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OCZ Arc 240Gb SSD (with 3yr Warranty) £69.99 @ PCWorld (Web only price)
OCZ Arc 240Gb SSD (with 3yr Warranty) £69.99 @ PCWorld (Web only price)

OCZ Arc 240Gb SSD (with 3yr Warranty) £69.99 @ PCWorld (Web only price)

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Type SSD
Capacity 240 GB
Interface SATA III
Form factor / Drive size 2.5"
Read / Write speed - Read: 480 MB/s
- Write: 430 MB/s
FEATURES
NAND flash memory type A19nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash Memory
Controller Barefoot 3 M10
GENERAL
Dimensions 100 x 70 x 7 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 110 g
Manufacturer’s guarantee 3 years

31 Comments

Damn I've never heard of these guys. seems like a good deal however.

They do these in a 420 too not sure on price though

BeanBoy464

Damn I've never heard of these guys. seems like a good deal however.



These guys are owned by Toshiba.

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BeanBoy464

Damn I've never heard of these guys. seems like a good deal however.



Really...PC world have shops in most towns and cities in the UK

I thought ocz went bust ?

Good drives, I have two 512 ones, still expensive for what they do though

Never heard of OCZ? They are possibly the biggest name in custom and enthusiast PC building lol.

BeanBoy464

Damn I've never heard of these guys. seems like a good deal however.



Really? OCZ have been going for ages - famous for producing really poor SSDs until they went under. Now bought by Tosh

"The OCZ brand was used on SSDs that are notable for high failure rates. Two lines from the old OCZ Technology Group, the Petrol and the SATA II versions of the Octane, had return rates of over 40% at one anonymous French technology online retailer. The SATA II version of the 128 GB Octane had a return rate of 52.07%. No SSD company except for the OCZ Technology Group had any SSDs with a return rate of over 5% in this from this retailer in the data set that was published on March 5, 2013.[26] In a dataset published on April 30, 2014, OCZ again had the highest return rates in the same anonymous retailer"

But, as I say, now a different company - I have no idea if the drives are different though
Edited by: "tapi" 1st Dec 2014

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tapi

Really? OCZ have been going for ages - famous for producing really poor … Really? OCZ have been going for ages - famous for producing really poor SSDs until they went under. Now bought by Tosh



Hence the reason they offer 3yr warranties on there drives now to try and restore a little faith.

FWIW I've got 2x OCZ Vertex drives that have been running fine for a couple of years now with no problems

tenner off with Amex offer

Only read about the failures rate problems after getting 1 myself

Got a vertex 4 a few years back
Still running strong
Thought they were making the fastest SSD for some time

I found OCZ hardware to be really good back when they were OCZ (My Agility 3 is still performing really well); however, I've never tried the Toshiba made "OCZ" drives... nevertheless, this drive seems to have reasonable specs for a reasonable price. Heat added.

Edited by: "DrSkiba" 1st Dec 2014

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DrSkiba

Use to find OCZ hardware really good back when they were OCZ (My Agility … Use to find OCZ hardware really good back when they were OCZ (My Agility 3 is still performing really well); however, I've never tried the Toshiba made "OCZ" drives though... nevertheless, this drive seems to have reasonable specs for a reasonable price. Heat added.



In general Toshiba drives are very reliable mainly due to Toshiba also taking over the Hitachi drive brand. (Hitachi 5k3000 drives have legendary reliability...)

I'd be surprised if Toshiba were keen to tarnish their excellent reputation in the HDD market by selling shoddy SSD's whatever brand name they are labelled with...

Any1 tried using a SSD in a USB enclosure?

My mobo only have 2xsata 3 which both already have a SSD connected

Thinking of getting a bigger size SSD
And sticking 1 of the small 1s onto a enclosure

Know if it's any good?

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Uridium

In general Toshiba drives are very reliable mainly due to Toshiba also … In general Toshiba drives are very reliable mainly due to Toshiba also taking over the Hitachi drive brand. (Hitachi 5k3000 drives have legendary reliability...)I'd be surprised if Toshiba were keen to tarnish their excellent reputation in the HDD market by selling shoddy SSD's whatever brand name they are labelled with...



aren't HGST by WD an old Hitachi Desktop brand?

SaturnSymbolism2012

I thought ocz went bust ?

They sure did earlier this year but from wikipedia it looks like Toshiba are behind them now.

OCZ went into administration but Toshiba purchased the company for next to nothing if I remember correctly to obtain patents OCZ had.

Do these work well in a 2012 Mac Mini? I'm looking to upgrade a new Mini (Mavericks, i5) but need an SSD that Yosemite won't kill.

Don't Crucial have a patent on blue SSDs?

Evilcell

Any1 tried using a SSD in a USB enclosure?My mobo only have 2xsata 3 … Any1 tried using a SSD in a USB enclosure?My mobo only have 2xsata 3 which both already have a SSD connectedThinking of getting a bigger size SSDAnd sticking 1 of the small 1s onto a enclosureKnow if it's any good?


You can do rather easily but unless it's USB 3.0 you'll get a ridiculously slow bottle neck that will defy the point of having an SSD

Uridium

Hence the reason they offer 3yr warranties on there drives now to try and … Hence the reason they offer 3yr warranties on there drives now to try and restore a little faith.FWIW I've got 2x OCZ Vertex drives that have been running fine for a couple of years now with no problems



I've had a Vertex drive for several years with no issues :¬}

bad ssd, u can get a 250gb crucial for slightly less and much more reliable.

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mooeyman

bad ssd, u can get a 250gb crucial for slightly less and much more … bad ssd, u can get a 250gb crucial for slightly less and much more reliable.



You have a link to the cheaper crucial drive and evidence of reliability issue on this model of OCZ drive?

Remember OCZ are now owned by Toshiba, their current range has nothing to do with the old OCZ drives...

price now showing :- £84.99

Toshiba mechanical drives are poor, Toshiba flash memory is among the best.

OCZ gen 1&2 had insanely high failrates, gen 3 had high fail rates caused by bad firmware for the Sandforce controller. Agility 3 could be reflashed at home with no data loss.

Personal opinion, spend the extra and get a Toshiba branded, Samsung or Crucial drive. Avoid Kingston because it's widely rumoured that they changed flash in their mainstream SSD losing it over half its previous speeds whilst charging the same price

That is a Toshiba branded drive. Not a Tosh branded Samsung or Tosh branded Crucial

This is indeed expired.

Review from Anandtech here though:

anandtech.com/sho…iew

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Seems to be back to £69.99 so not expired

Thanks ordered
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