Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD £418.74 @ Aria Lowest Ever?!  43.6p/GB
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Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD £418.74 @ Aria Lowest Ever?! 43.6p/GB

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Found 19th Nov 2013
It was a landmark when SSDs dipped below the 50p/GB threshold, but this comes in at a stonking 43.6p/GB!

Yes, this is expensive, but the cheapest ever for this product as far as I know. No, not everyone thinks they need an SSD, and we all know that so no need to bring that up. No, not everyone needs an SSD this big. No, they're not very unreliable, actually they're likely to last for decades and obselete before they fail.

But for anyone that does want an SSD this big, this is an awesome deal!

Enjoy

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wow. doesn't seem that long ago that 512Gb was this price. Have some heat

HOT!
A 120GB SSD for OS + 1TB 7200rpm HDD is a much better option for 1/4 price still though in my opinion
Edited by: "JackG4" 19th Nov 2013

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JackG4

HOT! A 120GB SSD for OS + 1TB 7200rpm HDD is a much better option for 1/4 … HOT! A 120GB SSD for OS + 1TB 7200rpm HDD is a much better option for 1/4 price still though in my opinion



That's exactly what I have running now! It's certainly a lot cheaper :). The difference between stuff on the SSD and the HDD is so noticeable though, that I'm eager for more SSD space!

thetwistedblue

That's exactly what I have running now! It's certainly a lot cheaper :). … That's exactly what I have running now! It's certainly a lot cheaper :). The difference between stuff on the SSD and the HDD is so noticeable though, that I'm eager for more SSD space!

personally i went for the 500gb option which accomodated my os on a 60gb partition, with the remainder being used for games. I then have a seperate mechanical hdd which i use to store downloads etc, stuff that doesn't isnt really affected by slow or quick access speeds.

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bouncy99

personally i went for the 500gb option which accomodated my os on a 60gb … personally i went for the 500gb option which accomodated my os on a 60gb partition, with the remainder being used for games. I then have a seperate mechanical hdd which i use to store downloads etc, stuff that doesn't isnt really affected by slow or quick access speeds.



That's interesting, I'll probably do something similar. I've currently got a 1tb 7200 HDD full of games and an old 5400 for videos, music and other stuff. I'll migrate the steam drive to the SSD I think. My OS and Office can stay on the 120 SSD.
Edited by: "thetwistedblue" 19th Nov 2013

Postage is £ 6.95+vat

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Sin_of_nature

Postage is £ 6.95+vat



Thanks, I'll update

thetwistedblue

That's interesting, I'll probably do something similar. I've currently … That's interesting, I'll probably do something similar. I've currently got a 1tb 7200 HDD full of games and an old 5400 for videos, music and other stuff. I'll migrate the steam drive to the SSD I think. My OS and Office can stay on the 120 SSD.

ye, and while i dont usually recommend it as i prefer a clean install, you could use a disk imaging product to image the os onto the ssd saving you reinstallation time.

Do i buy one for my PS4 just to see BLOD?

Is it HD ready?

thetwistedblue

That's interesting, I'll probably do something similar. I've currently … That's interesting, I'll probably do something similar. I've currently got a 1tb 7200 HDD full of games and an old 5400 for videos, music and other stuff. I'll migrate the steam drive to the SSD I think. My OS and Office can stay on the 120 SSD.



I bought the EVO 750 purely for my games on Steam, Origin and uplay and for Steam I found the performance disappointing. The difference between the EVO and my old F3 was negligible at best. For games like Battlefield, it loads very quick and I'm usually the first one in.

Stick to your HDD for steam. Don't make the same mistake I did.

thetwistedblue

That's interesting, I'll probably do something similar. I've currently … That's interesting, I'll probably do something similar. I've currently got a 1tb 7200 HDD full of games and an old 5400 for videos, music and other stuff. I'll migrate the steam drive to the SSD I think. My OS and Office can stay on the 120 SSD.

JackG4

HOT! A 120GB SSD for OS + 1TB 7200rpm HDD is a much better option for 1/4 … HOT! A 120GB SSD for OS + 1TB 7200rpm HDD is a much better option for 1/4 price still though in my opinion



Think you have a configuration issue there, an SSD beats mechanical hands down in practically everything speed related.




Thats ok, providing you can be bothered at every single installation to change the address from C:\Program Files to D:\Program Files. Its all too easy to just click 'Next' during the installation prompts.

Nice. This will take me one step closer to my new gaming rig! Thanks for posting.

118luke, no I really don't. Using Windows 8.1 AHCI SATA 3. Benchmarking it runs like a champ.

I'm not the only person who has mentioned Steam is slow on a SSD. The difference in loading times are maybe half to one second faster. If that's worth £400 go for it.

Looking back, I should of got a WD Black for steam and stuck origin and uplay on my ssd


Edited by: "Neel" 19th Nov 2013

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Neel

118luke, no I really don't. Using Windows 8.1 AHCI SATA 3. Benchmarking … 118luke, no I really don't. Using Windows 8.1 AHCI SATA 3. Benchmarking it runs like a champ. I'm not the only person who has mentioned Steam is slow on a SSD. The difference in loading times are maybe half to one second faster. If that's worth £400 go for it.Looking back, I should of got a WD Black for steam and stuck origin and uplay on my ssd



Food for thought, thanks. Does this just apply to Steam? Surely it improves in-game loading though? On games like Portal 2 and HL2, there is a difference in load times between my 120gb SSD and 7200 HDD Steam drive.
Edited by: "thetwistedblue" 19th Nov 2013

For me not so much. I've haven't played Portal 2 in awhile. On Steam I usually play Borderlands 2, COH2, Arkham City, Max Payne 3.

I've dug out a benchmark with my EVO with Rapid Mode enabled. The score suggests there's nothing wrong with my configuration. The performance for steam is just not worth it.

http://i.imgur.com/pQJOEU0.png


For Battlefield 4 it's lightning fast and like I said, I'm usually the first one in.
Edited by: "Neel" 19th Nov 2013

thanks bought one for my xbox 360 instead of wasting money upgrading to the xbox one

I have had a number of SSD's and there is a noticible difference when compared between them and against HDD.
Im currently using Intel Series 520 SSDs and these are so much faster than my old OCZ.
I currently have a 120gb for OS, a seperate 120gb for my common played games and a 3tb 7200 RPM green HDD for everything else. This config is working really well for me, however i would trade teh two 120s for this SSD as it saves the issues of having to select device each time i install something (Steam can be set to download to second drive automatically though).

If in doubt of what changing to this SSD can offer check the awesome SSD comparison at AnandTech: anandtech.com/ben…SD/

Great Price for this drive though. Heated.

will this work in the PS4?

exexpat

will this work in the PS4?



Should do but it would be seriously bottlenecked by the SATA2 interface. Considering it costs more than the console itself I really don't think it's worth it. Just get a 1TB HDD.

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Neel

For me not so much. I've haven't played Portal 2 in awhile. On Steam I … For me not so much. I've haven't played Portal 2 in awhile. On Steam I usually play Borderlands 2, COH2, Arkham City, Max Payne 3.I've dug out a benchmark with my EVO with Rapid Mode enabled. The score suggests there's nothing wrong with my configuration. The performance for steam is just not worth it.For Battlefield 4 it's lightning fast and like I said, I'm usually the first one in.



This is very interesting that it's just Steam. Do you have an Nvidia or an AMD card? I'm asking because of this:

forums.steampowered.com/for…900

I know it refers specifically to COD, but thought it was worth asking anyway.

MrFreak

I quite often buy tech from the US, always better prices.. £359.95 here … I quite often buy tech from the US, always better prices.. £359.95 here [url=http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/261328253310?var=lv



+ £37.24 delivery. All of which is estimates based on the exchange rate. For the currency risk and credit/debit card fees some may incur they are better off with this deal.

That said, I'll wait to see how Amazon respond as if they price match the ex-delivery price then everyone can pick it up on super saver delivery or those with Prime can get it expedited.

Neel

For games like Battlefield, it loads very quick and I'm usually the first … For games like Battlefield, it loads very quick and I'm usually the first one in.



And theres the thing.

Main advantage of gaming from an SSD is the level/map will load quicker. Thats usually about it. And if you play a lot of online games then thats usually negated as you load in a couple of seconds and then sit there waiting for all the non-SSD people to catch up.

Nice to have but it's still a lot of pay out (even at these prices). I use SSDs for OS drives at home and thats about it. Oh, and my dev PC at work but I get a lot more benefit from that one. (Even with the not-so-great SSD's they insist on putting in our work PC's)

thetwistedblue

This is very interesting that it's just Steam. Do you have an Nvidia or … This is very interesting that it's just Steam. Do you have an Nvidia or an AMD card?



Nvidia - 2 GTX 670's

nattynooy

Is it HD ready?


Yes and also 4K ultra HD ready, makes toast and fries eggs

sancheez

Main advantage of gaming from an SSD is the level/map will load quicker. … Main advantage of gaming from an SSD is the level/map will load quicker. Thats usually about it. And if you play a lot of online games then thats usually negated as you load in a couple of seconds and then sit there waiting for all the non-SSD people to catch up.



It's always satifying on L4D2 though, first dibs on items

The only other games I have installed on SSD are Project Cars and Battlefield 4.
The rest are on a Samsung F3 mechanical.

Good price for a 1TB SSD drive, but, as others have said, not a recommended purchase for most users.

While not directly comparable, worth considering an SSHD drive if you need 1TB or more.
storagereview.com/sea…iew

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Stu C

Good price for a 1TB SSD drive, but, as others have said, not a … Good price for a 1TB SSD drive, but, as others have said, not a recommended purchase for most users.While not directly comparable, worth considering an SSHD drive if you need 1TB or more.http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_desktop_sshd_review



Yep certainly true and a good recommendation for your average browser/gamer. As I said in the description, not everyone needs an SSD this big.

JackG4

HOT! A 120GB SSD for OS + 1TB 7200rpm HDD is a much better option for 1/4 … HOT! A 120GB SSD for OS + 1TB 7200rpm HDD is a much better option for 1/4 price still though in my opinion



120GB is too small for my program files folder, which is definitely a must have in my book if you really want to improve performance.

I don't understand why people wouldn't recommend this drive for most people? If you can afford it, it's infinitesimally better than any hybrid SSD/HDD solution.

weiran

I don't understand why people wouldn't recommend this drive for most … I don't understand why people wouldn't recommend this drive for most people? If you can afford it, it's infinitesimally better than any hybrid SSD/HDD solution.



Do you mean infinitely? Infinitesimally means "immeasurably or incalculably minute"

weiran

I don't understand why people wouldn't recommend this drive for most … I don't understand why people wouldn't recommend this drive for most people? If you can afford it, it's infinitesimally better than any hybrid SSD/HDD solution.


I can afford it but have zero interest in using this for my desktop as it's too small.
Even if it was 2TB for £500 I have no interest as my media files don't really require an SSD.
Just because you can afford something doesn't mean it makes sense to buy it.

p1x

Do you mean infinitely? Infinitesimally means "immeasurably or … Do you mean infinitely? Infinitesimally means "immeasurably or incalculably minute"


I think he was correct; a Freudian slip.

thanks, will be going for one of these when it drops to 50quid

Price dropped to even low, £410 now.

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