Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD - £269.50 - Sold and fulfilled by Amazon
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Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD - £269.50 - Sold and fulfilled by Amazon

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Edited by:"clinkadink"Found 23rd Oct
UPDATED:

02/11 - Reduced to £269.50 - from Amazon Germany - price includes delivery
26/10 - Reduced to £271
24/10 - Reduced to £276.99



I haven't seen this SSD for under £300 anywhere.

  • 1TB (1,024 GB) 2.5" Solid State Drive
  • SATA 6 GB/s / 3D V-NAND / Samsung 3core MGX
  • Up to 540MB/s sequential read and 520MB/s write
  • 98K IOPS / 2Mh MTBF / 256-Bit-AES

Top comments

Aretak6 h, 28 m ago

It doesn't really have anything to do with Brexit. Samsung, Micron, WD and …It doesn't really have anything to do with Brexit. Samsung, Micron, WD and Hynix are limiting supply of DRAM and NAND to push prices up (or rather refusing to increase output), cashing in on strong demand. Prices have been climbing since mid-2016 and it's expected to continue well into next year, if not longer. It's the same all around the globe, not just in the UK.



These are the factors currently in play with nand.

1. pound issues (uk only)
2. Nearly everyone has upgraded their fabs from 2d planer nand to 3d nand (samsung already using 3dnand has increase its layer count to 64 layers)... long term this means higher capacities and at a lower price.
3. apple bulk buying (seems to get worse with every gen of iphone)
4. general increased demand for nand
5. fire in one fab and Toshiba been hit by ransomware (lost 6 weeks of wafer production).


so its got nothing to do with withholding production .. plus flash memory and normal memory is considered a commodity and is sold as such so will have speculation just like gold and orange juice!

Number five is quite serious, as its not a case of lets restart production, and we will have a chip at the end of the day, the full cycle from a silicon cylinder to wafer and then to a chip is 3 to 4 months.

Is it me or are these getting more expensive as time goes on??

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Agharta25 m ago

It's less to do with the pound and more to do with demand being high …It's less to do with the pound and more to do with demand being high compared to supply which has pushed the price up; the same as happens with RAM fairly frequently.Although knowing these shady companies it could just be a cartel.


"Narcos - Season 3, featuring Evo Escobar and the Solid State Cartel."

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The decline of the pound over the same period.

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Is it me or are these getting more expensive as time goes on??

Twizzar2 m ago

Is it me or are these getting more expensive as time goes on??

Was thinking the same..

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Twizzar7 m ago

Is it me or are these getting more expensive as time goes on??


Since mid last year, a lot things (especially tech) are more expensive due to the (lack of) strength in the pound.


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The decline of the pound over the same period.

32299623-Ee2ME.jpg

It's less to do with the pound and more to do with demand being high compared to supply which has pushed the price up; the same as happens with RAM fairly frequently.
Although knowing these shady companies it could just be a cartel.

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Agharta25 m ago

It's less to do with the pound and more to do with demand being high …It's less to do with the pound and more to do with demand being high compared to supply which has pushed the price up; the same as happens with RAM fairly frequently.Although knowing these shady companies it could just be a cartel.


"Narcos - Season 3, featuring Evo Escobar and the Solid State Cartel."

clinkadink28 m ago

"Narcos - Season 3, featuring Evo Escobar and the Solid State Cartel."


Is that a South American tribute act of the So Solid Crew?
Edited by: "Agharta" 24th Oct

Pretty brutal. Paid £200 for one 18 months ago. Such is the state of trade here right now.

vulcanproject1 h, 29 m ago

Pretty brutal. Paid £200 for one 18 months ago. Such is the state of trade …Pretty brutal. Paid £200 for one 18 months ago. Such is the state of trade here right now.



It doesn't really have anything to do with Brexit. Samsung, Micron, WD and Hynix are limiting supply of DRAM and NAND to push prices up (or rather refusing to increase output), cashing in on strong demand. Prices have been climbing since mid-2016 and it's expected to continue well into next year, if not longer. It's the same all around the globe, not just in the UK.
Edited by: "Aretak" 24th Oct

Correct. These items are even more expensive in Europe. MediaMarkt is selling this drive for €328 currently, which converts to £292 even with the current abysmal state of GBPEUR.
Edited by: "DevlinC" 24th Oct

currently works out just below £270 from Amazon Spain - its been a while since I've ordered abroad but can you just start a free trial of 30 day prime to get rid of the postage? only ever had prime in the UK.

Online mags. keep telling us that ssd drives are overtaking hdd.
Just not true.

When you hear about 30TB+ in a 2.5" formfactor, you think that is progress.

Probably be the next generation (25yrs)

These things really should be getting closer to standard HDD prices now, it's not like it's new tech anymore. Due to pricing there really isn't much point in getting for anything larger than os drive.
Just my two cents anyway.

vulcanproject7 h, 33 m ago

Pretty brutal. Paid £200 for one 18 months ago. Such is the state of trade …Pretty brutal. Paid £200 for one 18 months ago. Such is the state of trade here right now.


Brutal you say

I've been buying components for younger sons new pc. Got cpu, motherboard and ram. After searching for weeks now for a gpu or ssd at some kind of sane price,(holy hell do i really have to get a gsync monitor too!!!) I've decided to abandon the project. It will cost much more than the pc i built for my other son 2 years ago, and that was bloody expensive, and would be only around the same performance... Even performance just 1 notch up costs insane money.

Hope a virus destroys the pc scene for good.

cowsindahouse2 m ago

I've been buying components for younger sons new pc. Got cpu, motherboard …I've been buying components for younger sons new pc. Got cpu, motherboard and ram. After searching for weeks now for a gpu or ssd at some kind of sane price,(holy hell do i really have to get a gsync monitor too!!!) I've decided to abandon the project. It will cost much more than the pc i built for my other son 2 years ago, and that was bloody expensive, and would be only around the same performance... Even performance just 1 notch up costs insane money.Hope a virus destroys the pc scene for good.



Have a look here

Aretak6 h, 28 m ago

It doesn't really have anything to do with Brexit. Samsung, Micron, WD and …It doesn't really have anything to do with Brexit. Samsung, Micron, WD and Hynix are limiting supply of DRAM and NAND to push prices up (or rather refusing to increase output), cashing in on strong demand. Prices have been climbing since mid-2016 and it's expected to continue well into next year, if not longer. It's the same all around the globe, not just in the UK.



These are the factors currently in play with nand.

1. pound issues (uk only)
2. Nearly everyone has upgraded their fabs from 2d planer nand to 3d nand (samsung already using 3dnand has increase its layer count to 64 layers)... long term this means higher capacities and at a lower price.
3. apple bulk buying (seems to get worse with every gen of iphone)
4. general increased demand for nand
5. fire in one fab and Toshiba been hit by ransomware (lost 6 weeks of wafer production).


so its got nothing to do with withholding production .. plus flash memory and normal memory is considered a commodity and is sold as such so will have speculation just like gold and orange juice!

Number five is quite serious, as its not a case of lets restart production, and we will have a chip at the end of the day, the full cycle from a silicon cylinder to wafer and then to a chip is 3 to 4 months.

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taras46 m ago

These are the factors currently in play with nand.1. pound issues (uk …These are the factors currently in play with nand.1. pound issues (uk only)2. Nearly everyone has upgraded their fabs from 2d planer nand to 3d nand (samsung already using 3dnand has increase its layer count to 64 layers)... long term this means higher capacities and at a lower price.3. apple bulk buying (seems to get worse with every gen of iphone)4. general increased demand for nand5. fire in one fab and Toshiba been hit by ransomware (lost 6 weeks of wafer production).so its got nothing to do with withholding production .. plus flash memory and normal memory is considered a commodity and is sold as such so will have speculation just like gold and orange juice!Number five is quite serious, as its not a case of lets restart production, and we will have a chip at the end of the day, the full cycle from a silicon cylinder to wafer and then to a chip is 3 to 4 months.


Very informative, many thanks.

2nd hand is a viable option with SSDs due to their easily quantifiable usage and life span.

You might even luck out and get a non-empty drive with a salvageable Windows key

Really good deal, I'd grab this while you can.

The prices have jumped since i bought one last february i paid £229.00

DevlinC11 h, 56 m ago

Correct. These items are even more expensive in Europe. MediaMarkt is …Correct. These items are even more expensive in Europe. MediaMarkt is selling this drive for €328 currently, which converts to £292 even with the current abysmal state of GBPEUR.


The value of the pound still contributes to the overall prices being higher. Even though €328 is more than they retailed for in Europe previously, if the GBP/EUR exchange rate was still around 1.43 (as it was about 2 years ago) then €328 would convert to just £230

Why does every ssd or gpu or ram deal has to always end up with the state of
The pound now and what it was before brexit. We are alot better off now than older generations were and alot of other European countries are. SSDrives are a luxury item in short supply around the world only for people who can afford them, for the rest of us myself included hdds work just fine alot quicker than the 15 minutes it use to take to load my spectrum games (showing my age a bit there)
Edited by: "Confuzz" 24th Oct

A cheaper alternative would be to get a small ssd for windows like this on
ebuyer.com/810…868

And a hybrid ssd for your games like this one

m.ebay.co.uk/itm…rue
Edited by: "Confuzz" 24th Oct

Confuzz6 h, 34 m ago

Why does every ssd or gpu or ram deal has to always end up with the state …Why does every ssd or gpu or ram deal has to always end up with the state of The pound now and what it was before brexit. We are alot better off now than older generations were and alot of other European countries are. SSDrives are a luxury item in short supply around the world only for people who can afford them, for the rest of us myself included hdds work just fine alot quicker than the 15 minutes it use to take to load my spectrum games (showing my age a bit there)


a porsche is a luxury item. For me a SSD is essential considering I spend so much of my working time on computers.
And people still moaning about Brexit because the farcical exit process is still ongoing.

I would say a Porsche is more of a dream that most people will never achieve a luxury item is something you can afford but can do with out imo, but i get your point for someone like yourself a ssd is more important than me who mostley game so waiting a few extra seconds for something to load isnt that important

Really basic and dumb question here - but how easy is it to upgrade SSD in an ultrabook/laptop?

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yorki321 h, 31 m ago

Really basic and dumb question here - but how easy is it to upgrade SSD in …Really basic and dumb question here - but how easy is it to upgrade SSD in an ultrabook/laptop?


Depends. Most laptops take 2.5" drives (like this one in the deal). Some of the small, skinnier ultrabooks use a smaller form factor, these are call mSata SSDs. E.g. the mSata equivelant of this deal is this one.

Before upgrading, backup and important information onto USB, external hard drive, the cloud, etc.

Once you have replaced the SSD, obviously you will need to reinstall your operating system. This can be downloaded. If using Windows, make sure you have your Windows key to hand when reinstalling.

clinkadink1 h, 14 m ago

Depends. Most laptops take 2.5" drives (like this one in the deal). Some …Depends. Most laptops take 2.5" drives (like this one in the deal). Some of the small, skinnier ultrabooks use a smaller form factor, these are call mSata SSDs. E.g. the mSata equivelant of this deal is this one.Before upgrading, backup and important information onto USB, external hard drive, the cloud, etc. Once you have replaced the SSD, obviously you will need to reinstall your operating system. This can be downloaded. If using Windows, make sure you have your Windows key to hand when reinstalling.



Thanks for the detailed guidance. Ive got an ultrabook so suspect it will be the mSATA (again thanks for linking the equivalent). If reinstalling your OS will I need to have placed the driver (or installation file - what ever its called) for Windows 10 on a USB before hand so I can boot it up after ive replaced the SSD?

Cheers again dude

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yorki32nd Nov

Thanks for the detailed guidance. Ive got an ultrabook so suspect it will …Thanks for the detailed guidance. Ive got an ultrabook so suspect it will be the mSATA (again thanks for linking the equivalent). If reinstalling your OS will I need to have placed the driver (or installation file - what ever its called) for Windows 10 on a USB before hand so I can boot it up after ive replaced the SSD? Cheers again dude


Before removing your original drive, you will need to create a bootable Windows 10 usb.

Since the arrival of Windows 10, Microsoft has provided a tool just for this. Essentially, the tool downloads Windows 10 image, formats a USB stick so its bootable, and copies the image to the stick. Once done, you can replace the drive with the new drive, insert the USB stick, and the laptop 'should' boot into Windows Setup. I said 'should', because on rare occasions, you need to tell your laptop which boot device to boot from (e.g. hdd, sdd, cd-rom, usb, etc.).

Note: Don't forget to have your Windows key to hand before replacing your drive. If you don't have it (e.g. label on the back of the laptop or box), then you can extract it from your current Windows 10 drive. More info here.


clinkadink2nd Nov

Depends. Most laptops take 2.5" drives (like this one in the deal). Some …Depends. Most laptops take 2.5" drives (like this one in the deal). Some of the small, skinnier ultrabooks use a smaller form factor, these are call mSata SSDs.


mSATA was succeeded by M.2 a few years ago and that is used in most thin laptops and high end tablets.
Some larger laptops that use both a HDD and SSD will use an M.2 SSD.

clinkadink5 h, 46 m ago

Before removing your original drive, you will need to create a bootable …Before removing your original drive, you will need to create a bootable Windows 10 usb. Since the arrival of Windows 10, Microsoft has provided a tool just for this. Essentially, the tool downloads Windows 10 image, formats a USB stick so its bootable, and copies the image to the stick. Once done, you can replace the drive with the new drive, insert the USB stick, and the laptop 'should' boot into Windows Setup. I said 'should', because on rare occasions, you need to tell your laptop which boot device to boot from (e.g. hdd, sdd, cd-rom, usb, etc.). Note: Don't forget to have your Windows key to hand before replacing your drive. If you don't have it (e.g. label on the back of the laptop or box), then you can extract it from your current Windows 10 drive. More info here.[Video]



Really beyond the call of duty with that advice - much appreciated!

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yorki33rd Nov

Really beyond the call of duty with that advice - much appreciated!


No worries - happy to help. After all, what comes around ... goes around. Either that, or get used to the taste of Chicken Karma

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Agharta3rd Nov

mSATA was succeeded by M.2 a few years ago and that is used in most thin …mSATA was succeeded by M.2 a few years ago and that is used in most thin laptops and high end tablets.Some larger laptops that use both a HDD and SSD will use an M.2 SSD.


It's a valid point. I always thought of the newer M2 as "mSata v 2", but after googling - it would appear it is a completely different breed. I have learnt something today. And shall now reward myself with a beer. Thanks.

clinkadink4 m ago

It's a valid point. I always thought of the newer M2 as "mSata v 2", but …It's a valid point. I always thought of the newer M2 as "mSata v 2", but after googling - it would appear it is a completely different breed. I have learnt something today. And shall now reward myself with a beer. Thanks.


I've just opened one myself so enjoy yours.
mSATA was straightforward but M.2 is a bit of a minefield although it's settling down a bit now.
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