SanDisk SSD PLUS 120 GB Sata III 2.5-inch Internal SSD £35.99 @ Amazon
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SanDisk SSD PLUS 120 GB Sata III 2.5-inch Internal SSD £35.99 @ Amazon

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Found 6th Mar
  • Up to 20X faster than a typical hard disk drive
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  • Shock resistant for proven durability- even if you drop your computer
  • Boosts burst write performance, making it ideal for typical PC workloads
  • Generous battery life

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Looks like ssd manufacturers have seen demand slacken so they have dropped their inflated prices and increased supply. About time too. Decent deal at this price. Looks like DDR4 ram is their latest manipulation of the market with unreasonably high prices. Guess were back to the basics of ".Supply and Demand".
I am with Johnny on this. There is a definite collusion amongst manufacturers and suppliers about "fixing" the high prices.

Using the same demand supply arguments, if they restrict supply, demand is bound to outstrip supplies AND price rise. Whats so difficult to grasp?

Remember, how long it took fo for the regular HDD prices to some down after the Thailand floods? There were more suppliers in the world than Thailand, yet all colluded to keep them high using the flood excuse ! The brexit impact has also been overplayed, since we are similar exchange rate levels of 18 months ago.

Scott, you are just seeing one side of the coin, and statistics be damned. As the old saying goes, I can prove anything with statistics, but the truth.
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Looks like ssd manufacturers have seen demand slacken so they have dropped their inflated prices and increased supply. About time too. Decent deal at this price. Looks like DDR4 ram is their latest manipulation of the market with unreasonably high prices. Guess were back to the basics of ".Supply and Demand".
johnnyd57uk7 h, 0 m ago

Looks like ssd manufacturers have seen demand slacken so they have dropped …Looks like ssd manufacturers have seen demand slacken so they have dropped their inflated prices and increased supply. About time too. Decent deal at this price. Looks like DDR4 ram is their latest manipulation of the market with unreasonably high prices. Guess were back to the basics of ".Supply and Demand".


Please stop with the conspiracy theories. Nothing to do with artificial price manipulation, just the simple principle of supply and demand, hence why such price changes can be predicted based on sales patterns (manipulation would not be) e.g. hothardware.com/new…ops
Would this be compatible with a softmodded PS2 anybody know?
I am with Johnny on this. There is a definite collusion amongst manufacturers and suppliers about "fixing" the high prices.

Using the same demand supply arguments, if they restrict supply, demand is bound to outstrip supplies AND price rise. Whats so difficult to grasp?

Remember, how long it took fo for the regular HDD prices to some down after the Thailand floods? There were more suppliers in the world than Thailand, yet all colluded to keep them high using the flood excuse ! The brexit impact has also been overplayed, since we are similar exchange rate levels of 18 months ago.

Scott, you are just seeing one side of the coin, and statistics be damned. As the old saying goes, I can prove anything with statistics, but the truth.
Good price. Thanks op!
Good price and voted hot, but think I'll wait to see if drops below the £30 mark
Wonder if Amazon would price match, as bought it for a bit more left week.

They don't price match anymore, need to return it and buy again.
Edited by: "archarius" 6th Mar
This is a great price, I just can't do much with 120Gb! Still, heat.
archarius27 m ago

Wonder if Amazon would price match, as bought it for a bit more left …Wonder if Amazon would price match, as bought it for a bit more left week.They don't price match anymore, need to return it and buy again.


If it was dispatched and sold by Amazon my guess is yes, just go online chat and just ask.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 6th Mar
Scottc1232 h, 41 m ago

Please stop with the conspiracy theories. Nothing to do with artificial …Please stop with the conspiracy theories. Nothing to do with artificial price manipulation, just the simple principle of supply and demand, hence why such price changes can be predicted based on sales patterns (manipulation would not be) e.g. https://hothardware.com/news/dramexchange-nand-flash-oversupply-could-lead-to-q1-2018-price-drops


Not a conspiracy theory but a simple fact of life. I remember studying Market Manipulation at Uni in the early 70's. It existed long before then and continues now. Its in the news every other week from Gas to Telecoms so please dont tell me or anyonyone else to stop with the conspiracy theories. If you want to live in La La Land its up to you. Thank you Onlydongles for your comments and yes this is exactly why we have Regulators, its just that no one regulates the Computer industry.
johnnyd57uk9 h, 59 m ago

Looks like ssd manufacturers have seen demand slacken so they have dropped …Looks like ssd manufacturers have seen demand slacken so they have dropped their inflated prices and increased supply. About time too. Decent deal at this price. Looks like DDR4 ram is their latest manipulation of the market with unreasonably high prices. Guess were back to the basics of ".Supply and Demand".



Scottc1232 h, 59 m ago

Please stop with the conspiracy theories. Nothing to do with artificial …Please stop with the conspiracy theories. Nothing to do with artificial price manipulation, just the simple principle of supply and demand, hence why such price changes can be predicted based on sales patterns (manipulation would not be) e.g. https://hothardware.com/news/dramexchange-nand-flash-oversupply-could-lead-to-q1-2018-price-drops



Onlydongles2 h, 27 m ago

I am with Johnny on this. There is a definite collusion amongst …I am with Johnny on this. There is a definite collusion amongst manufacturers and suppliers about "fixing" the high prices. Using the same demand supply arguments, if they restrict supply, demand is bound to outstrip supplies AND price rise. Whats so difficult to grasp?Remember, how long it took fo for the regular HDD prices to some down after the Thailand floods? There were more suppliers in the world than Thailand, yet all colluded to keep them high using the flood excuse ! The brexit impact has also been overplayed, since we are similar exchange rate levels of 18 months ago.Scott, you are just seeing one side of the coin, and statistics be damned. As the old saying goes, I can prove anything with statistics, but the truth.


I have heard directly from people in the fab industry that there is definitely an arrangement between manufactures to keep the prices up. Chip manufacturers like Samsung, and many others, have made no attempt to increase their output in the last few years because this would seriously hurt their profits. This in turn affects the price of anything that requires semiconductors/NAND flash memory which these days are almost everything electronic so they really do have a complete monopoly of the market.

If they really wanted to I'm sure they could easily collectively double their output/market supply within a month or 2 but you have to ask yourself would you really want to slash your profits when demand is only growing?
Crazy price 240gb for 60£ amazon
Mine stopped working very quickly. Will never buy again.
I wouldn't recommend any Sandisk SSD. I've been in my IT support job for almost a year now and we've had 7 of these just fail on customers.

If you can go for a Samsung SSD!
In terms of underlying hardware this is a very low end SSD. Also has a variable bill of materials so product consistency is not a given.
Thomas_Jackson20 m ago

I wouldn't recommend any Sandisk SSD. I've been in my IT support job for …I wouldn't recommend any Sandisk SSD. I've been in my IT support job for almost a year now and we've had 7 of these just fail on customers.If you can go for a Samsung SSD!


Samsung 960 evo Pro M2 woop woop.
Got one. Thanks!
Scottc1236 h, 55 m ago

Please stop with the conspiracy theories. Nothing to do with artificial …Please stop with the conspiracy theories. Nothing to do with artificial price manipulation, just the simple principle of supply and demand, hence why such price changes can be predicted based on sales patterns (manipulation would not be) e.g. https://hothardware.com/news/dramexchange-nand-flash-oversupply-could-lead-to-q1-2018-price-drops


It's hilarious that people think this is price fixing at the manufacturer level and they're getting the blame. NAND is in massive demand across all electronics and factories will produce what gives them the most profit. The biggest 2 areas being data centres and phones, which both use the same type of NAND so are competing for factory time.

The manufacturers are held to prices by the NAND factories, with the margins on an actual SSD being quite low.

There was a drop in Q3/2017: enterprisestorageforum.com/sto…tml

"For comparison's sake, prices rose by three to 10 percent in Q2 2017. In 2018, DRAMeXchange expects an "oversupply" as the production of 64- and 72-layer 3D NAND chips takes off." - November 2017

I don't know how the conspiracy theory stuff gets so many likes and traction on HUKD. The market is very transparent. We know how much NAND almost every factory in the world can produce per month. We know the demand on the market from places like DramExchange. We can see the price fluctuate in realtime as NAND get's purchased / sits in a warehouse.


The price drops are happening because of the surplus that was predicted months ago and is now filtering through to the retail channel.


There are multiple competitors in the industry for NAND: Samsung, Toshiba, Intel, Micron, WD, SK Hynix....and more. If you're suggesting price fixing between these, please post evidence. You'll make a lot of money if you can expose this


As for price fixing at the manufacturer level.....you're just making yourself look silly. But please, post evidence of this.
nomnomnomnom41 m ago

It's hilarious that people think this is price fixing at the manufacturer …It's hilarious that people think this is price fixing at the manufacturer level and they're getting the blame. NAND is in massive demand across all electronics and factories will produce what gives them the most profit. The biggest 2 areas being data centres and phones, which both use the same type of NAND so are competing for factory time.The manufacturers are held to prices by the NAND factories, with the margins on an actual SSD being quite low.There was a drop in Q3/2017: http://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/storage-hardware/nand-flash-prices-are-leveling-off.html"For comparison's sake, prices rose by three to 10 percent in Q2 2017. In 2018, DRAMeXchange expects an "oversupply" as the production of 64- and 72-layer 3D NAND chips takes off." - November 2017I don't know how the conspiracy theory stuff gets so many likes and traction on HUKD. The market is very transparent. We know how much NAND almost every factory in the world can produce per month. We know the demand on the market from places like DramExchange. We can see the price fluctuate in realtime as NAND get's purchased / sits in a warehouse.The price drops are happening because of the surplus that was predicted months ago and is now filtering through to the retail channel.There are multiple competitors in the industry for NAND: Samsung, Toshiba, Intel, Micron, WD, SK Hynix....and more. If you're suggesting price fixing between these, please post evidence. You'll make a lot of money if you can expose this As for price fixing at the manufacturer level.....you're just making yourself look silly. But please, post evidence of this.



What a stupid final comment. This know all has obviously had his head buried in the sand for years. There is evidence aplenty on the internet about price fixing in this industry. The Chinese Government are currently investigating DRAM price fixing. "Infineon to pay $160m fine for DRam price-fixing" is just one headline I pulled up and that was back in 2004 and was in the News if your memory stretches back that far. No one is impressed with your nonsensical scribble. Price fixing has been going on for decades and will continue to do so until there is a regulator with teeth which is unlikely.
archarius5 h, 55 m ago

Wonder if Amazon would price match, as bought it for a bit more left …Wonder if Amazon would price match, as bought it for a bit more left week.They don't price match anymore, need to return it and buy again.

Its a great size for a system disk. So cheap you can get two to run in raid.
johnnyd57uk39 m ago

What a stupid final comment. This know all has obviously had his head …What a stupid final comment. This know all has obviously had his head buried in the sand for years. There is evidence aplenty on the internet about price fixing in this industry. The Chinese Government are currently investigating DRAM price fixing. "Infineon to pay $160m fine for DRam price-fixing" is just one headline I pulled up and that was back in 2004 and was in the News if your memory stretches back that far. No one is impressed with your nonsensical scribble. Price fixing has been going on for decades and will continue to do so until there is a regulator with teeth which is unlikely.


You're quoting news from 14 years ago and saying I'm the one posting a "stupid comment"? lol

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ing - There is not a single incident of fixing listed since 'they' were caught and punished.

It's quite simple: Post evidence of current price fixing, or stop claiming it . You're implying there is a cross country, cross company, illegal price fixing in operation with zero evidence to back this up, other than you know.

I strongly suggest you inform the CEOs of these companies, the FBI, and the Chinese Government. They'll be very thankful you've caught them again
A great deal, nice.

I don't know about price fixing in memory but years ago the UK monopolies and mergers commission (now changed names) concluded that the TV/video industry was a price fixed monopoly - suggesting Sony/Panasonic and all the rest were colluding to fix prices. What they failed miserably to see was there was no price fixing as such but all manufacturers were racing to compete on prices so they all ended up pretty much the same....who would buy a JVC video if it was much dearer than a Panasonic? so they had very similar prices to compete for the same market. They had their 'RRP' but it was never a price fix. The fact so many big name electronics makers have exited the market shows how little profit, let alone price fixing, there was.

Sorry for a bit off topic but I wonder if the same applies to RAM? although I thought ram was sold and traded like the commodities markets. which can be manipulated by those crafty (rotten) market traders
Edited by: "spannerzone" 6th Mar
Of course companies conspire.
The world is run on money, every company want to separate you from your money and conspiracy is one way to do it.
If you think manufacturers are doing you a favour - you'e out if your mind.
Yakkyda20 m ago

Of course companies conspire.The world is run on money, every company want …Of course companies conspire.The world is run on money, every company want to separate you from your money and conspiracy is one way to do it.If you think manufacturers are doing you a favour - you'e out if your mind.


Infinion was the first thing I came to and the Chinese investigation is current. More recent "Chipmakers fined by EU for price-fixing" 2010, at a glance . I am not going to spend my time trawling the Net for the obvious for a numpty. Read Yakkyda's and Onlydongles posts and give it a rest. I am not going to spend any more time overstating the obvious.

As for I-need -bargains original post I think its an ok price for a 120GB. Go for a 240gb if you can afford it. I have used SanDisk SSDs primarily in my systems and have never had a problem. Others have but I think their failure rate is pretty low. If you havnt used an SSD before then I would advise you change over asap. They fly. Use a secondary hard drive if you needs lots of storage.
Great, prices stagnate for months on end, and when I finally buy an SSD the market then cheapens.
"Go for 240 gb if you can afford it" - why? Is there a performance boost in getting 240 gb? Dependent on the application 120 gb will be fine for a lot of people, all getting a 240 gb will allow you to is have less money in your pocket so that you can have fast storage you may not see any advantage from. I have had a 60gb SSD in my desk top as a boot partition for windows and data hungry programs and that is still sufficient. I have an HDD for storing high res loseless audio and HD films because the data transfer rate is perfectly acceptable and it is uber cheap in comparison.
My advice would be buy what you need; buying what you can afford could see you part with a lot of cash unnecessarily! (Right, now where are those 1tb SSDs....)
johnnyd57uk1 h, 0 m ago

More recent "Chipmakers fined by EU for price-fixing" 2010, at a glance .


Yet again, you're confused sir: bbc.co.uk/new…755

"The cartel, in operation between 1998 and 2002". This wasn't in 2010 at all. 2010 is when the fine finally made its way through a long legal process.

The actual fixing happened 20 to 18 years ago - and is linked to the same case as previously mentioned:

"The investigation began in 2002, when Micron blew the whistle on the cartel" - which is the same once as we've already discussed: en.wikipedia.org/wik…ing

To claim this is "more recent" is simply wrong.

johnnyd57uk1 h, 0 m ago

I am not going to spend my time trawling the Net for the obvious for a …I am not going to spend my time trawling the Net for the obvious for a numpty....I am not going to spend any more time overstating the obvious.


Ahhh, the typical havens of any conspiracy: Call people names and then claim the 'truth' is "obvious", all while failing to address any of the points and getting things wrong like the above!

I'm happy to have my mind changed. I just need to see actual evidence when it comes to a world-wide conspiracy on price-fixing.

When people were caught doing this 14 years ago, the punishments were severe. CEOs got locked up for it.

Is it possible price fixing is going on? Sure. Is there any evidence at all? No.

The bottom line is that the explosion in demand from mobile and data centers has been maxing out NAND factories for a while now. This is verifiable on DRAM exchanges.


It's kinda funny - Not once did I mention or quote you in my posts. You decided to debate. Get things wrong, then start name calling....and now apparently the other person should "give it a rest". Impressive, sir


The real surprising thing for those that follow the DRAM market, is that it's not gone up more, give the absolute massive demand from data centers and phone manufacturers. NAND factories have been at capacity for quite a while: epsnews.com/201…ow/

"Supply and demand for NAND flash products will be in balance in 2018 as manufacturers migrate to 64- and 72-layer stacking technologies, according to industry players. Tight supply in the NAND flash market since the third quarter of 2016 is attributed to higher memory content in smartphones, a strong server market, and slow technology migrations"

2018 really is going to be the first time that supply may outstrip demand.

Hardly an impressive conspiricy is it?
Thomas_Jackson5 h, 22 m ago

I wouldn't recommend any Sandisk SSD. I've been in my IT support job for …I wouldn't recommend any Sandisk SSD. I've been in my IT support job for almost a year now and we've had 7 of these just fail on customers.If you can go for a Samsung SSD!


Thank you for the info, managed to cancel my order in time.
The prices are also to do with the new m2 ssd's, big bargain at this price though. I much prefer ssd's just for the noise and vibrations slone.
got 500gb of this drive, was very good. now upgraded to 1TB samsung 850 EVO
montana7836 m ago

got 500gb of this drive, was very good. now upgraded to 1TB samsung 850 EVO


I also have an old refurbished 120 in my laptop. Its worked fine. If I was replacing now I would also buy a samsung evo just for performance.
Do games/OS on PS4 load faster on an SSD?
pazuzu176th Mar

Would this be compatible with a softmodded PS2 anybody know?


No reason why not, although you'd need an IDE to SATA converter if you're using an official Sony HDD adapter and not all converters are compatible. If you're using a third-party SATA HDD adapter then you should be fine. You'll have to be comfortable formatting it and partitioning it though.
paulrwarner17 h, 44 m ago

Do games/OS on PS4 load faster on an SSD?


A tiny bit, but in my opinion it isn't that much of a difference to make it worthwhile.
johnthehuman2 h, 29 m ago

A tiny bit, but in my opinion it isn't that much of a difference to make …A tiny bit, but in my opinion it isn't that much of a difference to make it worthwhile.


Thanks for the reply, does that mean there is no need to worry about RPM spin of a normal hard disk?
Bad experience with this brand had 2 out of 3 fail. Bought Kingston one instead.
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