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WD Green 1 TB Internal SSD 2.5 Inch SATA for £79.98 delivered @ Amazon
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WD Green 1 TB Internal SSD 2.5 Inch SATA for £79.98 delivered @ Amazon

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WD Green 1 TB Internal SSD 2.5 Inch SATA for £79.98 delivered @ Amazon
Posted 8th Sep 2020Edited by:"idontflycathay"
Good low price for this high capacity SSD.

Includes 3 year limited warranty.



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16 Comments
Matching E-buyer it seems, been this price for a while there.
Isn't this no faster than a SATA hard drive though for more money?
gabesdad08/09/2020 23:03

Isn't this no faster than a SATA hard drive though for more money?



much faster but blue would be a better buy
It's nice affordable upgrade for a old laptop running a Hard drive, would recommend if you plan to buy to load Windows 10 on the SSD.
gabesdad08/09/2020 23:03

Isn't this no faster than a SATA hard drive though for more money?


It's quicker, silent, and more power efficient, plus less cables to do deal with.

I'd still recommend 500GB tops as a boot drive, then add a cheaper storage solution on top of it, but this would have it's uses (i.e laptops)
Edited by: "BluesFanUK" 9th Sep
BluesFanUK09/09/2020 08:08

It's quicker, silent, and more power efficient, plus less cables to do …It's quicker, silent, and more power efficient, plus less cables to do deal with.I'd still recommend 500GB tops as a boot drive, then add a cheaper storage solution on top of it, but this would have it's uses (i.e laptops)


Much difference between dram and dramless? Ssds are plenty fast enough for me anyway so better speed with dram is pointless. But is reliability and lifespan better with dram?
Yesgo09/09/2020 09:08

Much difference between dram and dramless? Ssds are plenty fast enough for …Much difference between dram and dramless? Ssds are plenty fast enough for me anyway so better speed with dram is pointless. But is reliability and lifespan better with dram?


Dram increases reliability hugely, you just got to look at warranties. Dram drives have 5 year warranty dramless often have 2 year warranty.
garrafk09/09/2020 09:38

Dram increases reliability hugely, you just got to look at warranties. …Dram increases reliability hugely, you just got to look at warranties. Dram drives have 5 year warranty dramless often have 2 year warranty.


I've said this before and I'll say it again- DRAM is overrated. Yes, it definitely helps but it's usually for more power hungry users who frequently transfer large files.

For everyday use a DRAM-less SSD is perfectly fine. I have a DRAM-less Kingston SSD in my six and a half year old laptop and it's transformed it. I download regularly, transfer files to and from it and open multiple apps and barely any slowdown. I'm upgrading the RAM from 4GB to 8GB in the next week or so as well to give it that extra boost.

But the SSD alone has made it feel like I have bought a brand new laptop. Boot up and shutdown times are ridiculously fast. Battery life lasts at least half an hour longer. It's become practically silent due to no moving parts when accessing the SSD.

I was "umming" and "ahhing" over paying a premium for a DRAM SSD for a while but the much cheaper prices on a "normal" SSD won out. So far I have not been disappointed.
DRAM is definitely not overrated. They are definitely worth the extra u pay for them. A DRAMless SSD can perform like an HDD and that's just terrible. If your playing games, u will definitely notice DRAM. DRAMless SSDs are good for boot up because they are as fast as DRAM SSDs, but for reliability, performance in games and transfering files get one with DRAM. The blue one of this SSD has DRAM and is not much more expensive, that's a better buy.
SFP_NooDLe09/09/2020 10:29

I've said this before and I'll say it again- DRAM is overrated. Yes, it …I've said this before and I'll say it again- DRAM is overrated. Yes, it definitely helps but it's usually for more power hungry users who frequently transfer large files. For everyday use a DRAM-less SSD is perfectly fine. I have a DRAM-less Kingston SSD in my six and a half year old laptop and it's transformed it. I download regularly, transfer files to and from it and open multiple apps and barely any slowdown. I'm upgrading the RAM from 4GB to 8GB in the next week or so as well to give it that extra boost.But the SSD alone has made it feel like I have bought a brand new laptop. Boot up and shutdown times are ridiculously fast. Battery life lasts at least half an hour longer. It's become practically silent due to no moving parts when accessing the SSD. I was "umming" and "ahhing" over paying a premium for a DRAM SSD for a while but the much cheaper prices on a "normal" SSD won out. So far I have not been disappointed.


Speed is not the issue it's reliability.
SFP_NooDLe09/09/2020 10:29

I've said this before and I'll say it again- DRAM is overrated. Yes, it …I've said this before and I'll say it again- DRAM is overrated. Yes, it definitely helps but it's usually for more power hungry users who frequently transfer large files. For everyday use a DRAM-less SSD is perfectly fine. I have a DRAM-less Kingston SSD in my six and a half year old laptop and it's transformed it. I download regularly, transfer files to and from it and open multiple apps and barely any slowdown. I'm upgrading the RAM from 4GB to 8GB in the next week or so as well to give it that extra boost.But the SSD alone has made it feel like I have bought a brand new laptop. Boot up and shutdown times are ridiculously fast. Battery life lasts at least half an hour longer. It's become practically silent due to no moving parts when accessing the SSD. I was "umming" and "ahhing" over paying a premium for a DRAM SSD for a while but the much cheaper prices on a "normal" SSD won out. So far I have not been disappointed.


Upgrading a old laptop to ANY SSD will make it feel like a new(er) machine. This has absolutely no bearing on the merits of DRAM vs DRAMless SSDs.

By and large DRAMless SSDs are just fine but, in some circumstances/use cases, the performance can tank to levels worse than a HDD. Not a consistent drop, more like spikes of very high latency. Once you've seen and recognised it, it becomes more noticeable and, by extension more frustrating; because you're almost looking for it.

I'm not an anti-DRAMless SSD doomsayer, but people should be aware of what they are buying, what the differences are and why. With that in mind, ill-informed anecdotal opinion pieces just muddy the waters.
the only ssds have ever let me down so far (touch wood) - I have samsungs that are years old but this one only lasted a year in a fairly new laptop.....
Get the Blue version for £10 more. Faster writing, better warranty, and much less likely to fail.
Edited by: "FactProvider" 9th Sep
BluesFanUK09/09/2020 08:08

It's quicker, silent, and more power efficient, plus less cables to do …It's quicker, silent, and more power efficient, plus less cables to do deal with.I'd still recommend 500GB tops as a boot drive, then add a cheaper storage solution on top of it, but this would have it's uses (i.e laptops)


How many cables? I thought they both need a power and sata cable?
DE4L3R09/09/2020 15:56

How many cables? I thought they both need a power and sata cable?


SSD and HDD need a sata cable and power cable yeah.
DE4L3R09/09/2020 15:56

How many cables? I thought they both need a power and sata cable?


My fault, thought this was the m.2 variant!
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