz.com/images/product/arc100_lrg_sp.png

Tip [for those that fancy doing something, other than Dieting after Xmas!]

Keep all your rubbish and big files OFF the drive, either on a 2nd internal / 2nd drivebay conversion or fast usb3 external and just drag over a film or big graphics|video file [if you do that sort of stuff!] when you need it..

Turn off hibernate, delete all shadow, back up and system restore files [just keep a mirror image of windows with your precious files on a dvd/usb/bluray] turn off all the rubbish windows 7/8/8.1/10 "extras" under advanced system settings and this drive [regardless of ram] absolutely flies along with any cpu speed ;-)


Edited by: "008" 2nd Jan 2015

5nowman

wasn't there a high rate of failure in OCZ drives? or has that been … wasn't there a high rate of failure in OCZ drives? or has that been resolved? Also .. didn't they go bankrupt ? Has that all changed?


They were a dodgy company with a dodgy CEO who was fired and some of their SSDs were very unreliable.
Now they are a subsidiary of Toshiba who make their own NAND chips so they are a very different proposition.
I wouldn't touch the old OCZ but this is a different entity.

Note. Toshiba only bought the SSD subsidiary of OCZ I recall so not the other parts that made Power Supplies etc.
Edited by: "Agharta" 2nd Jan 2015

fishmaster

Have you heard of Google?



Yes sir sir!

Looks like alot has changed.. not sure if I can trust them again.. OCZ that is... I'll check out the reviews.

5nowman

Yes sir sir! :{Looks like alot has changed.. not sure if I can trust them … Yes sir sir! :{Looks like alot has changed.. not sure if I can trust them again.. OCZ that is... I'll check out the reviews.



OCZ in its original incarnation does not exist anymore. OCZ Storage Solutions was started in January of last year (2014 in case anyone is confused) >

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ons

Ordered for lowest price in UK for size alone.. just wish other tech looked this good, shame it has to be stuffed inside a device or enclosure!

008

Welcome Big, nice first thread, so well done ;-)Great price, very solid … Welcome Big, nice first thread, so well done ;-)Great price, very solid drive, perfect for Ye Olde Windows 8.1 & 10 upgrades..Info:http://ocz.com/consumer/arc-100-sata-3-ssdHigh Res:Tip [for those that fancy doing something, other than Dieting after Xmas!]Keep all your rubbish and big files OFF the drive, either on a 2nd internal / 2nd drivebay conversion or fast usb3 external and just drag over a film or big graphics|video file [if you do that sort of stuff!] when you need it..Turn off hibernate, delete all shadow, back up and system restore files [just keep a mirror image of windows with your precious files on a dvd/usb/bluray] turn off all the rubbish windows 7/8/8.1/10 "extras" under advanced system settings and this drive [regardless of ram] absolutely flies along with any cpu speed ;-)


I`ll just add -
ensure Defragmentation is turned off (right click on disk icon)
move your Download , Document and Videos folders/locations to another disk (the one you use for data) to add detail to the above posts implied point .

If you have Steam and multiple big games installed , they can be moved off C: to a specified data disc (rather than downloading them again) by following instructions from link below . It worked for me , but at your own risk etc etc .

support.steampowered.com/kb_…129

grey

I`ll just add - ensure Defragmentation is turned off … I`ll just add - ensure Defragmentation is turned off (right click on disk icon) move your Download , Document and Videos folders/locations to another disk (the one you use for data) to add detail to the above posts implied point .If you have Steam and multiple big games installed , they can be moved off C: to a specified data disc (rather than downloading them again) by following instructions from link below . It worked for me , but at your own risk etc etc .https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7418-YUBN-8129



Nice one Grey, top info

Just installed one of these and am verry impressed so far , my pc boots in about 6-9 seconds and everything installs sooooo much faster than my old hdd.
Also anyone concerned about reliability , kitguru are doing a test on five of these drives to see how well they last
kitguru.net/com…nt/
Been a while since they updated too which seems like a good thing

008

Nice one Grey, top info



I really wouldn't worry too much, I've used a SanDisk 128GB as boot drive on my PC (which has a Crucial 240GB, a Barracuda 1TB and a Hitachi 250GB scratch disk) for around 2 years and have just used it as normal. Moved all libraries onto my 1TB but other than that I haven't enabled or disabled anything other than hibernate and defrag. I trim once a month and the drive's health is 100% still.

Bought a 240GB one last week and it was a major improvement over my laptop's Kingston V200 (128GB) SSD I installed earlier in the year. It may not be the very fastest out there but it is a fast drive and excellent value at this price.

I'd be wary of OCZ.

Good deal OP

Good advice grey

codnan

Just installed one of these and am verry impressed so far , my pc boots … Just installed one of these and am verry impressed so far , my pc boots in about 6-9 seconds and everything installs sooooo much faster than my old hdd.Also anyone concerned about reliability , kitguru are doing a test on five of these drives to see how well they last http://www.kitguru.net/components/ssd-drives/zardon/ocz-arc100-ssds-all-pass-22tb-warranty-point/Been a while since they updated too which seems like a good thing



That's not the issue. Nand wear has never been a problem for OCZ, it's falling controllers that is.

For anyone looking to replace their standard hard drive with an ssd such as this one, see my review here: amazon.co.uk/gp/…BZG (its the one titled 'Perfect for upgrading your desktop or laptop'). If you do it the way specified, you dont have to mess about reinstalling anything

Even if this is a different re-incarnated OCZ, I woulnd't touch it with a badgepole.

It's like having Gary Glitters brother as a baby sitter, something to avoid.

I am the owner of one of the infamous Vertex II. The main reason was dodgy firmware. I was lucky one and had no issues, but never used hibernate and sleep. It was mentioned earlier how to minimize failure, and I moved main TEMP folder out of SSD as well.

abaxas

Even if this is a different re-incarnated OCZ, I woulnd't touch it with a … Even if this is a different re-incarnated OCZ, I woulnd't touch it with a badgepole.It's like having Gary Glitters brother as a baby sitter, something to avoid.


Yeah a bit like Samsung used to be really useless with reliability, I'd avoid them too.....:{

abaxas

Even if this is a different re-incarnated OCZ.


That’s not up for dispute.
abaxas

I woulnd't touch it with a badgepole.


Do you mean a beige pole? So you would touch it with a white pole then? What about a tartan stick?

abaxas

It's like having Gary Glitters brother as a baby sitter, something to … It's like having Gary Glitters brother as a baby sitter, something to avoid.


So paedophilia is a genetic thing then for you! I think we have found your level.

nublets2k

That's not the issue. Nand wear has never been a problem for OCZ, it's … That's not the issue. Nand wear has never been a problem for OCZ, it's falling controllers that is.


The controllers were changed tho , so surely that solves the problem

abaxas

Even if this is a different re-incarnated OCZ.

abaxas

I woulnd't touch it with a badgepole.

abaxas

It's like having Gary Glitters brother as a baby sitter, something to … It's like having Gary Glitters brother as a baby sitter, something to avoid.



This is the problem OCZ face. The uneducated.

OCZ products have been fine since Indilinx days and cant see any issues now that Toshiba are in charge.
As for their PSU's they are now being traded by Firepower Technology. It has many of the same team as when run by OCZ and most importantly the same design engineers from Power and Cooling.

abaxas

Even if this is a different re-incarnated OCZ.

abaxas

I woulnd't touch it with a badgepole.

abaxas

It's like having Gary Glitters brother as a baby sitter, something to … It's like having Gary Glitters brother as a baby sitter, something to avoid.


Agreed. It's a really solid drive with good performance just not ideal for laptops due to poor idle power consumption.
anandtech.com/sho…014

They also have a top class replacement service which is I imagine there due to their poor past performance which was admittedly 2+ years ago.
ocz.com/shi…lus

So saying that the current OCZ are rubbish is like mocking Intel due to the Pentium 4 series a year after Core 2 Duo was released.
Living in the past.

Agharta

Agreed. It's a really solid drive with good performance just not ideal … Agreed. It's a really solid drive with good performance just not ideal for laptops due to poor idle power consumption.http://www.anandtech.com/show/8783/best-ssds-holiday-2014They also have a top class replacement service which is I imagine there due to their poor past performance which was admittedly 2+ years ago.http://ocz.com/shieldplusSo saying that the current OCZ are rubbish is like mocking Intel due to the Pentium 4 series a year after Core 2 Duo was released.Living in the past.



But in reality the average Joe upgrading their 15.6" laptop from a mechanical drive would never notice the difference between the best and worst.

GAVINLEWISHUKD

But in reality the average Joe upgrading their 15.6" laptop from a … But in reality the average Joe upgrading their 15.6" laptop from a mechanical drive would never notice the difference between the best and worst.


True enough. I still fall for it at times then I look at the heavy Workstation workloads that they put these drives under in the reviews and wonder what that has to do with my usage. It's the equivalent of my parents buying an i7 Quad core when they'd not notice any difference if they had an i3 costing a third of the price.

It goes to my old iMac next week.

Picked up mine on the 27th December, gone in my 2 year old Dell laptop.

Great drive, if you do a fresh install of Windows 7/8/8.1 then Windows will automatically disable the standard HDD functions once it has run the WEI tests.

With regards to defrag, on SSDs its not a defrag anymore it is a TRIM function on Windows 8.1, suggest people do more research about the dreaded SSD Windows issues from long ago.

abaxas

Even if this is a different re-incarnated OCZ.

abaxas

I woulnd't touch it with a badgepole.

abaxas

It's like having Gary Glitters brother as a baby sitter, something to … It's like having Gary Glitters brother as a baby sitter, something to avoid.



Er no. Up until Barefoot 3 all the controllers Indilinx made were incredibly unreliable.

nublets2k

Er no. Up until Barefoot 3 all the controllers Indilinx made were … Er no. Up until Barefoot 3 all the controllers Indilinx made were incredibly unreliable.



I meant when OCZ were running the show. But come to think of it I cant think of a bad OCZ drive that used a true indilinx controller. All the bad ones as far as I remember were either sandforce or marvell (badged everest).
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