Plextor 128GB 2.5" M7VC Series SATA SSD at Ebuyer for £47.75 (£51.43 delivered)
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Plextor 128GB 2.5" M7VC Series SATA SSD at Ebuyer for £47.75 (£51.43 delivered)

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Edited by:"djonesuk"Found 23rd Oct
Seems like the cheapest 128GB SSD at the moment. Plextor is a decent budget brand and you can read a review of the drive here.

Features:
  • Up to 560 MB/s Sequential Read
  • Up to 500 MB/s Sequential Write
  • Up to 97K Random Read Speed
  • Up to 51K Random Write Speed
  • 3 Year Warranty

Edit: Budget brand doesn't mean 'bad' and neither does premium brand mean 'good'. It is to do with the surplus value attached to the products that, more often than not, are unrelated to any tangible benefits conveyed.

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Budget brand? More like the top brand IMO. Still rocking my M5S 250GB with zero issues. I paid 102£ for it then (2013) so price wise this seems terrible (like all other SSD's right now)
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Budget brand? More like the top brand IMO. Still rocking my M5S 250GB with zero issues. I paid 102£ for it then (2013) so price wise this seems terrible (like all other SSD's right now)

There's a Sandisk SSD plus 240gb for £76.98, anyone would recommend it for price and reliability?

plextor is one of the best, and was the first to offer 5 year warranties on some of their ssd's i have several from samsung intel and plextor all are closely matched in quality and speed.

I was thinking Plextor is a decent brand not exactly budget, I remember the days when the cd/dvd writers they made were the best around.

Shame about the shipping costs on top.

compared to what other drives are out there, and the based on the read write speeds this is good.

Ordered.

thanks, and have some heat

abusaleh1 h, 10 m ago

There's a Sandisk SSD plus 240gb for £76.98, anyone would recommend it for …There's a Sandisk SSD plus 240gb for £76.98, anyone would recommend it for price and reliability?


I would recommend it. I have the sandisk 240gb ssd and it has performed faultlessly

MrHappy3712 m ago

I would recommend it. I have the sandisk 240gb ssd and it has performed …I would recommend it. I have the sandisk 240gb ssd and it has performed faultlessly



I've had about 7 Sandisks and so far all have been fine although some people have had a few fail. If I could afford it, I'd always get Samsung for a main computer and Sandisks for less important ones (like friends and family )
Edited by: "spannerzone" 23rd Oct

Not really a deal price for a 128GB SSD.

What's going on with the price of SSDs at the moment. I paid about £55 for a 256GB Sandisk just over a year ago!

MrFizzy8 m ago

What's going on with the price of SSDs at the moment. I paid about £55 for …What's going on with the price of SSDs at the moment. I paid about £55 for a 256GB Sandisk just over a year ago!


It seems to be the case with hardware generally...with the exception of desktops which are very competitively priced. Not sure if the weak GBP has anything to do with it or whether components are just being snapped up quicker than supply. If you don't need the hardware in the short term, I'd recommend hanging on as my guess is prices will drop. As it stands though, I think this is a good deal. Thanks OP and heat added.

I can't see ssd's ever replacing hdd's at these prices.

Flash memory is a commodity and currently priced high as we all know and there's a move from 2D nand to 3D nand so this change seems to result in higher costs to make the chips, either in re-tooling or manufacturers recouping their R&D costs (or both)

I think the fact is that 12 to 18 months ago they got too cheap and the market was flooded, now they've scaled back and demand outstripps production and so here we are with higher costs. Plus the economy has changed a bit with the weaker pound.

I still think it's a great upgrade and yes it's annoying SSD's are 50% more expensive than they were, I think it was always obvious prices couldn't continue at £30 for a 128GB SSD drive.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 23rd Oct

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pidgin5 h, 15 m ago

Budget brand? More like the top brand IMO. Still rocking my M5S 250GB with …Budget brand? More like the top brand IMO. Still rocking my M5S 250GB with zero issues. I paid 102£ for it then (2013) so price wise this seems terrible (like all other SSD's right now)


I remember when Plextor was the premiere Japanese brand for optical drives back in the 1990s. However, the name was licensed and these are made in Taiwan. Still good quality everyday drives but not Samsung, Corsair or Intel.

£50 for 128gb? How is this a deal at all? Ive got a 500gb and 1TB SSD to shift and was looking for £100 & £200 respectively. Basically brand new.

The hardware market is a joke currently, the price of Laptops and Chromebooks is ridiculous.

RobertM02156 h, 56 m ago

It seems to be the case with hardware generally...with the exception of …It seems to be the case with hardware generally...with the exception of desktops which are very competitively priced. Not sure if the weak GBP has anything to do with it or whether components are just being snapped up quicker than supply. If you don't need the hardware in the short term, I'd recommend hanging on as my guess is prices will drop. As it stands though, I think this is a good deal. Thanks OP and heat added.



It's not the weak pound. It's been going up since before the drop. Happening to ram as well mostly due to production issues. Also we've always overpaid (normally a 1:1 converstion) and then the weak pound on top.... We're not having a great time with prices.

spannerzone5 h, 29 m ago

Flash memory is a commodity and currently priced high as we all know and …Flash memory is a commodity and currently priced high as we all know and there's a move from 2D nand to 3D nand so this change seems to result in higher costs to make the chips, either in re-tooling or manufacturers recouping their R&D costs (or both)I think the fact is that 12 to 18 months ago they got too cheap and the market was flooded, now they've scaled back and demand outstripps production and so here we are with higher costs. Plus the economy has changed a bit with the weaker pound.I still think it's a great upgrade and yes it's annoying SSD's are 50% more expensive than they were, I think it was always obvious prices couldn't continue at £30 for a 128GB SSD drive.


Deffo agree on the supply and demand of nand being a major factor. Also clearly our currency drop is kicking in heavily. That said I don’t see any reason why can’t they continue at £30 as a long term price once things level out. That sort of rate was the bottom price for HDDs for ages and they have a more complex manufacturing process.

There is cheaper on Amazon

sibeer13 h, 41 m ago

Deffo agree on the supply and demand of nand being a major factor. Also …Deffo agree on the supply and demand of nand being a major factor. Also clearly our currency drop is kicking in heavily. That said I don’t see any reason why can’t they continue at £30 as a long term price once things level out. That sort of rate was the bottom price for HDDs for ages and they have a more complex manufacturing process.



Backed a winner in April 2016 I bought 3 Integral 120GB SSD @ £23.74 each postage paid from My Memory
Forgot to mention they were shipped from Jersey
Edited by: "alankearn" 24th Oct

trimax20 h, 7 m ago

Not really a deal price for a 128GB SSD.



Exactly. It is just a decent price not a deal for 120/128 GB SSD
I can not understand how come this deal get over 300 Degrees. Do people here really check the price on UKHD before casting the vote.
Edited by: "pantaiema" 24th Oct

Si19692 h, 39 m ago

No there isn’t. Not for this d …No there isn’t. Not for this drivehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Plextor+128gb+m7vc&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3APlextor+128gb+m7vc



I think the comment was in response to the OP's opening line:

'Seems like the cheapest 128GB SSD at the moment.'


Not a budget brand by any means. Plextor have been around for years and have generally made solid, if sometimes expensive, products.

I'm lucky I bought my 240Gb SSD when I did (although I just had to have it replaced under warranty by Sandisk). It was only £3 more than this. SSDs have been creeping up steadily in price with the cheapest 240Gb drive costing more than £80.

This one or Intel S3700 100GB? Decisions, decisions...

Wow seems very high for an 128gb. I know Nand prices did rise but I've seen some 250gb for sub £78.
So glad I got my 1t SanDisk for £160. 😁

Harddisks to ssds is like crt tv to lcd.
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