Samsung EVO 850 250GB 2.5" SATA III SSD + free Assassin's Creed Origins PC version £89.40 @ CCL
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Samsung EVO 850 250GB 2.5" SATA III SSD + free Assassin's Creed Origins PC version £89.40 @ CCL

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Found 4th Nov
Drive specs:
  • 250GB
  • SATA III Interface
  • 2.5" form factor
  • Up to 540MB/s Read, 520MB/s Write
  • 4K IOPS Read: 97000
  • 4K IOPS Write: 88000
  • 5 Year Warranty

Seems like an amazing deal for a very fast SSD drive plus one of the latest games, especially if you were planning to get the game anyway. The game's supplied as a code you'll receive by email after you purchase the drive. You'll then get to download the game.

Added: as garryallen points out, it's also available for £86.98 from eBuyer. Here's the direct link:
ebuyer.com/695…0bw

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480GB for extra £20.46 @ BTshop.

Back to the OP - this is ridiculous for a 250GB SSD - a few years ago this would have been £49.99
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480GB for extra £20.46 @ BTshop.

It's a couple of quid cheaper at Ebuyer.

thats a great drive and deal i got the Free Pc download of Rainbow Six Siege deal when it was on offer last time

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Publix12 m ago

480GB for extra £20.46 @ BTshop.


link?

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garryallen21 m ago

It's a couple of quid cheaper at Ebuyer.



Good spot. Thanks. It's £86.98 there. Here's a direct link:
ebuyer.com/695…0bw
Edited by: "Genki" 4th Nov

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Publix25 m ago

480GB for extra £20.46 @ BTshop.



That's simply not the case. Here are all the qualifying Samsung SSD products at BT Shop. There is no 480GB SSD in any of the qualifying ranges, and the cheapest 500GB is £149.98.
shop.bt.com/gam…ns/

£83.80 on Amazon at the moment.

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parsimony6 m ago

£83.80 on Amazon at the moment.


Amazon are not a qualifying retailer, according to Samsung’s explanation of how the promotion works
samsung.com/uk/…in/

So you’re saving a few quid on the drive, but giving up on the free game.
Edited by: "Genki" 4th Nov

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Novatech are £92.93 when you factor in delivery.

Genki9 m ago

Novatech are £92.93 when you factor in delivery.


Says free delivery on all orders over £50 until 30th November.

Yeah it's definitely free delivery with Novatech just tested it! I don't like eBuyer for a number of reasons and would rather support the smaller brand
Edited by: "EagleUK" 4th Nov

Does this work for xbox?

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EagleUK11 m ago

Says free delivery on all orders over £50 until 30th November. Yeah it's …Says free delivery on all orders over £50 until 30th November. Yeah it's definitely free delivery with Novatech just tested it! I don't like eBuyer for a number of reasons and would rather support the smaller brand


Oops, you’re quite right. I only tested using the default, but you can make delivery free if you use the pull-down on the checkout page.

PerezVST35 m ago

Does this work for xbox?



Yes but you'd need an external enclosure and it'd be a bit pointless as you can only fit around 5 games on it.
Edited by: "FireOnAWire" 4th Nov

Ran a firmware update on mine. Windows no longer boots...

FireOnAWire8 m ago

Yes but you'd need an external enclosure and it'd be a bit pointless as …Yes but you'd need an external enclosure and it'd be a bit pointless as you can only fit around 5 games on it.


But those 5 games will run super smooth!

Forget the free game.
4x89.5 does not equal less than 250 !
It used to!
Voted cold, therefore

jasee2 m ago

Forget the free game.4x89.5 does not equal less than 250 !It used to!Voted …Forget the free game.4x89.5 does not equal less than 250 !It used to!Voted cold, therefore




You can easily sell the free game for £20 a pop though on eBay...

PerezVST6 m ago

But those 5 games will run super smooth!



No they'll just load faster.

FireOnAWire3 m ago

No they'll just load faster.


SSD will significantly increase loading times in single players games. Particular big games like Fallout 4 and Skyrim.

I have no interest in the game so this doesn't seem like a good deal to me.

Voted hot. If you were going to by assasin's creed anyway it's a great price.

If anyone has a modern PC buy a NVMe drive instead, unless you already have one.

RustySpoons1 h, 7 m ago

If anyone has a modern PC buy a NVMe drive instead, unless you already …If anyone has a modern PC buy a NVMe drive instead, unless you already have one.



Why?

0BS1D1AN6 m ago

Why?


because speed - queue the "there's no difference in real world performance" argument - anyone who says this clearly hasn't used a proper NVMe drive

Back to the OP - this is ridiculous for a 250GB SSD - a few years ago this would have been £49.99

Dan_the_man285 m ago

because speed - queue the "there's no difference in real world …because speed - queue the "there's no difference in real world performance" argument - anyone who says this clearly hasn't used a proper NVMe drive



If you're going to be using it as just a boot drive then of course there's not going to be any difference in real world performance.

Dan_the_man287 m ago

Back to the OP - this is ridiculous for a 250GB SSD - a few years ago this …Back to the OP - this is ridiculous for a 250GB SSD - a few years ago this would have been £49.99


What you smoking and where can i buy it?

Dan_the_man2810 m ago

because speed - queue the "there's no difference in real world …because speed - queue the "there's no difference in real world performance" argument - anyone who says this clearly hasn't used a proper NVMe drive



there's no difference in real world performance

Dan_the_man2824 m ago

Back to the OP - this is ridiculous for a 250GB SSD - a few years ago this …Back to the OP - this is ridiculous for a 250GB SSD - a few years ago this would have been £49.99


yeah but if I need one now and don't have a time machine what do I do?

This is currently the best price so unless you can wait a couple of years for it to maybe go down again we're stuck
Edited by: "spannerzone" 4th Nov

0BS1D1AN28 m ago

there's no difference in real world performance


I guess you don't have one?

RustySpoons1 m ago

I guess you don't have one?



I have one in my XPS 13. That came shipped with one. I would still argue there's no difference in real world performance though (my SSD is a Sandisk Extreme Pro).

0BS1D1AN2 m ago

I have one in my XPS 13. That came shipped with one. I would still argue …I have one in my XPS 13. That came shipped with one. I would still argue there's no difference in real world performance though (my SSD is a Sandisk Extreme Pro).


I've got quite a few 840 Pro 256gb and 2x Samsung PM961 and I feel quite a difference, what model is in the XPS13, is it a Toshiba?

RustySpoons17 m ago

I've got quite a few 840 Pro 256gb and 2x Samsung PM961 and I feel quite a …I've got quite a few 840 Pro 256gb and 2x Samsung PM961 and I feel quite a difference, what model is in the XPS13, is it a Toshiba?



Had to check with the service tag, couldn't remember off the top of my head. It's a Samsung PM951 256gb.
Don't get me wrong, it's hella snappy. I love the laptop to pieces (except for the screen), but I don't think NVMe drives are really for consumer's right now.

Nvme are definitely a great choice if your machine supports it. Takes the brakes off.

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Of course, if money’s really no object and your system supports it (very few do so far) there’s always Optane. Runs rings around NVMe...
tomshardware.co.uk/int…tml

0BS1D1AN1 h, 17 m ago

there's no difference in real world performance


wtf is real world performance lol? if something loads faster due to a faster drive its better, simple as that, if you mean its a tiny bit difference, it all depends on the game, say totalwar games, it will loads much faster, say COD, it wont make a difference.

shit why so many ,? i type like a retard
Edited by: "seanmorris100" 5th Nov

0BS1D1AN33 m ago

Had to check with the service tag, couldn't remember off the top of my …Had to check with the service tag, couldn't remember off the top of my head. It's a Samsung PM951 256gb.Don't get me wrong, it's hella snappy. I love the laptop to pieces (except for the screen), but I don't think NVMe drives are really for consumer's right now.


Might I suggest this could be why you think NVMe drives are not much better? The PM951 is a baby NVMe drive - it tops out at 280mb/s write - I've got the SM951 - tops out at over 1200mb/s - its a hell of a difference trust me

Dan_the_man283 m ago

Might I suggest this could be why you think NVMe drives are not much …Might I suggest this could be why you think NVMe drives are not much better? The PM951 is a baby NVMe drive - it tops out at 280mb/s write - I've got the SM951 - tops out at over 1200mb/s - its a hell of a difference trust me


Write is not what effects game load times, its the read speeds

PerezVST3 h, 33 m ago

SSD will significantly increase loading times in single players games. …SSD will significantly increase loading times in single players games. Particular big games like Fallout 4 and Skyrim.


Switching to SSD reduced my loading times in Skyrim, and every other game.
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