Verbatim 128GB SATA 3GB/s 2.5" Solid State Drive for £48.99 @ Dabs
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Verbatim 128GB SATA 3GB/s 2.5" Solid State Drive for £48.99 @ Dabs

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Found 31st Oct 2012
Verbatim's SATA-II SSD (Solid State Drive) is the ultimate hard drive alternative for notebook and desktop PCs.

Rugged, fast and quiet, Verbatim's SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) provides the latest hard drive replacement storage solution for notebook and desktop PCs. Offering data read speeds up to 270MB/sec Verbatim SATA II SSD drives are ideal for users that demand maximum performance in data storage and computer efficiency. Verbatim's SATA II Internal SSDs handle large amounts of data quickly and improve system responsiveness, extending notebook battery life and maximize computer performance. The internal SSD operates silently and provides faster system boot-up, application launch and shutdown times. Verbatim's SATA II Internal SSD is S.M.A.R.T. capable and offers TRIM support for Windows 7, along with a 1500G Shock Rating.
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Good deal.
Can you install windows xp or windows 7 on these?Anyone knows if this is compatible with Samsung q330 laptop.
Good deal if you don't have Sata3 on your motherboard.
£40 and I'm in.

Only £9 more to go!
in case someone is interested about a review for this SSD have a look at: review
Edited by: "adyga" 31st Oct 2012
faisalqau

Can you install windows xp or windows 7 on these?Anyone knows if this is … Can you install windows xp or windows 7 on these?Anyone knows if this is compatible with Samsung q330 laptop.



Yep you can install any OS on here as with a normal HDD, 7 is more optimised for SSDs than XP though.
As this is 2.5" and the laptop supports SATA it should be fine.
Good deal.
Recently got a OCZ 120GB Solid 3
Costs more but better performance.
I have the 64GB version of the same drive, and it's excellent. here are the specs (windows 7)

the number on the right is a rating out of 7.9

> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 238.95 MB/s 7.5
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 91.08 MB/s 7.1
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 0.75 ms/IO 7.9
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 8.26 units 7.5
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 1.76 units 7.9
> Responsiveness: Overall 14.51 units 7.9
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Write 200.81 MB/s 7.3
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes 0.255 ms 7.9
> Latency: 95th Percentile 0.385 ms 7.9
> Latency: Maximum 7.901 ms 7.9
> Average Read Time with Random Writes 0.234 ms 7.9
> Total Run Time 00:01:04.65

oh, and I paid £30 for 64gb so this is a steal imo...
Edited by: "LooieENG" 31st Oct 2012
Thanks just ordered but there is a 98 pence delivery charge. Ordered through Quidco so should just about get that back
Thanks took the plunge after reading the overall benefits of speed over normal hdd
Great price!

Thinking about picking one up for my netbook to speed it up, and also upgrading the XP on it to W8.

Does anyone know how the upgrade for W8 would work when I want to do a fresh install on the SSD?

Cheers in advance!
Just got in on this too- will stick it in my n40l and run it in there for a while. Thanks OP
Does anyone know if it's possible to somehow connect this externally to a Mac via thunderbolt port for super fast external hard drive (for video editing)?
Faster than a mechanical HDD, but not the fastest SSD out there, there are ones that can go almost double this speed.
118luke

Faster than a mechanical HDD, but not the fastest SSD out there, there … Faster than a mechanical HDD, but not the fastest SSD out there, there are ones that can go almost double this speed.



And let me guess... They are double the price?

Delivery (0.2kg) £3.99Total (inc VAT) £52.98



Am I missing something?

tomthered

Thanks just ordered but there is a 98 pence delivery charge. Ordered … Thanks just ordered but there is a 98 pence delivery charge. Ordered through Quidco so should just about get that back

neon123

Good deal if you don't have Sata3 on your motherboard.



Still a good deal if you do have SATA3 on your mobo :-)

Delivery (0.2kg) £3.99Total (inc VAT) £52.98

tomthered

Thanks just ordered but there is a 98 pence delivery charge. Ordered … Thanks just ordered but there is a 98 pence delivery charge. Ordered through Quidco so should just about get that back


It appears that the delivery charge seems to fluctuate every couple of days. I have an item in my basket for days but the deliver charge goes up & down like a yo-yo but deals like this don't last long. 64 in stock last checked.
northlondon01

Great price!Thinking about picking one up for my netbook to speed it up, … Great price!Thinking about picking one up for my netbook to speed it up, and also upgrading the XP on it to W8.Does anyone know how the upgrade for W8 would work when I want to do a fresh install on the SSD?Cheers in advance!



My guess would be to do the W8 upgrade first, and make sure that the upgrade is authorised online through your netbook

Once W8 is up and running, make a full backup or image of the system drive onto a suitable USB pendrive, uninstall it, stick the new SSD in, and restore?

I'm no expert, but installing the SSD first and doing a fresh XP install might be risky, as the OS might view the hardware change as requiring a new XP licence, or a full Windows licence, not an upgrade.

Hot for this by the way, and ordered!

Anyone else?
Sulphur Man

My guess would be to do the W8 upgrade first, and make sure that the … My guess would be to do the W8 upgrade first, and make sure that the upgrade is authorised online through your netbookOnce W8 is up and running, make a full backup or image of the system drive onto a suitable USB pendrive, uninstall it, stick the new SSD in, and restore? I'm no expert, but installing the SSD first and doing a fresh XP install might be risky, as the OS might view the hardware change as requiring a new XP licence, or a full Windows licence, not an upgrade. Hot for this by the way, and ordered!Anyone else?


Agreed- I've just done this on my desktop and best way is to do upgrade first (doesn't matter if the OS is legit or not as it only asks for the W8 product key) and then clone the existing HDD onto the SSD. Even if you do a clean install rather than upgrade existing OS it works fine.

SSD + W8 = FAST boot time!
It is better to do a Win8 clean install if you are moving from a HDD to a SSD. Win8 will automatically detect that it is a SSD and install correctly. A clone from a HDD to a SSD may come with problems associated such as misaligned partitions and de-fragmentation activated.

A review of this SSD is on PureOverclock.
Cheers for the replies chaps. I'm not sure how I can install it straight onto the SSD on to the netbook, so think a system image is the only way.

It wouldn't be a clone of the HDD though would it? It would just be the installation?
andyroo77

Does anyone know if it's possible to somehow connect this externally to a … Does anyone know if it's possible to somehow connect this externally to a Mac via thunderbolt port for super fast external hard drive (for video editing)?



Yes you could, but a SATA to Thunderbolt adaptor will set you back around £100 ( Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter (STAE121) ). And this will not be super fast as it is SATA-II and the read/write speeds are not actually that impressive compared to other SSD's. If your going to connect it via Thunderbolt and want to fully take advantage of the bandwidth available then invest in a SATA-III SSD.

Thunderbolt - 10Gbit/s
SATA-III - 6Gbit/s
SATA-II - 3 Gbit/s
Is this a good ssd? Never heard of Verbatim
paddyposh

Is this a good ssd? Never heard of Verbatim


Yes, for the price but preferably older systems upto SATA II. It will work on newer systems with SATA III but you'll just limiting what your SATA III system can do in performance. Let's just that Verbatim aint small.

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Just picked up the last two in stock
Sadly the only downside is ordering from Dabs - plus the fact that its coming via Royal Mail - I ordered mine last Wednesday, estimated date of delivery mon 5-wed 7th November. Not a carrot and I dont think it will be coming now - And as knobbly says they are now out of stock, so if this one doesnt come I wont be getting one! Shame, I have heard bad things about Dabs before, maybe I should have listened?
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