Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5 inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive £249.95 @ AlwyasADeal and Fulfilled by Amazon.
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Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5 inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive £249.95 @ AlwyasADeal and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Found 3rd Oct 2013
Great price. Shame I can't quite justify the upgrade from my M4.
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This is the typical good deal that can never make it because people are so ignorant about SSD facts.

ssd facts like what?
It's silver...I do like ssds in silver..

hot. lowest price its ever been

moosery2

ssd facts like what? It's silver...I do like ssds in silver..


the sad thing here is that you probably think to be cool and smart with your nonsense

oolla

the sad thing here is that you probably think to be cool and smart with … the sad thing here is that you probably think to be cool and smart with your nonsense



If you want to bring people over to your side of the argument , you could probably do with not being a patronising end of a bell . Despite the fact that the cost per Meg is significantly cheaper than the other deal getting heat - its still £250 . Even though I have enough money saved , I won`t buy one......as its still £250 , making it not Hot (if you need me to repeat it again , its £250 , still quite a bit of money) .

Great deal! Heated!

Banned

hot

Here's some facts about SSD's

They are fast, very fast (compared to mechanical)
They will not boot your PC in 5 seconds (Most BIOS take longer than that)
If you need space over performance- Don't buy one
If you need performance over space- Buy one

I wouldn't go back to a mechanical boot drive now. Yes SSD are expensive in GB-£ ratio but for me and the applications I use, SSD are worth every penny.

Not a bad price for a decent drive.

Heat

Jodesi

Here's some facts about SSD'sThey are fast, very fast (compared to … Here's some facts about SSD'sThey are fast, very fast (compared to mechanical)They will not boot your PC in 5 seconds (Most BIOS take longer than that)If you need space over performance- Don't buy oneIf you need performance over space- Buy oneI wouldn't go back to a mechanical boot drive now. Yes SSD are expensive in GB-£ ratio but for me and the applications I use, SSD are worth every penny. Not a bad price for a decent drive.Heat


Post BIOS, maybe 8-10 seconds, depends on a few factors.
SSD OS drive and storage drive is the way to go.

Jodesi

Here's some facts about SSD'sThey are fast, very fast (compared to … Here's some facts about SSD'sThey are fast, very fast (compared to mechanical)They will not boot your PC in 5 seconds (Most BIOS take longer than that)If you need space over performance- Don't buy oneIf you need performance over space- Buy oneI wouldn't go back to a mechanical boot drive now. Yes SSD are expensive in GB-£ ratio but for me and the applications I use, SSD are worth every penny. Not a bad price for a decent drive.Heat



Exactly - 3.5 seconds after the bios

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Doesn't matter which way you word things or which video you watch. From pushing the button to using the OS will not happen in 3.5 seconds on a full boot. Do you believe in the tooth fairy and Santa? I can find some youtube videos that prove they are both real.

Also you might also want to look up how Windows 8 powers off if you leave the default power settings on.

Great price but I'll wait for the 1tb thanks

Good deal, but I wouldn't buy anything bigger than a 120GB drive for a boot drive, and also put in a 1/2/3TB traditional drive for storage. The cost per GB still make these too expensive for lots of storage space.

ToneEQ

Good deal, but I wouldn't buy anything bigger than a 120GB drive for a … Good deal, but I wouldn't buy anything bigger than a 120GB drive for a boot drive, and also put in a 1/2/3TB traditional drive for storage. The cost per GB still make these too expensive for lots of storage space.


I agree that 500GB may be a bit large if you're using a HDD as well, but 120GB a bit small. I'm using over 80GB of my SSD for just standard applications, no games or stuff like that. I wouldn't want to install all them on my HDD...

renderman

Exactly - 3.5 seconds after the bios … Exactly - 3.5 seconds after the bios ;)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrBiBLRElkg



Not nearly as fast on a lesser spec'd pc.

Samsung 840 pro 256GB on a Sata 2 interface running a quad core 2.6Ghz processor with a WD 400GB HDD and Win Vista Ultimate 37.5 secs! (Win 8 is a lot quicker btw - probably about 15 secs when I was testing it out).
Edited by: "Kulaak" 4th Oct 2013

Jodesi

Here's some facts about SSD'sThey are fast, very fast (compared to … Here's some facts about SSD'sThey are fast, very fast (compared to mechanical)They will not boot your PC in 5 seconds (Most BIOS take longer than that)If you need space over performance- Don't buy oneIf you need performance over space- Buy oneI wouldn't go back to a mechanical boot drive now. Yes SSD are expensive in GB-£ ratio but for me and the applications I use, SSD are worth every penny. Not a bad price for a decent drive.Heat



I'd say you hit the nail on the head there.

Heat

klembob

Doesn't matter which way you word things or which video you watch. From … Doesn't matter which way you word things or which video you watch. From pushing the button to using the OS will not happen in 3.5 seconds on a full boot. Do you believe in the tooth fairy and Santa? I can find some youtube videos that prove they are both real.Also you might also want to look up how Windows 8 powers off if you leave the default power settings on.



No different to believing in God.

The winking smiley icon clearly doesn't show on your PC, and I was having a dig at all the crazy claims on the net about boot speeds. I have probably one of the fastest PC you can buy and it takes 11 second from pressing the on switch to seeing the desktop on windows 7 x64, and thats with 128gb ram and 2 x 6 core xeons and a 600MB/s SSD.

The only time I've seen it done quicker was with the custom boot bios laptops that are still a form of hibernation. Like the lenovo "enhanced experience bios" and the XPS quick boot.

I worry about some of you folks.

You really need to go out more and enjoy life ! ! !

Edited by: "InAFalsetto" 4th Oct 2013

InAFalsetto

I worry about some of you folks.You really need to go out more and enjoy … I worry about some of you folks.You really need to go out more and enjoy life ! ! !


Discussing our interests means we need a life?

oolla

the sad thing here is that you probably think to be cool and smart with … the sad thing here is that you probably think to be cool and smart with your nonsense



Yep!

I should mention that I run this exact drive since about 2 weeks ago.

Plus points: it is LIGHTNING fast. The read speed measured 50% higher than an agility 3 that I replaced. So it's 50% faster than another SSD - madness.

minus points: the included software to migrate does not seem to like windows 8 64 bit, or I assume that's why it refused to work. Migration was a total pig without that software, wasted about half a day trying various options.

Just a note on boot times for SSD (different controllers and speed drives not-withstanding of-course).

My MBA boots OS X in 8.5 seconds with a Samsung SSD.

klembob

Doesn't matter which way you word things or which video you watch. From … Doesn't matter which way you word things or which video you watch. From pushing the button to using the OS will not happen in 3.5 seconds on a full boot. Do you believe in the tooth fairy and Santa? I can find some youtube videos that prove they are both real.Also you might also want to look up how Windows 8 powers off if you leave the default power settings on.



Full boot being the operative word. In sleep my pc starts faster than my monitor does, next to instant. My pc is ancient but with an SSD, I genuinely don't know how long it would take a mechanical drive to do the same thing?

Acer Aspire S7 from power button to usable desktop is just over 4s. UEFI makes a big difference, as does Windows 8.

SSD for your Boot/System/Apps/Swap/Possibly torrent drive, but for archive storage, mechanical all the way. Just waiting for the 4TB Hitachi drives to be about the £120 mark.

renderman

No different to believing in God.The winking smiley icon clearly doesn't … No different to believing in God.The winking smiley icon clearly doesn't show on your PC, and I was having a dig at all the crazy claims on the net about boot speeds. I have probably one of the fastest PC you can buy and it takes 11 second from pressing the on switch to seeing the desktop on windows 7 x64, and thats with 128gb ram and 2 x 6 core xeons and a 600MB/s SSD.The only time I've seen it done quicker was with the custom boot bios laptops that are still a form of hibernation. Like the lenovo "enhanced experience bios" and the XPS quick boot.



Cool story bro

I recently upgraded my laptop with one of these. Very nice and noticeably quicker in day to day usage. I paid more than £250 though so this is hot as far as I'm concerned.

TyrantJB

Cool story bro



I thought so, thanks.

Jodesi

Here's some facts about SSD'sThey are fast, very fast (compared to … Here's some facts about SSD'sThey are fast, very fast (compared to mechanical)They will not boot your PC in 5 seconds (Most BIOS take longer than that)If you need space over performance- Don't buy oneIf you need performance over space- Buy oneI wouldn't go back to a mechanical boot drive now. Yes SSD are expensive in GB-£ ratio but for me and the applications I use, SSD are worth every penny. Not a bad price for a decent drive.Heat


Bad advice in some context...

They are fast, very fast (compared to mechanical) - TRUE
They will not boot your PC in 5 seconds (Most BIOS take longer than that) - FALSE If you turn on fast boot on BIOS, you'll get to your OS home screen in less than 15 seconds (for Mac OS X users - it's faster)
If you need space over performance- Don't buy one - FALSE / This drive offers 512GB at a really good price. However, SSDs should be used more for the Operating System. Laptop upgrades, this is a really hot deal as most only take one drive. For desktops, always get a mechanical drive for space storage.
If you need performance over space- Buy one - TRUE / Different drives offer different benefits. This drive is the first that combines both consumer (write speed over read) and business (read over write speeds) combined.

I'll be getting the 512GB Evo over the 256GB Pro version next month which are similar price to go into my MacBook Pro.

^^ i don't get the point of the above post #32

grey

Despite the fact that the cost per Meg is significantly cheaper than the … Despite the fact that the cost per Meg is significantly cheaper than the other deal getting heat - its still £250 . Even though I have enough money saved , I won`t buy one......as its still £250 , making it not Hot (if you need me to repeat it again , its £250 , still quite a bit of money) .



Whether or not this is a good deal is not dependant on whether or not you can afford one. It is supposed to be based on how the current price compares to its historical price.

For example, I would not buy a pair of £500 jeans. But if those jeans were reduced from £1500, it's still a good deal regardless of whether or not I would actually pay that.

If we used your method, where would we be? If we used my parents' method, any technology costing over £20 would be a rip-off.
Edited by: "bawheid" 4th Oct 2013

renderman

I thought so, thanks.



I didn't

FatherTed

I didn't



Cool story bro.

renderman

Cool story bro.



Cheers.

renderman

Cool story bro.



i can't be the only one that thinks "cool story bro" has to be one of the most asinine responses one can possibly make to anything.

elbs

i can't be the only one that thinks "cool story bro" has to be one of the … i can't be the only one that thinks "cool story bro" has to be one of the most asinine responses one can possibly make to anything.




......cool story bro

Tunster

Bad advice in some context...They are fast, very fast (compared to … Bad advice in some context...They are fast, very fast (compared to mechanical) - TRUEThey will not boot your PC in 5 seconds (Most BIOS take longer than that) - FALSE If you turn on fast boot on BIOS, you'll get to your OS home screen in less than 15 seconds (for Mac OS X users - it's faster)If you need space over performance- Don't buy one - FALSE / This drive offers 512GB at a really good price. However, SSDs should be used more for the Operating System. Laptop upgrades, this is a really hot deal as most only take one drive. For desktops, always get a mechanical drive for space storage.If you need performance over space- Buy one - TRUE / Different drives offer different benefits. This drive is the first that combines both consumer (write speed over read) and business (read over write speeds) combined.I'll be getting the 512GB Evo over the 256GB Pro version next month which are similar price to go into my MacBook Pro.



It may be less than 15 Secs but still not less than 5 as mentioned.
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