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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Solid State Drive £74.99 @ AMAZON - PRE ORDER 2-5 weeks
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Solid State Drive £74.99 @ AMAZON - PRE ORDER 2-5 weeks

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Solid State Drive £74.99 @ AMAZON - PRE ORDER 2-5 weeks

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Anyone know if this model has sequential read (540MB/s) and write (520MB/s) speeds? If so then very good deal

It's been that price for weeks so not really a deal.

Although I got one April 2016 for £72

Original Poster

Sambat

It's been that price for weeks so not really a deal.


That is true but I always check HUKD before shopping to find the best price.
Thought it could be handy for someone.

I bought one at 62 quid last year
it had been as low as 55
this is not a deal

Original Poster

Please find me a better deal or lend me your time machine ;P
http://img15.hostingpics.net/thumbs/mini_643535usd.jpg



Edited by: "Total" 8th Feb

I got one free in the future where they're worthless. It's all relative of course........but for the here and now this seems like a decent price so have some heat.

Edited by: "spannerzone" 8th Feb

Good price, but what's the difference between this link and (other than the price?)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00P736UEU/ref=pd_luc_rh_sbs_02_01_t_ttl_lh?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

or is it just amazon having multiple pages for the same product

Eh? I got this for £72 over a year ago.

markknightexeter

Eh? I got this for £72 over a year ago.



and your point is...?

My point is that it isn't really much of a deal is it.

markknightexeter

My point is that it isn't really much of a deal is it.


bit stupid of a comment without any understanding of current prices...

Not really, straight away I've found a comparable drive for same price, took me 10 seconds awd-it.co.uk/cru…wcB

markknightexeter

Not really, straight away I've found a comparable drive for same price, … Not really, straight away I've found a comparable drive for same price, took me 10 seconds http://www.awd-it.co.uk/crucial-mx300-275gb-sata-6gb-s-2.5-internal-ssd-solid-state-drive-ct275mx300ssd1.html?gclid=CjwKEAiAoOvEBRDD25uyu9Lg9ycSJAD0cnByuVJxAYEnkkPmknhESvRB_vKR-YfnCvqMFFE4Ysh3QhoC9o_w_wcB


Not really, straight away I've found out they aren't that comparable, took me 10 seconds
ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com…642

User benchmarks. Even if this was true there would be no real world difference.

Good price (Feb 17) for a good drive...heat added!

ha ha,
well i know which source i would believe if it was my money i was spending....

markknightexeter

User benchmarks. Even if this was true there would be no real world … User benchmarks. Even if this was true there would be no real world difference.


Ever done a SQLIO test or high concurrent connection high transaction test against a disk with this level or difference in random reads? If can make a difference.

Ok but the mx300 was just an example, there should be a sticky to tell people where to search online I think.
Edited by: "markknightexeter" 8th Feb

i bought one today , a Integral 240g ssd brand new for 45 quid. from ebay all gone now only had like 4 in stock

Been waiting 3 weeks for mine to be dispatched. The 500gb version of this hit £80 last summer, a little heart breaking when you're badly in need of one.
Can't say i agree with any of this time machine stuff really. You may get the best price at the moment but there aren't many deals around on SSD's at the moment.

markknightexeter

Ok but the mx300 was just an example, there should be a sticky to tell … Ok but the mx300 was just an example, there should be a sticky to tell people where to search online I think.



​You know what happened the last time Crucial released a high performance value drive? They had to take it off the market because despite many sales, the margins were too low for their liking. They replaced it with a rubbish successor called the BX200.

The original drive model was the BX100, one of their best models to date when had at a reasonable price. I haven't had a look at their new MX series as the BX series had everything I needed, I wonder if they've improved much in that regard.
Edited by: "Chuggee" 9th Feb

Cold, already posted http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-850-evo-mz-75e250w-250gb-solid-state-drive-5-year-uk-warranty-amazon-74-2599764

Chuggee

​You know what happened the last time Crucial released a high performance … ​You know what happened the last time Crucial released a high performance value drive? They had to take it off the market because despite many sales, the margins were too low for their liking. They replaced it with a rubbish successor called the BX200.The original drive model was the BX100, one of their best models to date when had at a reasonable price. I haven't had a look at their new MX series as the BX series had everything I needed, I wonder if they've improved much in that regard.



The BX series was never high performance.

markknightexeter

My point is that it isn't really much of a deal is it.


Their argument seems to be: in the absence of a time machine, the price of this item tomorrow or yesterday is entirely irrelevant. The price of this SSD, on this particular day and no other, is the only thing that matters.
It is or course nonsense. We all know it matters when this could be had cheaper not so long ago, and the same money could have bought a drive twice the size last summer.

Paid 10 pounds less 2 years ago for same kind of kit

markknightexeter

Eh? I got this for £72 over a year ago.


You were done then! I got a 500gb version of this 15 months ago for £90.

LOL These comments. Can I remind you that Deal = money off RRP, and you can't buy these for cheaper at the moment. This website is used for more than people wanting to buy and sell things for a profit, if this price is the cheapest (and money off RRP ) then its also useful to know that in Febuary 2017 this SSD was at this price at a low point. Don't be so narrowminded.

I remember buying a pint of beer for 80p in 1988 if that's of any help to anyone.

Chuggee

​You know what happened the last time Crucial released a high performance … ​You know what happened the last time Crucial released a high performance value drive? They had to take it off the market because despite many sales, the margins were too low for their liking. They replaced it with a rubbish successor...



It is disgusting and disgraceful when companies/manufacturers behave like this.

Thankfully we can also vote with our wallets and not buy their *****y replacement products!

Edited by: "unidentified" 9th Feb

captainbeaky

I remember buying a pint of beer for 80p in 1988 if that's of any help to … I remember buying a pint of beer for 80p in 1988 if that's of any help to anyone.


I think the rough point is that technology usually reduces in price as it ages, not increases!

how the hell did this get so hot?

This is crazy, I paid £55 on a special offer 18 months ago. I should look in my shed and see if I have any really old hardware knocking about that is worth 25% more than it was 5 years ago.


Muh samsung ssd.
JC2MULTIPLAYER000

how the hell did this get so hot?

Chuggee

​You know what happened the last time Crucial released a high performance … ​You know what happened the last time Crucial released a high performance value drive? They had to take it off the market because despite many sales, the margins were too low for their liking. They replaced it with a rubbish successor...


Samsung did the exact same thing between the samsung 830 and 840. The 840 didn't even have a fast cache.

markknightexeter

Eh? I got this for £72 over a year ago.



​Same thing here, bought in July for £72.99

I'm after one of these right now, shall I wait until last year before buying?
What would you do?
Edited by: "spannerzone" 9th Feb

Dammit, looking for the 500GB at a cheaper price.

Come on Samsung!

spannerzone

I'm after one of these right now, shall I wait until last year before … I'm after one of these right now, shall I wait until last year before buying?What would you do?



I'd wait to the week before last when it was £65.

markknightexeter

My point is that it isn't really much of a deal is it.



I got a litre of diesel for 87p in 2003.

the__cat

I got a litre of diesel for 87p in 2003.


was that a hot deal back then or just the going rate? If it was the going rate would you post it on HDUK and expect to get 200+ heat for basically rrp?

Scorpion

I think the rough point is that technology usually reduces in price as it … I think the rough point is that technology usually reduces in price as it ages, not increases!



Normally it does, as the process move to bigger capacities. Three things have occurred which have caused this issue.

1. Brexit - the pound has lost 15 to 20% of its value - the component industry buys in smaller amounts and so is more prone to price rises. Regardless of your view point on Brexit, this is fact ..

2. Supply of nand chips. You can only make soo many chips from a wafer of silicon, and chip foundries have to make a decision on what type of chips they make, Sram, nand(flash), gpus, cpus etc.

Nands go into ssds, ipods, tablets, usb flash drives and phones, mostly. Many have switched to producing nand chips for phones. So you have supply constraint there and add in that the flash memory for phones is not the same as memory for SSDs you can see serious issues there if you want to switch supply.

3. flash memory prices have also increased on the commodity market. Yes ram(sram/nand) is a commodity, Which means it can make the Brexit effect better or worse than it is already..

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