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SAMSUNG 1TB SSD £295 @ AMAZON
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SAMSUNG 1TB SSD £295 @ AMAZON

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When is the 850 due out?

850 is not replacing the EVO thus price will be more like the 840 Pro, only higher.

Hot - if only the mSATA would come down...

way too expensive for a minimal speed improvement,waste of money!

shadzuk

way too expensive for a minimal speed improvement,waste of money!



Look at that price chart... it was much more expensive in the past!

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shadzuk

way too expensive for a minimal speed improvement,waste of money!



Anyone who says SSDs are a minimal speed improvement has clearly never used an SSD. I shed a tear every time I have to load a Steam game that couldnt fit on my 256GB 830. I couldnt imagine having to go back to waiting a OVER A MINUTE (!) to boot my pc.

Very tempted by these but I still think they could stand to drop another £20 or so.

Well at least it's not a moto g.

iceman85

Look at that price chart... it was much more expensive in the past!YES … Look at that price chart... it was much more expensive in the past!YES EVEN MORE OF A RIP OFF THEN, YOU'RE RIGHT![img]http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B00E3W16OU/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en[/img]

Ryz0r

Anyone who says SSDs are a minimal speed improvement has clearly never … Anyone who says SSDs are a minimal speed improvement has clearly never used an SSD. I shed a tear every time I have to load a Steam game that couldnt fit on my 256GB 830. I couldnt imagine having to go back to waiting a OVER A MINUTE (!) to boot my pc.Very tempted by these but I still think they could stand to drop another £20 or so.


Ryz0r

Anyone who says SSDs are a minimal speed improvement has clearly never … Anyone who says SSDs are a minimal speed improvement has clearly never used an SSD. I shed a tear every time I have to load a Steam game that couldnt fit on my 256GB 830. I couldnt imagine having to go back to waiting a OVER A MINUTE (!) to boot my pc.Very tempted by these but I still think they could stand to drop another £20 or so.



I HAVE BOTH IN MY SYSTEM AND THERE IS MINIMAL DIFFERENCE IF YOU GET A DECENT HDD, LOOKS AS THOUGH YOU HAVE BEEN BUYING CHEAP RUBBISH-YOU NEED TO GEN UP ON SAMSUNG SSD-THEIR QUALITY IS POOR AND THERE SPEEDS ARE NOT FAVOUABLE EITHER, ALSO MANY GREY IMPORTS SUCH AS THESE SOLD CHEAP WITH NO WARRANTIES DUE TO BEING MANUFACTURED IN CHINA WITH A HIGH EARLY FAILURE RATE

shadzuk

I HAVE BOTH IN MY SYSTEM AND THERE IS MINIMAL DIFFERENCE IF YOU GET A … I HAVE BOTH IN MY SYSTEM AND THERE IS MINIMAL DIFFERENCE IF YOU GET A DECENT HDD, LOOKS AS THOUGH YOU HAVE BEEN BUYING CHEAP RUBBISH-YOU NEED TO GEN UP ON SAMSUNG SSD-THEIR QUALITY IS POOR AND THERE SPEEDS ARE NOT FAVOUABLE EITHER, ALSO MANY GREY IMPORTS SUCH AS THESE SOLD CHEAP WITH NO WARRANTIES DUE TO BEING MANUFACTURED IN CHINA WITH A HIGH EARLY FAILURE RATE



What a berk! I really hope you're not implying that a standard HDD is even remotely as fast or efficient as an SSD. Do some research before babbling your nonsense. The very nature of an SSD makes it significantly faster than a standard HDD.

shadzuk. Your Caps Lock key appears to be stuck! oO

@shadzuk. Do you mean in general performance or just gaming related?

Bought the 512GB toshiba a couple of weeks back, will do for my steam collection for the moment poke me when 1Tb goes below £100

Sillyness aside, good price, expect further drops. SSD's are going rather mainstream now so production will be ramped up and prices will continue to drop quite sharply. All things considered, there's no real reason why SSD should cost more than regular drives (when you consider the tech and parts in use. A drive spins a .5 mm magnetic disk at 7200/5200 rpm about 1 micron away from a read head. SSD's are memory chips with electronics to talk to them, it's much "simpler" tech).

malachi

When is the 850 due out?



It's out in the US, so I expect it'll be here very soon. They are the enterprise range so prices will be probably double or so.

mercutio98uk

Bought the 512GB toshiba a couple of weeks back, will do for my steam … Bought the 512GB toshiba a couple of weeks back, will do for my steam collection for the moment poke me when 1Tb goes below £100 :)Sillyness aside, good price, expect further drops. SSD's are going rather mainstream now so production will be ramped up and prices will continue to drop quite sharply. All things considered, there's no real reason why SSD should cost more than regular drives (when you consider the tech and parts in use. A drive spins a .5 mm magnetic disk at 7200/5200 rpm about 1 micron away from a read head. SSD's are memory chips with electronics to talk to them, it's much "simpler" tech).



Exactly my point it is not a good price because the cost of manufacturing is much less for a ssd drive with no mechanics and the only plus point is that there should be less breakdowns, but due to the market flooded with these cheap imports we are now experience far more failure rates, the graph that should have been put up there by the idiot earlier is the speed vs price and you will see that the speed comparison is minimal, but it is at a horrendous cost per second!

For steam games and the sheer size of the games i.e. wolfenstein is 32gig you require at least a few terabytes or its not worth even thinking about-wake me when these cost under £100 like a hdd. Also many hdds now come with a 3 year+ warranty as well as being at least 3 times the size.
A Class make like Seagate would be worth this price and the hybrid they produce is far better value at the moment, which after benchmarking runs at the same speed as my ssd.

mercutio98uk

Bought the 512GB toshiba a couple of weeks back, will do for my steam … Bought the 512GB toshiba a couple of weeks back, will do for my steam collection for the moment poke me when 1Tb goes below £100 :)Sillyness aside, good price, expect further drops. SSD's are going rather mainstream now so production will be ramped up and prices will continue to drop quite sharply. All things considered, there's no real reason why SSD should cost more than regular drives (when you consider the tech and parts in use. A drive spins a .5 mm magnetic disk at 7200/5200 rpm about 1 micron away from a read head. SSD's are memory chips with electronics to talk to them, it's much "simpler" tech).



It's the cost of NAND memory and the amount of time that SSDs have existed and also how long they can get away with the prices being higher, although currently they are higher due to the other various factors. HDD technology has been around 50+ years, SSD technology although around before 2007, this is the year when people started noticing them and wanting them. It takes time for mass adoption and that's one of the factors. You'll notice that virtually no cheap laptops are fitted with SSDs yet, check any of the sub £400 laptops deals on here. There's still money to be made out of HDDs and still the manufacturers have the size of storage factor as a price weapon too. 1TB has been around years in HDDs, it's only just getting to an affordable level with SSDs, but it's still too much for many people.

Also I've just bought a laptop in the last 3 months with a 1TB HDD, am I going to replace it with a 1TB SSD or a smaller SSD, most people will replace with smaller and re appropriate the 1TB as another internal drive based on the laptop they have or use it as external USB storage by buying a USB enclosure.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 30th Jul 2014

fishmaster

It's the cost of NAND memory and the amount of time that SSDs have … It's the cost of NAND memory and the amount of time that SSDs have existed and also how long they can get away with the prices being higher, although currently they are higher due to the other various factors. HDD technology has been around 50+ years, SSD technology although around before 2007, this is the year when people started noticing them and wanting them. It takes time for mass adoption and that's one of the factors. You'll notice that virtually no cheap laptops are fitted with SSDs yet, check any of the sub £400 laptops deals on here. There's still money to be made out of HDDs and still the manufacturers have the size of storage factor as a price weapon too. 1TB has been around years in HDDs, it's only just getting to an affordable level, but it's still to much for many people.



Well said, very overpriced for very little impact, I know I have both and a hybrid and would recommend the Seagate hybrid everytime

shadzuk

Exactly my point it is not a good price because the cost of manufacturing … Exactly my point it is not a good price because the cost of manufacturing is much less for a ssd drive with no mechanics and the only plus point is that there should be less breakdowns, but due to the market flooded with these cheap imports we are now experience far more failure rates, the graph that should have been put up there by the idiot earlier is the speed vs price and you will see that the speed comparison is minimal, but it is at a horrendous cost per second!



...yeah, if you think it's simple you're kidding yourself. A hard drive is complex yes but it's something we've been working on for 60 years. In fact, the very fact that it's simple enough to know what the associated numbers mean tells you something. Ho boy, a read head floating 1 micron above a spinning platter, child's play compared to essentially laser printing a design onto a chip where each individual part is 0.02 microns wide, then putting billions of those parts onto that chip and hoping they all work, while we're at it why not put about 6 'several-atom-wide' layers on top of that and hope no atoms are out of place there or those parts will stop working.

Hard drives are the territory of a mechanic, you could build a passable one in your back shed. SSDs are the territory of physicists, moving individual atoms around.

That said, yeah the price will eventually come down, it simply has to, from what I hear though we're about done with price drops due to every computer being fitted with one by default/volume, instead we're relying on physicists to find ways of moving those atoms around even more accurately so we can have acceptable yields with smaller scale parts.

waiting for a 2nd ssh for my ps4.they seem to be dragging their heels a bit though

messiah216

waiting for a 2nd ssh for my ps4.they seem to be dragging their heels a … waiting for a 2nd ssh for my ps4.they seem to be dragging their heels a bit though

was meant to be a 2tb ssd.

shadzuk

I HAVE BOTH IN MY SYSTEM AND THERE IS MINIMAL DIFFERENCE IF YOU GET A … I HAVE BOTH IN MY SYSTEM AND THERE IS MINIMAL DIFFERENCE IF YOU GET A DECENT HDD, LOOKS AS THOUGH YOU HAVE BEEN BUYING CHEAP RUBBISH-YOU NEED TO GEN UP ON SAMSUNG SSD-THEIR QUALITY IS POOR AND THERE SPEEDS ARE NOT FAVOUABLE EITHER, ALSO MANY GREY IMPORTS SUCH AS THESE SOLD CHEAP WITH NO WARRANTIES DUE TO BEING MANUFACTURED IN CHINA WITH A HIGH EARLY FAILURE RATE



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Down to 294. ITS GETTING K-RAZY !

shadzuk

I HAVE BOTH IN MY SYSTEM AND THERE IS MINIMAL DIFFERENCE IF YOU GET A … I HAVE BOTH IN MY SYSTEM AND THERE IS MINIMAL DIFFERENCE IF YOU GET A DECENT HDD, LOOKS AS THOUGH YOU HAVE BEEN BUYING CHEAP RUBBISH-YOU NEED TO GEN UP ON SAMSUNG SSD-THEIR QUALITY IS POOR AND THERE SPEEDS ARE NOT FAVOUABLE EITHER, ALSO MANY GREY IMPORTS SUCH AS THESE SOLD CHEAP WITH NO WARRANTIES DUE TO BEING MANUFACTURED IN CHINA WITH A HIGH EARLY FAILURE RATE


Talking about cheap rubbish, your keyboards caps lock isn't working.

shadzukJul 30, 2014
mercutio98uk
Bought the 512GB toshiba a couple of weeks back, will do for my steam collection for the moment poke me when 1Tb goes below £100

Sillyness aside, good price, expect further drops. SSD's are going rather mainstream now so production will be ramped up and prices will continue to drop quite sharply. All things considered, there's no real reason why SSD should cost more than regular drives (when you consider the tech and parts in use. A drive spins a .5 mm magnetic disk at 7200/5200 rpm about 1 micron away from a read head. SSD's are memory chips with electronics to talk to them, it's much "simpler" tech).


Exactly my point it is not a good price because the cost of manufacturing is much less for a ssd drive with no mechanics and the only plus point is that there should be less breakdowns, but due to the market flooded with these cheap imports we are now experience far more failure rates, the graph that should have been put up there by the idiot earlier is the speed vs price and you will see that the speed comparison is minimal, but it is at a horrendous cost per second!

No that wasn't your point, your reply was "way too expensive for minimal speed improvement" If you are going to post nonsense at least keep it consistent and when you get called out don't change tact

messiah216

was meant to be a 2tb ssd.



Have a look at some reviews. SSD's on the PS4 make minimal/no difference. I might have missed a tweak or 2 that made them awesome again but (last I read) there doesn't seem to be much point unless you've got money to burn.
Edited by: "mercutio98uk" 1st Aug 2014

DontRun

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Nope, its someone with experience with no BS alert. Grow up plank

mercutio98uk

Have a look at some reviews. SSD's on the PS4 make minimal/no difference. … Have a look at some reviews. SSD's on the PS4 make minimal/no difference. I might have missed a tweak or 2 that made them awesome again but (last I read) there doesn't seem to be much point unless you've got money to burn.


Yes, at last someone else who can see the obvious, well done at least someone on here has common sense

shadzuk

Nope, its someone with experience with no BS alert. Grow up plank



Surely that can't have been a serious comment that there is "minimal difference" between a decent mechanical hard drive and an SSD such as this one?! Assuming we're talking about standard consumer hard drive and not server SAS 15krm hard drives (which are equally if not more expensive than SSD's) then there is a considerable performance increase. If you look at any real world benchmarks online and even do tests of your own you will see that SSD's leave mechanical hard drives dead in the water in practically every area.

I've just installed an SSD in my dad's ageing laptop and it's performing like a brand new machine, having cut the boot time from over a minute to around 15 seconds (and that's with cloning the drive, not a fresh install)

The word ageing should give you a clue lol, As I said I have both and repair countless of machines each day with both with benchmarking with minimal difference unless it has an AGEING drive, which would see a speed improvement in all cases OBVIOUSLY LOL.
Not sure what testing you are doing ,but you need to consult a professional. I have all 3 scenarios and have received more ssds doa than any other product, do you know what doa means? or the word "hybrid"? maybe you should look up the word ageing also......

BlackAle

Talking about cheap rubbish, your keyboards caps lock isn't working.


great contribution einstein

DontRun

Surely that can't have been a serious comment that there is "minimal … Surely that can't have been a serious comment that there is "minimal difference" between a decent mechanical hard drive and an SSD such as this one?! Assuming we're talking about standard consumer hard drive and not server SAS 15krm hard drives (which are equally if not more expensive than SSD's) then there is a considerable performance increase. If you look at any real world benchmarks online and even do tests of your own you will see that SSD's leave mechanical hard drives dead in the water in practically every area.I've just installed an SSD in my dad's ageing laptop and it's performing like a brand new machine, having cut the boot time from over a minute to around 15 seconds (and that's with cloning the drive, not a fresh install)


Next time read what I said dope, yeah thats right read it ALL again.................................what a plonker-is your name Rodney by any chance?

shadzuk

Next time read what I said dope, yeah thats right read it ALL … Next time read what I said dope, yeah thats right read it ALL again.................................what a plonker-is your name Rodney by any chance?



The only plonker around here is you mate. If YOU read what YOU wrote again you'll see that you compared it to a "Decent HDD", HDD being the term for a Hard Disk Drive, as opposed to an SSD (a Solid State Drive), which is apparently what you meant.

DontRun

The only plonker around here is you mate. If YOU read what YOU wrote … The only plonker around here is you mate. If YOU read what YOU wrote again you'll see that you compared it to a "Decent HDD", HDD being the term for a Hard Disk Drive, as opposed to an SSD (a Solid State Drive), which is apparently what you meant.



Exactly, that's my point-you just don't get it, after reading it again. Someone needs to take shovel off you, you really are digging yourself an embarrassing deeper hole. Sorry you are of a low intellect and cannot comprehend or spot the different, what a plonker!
Edited by: "shadzuk" 31st Aug 2014
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