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SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 128 GB Pulse SATA 6 GB/s Internal 2.5-inch SSD £40.58 @ Amazon
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 128 GB Pulse SATA 6 GB/s Internal 2.5-inch SSD £40.58 @ Amazon

SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 128 GB Pulse SATA 6 GB/s Internal 2.5-inch SSD £40.58 @ Amazon

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Thanks, I've been waiting for the price to drop on this for a week. My patience has paid off. Heat from me. Good price.

I got an offer of £37.78 from Flubit

Just created a demand on Flubit, then i will order for an old laptop that needs a new lease of life!

Original Poster

I've actually done the same thing myself, just waiting to hear back from them...

This is slowww.

I have this in one laptop and a Samsung evo in another, the Samsung is quicker, however this makes a big difference.

Pay less and u get less speed. Still better than normal hard drives

douglas13

lol 10x



Look at the max iops for this. They're bad - 8000 Read and 2100 write.
On the Ultra Plus (it's only £5 more) they're 80000 read and 33000 write.

http://s10.postimg.org/5cgkvd6ah/ASSSDBench_Iops.jpg

Look at the difference between the random io speeds. It's more than 10x in most cases.

Pulse -
http://i59.tinypic.com/2urp1qq.jpg

Ultra Plus -
http://i61.tinypic.com/alsxsj.jpg
Edited by: "nublets2k" 10th Jul 2014

nublets2k

Look at the max iops for this. They're bad - 8000 Read and 2100 write.On … Look at the max iops for this. They're bad - 8000 Read and 2100 write.On the Ultra Plus (it's only £5 more) they're 80000 read and 33000 write.Look at the difference between the random io speeds. It's more than 10x in most cases.Pulse -Ultra Plus -



It's not 10x faster overall though is it. Benchmarks arn't everything.

My samsung evo is quicker than this. It feels just a bit quicker. But if you're putting this in an old laptop, using it to speed up load times, you're not going to notice.

My gaming PC has the Evo, my macbook (old unibody) has this.

Let people decide for themselves, but calling it slow...

steluca5

It's not 10x faster overall though is it. Benchmarks arn't everything.My … It's not 10x faster overall though is it. Benchmarks arn't everything.My samsung evo is quicker than this. It feels just a bit quicker. But if you're putting this in an old laptop, using it to speed up load times, you're not going to notice. My gaming PC has the Evo, my macbook (old unibody) has this.Let people decide for themselves, but calling it slow...



It's the random read and write iops that make the difference when running software, and there's a huge gap between this, the Ultra Plus and the Evo. They don't just affect benchmarks, they have real world meaning too.

You probably would, this isn't a little difference. You ever try putting your Evo in your MacBook?

Well it's not on par with similarly priced drives. It's not hard drive slow, but for an SSD, it's slow.

Edited by: "nublets2k" 10th Jul 2014

steluca5

It's not 10x faster overall though is it.


It doesn't look to be far off. Too much attention is paid to sequentials.

I had one of these drop 30% of the disk. All the data was lost and unrecoverable. If you buy this drive make sure you take regular backups.

gryllsbear

Thanks, I've been waiting for the price to drop on this for a week. My … Thanks, I've been waiting for the price to drop on this for a week. My patience has paid off. Heat from me. Good price.



Indeed

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REDRANGER86

I had one of these drop 30% of the disk. All the data was lost and … I had one of these drop 30% of the disk. All the data was lost and unrecoverable. If you buy this drive make sure you take regular backups.


That is something you should do regardless. With cloud storage, cheap externals and people having old machines laying around. Not taking backups is lazy and careless these days.
Edited by: "Oneday77" 10th Jul 2014

Oneday77

That is something you should do regardless. With cloud storage, cheap … That is something you should do regardless. With cloud storage, cheap externals and people having old machines laying around. Not taking backups is lazy and careless these days.



100% agree! Live and learn

Good price terrible speeds and brand reliability.
Might be worth a punt for an ageing netbook if you have cash to burn.. and by ageing I mean windows XP era netbooks.
Otherwise I would look else where

upperdecker1

Good price terrible speeds and brand reliability.Might be worth a punt … Good price terrible speeds and brand reliability.Might be worth a punt for an ageing netbook if you have cash to burn.. and by ageing I mean windows XP era netbooks.Otherwise I would look else where



It's funny you say that, after two years of a SanDisk 128GB in my rig it still has 100% health and runs just as fast as when I got it...

REDRANGER86

I had one of these drop 30% of the disk. All the data was lost and … I had one of these drop 30% of the disk. All the data was lost and unrecoverable. If you buy this drive make sure you take regular backups.



I've must have had every brand of hard disk under the sun fail over the last thirty years. No idea how many drives I've managed (not directly) in my career, but it has to be upwards of 40,000 units. I used to run very, very large systems and networks so I can absolutely guarantee that no matter what you pay, no matter how carefully you manage them, some will fail. We've even had them fail when we pulled spares out of the cupboards and they've never been used. Given a big enough sample set, you will get failures.

Pointing out that you had a failure and therefore this extrapolates out to all this type of drive will fail doesn't really help. If I used that logic, then we would never buy any disk as every brand we have ever used as failed at some time. Now if you can state that a statistically significant number of these types of disks have failed (we won't go for Higgs-Bosun confidence levels, so just four levels of confidence), then that is interesting and worth commenting on.

I'm looking for a small SSD for an ESXI server so this may be worth getting.

It looks the right price, so heat from me.

Rob

rwillett

I've must have had every brand of hard disk under the sun fail over the … I've must have had every brand of hard disk under the sun fail over the last thirty years. No idea how many drives I've managed (not directly) in my career, but it has to be upwards of 40,000 units. I used to run very, very large systems and networks so I can absolutely guarantee that no matter what you pay, no matter how carefully you manage them, some will fail. We've even had them fail when we pulled spares out of the cupboards and they've never been used. Given a big enough sample set, you will get failures. Pointing out that you had a failure and therefore this extrapolates out to all this type of drive will fail doesn't really help. If I used that logic, then we would never buy any disk as every brand we have ever used as failed at some time. Now if you can state that a statistically significant number of these types of disks have failed (we won't go for Higgs-Bosun confidence levels, so just four levels of confidence), then that is interesting and worth commenting on. I'm looking for a small SSD for an ESXI server so this may be worth getting. It looks the right price, so heat from me.Rob



Agree.

bogglesmith2

It doesn't look to be far off. Too much attention is paid to sequentials.



I personally think you're giving too much importance to IOPs but each to their own!

nublets2k

It's the random read and write iops that make the difference when running … It's the random read and write iops that make the difference when running software, and there's a huge gap between this, the Ultra Plus and the Evo. They don't just affect benchmarks, they have real world meaning too.You probably would, this isn't a little difference. You ever try putting your Evo in your MacBook?Well it's not on par with similarly priced drives. It's not hard drive slow, but for an SSD, it's slow.



Yep i've had an Evo in my macbook. As a secondary device I just use to surf the internet, the extra 5 quid for something I don't really notice isn't worth it. But at least we have a choice! If i wanted performance I wouldn't be looking at the extreme either but I understand you're trying to show that has a nice balance!

The bigger the IOPs the better defo. But a mechanical hard drive maxes at around 120 IOPs, so the upgrade is still HUGE!

Ten times IOPs does not make a hard drive 10 times fast, or even twice as fast in real life usage.

Example, boot macbook Evo - 7 seconds, boot macbook sandisk - 9 seconds. I get 2 seconds is a great improvement but it's not everything.

S**t, devastated I bought one of these four days ago and paid nearly a pound more.
However, it has made my ancient laptop run much nicer.

hey guys can someone tell me if I can use this as a backup drive e. g. external storage for photos & videos? thanks

Original Poster

Flubit sent me an offer of £40.16 for this item.

£2 more for sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB btw check my posts for the link

the samsung evo 840 250gb was double the cost last week on amazon, thus same price per GB. The evo has amazing reviews, i wouldn't bother with this.

Original Poster

Longandstrong

the samsung evo 840 250gb was double the cost last week on amazon, thus … the samsung evo 840 250gb was double the cost last week on amazon, thus same price per GB. The evo has amazing reviews, i wouldn't bother with this.


That's probably a good deal if you're in the market for a larger drive but I have bought one 64gb and one 128gb ssd in the last 24 hours and they'll offer more than enough capacity for where they'll be employed.

thedogsdoodaars

hey guys can someone tell me if I can use this as a backup drive e. g. … hey guys can someone tell me if I can use this as a backup drive e. g. external storage for photos & videos? thanks



Yes you can but surely you would want something with more capacity.

steluca5

Ten times IOPs does not make a hard drive 10 times fast, or even twice as … Ten times IOPs does not make a hard drive 10 times fast, or even twice as fast in real life usage. Example, boot macbook Evo - 7 seconds, boot macbook sandisk - 9 seconds. I get 2 seconds is a great improvement but it's not everything.



Boot time tests a whole host of variables. I could put a CPU that was ten times faster in a computer and it wouldn't boot ten times faster because it's only one of those variables.

IOPs are what make a drive fast. I've run OSes with RAID arrays of HDDs pushing 1GB/s+, yet a 15K SCSI with 90MB/s was noticeably faster and more responsive. At some point there is a diminishing return of course. I personally wouldn't pay more for a top-end SSD because I just don't see it bringing any tangible benefit.

I have to admit, sandisk make great ssds, but this ain't one of them!! I promise you will get your money's worth of you spend £5 more to get the Sandisk ultra plus!! I speak from experience when I say that this ssd doesn't feel any faster than my WD caviar blue!! Sorry sandisk, u r a great company, but this is not a good cpu!!

Vistin

I have to admit, sandisk make great ssds, but this ain't one of them!! I … I have to admit, sandisk make great ssds, but this ain't one of them!! I promise you will get your money's worth of you spend £5 more to get the Sandisk ultra plus!! I speak from experience when I say that this ssd doesn't feel any faster than my WD caviar blue!! Sorry sandisk, u r a great company, but this is not a good cpu!!

I meant ssd* #facepalm

I've been using this drive for almost 2 years and it's been great. Surprised the price had only dipped dropped £7 in that time though

Crucial>Sandisk

35.71 flubit offer

Original Poster

Price back up to £46 now.

Had a flubit offer of £35.64 but would not let me pay 'The zip code you supplied failed validation' & now the price goes up typical.
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