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Samsung 256GB 830 Series SSD for £142.98 at Ebuyer
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Samsung 256GB 830 Series SSD for £142.98 at Ebuyer

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Posted 13th Jun 2012
Here it is again, within 3 quid of the superb expired Amazon deal.

296 in stock at the time of posting.
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nice price drop used to be £149.99 6 days ago hotukdeals.com/dea…470 and now you click the link and its £142.98 lol does this price just keep dropping on there?
Edited by: "muckilla" 13th Jun 2012
good find, hot.
HOT
Very hot!
submitted to amazon, let's see if they'll pricematch.
remember 7.07% TCB or 7% quidco
£120 and I will buy it
Ok fellas (and ladies) need your help here, I have an M11x that currently has a 500gb hard drive fitted, I was thinking of improving boot times and general performance with an SSD, however my hard drive space used is way over the 240gb id probably have available to me if I purchased this. so my questions are

1: I guess I would need to shift my itunes onto an external drive - guessing this is simple enough (the process I understand its Itunes I dont get along with).

2: Can I move some Steam game downloads (those im not playing) onto an external drive and just keep say Skyrim, Alan Wake etc, the Steam forum says this is not to be advised but I guess still possible?

3: I have to have microsoft office installed - will I encounter licence issues (also includes windows 7 licence i guess) shifting it over to a new SSD drive?

Thanks in advance!!
Well, it's only £3 more than Amazon had it (and that was a pre-order was it not?). £143 for a stocked item is very good too, so I think I may finally actually buy one, especially as unlike competitors this comes with Ghost

Heat added, thanks for the heads-up.

Edit: Scan have it for £146.70, which for people who still get free next day delivery (like me) is better for the impatient!
chelmsfordman

Ok fellas (and ladies) need your help here, I have an M11x that currently … Ok fellas (and ladies) need your help here, I have an M11x that currently has a 500gb hard drive fitted, I was thinking of improving boot times and general performance with an SSD, however my hard drive space used is way over the 240gb id probably have available to me if I purchased this. so my questions are1: I guess I would need to shift my itunes onto an external drive - guessing this is simple enough (the process I understand its Itunes I dont get along with).2: Can I move some Steam game downloads (those im not playing) onto an external drive and just keep say Skyrim, Alan Wake etc, the Steam forum says this is not to be advised but I guess still possible?3: I have to have microsoft office installed - will I encounter licence issues (also includes windows 7 licence i guess) shifting it over to a new SSD drive?Thanks in advance!!


steam: dont download the games you dont play
didnt use steam in a while

win7 yes you must activate it but shouldnt be a problem
Not sure about office

will you clone your old drive?
Very Hot.
Edited by: "cojack" 13th Jun 2012
Hot indeed, ordered mine for a few £ more the other day, just need to get round to rebuilding my system (going for a clean install rather than ghosting)
chelmsfordman

Ok fellas (and ladies) need your help here, I have an M11x that currently … Ok fellas (and ladies) need your help here, I have an M11x that currently has a 500gb hard drive fitted, I was thinking of improving boot times and general performance with an SSD, however my hard drive space used is way over the 240gb id probably have available to me if I purchased this. so my questions are1: I guess I would need to shift my itunes onto an external drive - guessing this is simple enough (the process I understand its Itunes I dont get along with).2: Can I move some Steam game downloads (those im not playing) onto an external drive and just keep say Skyrim, Alan Wake etc, the Steam forum says this is not to be advised but I guess still possible?3: I have to have microsoft office installed - will I encounter licence issues (also includes windows 7 licence i guess) shifting it over to a new SSD drive?Thanks in advance!!



In answer to Question 2, you can have steam games in 2 different locations but you need to have seperate copies of steam on each drive . It doesn't like you installing games on anything other than the same drive that steam is on. I have my SSD drive with Syndicate and call of duty on with one copy of steam, and my data drive with another copy of steam on that has all my other steam games installed on.

As for question 3, if you have moved enough off of the old drive to enable you to clone it then you wont have an issue with the windows 7 and Office licences as Microsoft don't see any change. (I know this as i've replaced the drives in both my laptop and desktop with SSDs, one with a Crucial M4 and the other with this Samsung drive and its been fine).

I recommend that you DON'T use Ghost as it's a real PITA! After many issues with trying it myself I ended up downloading Macrium Reflect (which is free as well) and it was far far easier to clone with
Edited by: "Waterboy8535" 13th Jun 2012
msciazko

remember 7.07% TCB or 7% quidco



No it isn't.... TCB is like 1.5% and Quidco is something like 2%.
I was trying to think of a way around the Steam thing as that will be something that will affect me too, I never thought of just having 2 install of it thanks Waterboy8535!
I'm gunna stick a SSD in my 2010 iMac, its only got Sata II though, but i presume that doesnt really matter? At least buying this would allow the drive to be used elsewhere later. Anyone had experience with this? Thanks alot
tommytbone1

I'm gunna stick a SSD in my 2010 iMac, its only got Sata II though, but i … I'm gunna stick a SSD in my 2010 iMac, its only got Sata II though, but i presume that doesnt really matter? At least buying this would allow the drive to be used elsewhere later. Anyone had experience with this? Thanks alot



Yeah it's backwards compatible. I'm using a SATA III SSD on my SATA II connection.
So bummed out damnit, I just bought the Kingston one last week and this goes on offer............ FML
Xan245

I was trying to think of a way around the Steam thing as that will be … I was trying to think of a way around the Steam thing as that will be something that will affect me too, I never thought of just having 2 install of it thanks Waterboy8535!



You're welcome, it took me a while to figure that one out. If you want to access the game on your SSD drive then I just click the desktop icon for that game and it starts the steam on that drive. If I want to access the game on my other drive then I click the game and it opens that drives version of steam.

Simples
Presumably Steam's backup / restore function will essentially allow you transfer games from one drive to the other without too much trouble too
Cancelled my order for 256 GB Sandisk @ OverClockers

But I am not buying this one

Keep waiting
you dont need two steam installs, use steam mover, creates symlinks of the files
my steam install is on a normal HDD, but the games i play most, ie bf3 at the moment, get moved to the SSD
Steam still things its in the original install location but this is just a pointer to the files which are actually on the SSD
Interesting, I'll have a proper look into that when I get home this evening
Just had my £139.99 amazon order despatched, woohoo
you_gotta_be_kidding

Just had my £139.99 amazon order despatched, woohoo



You gotta be kidding me!
tommytbone1

You gotta be kidding me!



Same
Just had an email from amazon My Samsung 830 256GB for £139.99 order will be dispatched tomorrow
Received mine for £140 from Amazon a few days ago - but £3 is barely any difference so hot!
Oh thank God. I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms.
Waterboy8535

In answer to Question 2, you can have steam games in 2 different … In answer to Question 2, you can have steam games in 2 different locations but you need to have seperate copies of steam on each drive . It doesn't like you installing games on anything other than the same drive that steam is on. I have my SSD drive with Syndicate and call of duty on with one copy of steam, and my data drive with another copy of steam on that has all my other steam games installed on.As for question 3, if you have moved enough off of the old drive to enable you to clone it then you wont have an issue with the windows 7 and Office licences as Microsoft don't see any change. (I know this as i've replaced the drives in both my laptop and desktop with SSDs, one with a Crucial M4 and the other with this Samsung drive and its been fine).I recommend that you DON'T use Ghost as it's a real PITA! After many issues with trying it myself I ended up downloading Macrium Reflect (which is free as well) and it was far far easier to clone with



I don't think that is necessarily the case. When I installed Steam on an SSD and started to run out of space I moved my installation to a mechanical drive without needing separate steam installations.

some helpful threads here:

forums.steampowered.com/for…237

forums.steampowered.com/for…647
No one noticed the image is of a 128GB drive? Image error most likely though.
Now available at Novatech for 139.99
Paper Lawyer

I don't think that is necessarily the case. When I installed Steam on an … I don't think that is necessarily the case. When I installed Steam on an SSD and started to run out of space I moved my installation to a mechanical drive without needing separate steam installations.some helpful threads here:http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2479237http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2647647



Sorry, I may have confused things here.

The issue I was having was if Steam was install on my SSD (main) drive but I wanted to install a new game onto the other drive then Steam wouldn't let me as it wouldnt allow me to choose another drive other than the default one Steam was installed on.

The way round it was to install a second copy on Steam on the second drive and use that copy to install the game on the other drive.

Hope this clears things up a bit
Just told Amazon about novatech price, anyone else wanna help out and hopefully they will pricematch?
just install them all onto your biggest HDD drive and use steammover
saves fecking about with two steam installs..
My next PC Build (soon) will have a SSD i hope these drop within £100 by than
Waterboy8535

Sorry, I may have confused things here.The issue I was having was if … Sorry, I may have confused things here.The issue I was having was if Steam was install on my SSD (main) drive but I wanted to install a new game onto the other drive then Steam wouldn't let me as it wouldnt allow me to choose another drive other than the default one Steam was installed on.The way round it was to install a second copy on Steam on the second drive and use that copy to install the game on the other drive.Hope this clears things up a bit


The solution I found most useful was to install Steam to my 2TB spinning drive, download whatever games I want to it through steam as normal, those games I want SSD performance for I use Steam Mover (or whatever method you want) to junction the folders on to my SSD.

This way I never have problems with installing/downloading as normal, but I can still get my games to run quickly.
Only downside I can think of with this method is that the Steam client is not on the SSD, but sounds simpler than having 2 Steam Clients... IMHO (_;)

Also Hot deal, heat added!
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