Sandisk Ultra Plus SSD 256GB £125 Delivered @ebuyer
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Sandisk Ultra Plus SSD 256GB £125 Delivered @ebuyer

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Found 15th Aug 2013
Good drive for a reasonable price! Comes with a 3 year warranty too! Spec below;

SanDisk 256GB Ultra Plus SSD Product Description

The SanDisk Ultra Plus Solid State Drive (SSD) brings consistently fast data speeds, lower latency times, and reduced power consumption to your PC or laptop. Ideal for read-intensive applications like photo and video editors, this SSD boosts your computer's performance from bootup to shut down.

Features
Fast read speeds enable accelerated bootup and program loading.
Durable SSD design offers more reliable performance.
Lower power consumption and cooler operation than an HDD.
Ideal for photo editors, music-production software, and other multimedia applications.
3 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty

Specification
Capacity: 256GB
Read: 490 MB/s
Write: 350 MB/s
Random Write 4K: 7300 IOPS
Form Factor: 2.5"
Edition: Ultra Plus
Height: 7 mm
Power Consumption (active): 0.12W
Read: 490 MB/s
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Same price dabs and £1 more @ amazon

This or the crucial M4?

zmasta94

This or the crucial M4?



M4 without a doubt in my mind. I'm still suspicious of the 7300 IOPS - 1/10 of other SSDs. A simple typo can't go on for this long surely not even on internetz?

EDIT: I've asked this re IOPS before and the answer is here. Yes, it is a massive internet-wide typo. I'd still take the m4 though.

Edited by: "wide" 15th Aug 2013

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zmasta94

This or the crucial M4?



after owning both, I'd go for this SanDisk. more modern drive and I've found it to be quicker too. if you want me to run a few speed tests just ask.

I can't help thinking that buying an SSD now - before the 840 Evo comes on-stream fully and wipes-the-floor with every other consumer drive - is foolish.

We've seen the sell-off of SATA2 SSDs - we're selling older-gen drives like the Agility 3 being discounted now - but the 840 Evo is going to change the SSD market radically and I think prices will HAVE to fall...

The 840 Evo 256Mb is £135 if you're an Overclockers forum member already - that's just £10 more than this for a drive which isn't just a better ballpark, it's another SPORT.

I'd wait and see tbh

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therealjohnpeat

I can't help thinking that buying an SSD now - before the 840 Evo comes … I can't help thinking that buying an SSD now - before the 840 Evo comes on-stream fully and wipes-the-floor with every other consumer drive - is foolish.We've seen the sell-off of SATA2 SSDs - we're selling older-gen drives like the Agility 3 being discounted now - but the 840 Evo is going to change the SSD market radically and I think prices will HAVE to fall...The 840 Evo 256Mb is £135 if you're an Overclockers forum member already - that's just £10 more than this for a drive which isn't just a better ballpark, it's another SPORT.I'd wait and see tbh



reviews for the evos are already out and they are no revolution. good ssds I admit but not that good

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xela333

reviews for the evos are already out and they are no revolution. good … reviews for the evos are already out and they are no revolution. good ssds I admit but not that good



I'm no expert on SSDs don't get me wrong, but I have read the reviews on the 840 EVO and have to agree there doesn't seem to be anything which revolutionises the market, to say that seems to be quite a large exaggeration. As I say though I'm no expert so feel free to correct me. Pretty good review here hexus.net/tec…e=1 which puts things into perspective.

xela333

reviews for the evos are already out and they are no revolution. good … reviews for the evos are already out and they are no revolution. good ssds I admit but not that good



Well the evo is the replacement entry-level drive. It's not going to break records.

therealjohnpeat

I can't help thinking that buying an SSD now - before the 840 Evo comes … I can't help thinking that buying an SSD now - before the 840 Evo comes on-stream fully and wipes-the-floor with every other consumer drive - is foolish.We've seen the sell-off of SATA2 SSDs - we're selling older-gen drives like the Agility 3 being discounted now - but the 840 Evo is going to change the SSD market radically and I think prices will HAVE to fall...The 840 Evo 256Mb is £135 if you're an Overclockers forum member already - that's just £10 more than this for a drive which isn't just a better ballpark, it's another SPORT.I'd wait and see tbh



If you're on Sata II which most laptops users are then it doesn't matter at all.

In the hexus review it mentioned rapid mode software they wernt using yet as it was a bit glitchy. It is supposed to greatly improve the drives speed by maximising the new built in tech. So the new evo may end up being a head and shoulders above the rest of the budget priced drives.
Edited by: "MrHappy37" 18th Aug 2013

Given my recent experience of eBuyer trying to rip me off over an SSD return, it's worth paying an extra pound or two for a decent vendor that doesn't crap on its customers when they return a faulty item under guarantee.

The Evo has double the write speed of my 840 but people are right, it won't change the market much. NAND prices have been driven up mainly by the growth of smartphones and tablets. I mean, RAM has gone up around 70% since this time last year. So these prices are about stable for the foreseeable future. This ssd ain't bad if it has iops of 73k, Sandisk is certainly a decent brand.

SSDs are so fast it really doesn't matter which you buy for normal desktop usage. The figures war is largely pointless for the home user, buy based on cost, reliability and warranty.
Edited by: "Minstadave" 18th Aug 2013

Minstadave

SSDs are so fast it really doesn't matter which you buy for normal … SSDs are so fast it really doesn't matter which you buy for normal desktop usage. The figures war is largely pointless for the home user, buy based on cost, reliability and warranty.



+1 for common sense!

I've used a smaller capacity version of this drive in the past, and found it to be no different from an M4 or Intel Gen2 for snappiness feel, benchmarks are another story..

If you do want the latest and greatest revolution of ssd's, however look for the crucial M-500 unlike the Samsung it does bring quite a new few things to the table, many of which are useless to home users, but good for those who care about security, Samsung say they will bring these things later, but I'm still miffed about buying an internet tv from Samsung that was sold with the promise of iplayer, which then took a year to come out, and seemingly extra functionality has been abandoned because never TV's are out now...

Heat for this price however, I try to forget about spending twice this on a 256gb ssd a while back...at the time it was bargin mind!
Edited by: "SteadVex" 18th Aug 2013

MrHappy37

In the hexus review it mentioned rapid mode software they wernt using yet … In the hexus review it mentioned rapid mode software they wernt using yet as it was a bit glitchy. It is supposed to greatly improve the drives speed by maximising the new built in tech. So the new evo may end up being a head and shoulders above the rest of the budget priced drives.



Hmm, software or firmware? If it needs to run in the OS I'd be very wary. Wonder if that also leads to the drive only being worth buying for a Windows user?

Same price for Samsung Evo 840 and 840. I know what I would go for.

Minstadave

SSDs are so fast it really doesn't matter which you buy for normal … SSDs are so fast it really doesn't matter which you buy for normal desktop usage. The figures war is largely pointless for the home user, buy based on cost, reliability and warranty.


That is true and has to be understood by everyone, don't even look at speeds, just search for best supplier, best warranty, best price per GB. Right now, Samsung controllers are the best, after the Sandforce fiasco, and they have better support than Sandisk. Read reviews on Amazon about Sandisk support.

MaximusRo

That is true and has to be understood by everyone, don't even look at … That is true and has to be understood by everyone, don't even look at speeds, just search for best supplier, best warranty, best price per GB. Right now, Samsung controllers are the best, after the Sandforce fiasco, and they have better support than Sandisk. Read reviews on Amazon about Sandisk support.



Unless you're a power user, then 20mbps is going to make no difference to you.

Personally, I work with/edit 4k video files on a regular basis, so I have 840 Pros in raid 0. For THAT you notice a difference. For MS Word? I doubt you'll notice.

bma1445

Unless you're a power user, then 20mbps is going to make no difference to … Unless you're a power user, then 20mbps is going to make no difference to you.Personally, I work with/edit 4k video files on a regular basis, so I have 840 Pros in raid 0. For THAT you notice a difference. For MS Word? I doubt you'll notice.


Not just MS word. Gaming, loading your OS and running it, so basically normal day to day PC use, which is not by far limited to MS word. It is not a world divided into people who edit 4k videos and people who just use MS Word. In fact, many use Open Office as well :). For anything, maybe for anything else than editing 4k video files, and probably even with that you would be able to cope with 0.2 seconds difference.

MaximusRo

Not just MS word. Gaming, loading your OS and running it, so basically … Not just MS word. Gaming, loading your OS and running it, so basically normal day to day PC use, which is not by far limited to MS word. It is not a world divided into people who edit 4k videos and people who just use MS Word. In fact, many use Open Office as well :). For anything, maybe for anything else than editing 4k video files, and probably even with that you would be able to cope with 0.2 seconds difference.



For gaming, 50MB/s difference isn't going to be noticeable. Neither is 0.2 seconds loading time for video editing. My example was that 4K video @ 24fps, 12 bit 4:4:4 is going to come in at about 480MB/s - so having any of todays SSDs is pushing it. I wasn't referring to the difference in loading times, I was talking about the need for raw bandwidth.

With one 840 pro I'd quite often have buffering/lag - with 2, it's beautiful.
Edited by: "bma1445" 18th Aug 2013

What size SSD drive would you recommend as a boot drive for a windows 7 desktop. I was thinking 128Gb. I hear if u write to SSD drives constantly they mess up and they aren't as reliable as normal hard drives as workhorses.

I've been considering this drive just from the benchmarks that I've seen from this site. I need to go read up on ssd drives. I know these drives come with long warranties but what is the most robust controller?

jazzzy786

What size SSD drive would you recommend as a boot drive for a windows 7 … What size SSD drive would you recommend as a boot drive for a windows 7 desktop. I was thinking 128Gb. I hear if u write to SSD drives constantly they mess up and they aren't as reliable as normal hard drives as workhorses.



You could get away with a 60GB drive but would have to keep an eye on space. 128 is more than enough, a clean install of 7 takes around 32 gigs, but can grow quite a bit. 128 will allow you to install needed programmes. I had a 60 gig ssd a few years ago and it was good to start off with but after a few months required management.
My current install is only 60 gig on a hdd so I think going with a 250 will allow me to have a few games on it. I would have a hibernation file on a ssd because the boot up times would make it pointless.

Edited by: "esskaybee" 19th Aug 2013

MaximusRo

Gaming, loading your OS and running it, so basically normal day to day PC … Gaming, loading your OS and running it, so basically normal day to day PC use



Nope no difference.
Edited by: "Minstadave" 19th Aug 2013

therealjohnpeat

I can't help thinking that buying an SSD now - before the 840 Evo comes … I can't help thinking that buying an SSD now - before the 840 Evo comes on-stream fully and wipes-the-floor with every other consumer drive - is foolish.We've seen the sell-off of SATA2 SSDs - we're selling older-gen drives like the Agility 3 being discounted now - but the 840 Evo is going to change the SSD market radically and I think prices will HAVE to fall...The 840 Evo 256Mb is £135 if you're an Overclockers forum member already - that's just £10 more than this for a drive which isn't just a better ballpark, it's another SPORT.I'd wait and see tbh



I would take the Ultra over the EVO. The EVO uses a 3TB cache which when exhausted will drop its write speed by around half. Overall I don't think there is much in it but for normal day to day use, I would go with the Ultra.
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wide

M4 without a doubt in my mind. I'm still suspicious of the 7300 IOPS - … M4 without a doubt in my mind. I'm still suspicious of the 7300 IOPS - 1/10 of other SSDs. A simple typo can't go on for this long surely not even on internetz?EDIT: I've asked this re IOPS before and the answer is here. Yes, it is a massive internet-wide typo. I'd still take the m4 though.


Or the Crucial m500?

2 of these in raid 0? Im running a massive 150gb postgresql database, so random 4k reads and writes are priority! any thoughts?

After reading this, bought for £125 from dabs cos I really don't like ebuyer anymore. Just replaced my laptop drive. Really pleased so far and glad I did it (windows experience index for drive raised to 7.9). Just a few hassles doing a bare metal recovery from my HP microserver running WHS2011 (another HUKD purchase!). Come t think of it, the laptop was an HUKD purchase last year... Long live HUKD :-) Heat added and thanks OP!

Thanks OP!

would something like this be fast enough for editing 1080p videos in premiere and after effects? also using some 3d stuff like 3ds max? my desktop currently has a 5400rpm hard drive in it so anything would be an improvement to be honest!
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