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Samsung 840 Evo 1TB SSD £296.95 Delivered Free @ Amazon
Samsung 840 Evo 1TB SSD £296.95 Delivered Free @ Amazon

Samsung 840 Evo 1TB SSD £296.95 Delivered Free @ Amazon

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bentrewern

£1 off hot hot hot!



299.99-296.58 = ?



Edited by: "bigbaz" 29th Jul 2014

Dammmm! debating whether to purchase this as an upgrade to an mechanical Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB or Sapphire Tri x Vapour X R9 280X

The first ever 1Tb to come under £300 mark .. Prices are falling falling falling ..... I am going to wait till the prices really fall - like the rain last night

I'll buy the first sub £100 1tb ssd which have a reasonable (and independently tested) useful life.

Who wants to bet how long I'll be waiting?

I'd be happy if I could fit this one in my iMac 27" late 2013. Don't want just to throw away the 1TB 7200rpm. Want to see if I'd get a decent deal for PCIe based SSD + I haven't quoted yet the Apple service about the upgrade charge.

This one is getting near to very reasonable price for the performance. Good deal!
Edited by: "Raimonds" 29th Jul 2014

EmptyArea

I'll buy the first sub £100 1tb ssd which have a reasonable (and … I'll buy the first sub £100 1tb ssd which have a reasonable (and independently tested) useful life.Who wants to bet how long I'll be waiting?



I would.... how long you think?

Raimonds

I'd be happy if I could fit this one in my iMac 27" late 2013. Don't want … I'd be happy if I could fit this one in my iMac 27" late 2013. Don't want just to throw away the 1TB 7200rpm. Want to see if I'd get a decent deal for PCIe based SSD + I haven't quoted yet the Apple service about the upgrade charge.This one is getting near to very reasonable price for the performance. Good deal!



I'm on the lookout at the moment to upgrade the same machine. Why upgrade the internal drive? USB3 transfer speeds exceed that of the SSD, so buy this and an external USB3 enclosure, clone your existing drive onto it, set it as the boot drive and you're done. Re-purpose the internal drive for your files or a backup or whatever.

VengeceVapourX

Dammmm! debating whether to purchase this as an upgrade to an mechanical … Dammmm! debating whether to purchase this as an upgrade to an mechanical Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB or Sapphire Tri x Vapour X R9 280X



Assuming its a desktop, why not buy a smaller SSD (like the Samsung Evo 250GB) for £90 and then buy the graphics card. Stick it in the case and load the OS and a few games on the SSD and movies etc on the old hard drive. Simple

momanium

Assuming its a desktop, why not buy a smaller SSD (like the Samsung Evo … Assuming its a desktop, why not buy a smaller SSD (like the Samsung Evo 250GB) for £90 and then buy the graphics card. Stick it in the case and load the OS and a few games on the SSD and movies etc on the old hard drive. Simple



Because I am trying to avoid a dual drive or Dual boot setup and defeats my purpose of a one drive system, where by i dont need to worry about where Directorys or installs goes. I like having a signal drive for all directories and installs and any troubleshooting at a later date is less of a headache compared to a dual drive setup. Just me being picky

VengeceVapourX

Because I am trying to avoid a dual drive or Dual boot setup and defeats … Because I am trying to avoid a dual drive or Dual boot setup and defeats my purpose of a one drive system, where by i dont need to worry about where Directorys or installs goes. I like having a signal drive for all directories and installs and any troubleshooting at a later date is less of a headache compared to a dual drive setup. Just me being picky



Fair enough. Cant say I agree and considering you are on a limited budget, you are restricting yourself greatly but its your choice. I assume you mean dual drive (dual boot refers to when you have more than one OS on a hard drive).

Realistically it would not be very difficult to track directories at all and very rarely would it be a cause of having to troubleshoot.

I have done the same for many PC's and never had a problem. Its a commonly recommended option and I cant say I understand your logic. It would be a case of simply keeping the old hard drive in the PC and storing big files on. It will appear in my computer as another drive (like a USB does) and you can stick all your movies etc on there. You dont even have to uninstall the current OS on there, I just create a shortcut on my SSD desktop to the "user" folder on the old hard drive. Bam, all my old documents etc ready when I need them.

momanium

Fair enough. Cant say I agree and considering you are on a limited … Fair enough. Cant say I agree and considering you are on a limited budget, you are restricting yourself greatly but its your choice. I assume you mean dual drive (dual boot refers to when you have more than one OS on a hard drive). Realistically it would not be very difficult to track directories at all and very rarely would it be a cause of having to troubleshoot.I have done the same for many PC's and never had a problem. Its a commonly recommended option and I cant say I understand your logic. It would be a case of simply keeping the old hard drive in the PC and storing big files on. It will appear in my computer as another drive (like a USB does) and you can stick all your movies etc on there. You dont even have to uninstall the current OS on there, I just create a shortcut on my SSD desktop to the "user" folder on the old hard drive. Bam, all my old documents etc ready when I need them.



I dont get why people want to put -everything- on their SSD. Modern spinning drives are really fast now, and most of a computer disk space is used for storage (movies, photos,etc) , the only thing launching faster will be the OS boot and applications you use every 5 minutes like an internet browser.

iceman85

I dont get why people want to put -everything- on their SSD. Modern … I dont get why people want to put -everything- on their SSD. Modern spinning drives are really fast now, and most of a computer disk space is used for storage (movies, photos,etc) , the only thing launching faster will be the OS boot and applications you use every 5 minutes like an internet browser.



SSD's make a massive difference for the OS and common programmes like you say. But when it comes to downloaded movies, pictures, music etc it's just a waste of space to put it in an SSD. It'll also result in the SSD slowing down once its near full.

I think people have this naive believe that an SSD is a fresh, new start and using older drives will corrupt this etc. Its completely wrong but you can sort of understand their mindset when they have just dropped £100 odd quid on a new SSD.

I have left my old triple boot on my old hard drive so I can even use it to boot from if the SSD goes bad or I need to use Ubuntu. When not in use, my WD Green powers itself down too so its a win win IMO.

Jemster

I'm on the lookout at the moment to upgrade the same machine. Why upgrade … I'm on the lookout at the moment to upgrade the same machine. Why upgrade the internal drive? USB3 transfer speeds exceed that of the SSD, so buy this and an external USB3 enclosure, clone your existing drive onto it, set it as the boot drive and you're done. Re-purpose the internal drive for your files or a backup or whatever.



Here is a link to Macrumors forum thread I came across about the benefit of getting a Thunderbolt enclosure + SSD rather than cheaper USB3 forums.macrumors.com/sho…180 Still, I could not find any deal here in UK for that enclosure. Might be a great solution for the future upgrade of my iMac.

Raimonds

Here is a link to Macrumors forum thread I came across about the benefit … Here is a link to Macrumors forum thread I came across about the benefit of getting a Thunderbolt enclosure + SSD rather than cheaper USB3 http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1753180 Still, I could not find any deal here in UK for that enclosure. Might be a great solution for the future upgrade of my iMac.



Unless I'm missing something in that thread, the only advantage I can see is support of the TRIM command. From reading around, the newer drives have much better on-board management firmware and TRIM isn't a necessity to maintain performance.

The disadvantage of Thunderbolt is £100++ for an enclosure, as opposed to £10 for a USB3 enclosure. I know which one I'd prefer. I know which one I can afford
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