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SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD 500GB up to 560MB/s Read / up to 530MB/s Write for £48.99 Delivered @ Amazon UK

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Posted 27th Jan

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That's cheaper than the Black Friday 2019..
  • Accelerate your PC for faster boot-up and blazing-fast gaming and graphics
  • Ultra-fast: sequential read speeds of up to 560MB/s; sequential write speeds of up to 530MB/s
  • 3D NAND provides greater endurance so your drive lasts longer and uses less power
  • Greater drive endurance and reliability, and lower power usage with new 3D NAND technology
  • nCache 2.0 technology delivers blazing-fast speeds
  • Shock-resistant to help keep your data safe—even if you drop your computer
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deleted51581127/01/2020 00:36

Good deal, but only if you need it. An OS SSD makes OS startup noticeably …Good deal, but only if you need it. An OS SSD makes OS startup noticeably quicker, but thats a very low percentage of the time you spend interacting with your PC anyways. Heat for the deal though. Im a bit underwhelmed with SSD & HDD reliability generally, having just lost a Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD after only occasional use in a backup PC & that coming shortly after the failure of a WD Red 4TB HDD in a Synology NAS device is a bit of a bummer. On the bright side dry January is almost over...so from what Ive saved this month I can afford to replace both drives and have money leftover for a nice malt. Result - I think, maybe.



SSD's do more than improve boot times, they improve overall system responsiveness, and if you have your games/apps on there too they'll launch much quicker and interacting with them can be too. Using a HDD nowadays for an OS (say WIndows) should be abolished completely
deleted51581127/01/2020 06:27

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The people I've pursuaded to upgrade from a HDD have all thanked me... I call that a win, for me and the marketers
I simply cannot believe that anyone that has upgraded from mechanical drive to SSD would ever want to go back to mechanical drives for the O/S. If installing an SSD to replace a mechanical drive does not make an obvious improvement to all aspects of the PC then it can't be working right or it's a piece of junk SSD.

I don't get sucked into marketing hype but I do know that not using an SSD for the OS is as pleasant as pulling teeth.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 27th Jan
deleted51581127/01/2020 06:03

Confirmation bias, an SSD is not essential. Ure a marketers wet dream.



The last part was a joke, but SSD's to me are essential for an OS, which is completely subjective. My post was mainly to add more benefits to using one which you didn't mention.
Edited by: "rev6" 27th Jan
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Average price of £61.86 makes this a great deal-cheapest it has ever been and near the top end of SSDs so can happily use as an OS drive.
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Good deal, but only if you need it. An OS SSD makes OS startup noticeably quicker, but thats a very low percentage of the time you spend interacting with your PC anyways. Heat for the deal though. Im a bit underwhelmed with SSD & HDD reliability generally, having just lost a Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD after only occasional use in a backup PC & that coming shortly after the failure of a WD Red 4TB HDD in a Synology NAS device is a bit of a bummer. On the bright side dry January is almost over...so from what Ive saved this month I can afford to replace both drives and have money leftover for a nice malt. Result - I think, maybe.
deleted51581127/01/2020 00:36

Good deal, but only if you need it. An OS SSD makes OS startup noticeably …Good deal, but only if you need it. An OS SSD makes OS startup noticeably quicker, but thats a very low percentage of the time you spend interacting with your PC anyways. Heat for the deal though. Im a bit underwhelmed with SSD & HDD reliability generally, having just lost a Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD after only occasional use in a backup PC & that coming shortly after the failure of a WD Red 4TB HDD in a Synology NAS device is a bit of a bummer. On the bright side dry January is almost over...so from what Ive saved this month I can afford to replace both drives and have money leftover for a nice malt. Result - I think, maybe.



SSD's do more than improve boot times, they improve overall system responsiveness, and if you have your games/apps on there too they'll launch much quicker and interacting with them can be too. Using a HDD nowadays for an OS (say WIndows) should be abolished completely
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Thats the employees not you posters. I got a comment deleted for no good reason.
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rev627/01/2020 05:11

SSD's do more than improve boot times, they improve overall system …SSD's do more than improve boot times, they improve overall system responsiveness, and if you have your games/apps on there too they'll launch much quicker and interacting with them can be too. Using a HDD nowadays for an OS (say WIndows) should be abolished completely


Confirmation bias, an SSD is not essential. Ure a marketers wet dream.
deleted51581127/01/2020 06:03

Confirmation bias, an SSD is not essential. Ure a marketers wet dream.



The last part was a joke, but SSD's to me are essential for an OS, which is completely subjective. My post was mainly to add more benefits to using one which you didn't mention.
Edited by: "rev6" 27th Jan
deleted51581127/01/2020 06:27

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The people I've pursuaded to upgrade from a HDD have all thanked me... I call that a win, for me and the marketers
deleted51581127/01/2020 06:00

Thats the employees not you posters. I got a comment deleted for no good …Thats the employees not you posters. I got a comment deleted for no good reason.


Hi, what happened here? sorry did I miss something.
I have nitro 5 with intel octane hdd, system loads fast but working in windows on hdd nowadays is like driving a steam car.
Can someone help me. Should I get the ultra ssd 500gb or san disks 480 GB plus ssd. It will be used to load games of.
I simply cannot believe that anyone that has upgraded from mechanical drive to SSD would ever want to go back to mechanical drives for the O/S. If installing an SSD to replace a mechanical drive does not make an obvious improvement to all aspects of the PC then it can't be working right or it's a piece of junk SSD.

I don't get sucked into marketing hype but I do know that not using an SSD for the OS is as pleasant as pulling teeth.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 27th Jan
deleted51581127/01/2020 06:03

Confirmation bias, an SSD is not essential. Ure a marketers wet dream.


I don't really see how this is confirmation bias when it's indisputable that an SSD will speed up any computer you put it in. It's just a fact at that point.

I really am struggling to think of a scenario that would mean having an SSD would slow the machine down. Sure, some files don't need to reside on an SSD - but the OS and applications should be on an SSD, and as such will decrease software load times.
kodiac27/01/2020 14:23

Can someone help me. Should I get the ultra ssd 500gb or san disks 480 GB …Can someone help me. Should I get the ultra ssd 500gb or san disks 480 GB plus ssd. It will be used to load games of.


I’m no expert but both are fine for game load times. At this price, I’d opt for the ultra over the plus.
A noob here. Would I be able to buy an external case for this as I’d like something like this for my laptop. It currently only has 240gb sad inside. But would like this as an external only.
Will I see a dramatic speed boost on my PS4?
deleted51581127/01/2020 06:03

Confirmation bias, an SSD is not essential. Ure a marketers wet dream.


DanThomas8627/01/2020 16:31

A noob here. Would I be able to buy an external case for this as I’d like s …A noob here. Would I be able to buy an external case for this as I’d like something like this for my laptop. It currently only has 240gb sad inside. But would like this as an external only.


A USB 3 to Sata 3 external caddie should meet your requirements.
Thanks for your reply. Might buy this then.
DanThomas8627/01/2020 18:57

Thanks for your reply. Might buy this then.


Yes, as montioned above you can buy USB 3 , 2.5" Caddy /Enclosure. It will be fine.
Edited by: "Brutes" 28th Jan
Urgh just about to spend £80 / £100 on an i5 6500/6600 now considering just biting the bullet and getting a new board with this.
Edited by: "Stitch123" 27th Jan
Thanks for the post. I've been waiting for a 500GB to drop to a decent price for a laptop I used for programming my cars
Ordered!
kodiac27/01/2020 14:23

Can someone help me. Should I get the ultra ssd 500gb or san disks 480 GB …Can someone help me. Should I get the ultra ssd 500gb or san disks 480 GB plus ssd. It will be used to load games of.


None of them. Get Crucial MX500 500gb from Amazon Warehouse for about £46 after 20% off. It’s like new condition-damaged box. You’ll need to be quick as someone else might buy it
rev627/01/2020 05:11

SSD's do more than improve boot times, they improve overall system …SSD's do more than improve boot times, they improve overall system responsiveness, and if you have your games/apps on there too they'll launch much quicker and interacting with them can be too. Using a HDD nowadays for an OS (say WIndows) should be abolished completely


I upgraded a while ago for speed and reliability. One benefit I wasn't expecting was it added an extra few hours battery life to my laptop, as a conventional mechanical hard drive uses more power. It has meant me being able to get a day's laptop use without having to lug around my adapter.

I echo the comments about there being no reason to buy an internal HDD. If this SSD is too expensive, 240GB ones are going for around £23. Fit one of those and move all your less used files to the external HDD that you (hopefully) already have for backing-up.
Edited by: "fatLamb" 28th Jan
deleted51581127/01/2020 00:36

Good deal, but only if you need it. An OS SSD makes OS startup noticeably …Good deal, but only if you need it. An OS SSD makes OS startup noticeably quicker, but thats a very low percentage of the time you spend interacting with your PC anyways. Heat for the deal though. Im a bit underwhelmed with SSD & HDD reliability generally, having just lost a Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD after only occasional use in a backup PC & that coming shortly after the failure of a WD Red 4TB HDD in a Synology NAS device is a bit of a bummer. On the bright side dry January is almost over...so from what Ive saved this month I can afford to replace both drives and have money leftover for a nice malt. Result - I think, maybe.


The SSD Plus is a Bill Of Materials drive, it has unknown manufacturer nand chips with unknown tbw expectancy. That why it is one of the cheapest drives. It doesn't have dram cache either.

This is the Ultra 3D drive, it has a rated tbw and lists it's tbw for the drive. I have had an SanDisk SATA M2 X400 drive and it was rated 300tbw and I have done over a TB of writes and no issues.

You gotta research your SSD specifications before buying. I myself would rather not get a SanDisk for their dodgy listings.
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LordMetro28/01/2020 05:40

The SSD Plus is a Bill Of Materials drive, it has unknown manufacturer …The SSD Plus is a Bill Of Materials drive, it has unknown manufacturer nand chips with unknown tbw expectancy. That why it is one of the cheapest drives. It doesn't have dram cache either.This is the Ultra 3D drive, it has a rated tbw and lists it's tbw for the drive. I have had an SanDisk SATA M2 X400 drive and it was rated 300tbw and I have done over a TB of writes and no issues.You gotta research your SSD specifications before buying. I myself would rather not get a SanDisk for their dodgy listings.


Interesting details on nand chips, where do you find the down n dirty specs? Vendors nornally like to hide that sort of stuff.
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Btw I just got barred from twitter cos I posted something criticising Lloyds Banking Group, one of the Twitter platform advertisers. I refused to take it down of course, though Twitter claimed it was threatening and in contravention of their bla bla bla..., which it wasnt and they refused to consider my appeal. I feel like some sort of dangerous political activist censored by the state apparatchiks - Twitter Suckz.
rev627/01/2020 05:11

SSD's do more than improve boot times, they improve overall system …SSD's do more than improve boot times, they improve overall system responsiveness, and if you have your games/apps on there too they'll launch much quicker and interacting with them can be too. Using a HDD nowadays for an OS (say WIndows) should be abolished completely


No moving parts and more energy efficient as well. SSD is a no brainer regardless of the form factor.
deleted51581128/01/2020 06:23

Btw I just got barred from twitter cos I posted something criticising …Btw I just got barred from twitter cos I posted something criticising Lloyds Banking Group, one of the Twitter platform advertisers. I refused to take it down of course, though Twitter claimed it was threatening and in contravention of their bla bla bla..., which it wasnt and they refused to consider my appeal. I feel like some sort of dangerous political activist censored by the state apparatchiks - Twitter Suckz.


There's a conversation here, but I'll be honest, I'm not entirely sure on the context. Please enlighten us.
deleted51581128/01/2020 06:14

Interesting details on nand chips, where do you find the down n dirty …Interesting details on nand chips, where do you find the down n dirty specs? Vendors nornally like to hide that sort of stuff.


WD Green is made by SanDisk which is most likely a rebadged SanDisk SSD Plus.

I did my findings in a comment here: hotukdeals.com/comments/permalink/38222768

I mainly found this stuff out using russian forum boards with Google translate and some websites which disassemble the drives.

SanDisk do dodgy practices, they used to use a silicon motion controller and moved over to their own type of controller which seems similar from their usb drives.

You'll likely find hard drives are faster than these fake SSDs.
Edited by: "LordMetro" 28th Jan
Ordered, time to upgrade from my rather slow SSHD
spannerzone27/01/2020 14:41

I simply cannot believe that anyone that has upgraded from mechanical …I simply cannot believe that anyone that has upgraded from mechanical drive to SSD would ever want to go back to mechanical drives for the O/S. If installing an SSD to replace a mechanical drive does not make an obvious improvement to all aspects of the PC then it can't be working right or it's a piece of junk SSD.I don't get sucked into marketing hype but I do know that not using an SSD for the OS is as pleasant as pulling teeth.


ssds are so cheap now it would be insane not to spend the money to get an ssd for the os atleast
Thanks OP, just what I needed. Ordered.
I don’t know much about SSD’s can anyone tell me if this is better than this Integral one in any way?

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YouMuppet29/01/2020 14:30

I don’t know much about SSD’s can anyone tell me if this is better than thi …I don’t know much about SSD’s can anyone tell me if this is better than this Integral one in any way? https://www.mymemory.co.uk/integral-480gb-p-series-5-solid-state-drive-sata-iii-2-5-ssd-560mb-s.html


Price (That price I remember posted for 1TB (Sorry 960GB) rather than 480GB), 480GB went as low as £39.99.
Space (This is 500GB vs 480GB)
So, in my opinion at this price point Sandisk 3D would be a better choice
Edited by: "Brutes" 29th Jan
The price per GB on this doesn't seem that impressive - 1TB SSDs regularly go for around £75-80. I'd say it's a good deal if you're sure you only need 500GB. Can anyone convince me otherwise?
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