Sandisk ULTRA II 960 GB @ SCAN (No Voucher needed) @ £150.88 Free Delivery
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Sandisk ULTRA II 960 GB @ SCAN (No Voucher needed) @ £150.88 Free Delivery

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Found 2nd Jan 2015
NOTE - This is the faster Ultra II drive not the Plus.

Product Overview
Boost your PC’s performance up to 28x with an easy and affordable upgrade to SanDisk Ultra® II SSD. You’ll enjoy no-wait boot up and shorter application load and data transfer times than your traditional hard drive ever delivered—plus longer battery life and much cooler, quieter computing, too. No matter how you use your PC, SanDisk’s nCache™ 2.0 technology makes for a better experience, delivering consistent high speed and endurance.

Everything You Do On Your Computer—Faster
How fast does your data transfer? How fast do your apps load? Could you brush your teeth in the time it takes for your PC to boot up in the morning? For most users, speed is the first thing on the wish list. Thanks to the innovations in our nCache 2.0 technology, SanDisk Ultra II SSD literally does every task faster than a typical hard disk drive. What used to take minutes happens in just a few seconds.

Performance Means More Than Just Speed
Speed is important, and SanDisk Ultra II SSD delivers it, but our performance test results measure more than the fastest speed a computer can achieve for a few seconds at a time. Performance means how long you can count on that speed, how consistently your PC responds, how many things you can do at once without stalling out. It means how well your drive withstands the stresses the world hands out. On a whole range of important metrics, SanDisk Ultra II SSD performs up to 28 times better than the hard disk drive you’re using now.

Huge Storage Capacity, Built In
You keep lots of tunes, photos and videos on your PC. You use it for socializing, shopping, banking, email and your online classes. You play games—by yourself or with other people. Add a few more dozen handy apps. And then there’s work. Amazing how much space those presentations, PDFs, spread sheets and documents take up. With SanDisk Ultra II SSD, you can add enough capacity for everything you do on your computer and still have room to spare.

Runs Cool and Quiet
Hard disk drives were great in their day, but let’s face it—they had their downsides. First your laptop would get so hot you couldn’t really hold it on your lap. Then the fan would start up and make a lot of noise. Sometimes you blew through your battery in what seemed like the blink of an eye. With a SanDisk Ultra II SSD, all that is history. With no moving parts inside, your PC will run cool and quiet, your battery will last up to 15% longer and you’ll use less electricity too

Always Know What’s Going On
With our SanDisk SSD Dashboard, you always have visibility into how your drive’s performing, what firmware updates are available, and what you can do to maintain peak performance.
Features
• Up to 28 times better performance than a typical hard disk drive.
• No-wait boot up and shut down.
• Faster app load and response times.
• Up to 15% longer battery life.
• nCache 2.0 technology delivers enhanced speed and endurance.
• Shock resistant so your data’s always safe—even if you drop your computer.
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What are all the bits I need to fit it in my PC? (cable and holder?)
rehydrated

What are all the bits I need to fit it in my PC? (cable and holder?)


Data, power and physical retention. One data cable: standard SATA to SATA data cable (you could probably use your existing cable if you are not retaining your existing mechanical drive). One SATA power cable, but likely your existing power supply will have one spare - if long enough. Physical retention? Many simply lash it in the case / cable-tie it to summat convenient / use velco, although there are dedicated palstic caddies or 2.5"-3.5" converter brackets.
^^ Thank you!
Are these upgradable in the future, say I want 2TB in the future, just swap the 2.5" rotating hard disk inside?
ChampionshipManager

Are these upgradable in the future, say I want 2TB in the future, just … Are these upgradable in the future, say I want 2TB in the future, just swap the 2.5" rotating hard disk inside?



You'd swap the SSD
ChampionshipManager

Are these upgradable in the future, say I want 2TB in the future, just … Are these upgradable in the future, say I want 2TB in the future, just swap the 2.5" rotating hard disk inside?


Yes, just call the nearest UFO and they will beam someone down to upgrade it for you.
Would this fit in a PS4?
This_Is_My_Username

Would this fit in a PS4?



Yep, it's a standard 2.5 inch SATA drive.
Will I notice a real difference between this and the 850 EVO? I don't care about write speed.
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Jack1233

Will I notice a real difference between this and the 850 EVO? I don't … Will I notice a real difference between this and the 850 EVO? I don't care about write speed.



It depends on what you're using it for and what your PC setup is so there's no straight yes/no answer to that.




Physical retention? Many simply lash it in the case / cable-tie it to … Physical retention? Many simply lash it in the case / cable-tie it to summat convenient / use velco, although there are dedicated palstic caddies or 2.5"-3.5" converter brackets.



In at least some newer computer cases, the hard drive caddies have mounting holes for 2.5" drives, so no adaptors are required. I've just built up a Nanoxia Deep Silence 2, and it has 2.5" mounting holes.
This_Is_My_Username

Would this fit in a PS4?



Yes but not really much point since the PS4 is limited to SATA2 speeds. You're going to be wasting 200MB/s because of the 300MB/s limit of the bus.

Hilariously it was found out recently when the PS4 was jailbroken that the Hard Disk is connected via SATA2 then to a USB header - just for extra slowness and lag. Ahahaha, this generation of games consoles are hilariously bad.
glorious pc gaming master race
What's the difference between Ultra II and Plus?
Agharta

Yes, just call the nearest UFO and they will beam someone down to upgrade … Yes, just call the nearest UFO and they will beam someone down to upgrade it for you.



Don't let them leave without a family snap shot tho'.
Deeco

What's the difference between Ultra II and Plus?


I don't think there is a plus version @ 960GB. In general though the Ultra is a bit faster, for a lower end machine the plus versions are fine.
This_Is_My_Username

Would this fit in a PS4?



It would fit and work but the PS4 does not support Trim so the performance would reduce drastically over time. I had a 1TB in mine for a while and once it was full of games it was no quicker than a normal mech drive.

Best drive for a PS4 is the 2TB mech drive. Its on offer regulary for £59 and just needs to be removed from the USB caddy for installation in the PS4.
Edited by: "f1refox" 3rd Jan 2015
ollie87

Yes but not really much point since the PS4 is limited to SATA2 speeds. … Yes but not really much point since the PS4 is limited to SATA2 speeds. You're going to be wasting 200MB/s because of the 300MB/s limit of the bus.Hilariously it was found out recently when the PS4 was jailbroken that the Hard Disk is connected via SATA2 then to a USB header - just for extra slowness and lag. Ahahaha, this generation of games consoles are hilariously bad.



Its not connected to a USB header ? Its sata 2 controlled by the AMD chipset. Sata 2 is more than quick enough for any mechanical drive. The PS4 was never designed to use SSD's due to the cost and size limitations at the time.
Some say that the Stig uses one of these to remember how to safely drive an FSO without failing apart and that Hammond keeps trying to steal it.
f1refox

Its not connected to a USB header ? Its sata 2 controlled by the AMD … Its not connected to a USB header ? Its sata 2 controlled by the AMD chipset.



Wrong I'm afraid. If you watch this video where Fail0verflow runs Linux on the PS4 you'll see this slide:

http://i.imgur.com/0UGkoA1.png

Also if you look at this thread on Hacker News you'll see people who know a lot more about this sort of thing discussing the exact topic:

http://i.imgur.com/BXUk6fs.png

Edited by: "ollie87" 3rd Jan 2015
They are referring to using USB hardware to negotiate the boot locks imposed by sata and how the PS4 uses encrypted locks only available on the sata interface. Using USB drives and enabling them to work would enable a workaround for this which is what the latest jailbreaks as they are called is based on.

They are not refering to the internal removable drive on a stock system which is connected via sata to the AMD chipset.

The video shows the hard drive connected to a sata interface using ahci.
Edited by: "f1refox" 3rd Jan 2015
f1refox

The video shows the hard drive connected to a sata interface using ahci.



Screenshot please.
ollie87

Screenshot please.



This is not really the place as it's a deal thread so last post.

The PS4 uses SATA AHCI for it's internal drive but what it does is use the USB3 Bus to supply this. It still is SATA AHCi but using the USB3 bus prevents easy manipulation. It's a very clever complicated system encorporated by Sony after the PS3 was hacked with relative ease.

Any reverse engineering is difficult as there is little bandwith to play with on the restricted USB bus.

Anyway back to the SSD.

It's a good deal for an SSD but I would not put one in a PS4.... :-)

Heat added.
f1refox

This is not really the place as it's a deal thread so last post. The PS4 … This is not really the place as it's a deal thread so last post. The PS4 uses SATA AHCI for it's internal drive but what it does is use the USB3 Bus to supply this. It still is SATA AHCi but using the USB3 bus prevents easy manipulation. It's a very clever complicated system encorporated by Sony after the PS3 was hacked with relative ease. Any reverse engineering is difficult as there is little bandwith to play with on the restricted USB bus. Anyway back to the SSD. It's a good deal for an SSD but I would not put one in a PS4.... :-) Heat added.



You've provided zero evidence for this. And the USB interface has more weaknesses than plugging directly into a SATA port. The PS3 was hacked via a USB vulnerability.
Edited by: "ollie87" 3rd Jan 2015
EXPIRED: It's £180 now.
ollie87

You've provided zero evidence for this. And the USB interface has more … You've provided zero evidence for this. And the USB interface has more weaknesses than plugging directly into a SATA port. The PS3 was hacked via a USB vulnerability.



It uses the USB Bus not the USB interface. The evidence is in your video and the sites you have quoted. Tbh im not sure why it even matters tbh.

Message me if you want to discuss further as this is not really the place...
rehydrated

EXPIRED: It's £180 now.


Available via amazon: amazon.co.uk/gp/…8-1

sadly not quite as cheap
AndyRoyd

Data, power and physical retention. One data cable: standard SATA to SATA … Data, power and physical retention. One data cable: standard SATA to SATA data cable (you could probably use your existing cable if you are not retaining your existing mechanical drive). One SATA power cable, but likely your existing power supply will have one spare - if long enough. Physical retention? Many simply lash it in the case / cable-tie it to summat convenient / use velco, although there are dedicated palstic caddies or 2.5"-3.5" converter brackets.



Bluetack is holding in the boot SSD in at least 3 of my machines
Does it come with any migration software?
I'm going to replace a 3.5 drive in an Acer all-in-one
andymagichands

Does it come with any migration software?I'm going to replace a 3.5 drive … Does it come with any migration software?I'm going to replace a 3.5 drive in an Acer all-in-one


Probably of no significance considering you can download and use an unrestricted version of latest Acronis True Image 2016 boot disk at zero cost directly from Acronis dl2.acronis.com/s/A…iso (540mb). If you don't like the latest interface you can download previous version boot disk on same terms dl2.acronis.com/s/A…iso . Other zero cost and competent sw is available.
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