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Very Fast 32GB SSD for £79.99 @play.com
Very Fast 32GB SSD for £79.99 @play.com

Very Fast 32GB SSD for £79.99 @play.com

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I saw this when looking at ssds. Before anyone votes this cold note that it is incredibly fast - 170MB/s read speeds and 100MB/s write speeds. I know that is not the fastest currently available but at this price it is a steal. On top of all this, it has a usb port so can be used as an external hard drive as well. I have bought play.com branded flash memory before and it is excellent (USB flash drives and SD cards).

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Does it use the Jmicron controller though?
I couldn't spend that amount of money on an ssd not knowing what controller it uses.

Looks like the one made by Integral. Would be nice to know if it supported Trim.

"RRP: £99.99 | You save: £20.00 (20%)"

What's the point of Play publishing a recommended retail price on their own products?

I believe this one uses the JM602 controller, which means it isn't 'incredibly fast', it's a slow, stuttery pile of garbage and a complete waste of money. Another £15 would get the excellent 40Gb Intel drive.

DrRamtop;7474288

I believe this one uses the JM602 controller, which means it isn't … I believe this one uses the JM602 controller, which means it isn't 'incredibly fast', it's a slow, stuttery pile of garbage and a complete waste of money. Another £15 would get the excellent 40Gb Intel drive.



Or a few extra quid gets the Kingston 40GB SSD, same thing as intel...

DireEmblem;7474890

Or a few extra quid gets the Kingston 40GB SSD, same thing as intel...


The Kingston has been discontinued.

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Yes but this one can be used as an external as well, making it better value than it looks

Why would you use an SSD as an external? The USB interface slows it down so much you'd be better using a cheap hard drive.

mif;7474003

Looks like the one made by Integral. Would be nice to know if it … Looks like the one made by Integral. Would be nice to know if it supported Trim.



It's the new Integral SSD. No TRIM support, like most SSDs.
Has dual JMicron JMB602 controllers, which is supposed to reduce stuttering, but speeds are still disappointing. Windows bootup actually takes longer than my Raptor, although applications load up near-instantly. Random lockups make it unusable for me - will have to return it. :x

DrRamtop;7479033

Why would you use an SSD as an external? The USB interface slows it down … Why would you use an SSD as an external? The USB interface slows it down so much you'd be better using a cheap hard drive.



You can drop it and it shouldn't break! No moving parts.
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