Samsung Evo M.2 SSD 250gb  £116.99 @ EBUYER
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Samsung Evo M.2 SSD 250gb £116.99 @ EBUYER

£116.99£159 26% Ebuyer Deals
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Found 2nd Nov
This is the cheapest that i have found them for, hopefully some of you will pull the trigger.
These are blisteringly fast modules.

Product overview
• 250GB of high speed system storage using M.2 PCIe x4 architecture
• Offer a boost to your system load times with this M.2 NVMe solid state drive
• Enjoy enhanced performance with Samsung TurboWrite technology
• Third generation Samsung V-NAND technology
• Improved data bandwidth makes loading or retrieving data saved to the drive a breeze
• Featuring a new and improved Polaris controller for read speeds of up to 3,200MBps or write speeds of up to 1,500MBps
• Dynamic thermal protection keeps the M.2 unit cool and running at optimal efficiency
• Use Samsung Magician to easily manage and monitor the performance of the Samsung 960 EVO
• Three year manufacturer’s guarantee
• Model number: SSD-MZ-V6E250BW

Buy a qualifying SSD for a free download of Assassin's Creed Origins. Valid 13th October 2017 to 8th January 2018 from participating retailers. Game launch 27th October 2017. Online redemption and T&Cs; apply.

Link: samsung.com/uk/…in/

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Top comments

I came across one of these in Cex yesterday when I initially went in for a SNES. (They want 140 for the SNES, criminals)

Surprisingly enough it was tagged up as £48. Very curious of the price I asked to have a closer look. I purchased it because it was £48.

Got home put my anti static kit on & slippers, opened up PC, gave it a quick vacuum, then it hit me... I'd never purchased one previously as I dont have a compatible motherboard.

It's a good price for the item, whether it is worth it or not depends on what you are doing with it.

If it's for normal desktop PC, office use, playing games on or just messing around then it is complete overkill, unless you must boot your system a few seconds faster than a normal SATA bus SSD. £135 will get you 525GB drive in the same form factor (if you must have it) and in day to day use it's just the same.

If you are doing lots of video work, or need high IOPS for several VM's, then great deal, but 250GB is a bit on the small side.

Before you buy, think what benefits are you getting?

MrCollective17 m ago

I came across one of these in Cex yesterday when I initially went in for a …I came across one of these in Cex yesterday when I initially went in for a SNES. (They want 140 for the SNES, criminals)Surprisingly enough it was tagged up as £48. Very curious of the price I asked to have a closer look. I purchased it because it was £48.Got home put my anti static kit on & slippers, opened up PC, gave it a quick vacuum, then it hit me... I'd never purchased one previously as I dont have a compatible motherboard.


Its third hand now, ill give you £30 for it

And you can get free download Assassin's Creed Origins. So excellent deal.
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And you can get free download Assassin's Creed Origins. So excellent deal.

I came across one of these in Cex yesterday when I initially went in for a SNES. (They want 140 for the SNES, criminals)

Surprisingly enough it was tagged up as £48. Very curious of the price I asked to have a closer look. I purchased it because it was £48.

Got home put my anti static kit on & slippers, opened up PC, gave it a quick vacuum, then it hit me... I'd never purchased one previously as I dont have a compatible motherboard.

Great find, can’t afford atm though, but cracking deal
Edited by: "adiadiere" 2nd Nov

I want one but .......

Great price and performance.

MrCollective17 m ago

I came across one of these in Cex yesterday when I initially went in for a …I came across one of these in Cex yesterday when I initially went in for a SNES. (They want 140 for the SNES, criminals)Surprisingly enough it was tagged up as £48. Very curious of the price I asked to have a closer look. I purchased it because it was £48.Got home put my anti static kit on & slippers, opened up PC, gave it a quick vacuum, then it hit me... I'd never purchased one previously as I dont have a compatible motherboard.


Its third hand now, ill give you £30 for it

I have one of these as my boot drive, great little drive and worth the money. Hot from me.

MrCollective57 m ago

I came across one of these in Cex yesterday when I initially went in for a …I came across one of these in Cex yesterday when I initially went in for a SNES. (They want 140 for the SNES, criminals)Surprisingly enough it was tagged up as £48. Very curious of the price I asked to have a closer look. I purchased it because it was £48.Got home put my anti static kit on & slippers, opened up PC, gave it a quick vacuum, then it hit me... I'd never purchased one previously as I dont have a compatible motherboard.


Just buy a 2.5'' SATA adapter card hard case off eBay for £2-3.

RiverDragon815 m ago

Just buy a 2.5'' SATA adapter card hard case off eBay for £2-3.


Good evening Sir Toad.

Purchased a new Mobo and CPU instead. It had been on the cards for a while
Edited by: "MrCollective" 2nd Nov

Cheaper at aria.co.uk, £107.50 or £115.84 if you take delivery into account. Any company is better than ebuyer, ive had to return 2 things to aria and had amazing service.

aria.co.uk/Sup…939
Edited by: "hybridbunny" 2nd Nov

Gormond42 m ago

I have one of these as my boot drive, great little drive and worth the …I have one of these as my boot drive, great little drive and worth the money. Hot from me.


This is the fast as feck stuff, been thinking of one for my forthcoming threadripper supercomputer I'm going to get before X-mas. Seems a great price.

MrCollective1 h, 44 m ago

I came across one of these in Cex yesterday when I initially went in for a …I came across one of these in Cex yesterday when I initially went in for a SNES. (They want 140 for the SNES, criminals)Surprisingly enough it was tagged up as £48. Very curious of the price I asked to have a closer look. I purchased it because it was £48.Got home put my anti static kit on & slippers, opened up PC, gave it a quick vacuum, then it hit me... I'd never purchased one previously as I dont have a compatible motherboard.


That is natures way of telling you to upgrade.

It's a good price for the item, whether it is worth it or not depends on what you are doing with it.

If it's for normal desktop PC, office use, playing games on or just messing around then it is complete overkill, unless you must boot your system a few seconds faster than a normal SATA bus SSD. £135 will get you 525GB drive in the same form factor (if you must have it) and in day to day use it's just the same.

If you are doing lots of video work, or need high IOPS for several VM's, then great deal, but 250GB is a bit on the small side.

Before you buy, think what benefits are you getting?

For those that didn't notice, you get the new Assassins Creed with this purchase, can sell that for £25-£30.

One of the benefits of having this in a laptop is surely that it is more robust, particularly if you have children who bounce laptops on their knees....

WalterSmith9 h, 41 m ago

This is the fast as feck stuff, been thinking of one for my forthcoming …This is the fast as feck stuff, been thinking of one for my forthcoming threadripper supercomputer I'm going to get before X-mas. Seems a great price.


You following the Custom PC guide from this month?

That Intel chipis £1700

Ryzen all the way.
Edited by: "stevenfeeney" 3rd Nov

Anybody know if this would work on a Lenovo y510p in conjunction with the 1tb drive already in? I.e use the extra m2 slot

RiverDragon810 h, 45 m ago

Just buy a 2.5'' SATA adapter card hard case off eBay for £2-3.


Way to kill your transfer speeds!! That will max out at 600mb/S. Get yourself a PCI-E to m.2 adapter if you’ve got a spare pci-e slot on your mobo and you’ll be flying

Uncommon.Sense10 h, 2 m ago

It's a good price for the item, whether it is worth it or not depends on …It's a good price for the item, whether it is worth it or not depends on what you are doing with it. If it's for normal desktop PC, office use, playing games on or just messing around then it is complete overkill, unless you must boot your system a few seconds faster than a normal SATA bus SSD. £135 will get you 525GB drive in the same form factor (if you must have it) and in day to day use it's just the same.If you are doing lots of video work, or need high IOPS for several VM's, then great deal, but 250GB is a bit on the small side.Before you buy, think what benefits are you getting?



Yeah there is no tangible difference in day to day usage versus a normal SATA SSD. Only synthetic benchmarks show anything like a difference of more than 4x the speed.

Mine arrived yesterday, fantastic piece of kit. Just waiting on the Assassin's Creed code now

olivarrr1 h, 6 m ago

Way to kill your transfer speeds!! That will max out at 600mb/S. Get …Way to kill your transfer speeds!! That will max out at 600mb/S. Get yourself a PCI-E to m.2 adapter if you’ve got a spare pci-e slot on your mobo and you’ll be flying


This is the better option, but you'll still need to check that your motherboard bios is compatible as NVMe won't boot on anything pre-Z87, which won't have an M.2 slot but can be modified to run the bios from a newer board.

Banned

can this work on macbook pro retinas??? i want to replace my old one on Macbook

MrCollective13 h, 24 m ago

I came across one of these in Cex yesterday when I initially went in for a …I came across one of these in Cex yesterday when I initially went in for a SNES. (They want 140 for the SNES, criminals)Surprisingly enough it was tagged up as £48. Very curious of the price I asked to have a closer look. I purchased it because it was £48.Got home put my anti static kit on & slippers, opened up PC, gave it a quick vacuum, then it hit me... I'd never purchased one previously as I dont have a compatible motherboard.


Please, please never use a vacuum to clean a PC. I assume you were joking but for the uninitiated non-specialised vacuum cleaners generate static charge and just love to push that into your nice expensive PC potentially killing it. There's a reason you see people using compressed air (from a can) to achieve the same job. Nothing snide, just don't want someone in tears (because they're bad for PCs too)

I have two of these bad boys - for a whopping 6GB/s. Even the buggy games load fast.

bobbler1 h, 36 m ago

Yeah there is no tangible difference in day to day usage versus a normal …Yeah there is no tangible difference in day to day usage versus a normal SATA SSD. Only synthetic benchmarks show anything like a difference of more than 4x the speed.


I don't think you know what tangible means.

I bought the OEM version: PM961 from Novatech for £80 12 months ago...its now £107 there. Amazing product...PC with i5 6600K cold boots in 7 seconds.

My SSD on same system significantly slower.

ITMA17 m ago

I don't think you know what tangible means.


Don't know what you are going on about, do you have anything useful to add to the thread or just trolling because you have nothing better to do with your life?
As in there is no real/actual difference.

Banned

Works perfectly.

tangible (adjective):
1. capable of being touched; discernible by the touch; material or substantial.
2. real or actual, rather than imaginary or visionary:
the tangible benefits of sunshine.

Fits the second definition perfectly.

I'm using the 850 version as 250gb was crazy price at the time.Have to hand it to you great find and a hot deal.Go nice in my alienware laptop

Ahkey3 h, 41 m ago

This is the better option, but you'll still need to check that your …This is the better option, but you'll still need to check that your motherboard bios is compatible as NVMe won't boot on anything pre-Z87, which won't have an M.2 slot but can be modified to run the bios from a newer board.


Got briefly excited at the prospect of upgrading an old motherboard (Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H) that does everything needed of it with the exception of having a M.2 slot. Had a quick look on Gigabyte's support page but can't see any BIOS updates that would suggest it can support M.2 NVMe:

gigabyte.com/Mot…-11

I guess that means no dice on this front?

MrCollective16 h, 35 m ago

I came across one of these in Cex yesterday when I initially went in for a …I came across one of these in Cex yesterday when I initially went in for a SNES. (They want 140 for the SNES, criminals)Surprisingly enough it was tagged up as £48. Very curious of the price I asked to have a closer look. I purchased it because it was £48.Got home put my anti static kit on & slippers, opened up PC, gave it a quick vacuum, then it hit me... I'd never purchased one previously as I dont have a compatible motherboard.


You can buy a pcie to m2 board

cheekster10 m ago

Got briefly excited at the prospect of upgrading an old motherboard …Got briefly excited at the prospect of upgrading an old motherboard (Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H) that does everything needed of it with the exception of having a M.2 slot. Had a quick look on Gigabyte's support page but can't see any BIOS updates that would suggest it can support M.2 NVMe:https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z77X-D3H-rev-11#support-dl-biosI guess that means no dice on this front?


You can use it as secondary storage, just not as a boot device if there is no bios support to boot from PCI-E (via an adapter card to take this drive).

However if you are feeling especially brave, you can mod your bios to allow it...
win-raid.com/t87…tml

On your board (my server here has the same one) you have backup bios support so could easily flash back to standard should you fail with the above.

But like I said earlier in the thread. You are talking no real difference in performance for day to day tasks anyway. I am running this drive having recently built a new Ryzen rig and I "feel" no difference in it's performance versus the i7 3770K build with a SATA based Crucial SSD, boot up time is quicker but that is more a function of the more modern bios (my daughters PC boots up in similar time as my new rig and that is just a SATA SSD built last year). IMO if you are going to lots of disk intensive tasks - not games/Word/Excel/Web Browsing - then go for it.
Edited by: "bobbler" 3rd Nov

MrCollective16 h, 44 m ago

I came across one of these in Cex yesterday when I initially went in for a …I came across one of these in Cex yesterday when I initially went in for a SNES. (They want 140 for the SNES, criminals)Surprisingly enough it was tagged up as £48. Very curious of the price I asked to have a closer look. I purchased it because it was £48.Got home put my anti static kit on & slippers, opened up PC, gave it a quick vacuum, then it hit me... I'd never purchased one previously as I dont have a compatible motherboard.


You could buy a PCIe adapter

I got 2 x 500 gb of these in a RAID 0. Boots Win 10 in about -3 seconds! Amazing kit.

Bought this in May for my Skull Canyon NUC from Amazon for £115. Think this is the going rate

bobbler19 m ago

You can use it as secondary storage, just not as a boot device if there is …You can use it as secondary storage, just not as a boot device if there is no bios support to boot from PCI-E (via an adapter card to take this drive).However if you are feeling especially brave, you can mod your bios to allow it...https://www.win-raid.com/t871f16-Guide-How-to-get-full-NVMe-support-for-all-Systems-with-an-AMI-UEFI-BIOS.htmlOn your board (my server here has the same one) you have backup bios support so could easily flash back to standard should you fail with the above.But like I said earlier in the thread. You are talking no real difference in performance for day to day tasks anyway. I am running this drive having recently built a new Ryzen rig and I "feel" no difference in it's performance versus the i7 3770K build with a SATA based Crucial SSD, boot up time is quicker but that is more a function of the more modern bios (my daughters PC boots up in similar time as my new rig and that is just a SATA SSD built last year). IMO if you are going to lots of disk intensive tasks - not games/Word/Excel/Web Browsing - then go for it.


Many thanks for the prompt and helpful reply.

As soon as I read the part about modding my BIOS and knowing my motherboard supports dual BIOS, thought to myself...great, it might be possible after all. But then the last part where you mention that it is basically not a worthwhile upgrade unless I'm doing tasks that require lots of intensive disk writing (which I am not) makes sense.

Will stick to my Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD boot drive.

I must say this site, for me, has not only been about discovering deals (saving money in some cases or spending on items I hadn't previously planned to purchase, lol!) but also learning a lot from members comments. I consider myself a technical person but I'm always learning new stuff from others on here.

Would this fit in a MacBook Air (2015) model does anyone know?

howieb0057 m ago

Would this fit in a MacBook Air (2015) model does anyone know?

As far as I know macs don't use normal SSDs, The pin arrangement is different.

I know this is the case for the ones at my work, they range from the 2011-2014 airs though

Been using as a boot and application drive on a Ryzen build for a few months and it's been superb so far.

Would have preferred a larger drive for 4K video editing but transferring 4K files between this main drive and another SSD has been painless and speeds up the process no end.
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