Transcend SSD220 240GB SSD, £49.98 delivered at Ebuyer
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Transcend SSD220 240GB SSD, £49.98 delivered at Ebuyer

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Found 12th Apr
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  • 3 Year Limited warranty
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- Internal Data Rate: 550 MBps (read) / 450 MBps (write)
- 4KB Random Read: 80000 IOPS
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nigelwill1 h, 57 m ago

I've been thinking of upgrading my old Dell desktop to SSD, it's got a 1TB …I've been thinking of upgrading my old Dell desktop to SSD, it's got a 1TB drive and can be slow. Anyone got links to good guides on how to migrate to SSD?


YouTube has plenty of videos or an old post of mine:

If its a laptop, you probably only have 1 Sata port for the disk so get a USB to SATA adapter (Ebay, amazon, China websites)
Example:
ebay.co.uk/sch…t=0

It should look like this one or similar (the 2nd USB port is to allow more power to be delivered - not all drives need it):
ebay.co.uk/itm…03l


or you can opt for an enclosure
ebay.co.uk/sch…c=1

A desktop will simply need a SATA cable and a spare header on the motherboard (there are usually a lot of spare headers).
ebay.co.uk/itm…ic4


Plug the SD into the USB adapter/enclosure and use software like this (its free edition) to 'clone disk' or 'Migrate to SSD' (same thing). If given the option to 'Align Partitiions for SSD' tick it. You get the option to resize partitions or leave them alone.
partitionwizard.com/fre…tml

'Migrate to SSD' Instuctions for Partition Wizard (this will give the option to only take the OS if that's what is required)
partitionwizard.com/hel…tml
(Be aware, after finishing the wizard you have to click the Apply button along the bar to start the operation)

After the clone is done. Take the old disk out and put the SSD into the laptop. If your SSD does not boot for any reason, either perform a Windows repair or boot Partition Wizard and select 'Rebuild MBR' and apply.

YouTube has plenty of Videos. Find your model number (usually one a sticker on bottom or along screen bezel) and put it into YouTube with 'upgrade HDD', 'Upgrade Hard Drive' or 'Upgrade to SSD' on end.

Example: If your model was Lenovo L430, put "Lenovo L430 upgrade hard drive" into youtube and you'll usually find a video with your model or something similar.
Edited by: "Gordon.Bell" 12th Apr
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how do you get amazon to notice the prices and price match?
This puts the cat amongst the pigeons - £50 for this or £66 for faster drive.

Its a tough choice - at this price I choose the cheaper drive.
Good price but its one of those drives with an slc cache, when transferring large files and the cache fills up the speed drops of a cliff. Just a heads up.
fiqqer16 m ago

This puts the cat amongst the pigeons - £50 for this or £66 for faster d …This puts the cat amongst the pigeons - £50 for this or £66 for faster drive. Its a tough choice - at this price I choose the cheaper drive.


I'd take the cheaper one too. At the end of the day, to me, an SSD is an SSD, it's many orders of magnitude faster than a hard disk and I've never thought that I had a 'slow SSD' - other than a Verbatim Black Edition drive which had obvious issues as it would drop to single-digit IOPS and many complaints about it across the web.
Pretty sure there are more consumer drives with a SLC cache than those without these days? It's definitely a useful feature anyway.

This has a DRAM cache so almost certainly better than the SanDisk SSD Plus, but is last generation 2D TLC. Still a decent price.

Endurance is still important to some though, and that's where older 2D TLC can fall down depending on how you use your PC. Just something to look into and consider.
Edited by: "andreprashad" 12th Apr
They wont match, just tried
HotUKDealSeeker2 h, 15 m ago

how do you get amazon to notice the prices and price match?


They wont, just tried and they quoted their policy
I have an old laptop that with a fresh install of windows this should breathe new life into, i hope!
tipsy19737 m ago

They wont, just tried and they quoted their policy


Thanks for checking, but I meant on their own accord like they do with currys and other companies.
is there any code to discount it further if i buy 5?
Ordered it from ebuyer
nitpicking here but 3year warranty is a little lacking as most manufacturers offer 5-7years but I guess for £50 its not a huge issue.
I've been thinking of upgrading my old Dell desktop to SSD, it's got a 1TB drive and can be slow. Anyone got links to good guides on how to migrate to SSD?
Superhot at this price
nigelwill1 h, 57 m ago

I've been thinking of upgrading my old Dell desktop to SSD, it's got a 1TB …I've been thinking of upgrading my old Dell desktop to SSD, it's got a 1TB drive and can be slow. Anyone got links to good guides on how to migrate to SSD?


YouTube has plenty of videos or an old post of mine:

If its a laptop, you probably only have 1 Sata port for the disk so get a USB to SATA adapter (Ebay, amazon, China websites)
Example:
ebay.co.uk/sch…t=0

It should look like this one or similar (the 2nd USB port is to allow more power to be delivered - not all drives need it):
ebay.co.uk/itm…03l


or you can opt for an enclosure
ebay.co.uk/sch…c=1

A desktop will simply need a SATA cable and a spare header on the motherboard (there are usually a lot of spare headers).
ebay.co.uk/itm…ic4


Plug the SD into the USB adapter/enclosure and use software like this (its free edition) to 'clone disk' or 'Migrate to SSD' (same thing). If given the option to 'Align Partitiions for SSD' tick it. You get the option to resize partitions or leave them alone.
partitionwizard.com/fre…tml

'Migrate to SSD' Instuctions for Partition Wizard (this will give the option to only take the OS if that's what is required)
partitionwizard.com/hel…tml
(Be aware, after finishing the wizard you have to click the Apply button along the bar to start the operation)

After the clone is done. Take the old disk out and put the SSD into the laptop. If your SSD does not boot for any reason, either perform a Windows repair or boot Partition Wizard and select 'Rebuild MBR' and apply.

YouTube has plenty of Videos. Find your model number (usually one a sticker on bottom or along screen bezel) and put it into YouTube with 'upgrade HDD', 'Upgrade Hard Drive' or 'Upgrade to SSD' on end.

Example: If your model was Lenovo L430, put "Lenovo L430 upgrade hard drive" into youtube and you'll usually find a video with your model or something similar.
Edited by: "Gordon.Bell" 12th Apr
Thanks, I'll take a look. I have a rough idea of what's involved, it's just determining what software tools to use. Clearly I can't clone a 1TB disk to 240GB so I'll need to move my files to another disk first to end up with a cleaner system disk.
That's good to know, would that be just OS related files, or would it include apps installed like Lightroom, Photoshop Elements etc?
nigelwill47 m ago

Thanks, I'll take a look. I have a rough idea of what's involved, it's …Thanks, I'll take a look. I have a rough idea of what's involved, it's just determining what software tools to use. Clearly I can't clone a 1TB disk to 240GB so I'll need to move my files to another disk first to end up with a cleaner system disk.


There's always the option of starting afresh by using a small usb pendrive and he second option here. Windows 10 is very quick at setting itself up. I usually perform a fresh install after any major Windows 10 update anyway - things never seem to quite work out right just by applying the updates, and I just think 'why clone everything across? why not just freshen everything up with a fresh install?'

The benefit is i) You have the luxury of time - move your files some time later ii) If anything goes wrong, you still have your old HDD untouched. I keep the mydocumanets, desktop, downloads etc on a second drive anyway, so that I don't have to worry about transferring files.

Good time to consider making a backup of your photos etc.
nigelwill1 h, 38 m ago

Thanks, I'll take a look. I have a rough idea of what's involved, it's …Thanks, I'll take a look. I have a rough idea of what's involved, it's just determining what software tools to use. Clearly I can't clone a 1TB disk to 240GB so I'll need to move my files to another disk first to end up with a cleaner system disk.


Yes you can with the correct software, swapped out a 1tb hard drive on my works laptop for a 240gb ssd using Acronis. Obviously the disk was using less than 240gb of space but Acronis has an option to resize partitions for smaller disks
Transcend are junk. They always use the cheapest parts, which is why they are so cheap. The only SSDs and memory cards which have ever failed me were all Transcend.
Regardless of speed, tis hottttt
HedgyHoggy2 h, 29 m ago

Transcend are junk. They always use the cheapest parts, which is why they …Transcend are junk. They always use the cheapest parts, which is why they are so cheap. The only SSDs and memory cards which have ever failed me were all Transcend.


I guess you never owned an ocz then
I was wondering whether I should go for this or a faster and more expensive m.2, then I remembered, I have a 5400 HDD so anything would be an upgrade at this point
tipsy19739 m ago

I guess you never owned an ocz then


I think OCZ used the parts that Transcend rejected.
HedgyHoggy43 m ago

I think OCZ used the parts that Transcend rejected.


Oh my OCZ... the SSD's, the ram, the PSU's... so many issues reported all over the web.

I have to say though, back in the day I owned a lot of stuff from them and it never died before I sold them but the evidence online was far too great to trust it with purchases after that.
depends how hard you use you SSD heat can be the enemy, my Intel ssd just failed because the overheat
carsick779 h, 38 m ago

Oh my OCZ... the SSD's, the ram, the PSU's... so many issues reported all …Oh my OCZ... the SSD's, the ram, the PSU's... so many issues reported all over the web.I have to say though, back in the day I owned a lot of stuff from them and it never died before I sold them but the evidence online was far too great to trust it with purchases after that.


Only had one failure on ocz ram and it was a horrible experience for a return. My psu on the otherhand was great. Now the ssds were shocking! Had atleast 6 RMA's for the agility drives, worst thing was there was never any sign of them being sick and they woukd just die on boot up. Once toshiba took them over is when they became reliable.
Jean546 h, 23 m ago

depends how hard you use you SSD heat can be the enemy, my Intel ssd just …depends how hard you use you SSD heat can be the enemy, my Intel ssd just failed because the overheat


How hard? I mean come on! They are sold for this reason, disk access is key and usage no matter what should never cause failure.
Decided to cancel my order anyway, dont really need it as I have 2 samsung evo 850's
How come expired , oos ? Back in stock for me , £49.97.
Out of stock for me 13.54
Amazon have it at 1p cheaper
Ordered one from Amazon

Better customer service and support over Ebuyer by miles. Bought a cheap Crucial 64GB V4 from those jokers few years back and when it died just few months after purchase, Ebuyer washed their hands off and didn't want to hear about it saying it's not their responsibility, when retailers is supposed to deal with RMA during 1st year of the warranty.
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