WD 240GB SSD £66.98 Ebuyer price lowered to £64.52
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WD 240GB SSD £66.98 Ebuyer price lowered to £64.52

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Found 20th Jan
Received an email from Ebuyer showing the wd ssd 240gb for £66.98. May help someone looking for a ssd drive.
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Personally, I don't think your average PC/notebook user will notice any speed difference between this and a higher end SSD.

However, that very same user, will without doubt notice a MASSIVE difference if upgrading from a conventional "spinning" HDD.
Edited by: "Ripperoo" 20th Jan
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What's the performance on this like?
These are slower than most, right? But using less power.
Personally, I don't think your average PC/notebook user will notice any speed difference between this and a higher end SSD.

However, that very same user, will without doubt notice a MASSIVE difference if upgrading from a conventional "spinning" HDD.
Edited by: "Ripperoo" 20th Jan
Do SSDs take up much power anyway?? Wouldn't have thought there was a need for a green version?
No point. Get the 250gb Crucial MX500 for a few £ more. Much better performance.
999tigger7 m ago

No point. Get the 250gb Crucial MX500 for a few £ more. Much better …No point. Get the 250gb Crucial MX500 for a few £ more. Much better performance.



+1 for the Crucial drive, buy an enclosure for the old drive and use it for storage. That way you don't need to buy a big SSD.
Same price at amazon
Meluk91 h, 11 m ago

Same price at amazon


Better off purchasing from Amazon. eBuyers return policy is shocking, they reward their customer service agents who manage to refuse the RMA.
Combining this with the hdd that's already in place, will it make a significant difference?
stephenr14 h, 51 m ago

Better off purchasing from Amazon. eBuyers return policy is shocking, they …Better off purchasing from Amazon. eBuyers return policy is shocking, they reward their customer service agents who manage to refuse the RMA.


agree on the comment.
ameerahmed1 h, 54 m ago

Combining this with the hdd that's already in place, will it make a …Combining this with the hdd that's already in place, will it make a significant difference?


SSD as an operating system drive is night and day quicker than a traditional hard drive disk. That being said there is marginal difference amongst ssd drives. The main numbers to look out for are random read/write speeds as these determine how "quick" the drive is at doing random stuff I.e opening a game, opening a Web browser.
bbfb1234 h, 46 m ago

SSD as an operating system drive is night and day quicker than a …SSD as an operating system drive is night and day quicker than a traditional hard drive disk. That being said there is marginal difference amongst ssd drives. The main numbers to look out for are random read/write speeds as these determine how "quick" the drive is at doing random stuff I.e opening a game, opening a Web browser.



Yeah so do I remove the current hdd from where its connected and place the SSD in its place then place the hdd to the second connection port or is it done through computer settings?
ameerahmed3 h, 54 m ago

Yeah so do I remove the current hdd from where its connected and place the …Yeah so do I remove the current hdd from where its connected and place the SSD in its place then place the hdd to the second connection port or is it done through computer settings?


It's pretty simple - just disconnect old hdd and plug in the new ssd. You can still use your old hdd as a secondary drive by connecting it to the other available sata ports on your motherboard.
DQ11111116 h, 6 m ago

It's pretty simple - just disconnect old hdd and plug in the new ssd. You …It's pretty simple - just disconnect old hdd and plug in the new ssd. You can still use your old hdd as a secondary drive by connecting it to the other available sata ports on your motherboard.



Is that all? Do i configure anything from the settings and will everything load up just fine after having made the switch
ameerahmed1 h, 52 m ago

Is that all? Do i configure anything from the settings and will everything …Is that all? Do i configure anything from the settings and will everything load up just fine after having made the switch


If you are moving your windows operating system onto a different drive you either need to clone the hard drive (plug in both hard drive and ssd

or you need to reinstall windows.

Reinstalling windows is less painful however you will loose all your files unless you install windows on the new ssd and then copy stuff over from your hard drive. Try googling hard drive operating system to ssd migration for a guide on how to do it.
ameerahmed22nd Jan

Is that all? Do i configure anything from the settings and will everything …Is that all? Do i configure anything from the settings and will everything load up just fine after having made the switch


I think you may have to check the settings in the bios- for which drive to boot from. If your operating system is on the HDD, then you may want to either backup and do a fresh install of Windows on the ssd - or - I think you could make an image of your current hdd and copy that image onto the new drive. If I were you, I'd do a fresh install of Windows on the new drive.

Once you select the new drive to boot from (with windows) , the old drive if connected (for example) in sata port 2 , would show up as a secondary drive.
Dam, I voted negative by mistake, apologies, I wanted to give this some heat!
Can someone please explain why the crucial MX500 will supposedly have increased performance over this? Read and write speed improvements?
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