Sandisk 120GB Ultra SSD - 2.5" SATA-II - Read 280MB/s Write 270MB/s - 3 Year Warranty for £65.98 @ Ebuyer
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Sandisk 120GB Ultra SSD - 2.5" SATA-II - Read 280MB/s Write 270MB/s - 3 Year Warranty for £65.98 @ Ebuyer

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Found 18th May 2012
Sandisk 120GB Ultra SSD - 2.5" SATA-II - Read 280MB/s Write 270MB/s - 3 Year Warranty for £65.98 @ Ebuyer

Ebuyer are offering free Saturday delivery if you purchase before 11pm on 18 May (email rec'd).
- kakah

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Just got an email I am guessing.:D

Personally I'd pay the little extra and go for the Extreme but still showing a downward trend in price, so if on a tight budget, it has to be reasonable value.

Also you get free Saturday delivery

getting cheaper and cheaper everyday..i'll wait for July then..don't need it yet..cheers OP.X)

Price drop continues...

Considering getting one for my netbook - would it make any difference? It's only a single-core 1.66GHz Atom N450, 2GB 800MHz RAM. Would the upgrade improve performance noticeably?

cannibalwombat

Price drop continues...Considering getting one for my netbook - would it … Price drop continues...Considering getting one for my netbook - would it make any difference? It's only a single-core 1.66GHz Atom N450, 2GB 800MHz RAM. Would the upgrade improve performance noticeably?



Be sure that your netbook has a 2.5" drive and not a 1.8".

great price, another day, anther price drop on SSD

cannibalwombat

Price drop continues...Considering getting one for my netbook - would it … Price drop continues...Considering getting one for my netbook - would it make any difference? It's only a single-core 1.66GHz Atom N450, 2GB 800MHz RAM. Would the upgrade improve performance noticeably?



It will make the only one difference-your notebook will boot faster a lot. Nothing other noticeable. And you will loose space.
It makes me laugh how many people want to upgrade to ssd...believing in miracle,that their old computer will be magically fast- it will not!

Rimi

It will make the only one difference-your notebook will boot faster a … It will make the only one difference-your notebook will boot faster a lot. Nothing other noticeable. And you will loose space. It makes me laugh how many people want to upgrade to ssd...believing in miracle,that their old computer will be magically fast- it will not!



Unless at any point after you've booted you also read/write from the drive. Say opening applications. What exactly is it you use your computer for? An overpriced digital photo frame, just staring at the desktop.

They do exactly what they are supposed to do, decrease I/O bottle necking caused by the moving part hard drives they replace.

One of the other benefits of an SSD is the ability to more freely move machines around without risking any kind of head crash from a mechanical drive.

Rimi

It will make the only one difference-your notebook will boot faster a … It will make the only one difference-your notebook will boot faster a lot. Nothing other noticeable. And you will loose space. It makes me laugh how many people want to upgrade to ssd...believing in miracle,that their old computer will be magically fast- it will not!



Yes it will, apps load alot faster.

SSD is a massive upgrade from mechanical drives!

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Be sure that your netbook has a 2.5" drive and not a 1.8".



Ah yes, good point. I have been googling to try and found out, even opened it up, but I'm not sure. Any tips? It's an eMachines e350 by the way.

Probably unnecessary anyway, it's not a work horse, only use it for browsing/music/word processing when out and about.

Rimi

It will make the only one difference-your notebook will boot faster a … It will make the only one difference-your notebook will boot faster a lot. Nothing other noticeable. And you will loose space. It makes me laugh how many people want to upgrade to ssd...believing in miracle,that their old computer will be magically fast- it will not!



Thanks for your helpful comment As a matter of fact, I upgraded my desktop to an SSD and yes, it was 'magically' faster (in more respects than boot time). I was simply asking if it would make any difference to my NETbook (not notebook as you said) based on people's experience. It only has 160GB as it is, so I wouldn't be losing that much space.

Rimi

It will make the only one difference-your notebook will boot faster a … It will make the only one difference-your notebook will boot faster a lot. Nothing other noticeable. And you will loose space. It makes me laugh how many people want to upgrade to ssd...believing in miracle,that their old computer will be magically fast- it will not!


Yes, it would make no difference to application loading times, would it?

Oh wait...
Edited by: "jukkie" 18th May 2012

JAMAL

Yes it will, apps load alot faster.SSD is a massive upgrade from … Yes it will, apps load alot faster.SSD is a massive upgrade from mechanical drives!



Just a myth, believe me. Tried it, no miracles . If your computer is good,apps are loading fast anyway. Processor and graphics card is most impotant,only then hard drive. Working with computers for good 17 years...and know my bussiness well.

One of the major improvements in file mass creation environments like Articulate which slits powerpoints and learning interactions into SWF flash files (hundreds of small swfs). This can take 45 mins per compilation with a standard hard drive, yet only 1min 10 secs with ssd

Try opening hundreds of raw files to preview in adobe bridge - massive improvement

Rimi

Just a myth, believe me. Tried it, no miracles . If your computer is … Just a myth, believe me. Tried it, no miracles . If your computer is good,apps are loading fast anyway. Processor and graphics card is most impotant,only then hard drive. Working with computers for good 17 years...and know my bussiness well.



I've been in the business for 30 years and to a certain extent I do agree with you. The set-up of your machine can make a marked difference with it's existing hardware.

Doing the same with SSD will undoubtedly make some noticeable difference depending upon what you buy and what hardware you are putting it into, which could still easily be 50%, which is a lot in anybodies language.

Rimi

Just a myth, believe me. Tried it, no miracles . If your computer is … Just a myth, believe me. Tried it, no miracles . If your computer is good,apps are loading fast anyway. Processor and graphics card is most impotant,only then hard drive. Working with computers for good 17 years...and know my bussiness well.



I've tried it too, and my D630 boots in under 30 seconds and is ready to work. It takes 15 minutes with my regular old HDD.

I also have one in my home PC and the OS is very smooth and all the little delays are gone.

I also work with computers.
Edited by: "jamesdew" 18th May 2012

Oh and of course editing uncompressed high def video frames and storing is hugely improved.

Rimi

Just a myth, believe me. Tried it, no miracles . If your computer is … Just a myth, believe me. Tried it, no miracles . If your computer is good,apps are loading fast anyway. Processor and graphics card is most impotant,only then hard drive. Working with computers for good 17 years...and know my bussiness well.



In the event you're not trolling.. Whilst a very slow atom netbook won't see much improvement (because they're slow anyway) for most low spec desktops and even ULV laptops the difference is dramatic. I don't just work with computers, I build them - laptops, HTPCs, gaming rigs and heavy duty workstations for highly parallelized number crunching. I'm also a developer - of some twenty years writing everything from drivers to UI for a multinational manufacturer of nanotechnology systems. So willy waving out of the way - the simple fact is that in most PCs the slowest thing in there is the hard drive and so reducing access times to nil and boosting read/write rates (especially for 4k read/writes) can have a dramatic impact. For example, an old Q6600 build machine I have here can build 17 million lines of code in ten minutes. It took forty with a RAID 0 array of two F1s (considered a decent drive by many). Slow seeks and contention did not help, obviously.

I'm sick of these stupid hyperbolic comments from people claiming it's a "myth" when the rest of us see it simply as "truth". If you want to debate the value for a specific application - great - or if you're claiming they're not your cup of tea - also great - but please stop making stupid large sweeping statements without backing it up with some evidence or explanation to the contrary. It makes you look dumb and misinforms others.

I apologize if this seems harsh but I thought it warranted and I've seen far too much of this on these SSD threads of late. I guess it just grinds my gears eh?




Edited by: "dangel" 18th May 2012

Id pay the £4 extra and go for this one wiht double the read/write speeds! ebuyer.com/341…20g


dangel

In the event you're not trolling.. Whilst a very slow atom netbook … In the event you're not trolling.. Whilst a very slow atom netbook won't see much improvement (because they're slow anyway) for most low spec desktops and even ULV laptops the difference is dramatic. I don't just work with computers, I build them - laptops, HTPCs, gaming rigs and heavy duty workstations for highly parallelized number crunching. I'm also a developer - of some twenty years writing everything from drivers to UI for a multinational manufacturer of nanotechnology systems. So willy waving out of the way - the simple fact is that in most PCs the slowest thing in there is the hard drive and so reducing access times to nil and boosting read/write rates (especially for 4k read/writes) can have a dramatic impact. For example, an old Q6600 build machine I have here can build 17 million lines of code in ten minutes. It took forty with a RAID 0 array of two F1s (considered a decent drive by many). Slow seeks and contention did not help, obviously.I'm sick of these stupid hyperbolic comments from people claiming it's a "myth" when the rest of us see it simply as "truth". If you want to debate the value for a specific application - great - or if you're claiming they're not your cup of tea - also great - but please stop making stupid large sweeping statements without backing it up with some evidence or explanation to the contrary. It makes you look dumb and misinforms others. I apologize if this seems harsh but I thought it warranted and I've seen far too much of this on these SSD threads of late. I guess it just grinds my gears eh?


i'm assuming it's all trolling tbh, cos nobody who actually knows computers would write anything that stupid publicly

jamesdew

I've tried it too, and my D630 boots in under 30 seconds and is ready to … I've tried it too, and my D630 boots in under 30 seconds and is ready to work. It takes 15 minutes with my regular old HDD.I also have one in my home PC and the OS is very smooth and all the little delays are gone.I also work with computers.



15 mins to boot? Think you probably should kick out some crap that's loaded on startup. Simple bit of optimization there would mean that you machine would boot in around a minute with a normal mechanical drive.

Good price on the ssd though, voted hot!

People often have horrible boot times mostly because when they login and their desktop session opens tons of startup apps then a mechanical drive will just grind and thrash trying to do several things at once. Windows 7 helps in that it does cache (if you've enough memory) as much as possible but really this is where an SSD can really shine due to the near zero seek time.

getting hot in here with 15yrs experience, 30yrs, developing software..I am just a jobless person looking for a cheap item..anyway, very interesting topic..salute you guys..X)

cannibalwombat

Ah yes, good point. I have been googling to try and found out, even … Ah yes, good point. I have been googling to try and found out, even opened it up, but I'm not sure. Any tips? It's an eMachines e350 by the way.Probably unnecessary anyway, it's not a work horse, only use it for browsing/music/word processing when out and about.Thanks for your helpful comment As a matter of fact, I upgraded my desktop to an SSD and yes, it was 'magically' faster (in more respects than boot time). I was simply asking if it would make any difference to my NETbook (not notebook as you said) based on people's experience. It only has 160GB as it is, so I wouldn't be losing that much space.



Your netbook definitely has a 2.5" hard disk, I have the same machine as a test computer at work, the eMachines (by Acer) E350. Most netbooks due to cost-cutting will run cheaper 2.5" drives, very few run 1.8" ones apart from the premium/high-end ones by companies like Sony (examples being the P and TZ series), this is due to the increased cost for 1.8" drives given the same capacity. I should also add that some computers (Dell Mini 9 and some Asus machines) have mSATA/mini-PCIe type drives but these are quite rare.

It will be a decent upgrade but obviously CPU-limited tasks will still be limited by the Atom processor. If you're spending that kind of money, I would personally get a smaller SSD and upgrade the RAM to 2GB in it.

Not looking to "win" - and be assured if I don't know my topic i'll quite happily say "I don't know".

Edit: oh dear.

Edited by: "dangel" 18th May 2012

Good price. Not far off 50p per GB. Now where's that 256GB deal for £125 ? Can't be far off now.

plewis00

Your netbook definitely has a 2.5" hard disk, I have the same machine as … Your netbook definitely has a 2.5" hard disk, I have the same machine as a test computer at work, the eMachines (by Acer) E350. Most netbooks due to cost-cutting will run cheaper 2.5" drives, very few run 1.8" ones apart from the premium/high-end ones by companies like Sony (examples being the P and TZ series), this is due to the increased cost for 1.8" drives given the same capacity. I should also add that some computers (Dell Mini 9 and some Asus machines) have mSATA/mini-PCIe type drives but these are quite rare.It will be a decent upgrade but obviously CPU-limited tasks will still be limited by the Atom processor. If you're spending that kind of money, I would personally get a smaller SSD and upgrade the RAM to 2GB in it.



Thanks for your help dude. I actually just managed to hunt it down, in the detailed specs at the bottom of this page:

openpinoy.com/sho…110

I have already upped the RAM to 2GB, made a little difference, but it's still relatively sluggish (though it does cope better with multi-tabbing chrome) but hey, it's a netbook! Totally appreciate that the bottle-neck is most likely the N450, so probably not worth it. This is essentially half of what I paid for the whole machine anyway!

PeteBest

15 mins to boot? Think you probably should kick out some crap that's … 15 mins to boot? Think you probably should kick out some crap that's loaded on startup. Simple bit of optimization there would mean that you machine would boot in around a minute with a normal mechanical drive.Good price on the ssd though, voted hot!


he is right, mine take 15min. too. I bought it in 1899,lol

does any one know where you buy the dvd replacement caddy?

for a hp g6?

I remember the Acer Aspire One had both an SSD version and a mechanical drive (first model) and the SSD was horrible. I mean REALLY slow compared to the HDD version. This was because it had really slow flash memory and a pants controller. Exception to the rule though!

I wouldn't bother for a netbook but for my ULV laptop I put a second generation intel SSD in it and it boots 4-5 seconds with the Windows 8 CP build. Laptop drives are much slower than desktops anyway and the benefits can be more pronounced as a result (plus power consumption is potentially reduced too).

For desktops generally I'd go with an SSD for apps/windows and a mechanical drive for storage. It's a good mix - best of both worlds - lots of speed without the storage limits. Avoid snake-oil 'optimization' guides on the internet too - Win 7 will do the work for you.

Free Saturday delivery as well. Nice

georgecat

Agreed, I had my Crucial M4 in HTPC, didn't benefit much, but I stuck it … Agreed, I had my Crucial M4 in HTPC, didn't benefit much, but I stuck it in a Dell D620 ancient laptop and now this little thing really flies! Not to mention runs cooler and quieter. Anyone who calls SSDs a myth is trolling pure and simple. There is a question of what benefit you might get from certain setups and they arent a panacea for all slow running systems, but my god I can't wait till I can finally ditch mechanical.



My HTPC has one of the first Kingston drives in (the re-badged Intel one that you could 'hack' the SSD toolbox to see as an Intel) and what I do like is that the sleep/resume is much quicker. I take your point though the overall benefit for it is much less because you're only really running 'one' app rather than using it as a general PC.

The question with SSDs is just a value proposition - and that's down to the individual (and their proposed application for it). Of late they're getting really quite cheap(ish) though.

I’ve never seen the point of an SSD in a HTPC unless it is also doubling as a gaming machine. You rarely need to reboot a HTPC and the software that it runs typically won’t see any improvements from an SSD. If you don’t have a HDD installed then having an SSD might improve noise levels but laptop drives are generally quiet enough.

Excellent price, however at this point in time I favour quantity over quality. My computer is an i7 so I'm not really concerned with making it any faster. If the prices keep dropping like this though, then I may have to reconsider.

I did cancel my Dabs order for it, sort wished I hadn't then this appears. So ordered it, plus it's free Saturday delivery on this. The email they sent earlier says the offer is only on til 20:00 today.

Agharta

I’ve never seen the point of an SSD in a HTPC unless it is also doubling a … I’ve never seen the point of an SSD in a HTPC unless it is also doubling as a gaming machine. You rarely need to reboot a HTPC and the software that it runs typically won’t see any improvements from an SSD. If you don’t have a HDD installed then having an SSD might improve noise levels but laptop drives are generally quiet enough.



Absolutely - sorry wasn't trying to oppose this view - I did it for the hell of it rather than for any sensible gain! I'm actually running my off a 5900 RPM 64mb cache 2TB mechanical drive and it's perfect for the purpose

heat added, good price at the rate this should be under £50 by next month.

Having a good laugh at the troll posts here, SSD deals each day are really bringing them out. As amusing as it is, I'm afraid the whole 'I've worked in the industry 80years, I know my stuff' crap isn't really a decent way to trick people. If there's no difference between mechanical and SSD speeds on machines you've set up, its simply a case of you setting it up incorrectly... Which is pretty laughable if you work in IT, lol
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