Transcend SSD340 256GB 2.5-inch SATA III SSD Free 3.5' Bracket £65.69 @ Amazon
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Transcend SSD340 256GB 2.5-inch SATA III SSD Free 3.5' Bracket £65.69 @ Amazon

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Found 12th Jul 2014Made hot 13th Jul 2014
Product Description
Transcend's SSD340 SATA III 6Gb/s SSD combines incredibly fast transfer speeds, a compact and lightweight design, shock and vibration resistance, and DevSleep support to ensure your notebook is faster, lighter, more reliable, and longer lasting.

Transcend logoSATA III 6Gb/s interface and high speed DDR3 DRAM cache
Max. Read 520MB/s, Max. Write 290MB/s
Supports DevSleep ultra low power state
Standard 2.5" form factor yet slim 7mm thickness
Supports S.M.A.R.T., TRIM & NCQ commands
SATA 6Gbps/3Gbps/1.5Gbps connection options

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128GB ???

Transcend SSD340 256 GB 2.5-inch SATA III Solid State Drive with Free 3.5' Bracket

lol, it would be the most expensive 128GB drive atm, change it to 256GB

Grab this quick as Amazon did a price drop to stalk and to match Expansys special deal. Now that Expansys has sold out Amazon will be putting price back up.

Some people moan it is slow which is true for sequential read/write it's about half the speed (average) compared with the fastest SSD. However the all important random 4k read write is very respectable:-
Samsung EVO SSD 250 GB
Random READ: up to 97,000 IOPS
Random WRITE: up to 66,000 IOPS

This Transcend SSD340
Random READ: 69,000 IOPS
Random WRITE: 68,000 IOPS
Edited by: "splender" 12th Jul 2014

splender

Grab this quick as Amazon did a price drop to stalk and to match Expansys … Grab this quick as Amazon did a price drop to stalk and to match Expansys special deal. Now that Expansys has sold out Amazon will be putting price back up.Some people moan it is slow which is true for sequential read/write it's about half the speed (average) compared with the fastest SSD. However the all important random 4k read write is very respectable:-Samsung EVO SSD 250 GBRandom READ: up to 97,000 IOPSRandom WRITE: up to 66,000 IOPSThis Transcend SSD340Random READ: 69,000 IOPSRandom WRITE: 68,000 IOPS



Another post about numbers which will be meaningless to 95%+ of the members here and those who need to utilise such high disk read/writes won't go for Transcends in a server/important data environment

Heated - great price, the 3.5" adapter is worth a few quid to us desktop users

kiish

Another post about numbers which will be meaningless to 95%+ of the … Another post about numbers which will be meaningless to 95%+ of the members here and those who need to utilise such high disk read/writes won't go for Transcends in a server/important data environment

I agree with you almost 100%. However 5% of your 95% would not understand what the numbers mean, which I agree, but can tell one set of numbers is higher than another or close enough! It is not difficult to see 66,000 is close to 68,000. That's how a lot of uninformed people buy, using one headline number is higher or lower than another number, a classic one is CPU clock speed, another one is amount of RAM.
I would have bought Samsung for daily use so I shall stick this Transcend 256GB into a spare computer as it is sort of cheap enough at £65 (though I may want to use it as a scratch disk).
Edited by: "splender" 13th Jul 2014

kiish

Another post about numbers which will be meaningless to 95%+ of the … Another post about numbers which will be meaningless to 95%+ of the members here and those who need to utilise such high disk read/writes won't go for Transcends in a server/important data environment



It's still useful to the remaining 5%.

nublets2k

It's still useful to the remaining 5%.



They usually won't be lurking around here so 5% was just a over estimate, probably 1%. They will usually go for SSDs that have been proven to last such as Intel S3700's in datacenter environment. Wouldn't want anything other then this in servers/important data raid arrays.

Or you can just put it into these medicare untested SSDs and wish for the best. I'd love to hear consumer uses for all the high IOPS and writes on a day to day use or even once a month of high usage to reach anything even the lowest 40k IOPS SSDs that have been posted here.

PS. Works in a datacenter. They won't buy anything other then the S3500 for low usage but reliability and S3700's for high usage and reliability.


Edited by: "kiish" 13th Jul 2014

Can someone confirm that this definitely comes with a 3.5" bracket?

I'm looking to put an SSD into an ancient old PC I have as a backup PC and was looking at 128GB SSD's but this isn't much more cost-wise and if it includes the bracket, it appears a great price. It looks to be pretty quick too so a fantastic price - not sure why it's not hotter.

cheaperbythe12

Can someone confirm that this definitely comes with a 3.5" bracket? I'm … Can someone confirm that this definitely comes with a 3.5" bracket? I'm looking to put an SSD into an ancient old PC I have as a backup PC and was looking at 128GB SSD's but this isn't much more cost-wise and if it includes the bracket, it appears a great price. It looks to be pretty quick too so a fantastic price - not sure why it's not hotter.



Description does state this to be included:
Box Contains
256GB SSD340
3.5" Bracket
Screws x 8
Quick Installation Guide
Warranty Card

splender

Grab this quick as Amazon did a price drop to stalk and to match Expansys … Grab this quick as Amazon did a price drop to stalk and to match Expansys special deal. Now that Expansys has sold out Amazon will be putting price back up.Some people moan it is slow which is true for sequential read/write it's about half the speed (average) compared with the fastest SSD. However the all important random 4k read write is very respectable:-Samsung EVO SSD 250 GBRandom READ: up to 97,000 IOPSRandom WRITE: up to 66,000 IOPSThis Transcend SSD340Random READ: 69,000 IOPSRandom WRITE: 68,000 IOPS



It's not perfect, but for that kind of price bracket I think its hard to beat

these were this price a few months ago, seems little expensive now, £55 would be better or 512GB for £100

kiish

They usually won't be lurking around here so 5% was just a over estimate, … They usually won't be lurking around here so 5% was just a over estimate, probably 1%. They will usually go for SSDs that have been proven to last such as Intel S3700's in datacenter environment. Wouldn't want anything other then this in servers/important data raid arrays. Or you can just put it into these medicare untested SSDs and wish for the best. I'd love to hear consumer uses for all the high IOPS and writes on a day to day use or even once a month of high usage to reach anything even the lowest 40k IOPS SSDs that have been posted here.PS. Works in a datacenter. They won't buy anything other then the S3500 for low usage but reliability and S3700's for high usage and reliability.



'They usually won't be lurking around here'

And yet you, with your data center expertise are ;lurking around here, so if there is 1, there could be thousands.

I get what you are generally trying to say about the numbers thing and they can, to some degree be misleading but as was said earlier, people can generally equate percentage differences between numbers to aid their decision, whether that be naive or not.

At some point numbers do have to count.

It's just who you are willing to believe that can be the problem.

In terms of what this Transcend model may offer to the average user with a mechanical drive, it's still light years ahead of what most will have and likely last them many years based on the fact that usage will be miniscule compared to those used in data centers etc


Edited by: "reddit" 13th Jul 2014

People use brackets for SSD's? Remembering they rise 1-2C in use, I use tape. Velcro also works.

DawnFalcon

People use brackets for SSD's? Remembering they rise 1-2C in use, I use … People use brackets for SSD's? Remembering they rise 1-2C in use, I use tape. Velcro also works.

Save the metal bracket to mount a 2.5" hard disk too.

Is this a joke? I got 64GB for this price about a year ago XD.

DawnFalcon

People use brackets for SSD's? Remembering they rise 1-2C in use, I use … People use brackets for SSD's? Remembering they rise 1-2C in use, I use tape. Velcro also works.



No moving parts, barely any temperature rise, small and light. I just prop mine upright next to the HDD bay!

Will this work with my Lenovo G500?

Despite the price, I'd give this a miss. I got suckered into buying one which is steadily racking up SATA physical errors despite changing data and power cables on an Asus Rampage board.

There are so many other value SSDs about - why not choose one from a brand with plenty of SSD experience? My machines are running 11x Evos and Pros of various sizes and all fault-free...

I got this two years ago and not a single problem. The write speeds may not be the greatest but the read speeds is all that matters really, and it certainly performs in that department (general usage/gaming)

a55assin

I got this two years ago



That same one? According to Amazon, this model is only 6 months old (it matches my recollection of when it was released):

"
Date First Available 18 Dec 2013
"

Transcend has other models that were released earlier.

yanick

That same one? According to Amazon, this model is only 6 months old (it … That same one? According to Amazon, this model is only 6 months old (it matches my recollection of when it was released):"Date First Available 18 Dec 2013"Transcend has other models that were released earlier.

Launched in Jan 2014 in Asia, it has the JMircron JM667H controller instead of the old models which had Sandforce.

kiish

Another post about numbers which will be meaningless to 95%+ of the … Another post about numbers which will be meaningless to 95%+ of the members here and those who need to utilise such high disk read/writes won't go for Transcends in a server/important data environment



numbers are unimportant if you haven't a clue what they mean. whether its a 40 quid ssd or 200 you still need to know the spec to get best performance for money. this is hotukdeals...

5hp

it is:Price: £85.0



It's expired.

good job I ordered one Saturday night then! I've missed too many good deals so get them straight away now
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