SANDISK EXTREME 240GB SSD @ £159.98 inc FREE DELIVERY FROM NOVATECH!!
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SANDISK EXTREME 240GB SSD @ £159.98 inc FREE DELIVERY FROM NOVATECH!!

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Found 15th May 2012
Browsing around and came across this awesome price! Not sure whethers someone else has added this but here it is again :P

SANDISK EXTREME 240GB SSD FOR £159.98 inc FREE DELIVERY!!! INSTOCK 50+ AVAILABLE!

EDIT: Forgot to add you also get 3% cashback if you do it through QUIDCO!!

novatech.co.uk/pro…tml

YEAH BOI!!
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Link doesn't work.

How does this compare to the M4?
Original Poster
Manage to get it sorted! sorry about that. From the reviews i've read and watched it sounds reliable to me.
Drew101

Link doesn't work.How does this compare to the M4?


The following link compares most ssd's just choose the benchmark you would like to test for.
tomshardware.co.uk/cha…tml
Drew101

Link doesn't work.How does this compare to the M4?


SanDisk Extreme SSD SATA III 2.5" 240GB Solid State Hard Drive
Read Speed: 550MB/Sec, Write Speed: 520MB/Sec, Flash: MLC, Controller: SandForce SF-2281.


Crucial M4 256GB SSD
Performance tests
Write speed small files 157.5MB/sec
Write speed large files 327.7MB/se
Seek time (ms) 0.1ms
Tythas

SanDisk Extreme SSD SATA III 2.5" 240GB Solid State Hard DriveRead Speed: … SanDisk Extreme SSD SATA III 2.5" 240GB Solid State Hard DriveRead Speed: 550MB/Sec, Write Speed: 520MB/Sec, Flash: MLC, Controller: SandForce SF-2281.Crucial M4 256GB SSDPerformance testsWrite speed small files 157.5MB/secWrite speed large files 327.7MB/seSeek time (ms) 0.1ms



i think he was looking for how they actually compare, rather than manufacturers specifications vs real world usage.
Loads of reviews out there. This is currently regarded as the fastest consumer SSD drive available. Be sure to read full reviews as many tests will yield differing results. If your needs require mostly editing/writing high volumes of incompressible data such as video, photos, music, archives etc. then you are best avoiding a Sandforce based drive. Otherwise, this should represent a good purchase.
Andboy

Loads of reviews out there. This is currently regarded as the fastest … Loads of reviews out there. This is currently regarded as the fastest consumer SSD drive available.



Vertex 4 says hi
Edited by: "vulcanproject" 15th May 2012
Are these being put in pre-made desktop setups nowadays? or are companies still using old HD's?
There seems to be an SSD deal on here every ten minutes. Does everyone have one and spare cash to buy them?
Andboy

Loads of reviews out there. This is currently regarded as the fastest … Loads of reviews out there. This is currently regarded as the fastest consumer SSD drive available. Be sure to read full reviews as many tests will yield differing results. If your needs require mostly editing/writing high volumes of incompressible data such as video, photos, music, archives etc. then you are best avoiding a Sandforce based drive. Otherwise, this should represent a good purchase.


Who actually regards this as the fastest consumer ssd drive? See this independent comparison, there are 30 different tests done and this isn't at the top of any.
tomshardware.co.uk/cha…tml

Edited by: "BigBuds" 15th May 2012
Nice drive, I bought one from Scan's today only last week for £162. Very fast drive 7.9 Windows WEI score, faster than my old 256GB Crucial M4. Recommend at this price !!
vulcanproject

Vertex 4 says hi

As it looks up at faster drives - review.
BigBuds

Who actually regards this as the fastest consumer ssd drive? See this … Who actually regards this as the fastest consumer ssd drive? See this independent comparison, there are 30 different tests done and this isn't at the top of any.http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/ssd-charts-2011/AS-SSD-4K-Q64-Random-Read,2786.html#

storagereview.com/san…iew
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Hanktank

Nice drive, I bought one from Scan's today only last week for £162. Very … Nice drive, I bought one from Scan's today only last week for £162. Very fast drive 7.9 Windows WEI score, faster than my old 256GB Crucial M4. Recommend at this price !!



That was my first choice as i've got the 128GB version. But in terms of performance i wanted something different, The reviews i've read suggest this is a good performing ssd. If you don't mind me asking how does it handle games eg. load time etc.
Agharta

As it looks up at faster drives - review.



Depends what you are doing. The 4k random is where Vertex 4 really shines, it is tuned differently from the Vertex 3 as well which along with the Intel 520 is generally the top end of consumer drives. You could hardly go wrong with any of them, especially considering OCZ's firmware support and i'll take the Indilinx 2 controller over the Sandforce any day.....

Nevertheless they are a class (and price) above this drive so its a good deal.
Edited by: "vulcanproject" 15th May 2012
Looking at how much flash memory costs nowadays, this drive is too expensive.
BigBuds

Who actually regards this as the fastest consumer ssd drive? See this … Who actually regards this as the fastest consumer ssd drive? See this independent comparison, there are 30 different tests done and this isn't at the top of any.http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/ssd-charts-2011/AS-SSD-4K-Q64-Random-Read,2786.html#



tweaktown.com/art…tml
thessdreview.com/our…/5/
hexus.net/tec…e=8
overclock3d.net/rev…w/8
its awesome because you wrote in capitals and used more than one exclamation mark, right?
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thefunkygibbon

its awesome because you wrote in capitals and used more than one … its awesome because you wrote in capitals and used more than one exclamation mark, right?



lol
thefunkygibbon

its awesome because you wrote in capitals and used more than one … its awesome because you wrote in capitals and used more than one exclamation mark, right?



No worse than omitting a capital letter at the start of a sentence and forgetting to use an apostrophe, right?
I am thinking of actually buying a Samsung 830. Because it comes with Norton ghost for seamless Transfer and performs better in all tests too. albeit its expensive.
Anyone agrees with me ?
That you spartan? From prodigits?
mustoofa

I am thinking of actually buying a Samsung 830. Because it comes with … I am thinking of actually buying a Samsung 830. Because it comes with Norton ghost for seamless Transfer and performs better in all tests too. albeit its expensive.Anyone agrees with me ?



This one is regarded as one of the most reliable and consistent drives out there. Still a bit pricey though in comparison.
How nice it would be if Intel 520 series is below £160 mark...
Voted hot, I was originally going to combine 2 of the 120GB drives in RAID 0 but as of yet there is no TRIM support.
oh come on, those SSD just gets cheaper and cheaper!! HOT
bought one 2 months ago 120gb for £130
Bloody Fast drive this is and very reliable = Hot
Shurkensandlightning

Voted hot, I was originally going to combine 2 of the 120GB drives in … Voted hot, I was originally going to combine 2 of the 120GB drives in RAID 0 but as of yet there is no TRIM support.



I also always caution about RAID 0 with SSDs. Halving the reliability of these drives = bad idea
Don't forget quidco on top. So tempted with one of these. Hoping the m4 will also take a price drop soon....
Shurkensandlightning

Voted hot, I was originally going to combine 2 of the 120GB drives in … Voted hot, I was originally going to combine 2 of the 120GB drives in RAID 0 but as of yet there is no TRIM support.



dude I thought trim was out for SSD RAID0 (I have no link tho). was in some intel matrix storage manager thingy announcement?

two of these RAIDed == > 1GBps read/write, shame the IOPS gets saturated at the SATA 3 bus, but hey
bermudaviper

No worse than omitting a capital letter at the start of a sentence and … No worse than omitting a capital letter at the start of a sentence and forgetting to use an apostrophe, right?



boom!
Just bit bored with the constant posting of SSD drive "deals" this past month or two. At one point there were about 7 on the first page.
Hmmm

Looking at the toms hardware 2011 ssd chart, the 256GB Crucial M4 wipes the floor with this drive.
indigoskywalker

Hmmm Looking at the toms hardware 2011 ssd chart, the 256GB Crucial M4 … Hmmm Looking at the toms hardware 2011 ssd chart, the 256GB Crucial M4 wipes the floor with this drive.



Read lots of reviews - the Sandisk outperforms the Crucial in a number of tests although in many cases it would not be noticed by the average user.
can these be installed on Toshiba R630 laptop or is it only for pc ?
Edited by: "nd4spd" 16th May 2012
nd4spd

can these be installed on Toshiba R630 laptop or is it only for pc ?



They are 2.5" drives so basically designed to fit in a laptop but can be used in a desktop pc with a supporting bracket. The only laptops that may prove an issue are the new ultrabook class which most require a slimmer 7mm thick variant as opposed to the standard 9.5mm thick drives.
In short though, the answer is yes, it will fit in the R630 just fine.
Andboy

They are 2.5" drives so basically designed to fit in a laptop but can be … They are 2.5" drives so basically designed to fit in a laptop but can be used in a desktop pc with a supporting bracket. The only laptops that may prove an issue are the new ultrabook class which most require a slimmer 7mm thick variant as opposed to the standard 9.5mm thick drives.In short though, the answer is yes, it will fit in the R630 just fine.



Thanks Andboy
Andboy

They are 2.5" drives so basically designed to fit in a laptop but can be … They are 2.5" drives so basically designed to fit in a laptop but can be used in a desktop pc with a supporting bracket. The only laptops that may prove an issue are the new ultrabook class which most require a slimmer 7mm thick variant as opposed to the standard 9.5mm thick drives.In short though, the answer is yes, it will fit in the R630 just fine.



If they are anything like the r850 laptops they will only take the 7mm option drives. I'd measure what you've got installed currently before purchasing.
MrRiceY

That was my first choice as i've got the 128GB version. But in terms of … That was my first choice as i've got the 128GB version. But in terms of performance i wanted something different, The reviews i've read suggest this is a good performing ssd. If you don't mind me asking how does it handle games eg. load time etc.



Yeah it's a very fast drive mate, I had a 256 Crucial M4 a while back when it was really expensive and sold it. This drive gives slightly better performance especially write speeds and is a fair bit cheaper. Def worth it at this price. Gaming wise it's very fast, BF3 maps load in seconds...
SuperEd
Thanks for posting OP

Also have a look here http://i47.tinypic.com/2dker0w.jpg Thanks
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