OCZ Technology 120GB Vertex Plus Series SATA 3Gb/s 2.5" SSD £99.99 @ Dabs
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OCZ Technology 120GB Vertex Plus Series SATA 3Gb/s 2.5" SSD £99.99 @ Dabs

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Found 28th Nov 2011
Seen this go hot for £100 before so thought there'd be people interested.

Great SSD for a great price and includes free delivery!

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Dabs oO

MiiCK

Dabs oO



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bisoner

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Does anybody know if this is the right form factor for a MacBook Air?
It takes a smaller sized hard drive than a normal laptop.

msharif911

Does anybody know if this is the right form factor for a MacBook Air? It … Does anybody know if this is the right form factor for a MacBook Air? It takes a smaller sized hard drive than a normal laptop.



you need a 1.8" Drive for the Air.

OCZ oO

Dabs -1

Had £300+ order with them 3 weeks ago - got as far as the post depot and order was cancelled.. but appeard to be cancelled by me!. Called them and no one could tell me anything. Still waiting on my cc statement to make sure i got all my money refunded - went with aria and no issues.
Haven't used dabs in 6 yrs and it'll be another 6 before i go near them again.

ps.. Fab price!! but shame it's dabs.. no vote.

dabs .......

Dip dab......

Ordered plenty from dabs via work and never had any issues.

not a great price, not a great drive

IMO if you're gonna invest £100 in a hard drive why not just put abit more an get this instead read and write speeds are around 500mbps and the IPOS is 50,000 compared to this things 4,000.....

dabs.com/pro…=16

businessdirect.bt.com/pro…QE0

amazon.co.uk/dp/…375?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=****&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B004Z0S6SO

p.s forgot to mention the interface is twice is fast at a blistering 6gbps

Edited by: "nevakillmonkeys" 28th Nov 2011

Max Read: up to 250 MB/sMax Write: up to 160 MB/sRandom Write 4k … Max Read: up to 250 MB/sMax Write: up to 160 MB/sRandom Write 4k (Aligned): 4,800 IOPS



Wow, thats bad!! (nevakillmonkeys beat me :p)
Edited by: "MiniChr1s" 28th Nov 2011

Very old tech nowadays.

Not very good investment.

Should listen to the two above.

nevakillmonkeys

IMO if you're gonna invest £100 in a hard drive why not just put abit … IMO if you're gonna invest £100 in a hard drive why not just put abit more an get this instead read and write speeds are around 500mbps and the IPOS is 50,000 compared to this things 4,000.....http://www.dabs.com/products/ocz-technology-120gb-agility-3-ssd-series-sata-6gb-s-2-5--solid-state-drive-7HR2.html?q=solid%20state%20drive&src=16http://www.businessdirect.bt.com/products/ocz-technology-120gb-agility-3-ssd-series-sata-6gb-s-2-5--solid-state-drive-7HR2.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product+search&utm_content=QE0[url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.amazon.co.uk%252Fdp%252FB004Z0S6SO%252Fref%253Dasc_df_B004Z0S6SO5435375%253Fsmid%253DA3P5ROKL5A1OLE%2526tag%253D%252A%252A%252A%252A%2526linkCode%253Dasn%2526creative%253D22206%2526creativeASIN%253DB004Z0S6SO]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004Z0S6SO/ref=asc_df_B004Z0S6SO5435375?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=****&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B004Z0S6SO[/url]p.s forgot to mention the interface is twice is fast at a blistering 6gbps



You have to remember that some people do not have SATA 3 and it would be pointless paying the extra !

These SSDs will appear more affordable at the moment due to the price increase of normal hard drives.

If you get one of these, for the love of God make sure you check and potentially upgrade its firmware before you start using it. I've had one in my laptop now for a month and a half. Rarely reboot it but on three occasions I've had Win7 perform a chkdsk and lose data each time.
Finally did the necessary googling, turns out it's a known issue that was fixed in a firmware release early this year. Buying the drive this late in the day does not guarantee that you have a later firmware.

A long shot, but does anyone know what SATA ports are SATA3 (could be 0 through 3) on a Dell 8300?

Thanks!

spartacus101

A long shot, but does anyone know what SATA ports are SATA3 (could be 0 … A long shot, but does anyone know what SATA ports are SATA3 (could be 0 through 3) on a Dell 8300?Thanks!


2 SATA III 6Gb ports (0 and 1), and (2) SATA II 3Gb ports (2 and 3).

more info click here
Edited by: "P089" 28th Nov 2011

If its a Dell Dimension 8300 and not the XPS then you only have 2 SATA1 ports.

wingz

you need a 1.8" Drive for the Air.


Unless you can read msharif911's mind, how do you know he hasn't got a Late 2010 or Mid-2011 MacBook Air?

caddyroo

You have to remember that some people do not have SATA 3 and it would be … You have to remember that some people do not have SATA 3 and it would be pointless paying the extra!


It's called future-proofing isn't it? If your current PC doesn't have SATA III, your next one almost certainly will.

msharif911

Does anybody know if this is the right form factor for a MacBook Air? It … Does anybody know if this is the right form factor for a MacBook Air? It takes a smaller sized hard drive than a normal laptop.




you can not upgrade macbook air hard drive and ram ..

It is not possible..

Potential cashback via TopCashBack (Cashback @ 4.12%) and Quidco (Cashback @ 2%).

Note that TCB has a discount code (Code: TCB10; Description: £10 off orders over £149) in the event that members are buying more than one of these SSDs or are buying it with other items.

bilginertug

you can not upgrade macbook air hard drive and ram ..It is not possible..



I really like how you passed this bit of knowledge off as fact. the fact IS you can upgrade the disk, thanks for your input though.

everymac.com/sys…aq/



Edited by: "andymagic" 29th Nov 2011

I'm looking to get a nice SSD for Christmas, of the 120/128GB variety. The Agility 3 certainly looks tempting! As much as a bargain as this is at £99, I think I'll go for a faster SATAIII variety. Still, heat added.

bilginertug

you can not upgrade macbook air hard drive. It is not possible..


Have you seen OWC's Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD?

Honestly? Good deal for sure (heat added).
BUT

I would research before buying. I have 60GB version of the same drive and it was constantly getting corrupt files. It was so bad Windows was simply refusing to work after 1-2 weeks (starting IE would report files are missing, Control Panel applets would not work, USB devices would stop working suddenly and lots of other "fun" things like that).

I've upgraded Firmware to 3.55 (originally it was 3.02 I believe) and for now (just few days) it's ok.

So MAKE SURE you have the latest firmware loaded if you don;t want to have any problems. Same goes for the update process itself - many people report they can't do this and OCZ "fix" is to load firmware using different PC (you do it by booting from CD, there is NO firmware utility you can run in Windows like the one for Vertex drives). That's plain rubbish if you ask me.

So be aware of what you're getting and problems you MAY have with it. If I knew all of that before buying I would stay away and bought another brand. This would save me 5 Windows rebuilds and many hours of my time.

Edit: nvm my board only supports 6 SATA II 3.0GB/s ports =[
Edited by: "Ashf" 29th Nov 2011

veganway

Vertex 3 £148.16 + free delivery



Make sure you read the reviews and be prepared you might get serious issues with this drive.

I'm using Vertex 2 and Vertex Plus (above) and given the experience I will NEVER buy OCZ drive again. It seems like a common practice for OCZ to release unfinished product and make us test it for them, while they're working on a fix by releasing new firmware once in a while. Of course I can understand there is occasional issue with one of the products (all companies make mistakes!) but this? It's the same issue over and over again with each new drive OCZ release to the market.

This is not how your storage device is supposed to work. I have never thought one can get some much trouble with a storage drive (whatever HDD or SDD) - you should plug it in and it should work, simple as that.


Edited by: "ch3rub" 29th Nov 2011

ch3rub

[quote=veganway]I'm using Vertex 2 and Vertex Plus (above) and given the … [quote=veganway]I'm using Vertex 2 and Vertex Plus (above) and given the experience I will NEVER buy OCZ drive again. It seems like a common practice for OCZ to release unfinished product and make us test it for them, while they're working on a fix by releasing new firmware once in a while. Of course I can understand there is occasional issue with one of the products (all companies make mistakes!) but this? It's the same issue over and over again with each new drive OCZ release to the market.


Best thing I ever did was swap my Vertex 2E for a Crucial M4. Went through 10 V2s in as many months. Got a M4 in May, and it's still going strong.

I notice they haven't released a firmware since 1.35 in April... even though it's got plenty of bugs. Kinda ridiculous they didn't even bother to fix the V2 before moving on to the V3.

For the sake of an extra £25 you could have a 128GB Crucial M4. I know which one I would choose.

dabs.com/pro…tml

aceuk

For the sake of an extra £25 you could have a 128GB Crucial M4. I know … For the sake of an extra £25 you could have a 128GB Crucial M4. I know which one I would choose.www.dabs.com/products/crucial-128gb-m4-sata-6gb-s-2-5--solid-state-drive-7GL1.html


Just got this drive, seems to be widely regarded as the most reliable with solid performance

aceuk

For the sake of an extra £25 you could have a 128GB Crucial M4. I know … For the sake of an extra £25 you could have a 128GB Crucial M4. I know which one I would choose.www.dabs.com/products/crucial-128gb-m4-sata-6gb-s-2-5--solid-state-drive-7GL1.html



extra £25 or £50
Edited by: "mtb" 29th Nov 2011

mtb

[quote=aceuk]extra £25 or £50


It was only £25 more expensive when I posted the link.

aceuk

It was only £25 more expensive when I posted the link.


ex vat?

I would steer clear of this one if possible as well. Had to RMA the first one as it died within 2 hours out of the box (undetectable by the BIOS of multiple PCs) and the 2nd one had a similar fault. Even updating to FW 3.55 (which was a mini pain in itself) didn't do much to help.

See the previous deal post for a few other bits of info:
hotukdeals.com/dea…822
Edited by: "dodgyc" 30th Nov 2011

Stay away from OCZ - have one of the with RMA ticket outstanding, general issue with these, stick to intel, kinston or crucial
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