Samsung 250GB 960 Evo M.2 SSD with Farcry 5 free - £108.95 @ Ebuyer
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Samsung 250GB 960 Evo M.2 SSD with Farcry 5 free - £108.95 @ Ebuyer

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Found 10th Apr
Hi Guys, Here's one of the best ssd's on the market with the added bonus of a copy of Far cry 5. I've bought stuff like this from ebuyer before and often it takes them a few weeks to send you the game but they will eventually.

I can't comment on how good Far cry 5 is but it retails for £50 so it's a good deal.
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bobo531 m ago

wasted money, a normal ssd will do well 500gb will cost the same.


You don't understand what this is, do you?
bobo5348 m ago

what advantage you get??? none. Do you know something, I suggest you to …what advantage you get??? none. Do you know something, I suggest you to download a ram disk drive and set up as a proper diskram obviously hoping that you got plenty ram otherwise try with a game that does not go over the max amount of the disk size. Install your favourite game on the diskram and see what benefits you get. None I think and despite the fact that ram is faster than lightspeed and 20 times faster than this product. Even a normal HHD would be fast for loading a game once is cached. Also you can test the disk ram with as ssd software or something else , it will tell you about the speeds and then you can compare with anything else.Timing procedure for a game would be the same with anything you use with a difference of few seconds only but also even with an hhd will be the same once is cached. Also you use a slow SSD that came out 10 years ago or you use the latest, loading time to the desktop will be the same, obviously with a discrepancy of few second


what are you even on about.
ro53ben1 h, 3 m ago

Yeah, a 60GB game install wouldn't benefit at all from being on a drive …Yeah, a 60GB game install wouldn't benefit at all from being on a drive that is 6 times faster.


In theory and on paper it seems a no brainer but in reality its a different story, check out this youtube video comparing NVME 960 EVO vs a regular crucial SATA SSD on load times: Samsung 960 Pro vs SATA SSD - game loading times tested

There is a fraction of a second difference not exactly worth the 2x price premium. Content creators dealing with 4k resolution footage in applications for Adobe Premiere is where that speed advantage is really taken advantage of, not in game load times scenarios.
You can get this currently at Currys by price matching it to amazon for £107.96. If you buy it instore you get the game code printed on the receipt.
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You can get this currently at Currys by price matching it to amazon for £107.96. If you buy it instore you get the game code printed on the receipt.
Might be a good price for this item, but much better value to get a bigger drive. Can get 1TB for £311 now.
ro53ben3 m ago

Might be a good price for this item, but much better value to get a bigger …Might be a good price for this item, but much better value to get a bigger drive. Can get 1TB for £311 now.


very true, this is aimed at people on a smaller budget you use this as a boot drive and buy a £40 1tb hard drive to save on cash
Anyone know what platform (steam etc) game is supplied on?
burgyuk3 m ago

Anyone know what platform (steam etc) game is supplied on?



Uplay I think
fralex0136 m ago

very true, this is aimed at people on a smaller budget you use this as …very true, this is aimed at people on a smaller budget you use this as a boot drive and buy a £40 1tb hard drive to save on cash


More benefit for software than OS really, games take longer to load than Windows these days.
wasted money, a normal ssd will do well 500gb will cost the same.
bobo531 m ago

wasted money, a normal ssd will do well 500gb will cost the same.


You don't understand what this is, do you?
Bought this the other day from CCL was going to go to Currys but couldn't be bothered with the price matching as last time they spouted some bull about online doesn't count blah blah.

Anyway slightly cheaper at CCL £107.96 cclonline.com/pro…81/
ro53ben47 m ago

You don't understand what this is, do you?



I do not think you know at all about the advantages. Very little on a 250gb. No advantage at all on anything else related software ,window and games. It is all about sequential read/write and on a 250gb would be wasted. With same money better to buy a good 500gb. I got all my self but I am rich, the poorer will waste money and therefore is not suggested as a must have
Edited by: "bobo53" 10th Apr
bobo537 m ago

I do not think you know at all about the advantages. Very little on a …I do not think you know at all about the advantages. Very little on a 250gb. No advantage at all on anything else related software ,window and games. It is all about sequential read/write and on a 250gb would be wasted. With same money better to buy a good 500gb


Yeah, a 60GB game install wouldn't benefit at all from being on a drive that is 6 times faster.
ro53ben22 m ago

Yeah, a 60GB game install wouldn't benefit at all from being on a drive …Yeah, a 60GB game install wouldn't benefit at all from being on a drive that is 6 times faster.


what advantage you get??? none. Do you know something, I suggest you to download a ram disk drive and set up as a proper diskram obviously hoping that you got plenty ram otherwise try with a game that does not go over the max amount of the disk size. Install your favourite game on the diskram and see what benefits you get. None I think and despite the fact that ram is faster than lightspeed and 20 times faster than this product. Even a normal HHD would be fast for loading a game once is cached. Also you can test the disk ram with as ssd software or something else , it will tell you about the speeds and then you can compare with anything else.
Timing procedure for a game would be the same with anything you use with a difference of few seconds only but also even with an hhd will be the same once is cached. Also you use a slow SSD that came out 10 years ago or you use the latest, loading time to the desktop will be the same, obviously with a discrepancy of few second
Edited by: "bobo53" 10th Apr
bobo5348 m ago

what advantage you get??? none. Do you know something, I suggest you to …what advantage you get??? none. Do you know something, I suggest you to download a ram disk drive and set up as a proper diskram obviously hoping that you got plenty ram otherwise try with a game that does not go over the max amount of the disk size. Install your favourite game on the diskram and see what benefits you get. None I think and despite the fact that ram is faster than lightspeed and 20 times faster than this product. Even a normal HHD would be fast for loading a game once is cached. Also you can test the disk ram with as ssd software or something else , it will tell you about the speeds and then you can compare with anything else.Timing procedure for a game would be the same with anything you use with a difference of few seconds only but also even with an hhd will be the same once is cached. Also you use a slow SSD that came out 10 years ago or you use the latest, loading time to the desktop will be the same, obviously with a discrepancy of few second


what are you even on about.
ro53ben1 h, 3 m ago

Yeah, a 60GB game install wouldn't benefit at all from being on a drive …Yeah, a 60GB game install wouldn't benefit at all from being on a drive that is 6 times faster.


In theory and on paper it seems a no brainer but in reality its a different story, check out this youtube video comparing NVME 960 EVO vs a regular crucial SATA SSD on load times: Samsung 960 Pro vs SATA SSD - game loading times tested

There is a fraction of a second difference not exactly worth the 2x price premium. Content creators dealing with 4k resolution footage in applications for Adobe Premiere is where that speed advantage is really taken advantage of, not in game load times scenarios.
Not even going to entertain you Bobo53, your trolling.

For all others, might be worth waiting a bit as WD is about to enter the market with NVMe drives that are close in performance and cost. I smell a possible price war coming, I think black Friday this year might see some good prices now that Samsung have some reasonable sized company for competition. Its expected that production on memory and flash will have increased by this point in the year so we will hopefully see some correction on prices from factory down. Fingers crossed by then Intel will have fixed Spectre and Meltdown issues at silicon level.
ryanuk11 m ago

In theory and on paper it seems a no brainer but in reality its a …In theory and on paper it seems a no brainer but in reality its a different story, check out this youtube video comparing NVME 960 EVO vs a regular crucial SATA SSD on load times: Samsung 960 Pro vs SATA SSD - game loading times testedThere is a fraction of a second difference not exactly worth the 2x price premium. Content creators dealing with 4k resolution footage in applications for Adobe Premiere is where that speed advantage is really taken advantage of, not in game load times scenarios.



Yes and no, it depends on the games. I use a FTB Minecraft build that uses 16 GB's of ram and it helps greatly with load times, I find the same with Civ 6 as well when loading custom massive maps that eat 6GB's of video card memory. Its all horses for course as you say though.

I even found World of Warcraft with a heavy mod set loads faster, mind you the install files for the game are now at 50GB's plus.
bobo531 h, 26 m ago

I do not think you know at all about the advantages. Very little on a …I do not think you know at all about the advantages. Very little on a 250gb. No advantage at all on anything else related software ,window and games. It is all about sequential read/write and on a 250gb would be wasted. With same money better to buy a good 500gb. I got all my self but I am rich, the poorer will waste money and therefore is not suggested as a must have


Actually it is about random accrss speeds
Defiant30646 m ago

Not even going to entertain you Bobo53, your trolling.For all others, …Not even going to entertain you Bobo53, your trolling.For all others, might be worth waiting a bit as WD is about to enter the market with NVMe drives that are close in performance and cost. I smell a possible price war coming, I think black Friday this year might see some good prices now that Samsung have some reasonable sized company for competition. Its expected that production on memory and flash will have increased by this point in the year so we will hopefully see some correction on prices from factory down. Fingers crossed by then Intel will have fixed Spectre and Meltdown issues at silicon level.



how boring!!!
Denzil93 h, 51 m ago

You can get this currently at Currys by price matching it to amazon for …You can get this currently at Currys by price matching it to amazon for £107.96. If you buy it instore you get the game code printed on the receipt.


Do Amazon sell this with the game?
bobo532 h, 38 m ago

I do not think you know at all about the advantages. Very little on a …I do not think you know at all about the advantages. Very little on a 250gb. No advantage at all on anything else related software ,window and games. It is all about sequential read/write and on a 250gb would be wasted.


My database queries say you're wrong. Nvme isn't "all about sequential read/write" - latency is just as important, and in many cases, more important. NVMe drives excel at this.
nomnomnomnom24 m ago

My database queries say you're wrong. Nvme isn't "all about sequential …My database queries say you're wrong. Nvme isn't "all about sequential read/write" - latency is just as important, and in many cases, more important. NVMe drives excel at this.



yes but if it was a 10tb drive then it is convenient but for 250gb what you would need all of that speed for??it is completely wasted, I could understand if it was slightly more expensive than a normal ssd. That was mainly my point.
Saying so it is funny that people would rather saving a couple of pound to buy as an example a very slow U1 usb drive instead of an U3 which in reality makes the U3 a super bargain for the write speed advantage
Edited by: "bobo53" 10th Apr
bobo531 m ago

yes but if it was a 10tb drive then it is convenient but for 250gb what …yes but if it was a 10tb drive then it is convenient but for 250gb what you would need all of that speed for??it is completely wasted. That was mainly my point


I've just told you why it's not wasted for me. I can literally do tens of thousands of more queries per second.

With all due respect, you're not making any sense.
nomnomnomnom25 m ago

I've just told you why it's not wasted for me. I can literally do tens of …I've just told you why it's not wasted for me. I can literally do tens of thousands of more queries per second.With all due respect, you're not making any sense.




like what, surely does not make sense at double the price of an ssd. you and me can afford it but it is not for everyone because in reality does not make sense on a 250gb and in most of the cases. It might make sense in your case but not in the 99% of cases. People is very confused here, they thing they go faster in the desktop or they can load a game faster which in not true at all. you not following the posts here and what I am talking about
Edited by: "bobo53" 10th Apr
Also another option is the 500GB 860 Evo for £134 at CCL Computers which also gives you the Far Cry 5 code. Shame it isn't a little cheaper, but it is a good performer I believe.
33616113-NGea3.jpgram vs ssd 960 pro
Edited by: "bobo53" 11th Apr
Think people are missing the point that it essentially comes with a game worth 50 quid so in reality this drive is just under 60 quid, how much is a 256gb 850?

Makes sense then doesn't it.
If you were really hankering after playing FC5, and also have an M.2 slot going spare on your motherboard, then this certainly makes a decent amount of sense.
thx OP
bobo5313 h, 35 m ago

like what, surely does not make sense at double the price of an ssd. you …like what, surely does not make sense at double the price of an ssd. you and me can afford it but it is not for everyone because in reality does not make sense on a 250gb and in most of the cases. It might make sense in your case but not in the 99% of cases. People is very confused here, they thing they go faster in the desktop or they can load a game faster which in not true at all. you not following the posts here and what I am talking about


Mate, you're just talking nonsense, please stop.

I've got an Evo 960 and a Polaris 981 - they both are capable of loading games significantly faster than my SATA SSD. Sure, some games have fixed delays in the load screens that you can't skip, so it might take you just the same time to get to the menu. But those that don't will fly through the loading. Elite Dangerous took ages to load on SATA, especially the shaders part. On Evo 960 it just loads at a blink. Counterstrike GO is no quicker at all, even loading from RAM drive (I tried) but Rainbow Six Siege loads probably 30 seconds quicker from Windows desktop to playing. It's a remarkable difference, same for Star Wars Battlefront. NVMe is worth is for GTA V alone.
I needed a bit of space and I wanted Far Cry. I had the choice between a 860 500gb or the 960 500gb.

I bought the 960, as my m.2 space was free.
I installed yesterday. The difference is noticeable. The 960 was £50 more than the 860 at the time, and to me it's worth it.

It's a question of priority. I do loads of things with my pc, it includes gaming. If I didn't have a 1080 graphic card already, I would have kept my money to upgrade the graphic card instead, considering how expensive they've become.

I'm glad I'm lucky enough to not have to choose.
Off topic a bit, but are there any deals on 42mm M.2 SSDs? I never seem to see any here and would love one for the wife's HP Probook to run the OS off and use the current standard HDD in it for general storage.

Im sure it would give it a significant speed bump.

Looking to pay around £40 for it.
T2000Bill11 h, 21 m ago

Think people are missing the point that it essentially comes with a game …Think people are missing the point that it essentially comes with a game worth 50 quid so in reality this drive is just under 60 quid, how much is a 256gb 850?Makes sense then doesn't it.


Couldn't have said it better myself. I don't think people take the time to posts properly.
ro53ben2 h, 10 m ago

Mate, you're just talking nonsense, please stop.I've got an Evo 960 and a …Mate, you're just talking nonsense, please stop.I've got an Evo 960 and a Polaris 981 - they both are capable of loading games significantly faster than my SATA SSD. Sure, some games have fixed delays in the load screens that you can't skip, so it might take you just the same time to get to the menu. But those that don't will fly through the loading. Elite Dangerous took ages to load on SATA, especially the shaders part. On Evo 960 it just loads at a blink. Counterstrike GO is no quicker at all, even loading from RAM drive (I tried) but Rainbow Six Siege loads probably 30 seconds quicker from Windows desktop to playing. It's a remarkable difference, same for Star Wars Battlefront. NVMe is worth is for GTA V alone.

​ thinking of getting this, is there a significant difference in Windows load times compared to sata ssd?
reg6633 m ago

​ thinking of getting this, is there a significant difference in Windows l …​ thinking of getting this, is there a significant difference in Windows load times compared to sata ssd?


there isn't a huge difference in boot times but you will have a big difference in games plus there's the advantage of having no cables in yout rig.
reg6634 m ago

​ thinking of getting this, is there a significant difference in Windows l …​ thinking of getting this, is there a significant difference in Windows load times compared to sata ssd?



Only few second differents(25s vs 29s in a test i saw). Unless you edit 4K video or something, for majority of user/gamer, i would recommend getting a bigger capacity sata SSD drive instead,

you can see the test here
ro53ben3 h, 5 m ago

Mate, you're just talking nonsense, please stop.I've got an Evo 960 and a …Mate, you're just talking nonsense, please stop.I've got an Evo 960 and a Polaris 981 - they both are capable of loading games significantly faster than my SATA SSD. Sure, some games have fixed delays in the load screens that you can't skip, so it might take you just the same time to get to the menu. But those that don't will fly through the loading. Elite Dangerous took ages to load on SATA, especially the shaders part. On Evo 960 it just loads at a blink. Counterstrike GO is no quicker at all, even loading from RAM drive (I tried) but Rainbow Six Siege loads probably 30 seconds quicker from Windows desktop to playing. It's a remarkable difference, same for Star Wars Battlefront. NVMe is worth is for GTA V alone.



I got all and I would suggest you a stop watch then please show us a video. After a search I must possibly admit that some games might take advantage but it is not really worth spending double for that. That is all of my point not worth for what it does. Despite the fact that I can afford anything and I always love the latest
Edited by: "bobo53" 11th Apr
reg664 h, 23 m ago

​ thinking of getting this, is there a significant difference in Windows l …​ thinking of getting this, is there a significant difference in Windows load times compared to sata ssd?


Yes and Windows Updates will install significantly quicker too. I generally never shut my PC down but when I do reboot, it's loads quicker running from EVO960.

Also, if you use a pagefile (mine's disabled) where it is located will make a huge difference - along with the location of Windows temp folder.

Edit to add - depends on your definition of signicance. 3 seconds can be both "just 3 seconds" or a 10% saving, depending how you look at it. It's noticeable either way.
Edited by: "ro53ben" 11th Apr
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