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ADATA SU800 512GB 3D-NAND 400TB TBW Long-Endurance 560MB/s R,520MB/s W 2.5 Inch SATA III for £65 Delivered @ Amazon UK Prime Exclusive
Found 16th JanFound 16th Jan
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon exclusively for Prime members. Solid State Drive (ASU800SS-512GT-C) High speed, new generation 3D NAND technology Bigger capacity, improve… Read more

Are you using Amazon EBS Cold HDD (sc1) volumes? If so, how are you doing it? I'm looking at the EBS and monthly storage for 2TB would be $50 ($600 a year), so I assume I'm not thinking of doing it the way you're doing it!


ah that makes sense, I've not heard them called that before.


Um - I think rust is meant to be a pejorative term for iron oxides whatever the substrate, old disks used to be reddish brown before they designed the layer to be almost impossibly thin


Off topic in regards to the deal. AWS ec2 is the way forward, create a job to snap your data and if needed you create volumes from your snap. No need to worry about HDD and SSD dying on you. Storage charges are miniscule.


If you're writing important data on a regular basis, increase the frequency of the backup. The whole HDD Vs SSD reliability thing is subjective without data to back it up. Too much blind faith either way. I've had several HDDs die in an instant, despite being monitored by HDD sentinel. This is why I recommend regular 321 backup regardless of the storage medium. It would be irresponsible of me to suggest otherwise, just because I'd had luck with a particular type of storage.

Patriot Burst SSD 120GB - £17.96 Prime / £22.45 Non-Prime @ Amazon
Found 16th JanFound 16th Jan
Lowest price it's been according to Camelcamel. Probably could add something at £2.04 to get the free delivery which would work out cheaper overall.

Could also get the 240gb version for about £10 extra!


A great price, but not worth the risk. bought 3 240GB models from this range and only 1 is still working, the other 2 died within 18 months. Yes, Patriot have a 3 year warranty, but you have to package and send it overseas; assuming you can get through to them to arrange a return, took me WEEKS of being bounced around US and EU offices. When I saw the cost of the required postage, just after the 2nd died, I binned them. So fast, cheap, unreliable; if I want that, I will buy an even cheaper Chinese one.

Integral 240GB V Series SATA III SSD Drive - 500MB/s (Version 2) for £26.99 Delivered @ MyMemory
Found 15th JanFound 15th Jan
Little price down. Key Features- Read up to 500MB/s - Write up to 400MB/s - 2.5 inch form factor with SATA III 6Gbps interface (backwards compatible with SATA 3Gbps and SA… Read more

Yeah, I would get the mx but the asker was coming across real skint.


Probably not I got rid of them long time ago. One of my other computers still has a working vertex 3 in though. The original vertex drives were horribly unreliable iirc due to the rubbish controller.


Are the OCZ Vertex still working? (shock)


Utterly pointless buying the Crucial BX500 480GB over the Crucial MX500 500GB, the MX500 has a 5 year warranty, v's 3 years for BX500. Within any week the MX500 500GB can be found varying between £61-65, just pick your day, if you need it for £61. System drive or storage, you're better with the MX500. It's weight is the only real thing going for it - BX500 is 40g lighter (plastic case v alloy/metal case of the MX500). Even if I had 100 machines to upgrade (as one purchase order) I wouldn't pick a 100x BX500, I'd always pick 100x MX500. The BX500 (240GB / 480GB, note, smaller size not 250GB / 500GB etc) was a differential product, produced at a time of higher SSD prices, it's a completely redundant, obsolete product now in the scheme of things. It needs to stop being produced. The Crucial MX500, is the straightforward 'just pick me' ssd, even more so than Samsung, because Samsung Evos are overpriced compared to the Crucial MX500. Nothing wrong with Samsung, you just have to pay a premium, that's no longer justified, the competition has caught up.


Your joking right? I paid £200 each for 2x 60gb ocz vertex ssd which was pretty much the very first consumer grade ssd.

Seagate ST2000LX001 2 TB FireCuda 2.5 Inch Internal SSHD Hard Drive for PC and PS4 - £68.50 @ Amazon / Dispatched and sold by Storage Kings.
Found 3rd JanFound 3rd Jan
Cheapest it's ever been, free delivery (not available on Prime though). Great upgrade for any PS4, see below for a review:… Read more
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Shows the benefits if you load the same thing over and over again, but it's only a 8GB SSD in that hybrid. Game installs can be 40GB. Red Dead 2 is 80GB+.


The link I included has a proper review with benchmarking, showing the actual differences between this and the stock PS4 HDD. It's not just marketing.


Unless you desperately want the space just buy an SSD and an external HDD or something. These hybrid disks just don’t make sense, nearly imperceptible speed boost and cause all kinds of random issues - for me it was micro-stuttering. I would not buy one again, it’s all marketing to suck in people who want an SSD but not pay for it, they’re pretty rubbish.


Must be OOS now then.


85 quid

Western Digital - 1tb hard drive - £34.99 Amazon
Found 25th Dec 2018Found 25th Dec 2018
Seems a good price for 1tb and a decent brand

have you re read your first reply to my picture of a receipt yet? great advice rs wipe


So you've got nothing, thanks. I am not here to 'win' any argument, just show readers some good advice. Hopefully this has helped.


please, stop digging. goodnight. christ.


Your whole argument is that you should buy SSD's for speed and HDD's for storage. It's something that might sound nice, but it ignores the reality that some people would like moderately reasonable speeds, worry-free reliability *and* some reasonable size storage without paying a ton of money. Again, balance. If you've got money to spend, absolutely go for an SSD, without question. If you dont, then you have to consider things more. Not everybody needs 3TB, and if you can get a faster HDD at a storage size you're happy with, that has a great reputation and a great price - sounds like a winning product, right? Things are definitely more nuanced than you were trying to suggest, which yes, makes it seem very much your main concern after my initial response was to 'win' an argument rather than concede that drives like this are great products that fit many people's needs perfectly.


win an argument? are you? i only want to prioritize one thing here? apart from the balance of speed vs storage vs price vs statistical reliability. Are you schizophrenic? Read my previose message make careful notes, re read your message, compare notes. Dont make snarky comments to others, my original post was a receipt for a drive i had bought for a given price, as a point so other could compare, no comment, no argument to win, just a fact with poof. Seriously?

HGST Ultrastar HE12 (12TB) SAS 3.5" Helium Filled Hard Drive £289.58 Sold by Dig 'n Delve and Fulfilled by Amazon
Found 24th Dec 2018Found 24th Dec 2018
HGST Ultrastar HE12 SAS 3.5" Hard Drive 12TB, 7200 rpm, SAS, 256 MB Cache 5 Year Warranty £29/TB (party) Note: this is SAS, not SATA The "HGST Ultrastar" and "WD Gold" bra… Read more
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For one simple reason: USB isn’t enterprise.


I had no joy with that controller, looks like I'd need to spend 80 odd quid on an lsi 9340, and I don't know about adapting that for USB. I've stopped experimenting anyway now, the drives I received were a year old (I wasn't able to see if they'd been used), but overall I decided, like you, to ditch the SAS drives.


Thanks so much for this informed reply. For me, having a mess of cables isn't a big issue, and since I already have a SAS drive this could save me the bother of selling it. I'll definitely look into this further (and await your update!).


Ultimately SAS is for servers, and designed to serve multiple users simultaneously. The controller is simply more expensive to make. For your specific use case the demand is so low there's no economy of scale; straight SAS to USB convertors are available, but don't expect to find them on Amazon or for less than £300. The cheapest solution would be messy but here goes: SAS to NVME £16.49 NVME to USB £28.99 You'd then need SAS cables (for the linked example it would need to be SAS HD to SAS £16.49), and power supply. We're still talking about £70+ and a whole mess of cables, so really not worth it other than these drives being so cheap... If you were talking about a desktop, and had a spare NVME/PCIE slot, we're only talking about £35 which is much more viable. I'll be able to comment better when I test for myself on Friday.


I've tried to do this (with my laptop rather than a netbook), and the only way I found was using thunderbolt to pcie (very big and expensive item) and a SAS pcie card. So, for a netbook (without thunderbolt), not to my knowledge doable. The SAS drive I bought when I wasn't aware of how hard it was to actually use SAS, is going to be sold off for this reason. If anyone is aware of a cheaper way to connect a SAS drive to a laptop, I would love to hear it. From my basic knowledge of the technology, I don't see why a USB SAS adapter should be much more complex than a USB SATA adapter, but only the latter exist (to my knowledge).

Lenovo SL700 Flash Shark SSD - 480GB - £40.38 @
Shipping from ChinaShipping from ChinaFound 17th Dec 2018Found 17th Dec 2018
Seems like a pretty good deal for a 480gb Lenovo branded SSD, but I'm no expert in these things. No voucher required, but this is a 'flash deal', so it may expire quickly. Here… Read more

all I can say that my Lenovo was not made by them in their factory, it was made by someone else.


The brands you mention have sold their brand rights on. Lenovo use their own factorys in China.


I never pay tax/duty on things from China, make sure you get delivery to a work address


20% tax plus £8 or so handling fee. £16+ makes this pretty cold


Free shipping via China Post. Taxes are for the buyer to pay.

PS4 Compatible - Seagate BarraCuda 2 TB 2.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive £66.59 @ Amazon
Found 15th Dec 2018Found 15th Dec 2018
Thought this was a good price to upgrade your PS4 storage from 500gb/1tb to 2tb. So you can have installed more than 4/5 games at a time! I understand there are cheaper options a… Read more
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You paying? :/


this is 2018 put a SSD in your PS4


I think it's more down to physical size, 9.5mm thick, but as people have said above there is a way around that by removing the metal tray the HDD sits in for extra wiggle room, and I don't think there's a limit to external capacity - I would imagine as long as PS4 is updated etc. (Not an expert though .. ) Correction - it looks like 4tb was the max at one point - when PS4 was updated to the latest version at the time. So it's 4TB or maybe more max internally. And externally the limit should be somewhat bigger, account for r/w speeds / Usb 3.0. etc.


I thought the internal PS4 HDD capacity was only compatible with drives up to 2TB in size, and 6TB externally


Latest version

Samsung 840 PRO - MZ7PD512HCGM - Solid State Drive - 512 GB - SATA III 6Gb/s (Certified Refurbished) £59.99 @ PCsAndParts Amazon
Found 10th Dec 2018Found 10th Dec 2018
Great price for a 512Gb Samsung brand SSD. I understand that it is refurbished but still, bought an 256Gb SSD earlier this year for this price. Thought I'd share with you all. (y)
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may not have the sata space to have multiple. I have all my sata taken up, 2 ssds and the rest hdds


Like buying 2nd hand underwear with skidmarks. Yeah you can clean it up but you know the condition it came in


You can as well buy a pair of used underware.


While I'm not saying people should go for this, if you want/need 512GB of storage, dont buy two 256GB drives. It's extra hassle, takes up more SATA ports, and you're more likely to waste some space on each drive as a result.


They do have lifespans.. however they do last a long time. Depends on the amount of daily use they have. The price of new ssd's are so low at the moment. I would spend the extra few quid and get a new one, which comes with warranty.

Seagate BarraCuda - 4 TB internal hard drive, Silver,ST4000DM004 - Amazon UK £84.97 Prime Exclusive
Found 10th Dec 2018Found 10th Dec 2018
he 4TB Seagate BarraCuda is a high-quality HDD that delivers incredible performance thanks to its easy to use 3.5 inch form factor that is just 20.17mm in height, the drive runs at… Read more

The wd and ironwolf are rated at 180TB read/write a year. Most NAS workloads will never hit this.


Depends on your budget, if you're looking for the cheaper option Seagate IronWolf class or Western Digital Red ones will do just fine. You can always pick the Pro versions if you want a higher endurance rating but then I'd just go for the enterprise versions (Exos or Gold) and choose larger capacity drives as they tend to be a lot more reliable (in my experience) and above all much faster.


Any recommendations on 1 or 2TB nas drives?


Might well be their legendarily poor handling of hard drives - definitely run stress tests on a any new drives (badblocks is slow but thorough) to check for bad drives while its easy to return them.


I got 4x Reds older and all are mint. Bought 1x red 4tb from amazon and lasted 3 months. There is something going on with amazon and dodgy recerts I think. Thanks for the advice ;-)

Seagate 3 TB IronWolf 3.5 Inch 5900 RPM Internal Hard Drive for 1-8 Bay NAS Systems @ Amazon
Found 30th Nov 2018Found 30th Nov 2018
Previously a hot deal @ £83 the other month.

Couldn't agree more. It's a little fast, yes. I'd prefer it was 4400 RPM at least so it could be even cooler and quieter and power frugal.


Hot, but make sure you realise this is for always-on sytems. For other use cases, you can get a 4TB Seagate from Amazon for £4 more. Had the 4TB delivered today, it's for an unRAID/Plex media server, so the drives will be spun down most of the time. And it's very very easy to replace the drive with any other drive without interuption of service or loss of data if it ever starts to die. If I was buying it for almost any other server application, like a CCTV NAS that's running and writing data all the time, I'd get the IronWolf from this deal. 3 year warranty on the Ironwolf range, and you only get two years on the 4TB drive linked.


I was messing (highfive)


Of course, but it's not particularly fast and not a very good size. Most people (i'm guessing) don't have 8 bay computers or NASes because they're usually very expensive or computers don't have the space. So at least 4GB size is much better to take better advantage of the number of bays. Otherwise you might as well get a 4 bay NAS or pc (a lot cheaper) and put in 4x6GB


So can I not put this in a 9-bay NAS then?

Asus Wireless 1TB WiFi Portable HDD with USB3.0, NFC Card Reader Battery Powered Water Resistant at Scan for £51.59
Found 25th Nov 2018Found 25th Nov 2018
Asus Wireless 1TB WiFi Portable HDD with USB3.0, NFC Card Reader Battery Powered Water Resistant 1TB ASUS WHD-A2 Travelair N WiFi Hard Drive built-in 3300mAh battery SD Card Reade… Read more
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Very suspicious of this after very mixed experiences with my now bricked-as-a-NAS lenovo F800. Red flags in the amazon reviews also.


Free delivery from Scan if you're a member of AVForums


Hmmm, tempted but bet the WiFi connection is a pain to set up if not using NFC? Though great way to back up video from the drone while out in the field.


Anyone know what the playback of 1080p movies are like off this?


I should get one of these and save a small fortune on the iPads I’m purchasing

480GB Toshiba/OCZ TR200 64-Layer 3D NAND SSD, 2.5", SATA III, 555MB Read, 540 Write, £57.59 @ Scan
Found 22nd Nov 2018Found 22nd Nov 2018
Not bad for a 480GB SSD at 555R/550W getting very close sub £50 480-500gb ssd's...
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The SSD is DRAM-less which has slow access to the information on the drive and lower lifespan. The 500GB Crucial MX500 is now £61.97 on Amazon with 5 years warranty.


Free delivery today , good find op, was just going to post myself.


You need to add £5.48 delivery charge to the price unless you collect in store. With the delivery cost added, you may as well get the 500GB Crucial MX500 for £62.99.

20% OFF Western Digital External Drives + Free Shipping (Black Friday Offer 22/11-25/11) @WesternDigital, eg. 6TB 3.5'' External Hard Drive
Refreshed 22nd Nov 2018Refreshed 22nd Nov 2018Shipping from NetherlandsShipping from Netherlands
Example: Western Digital 6TB External 3.5'' Previously £127.99, now £102.37 These are NEW, not Recertified. No Voucher Code Required. (External Housing contains a standard WD Blu… Read more
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I've always bought Reds for the warranty as much as anything. They've always been decent. I'm giving the 8TBs here a go, Can't get 4 in one go as max purchase is 3. So buying a couple today and a couple Sunday. I always get a bit nervous purchasing drives in multiples as I prefer to buy from different stores to avoid them coming from the same manufacturing batch, However, with the savings here I'm willing to ignore my 'rule'.




It's a WD Blue 6TB Standard drive 5400rpm (no Helium).


Do you know if the 6tb is helium filled? Does it really matter? Does the helium deplete in time and make the disk useless or am I just being paranoid?


They won't have retail Reds in them, i.e. red, Reds. They'll be white label with black text, WD don't make a 10TB Blue, so it will be helium filled. OK for a home/SMB NAS. In a small setup, whatever the marketing - the different types of drive (Blue, Red, Black, Gold) only really come into play when you have errors on the drive. How the drive deals with errors, the drives with the least vibration/noise are probably selected at production, to become Reds, but there is no proof of that. I don't believe Reds use different spindles/bearings/motors, say from Blues, maybe? It's mostly clever marketing to latch onto the fear of losing your data. Having a good backup/tested recovery process in place, is far more important than the colour of the drive.

Crucial BX300 240 GB Internal SSD (3D NAND, SATA, 2.5 Inch) @ Amazon for £42.99
Found 13th Nov 2018Found 13th Nov 2018
More than 300 Percent faster than a typical hard drive More than 45x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive Protect your data with more durability than a hard drive, no … Read more

The newer BX500 / 240GB is £37.19 from Amazon or Crucial direct (3.15% TCB) Crucial


*ahem* Fair enough if you need this EXACT SSD but as above, there is cheaper.


Why do cold when it’s only £2 more than buying 2 of the 128gb versions?

Seagate 1TB BarraCuda SSD - £134.99 @ Amazon
Found 22nd Oct 2018Found 22nd Oct 2018
Lowest ever price. 560MB read / 540MB write. 90,000 IOPS (random read & write). 5 year warranty. 1,800,000 hours MTBF. Other capacities are: 250GB: £39.99 500GB: £69.99 2TB: … Read more

They weren't making Xpoint commercially in 2011. ;)


There were, Micron is in the process of buying Intel out, and this was only for the xpoint NAND, the normal slc / mlc and now tlc NAND iirc was never provided by micro to intel.


Crucial is the consumer brand of Micron. Micron and Intel are in a joint venture to develop and manufacture NAND memory chips.


Right, but I believe their tech in this field is (or, may be) very much the same. Micron and Intel work closely together on the flash front via their joint venture IM Flash Tech, and SSDs are flash memory based.


Crucial is not Intel, Crucial is the consumer brand for Micron Technology, one of only a handful of nand / flash mem makers like Samsung. Anyway, this is a very good price for a 1TB SSD, voted hot though my own choice would be either Crucial or Samsung.

Goldenfir 1TB 2.5" SATA SSD - £99.51 (New Sign Ups only) @ AliExpress
Found 15th Oct 2018Found 15th Oct 2018
Sub £100 1TB SSDs are here! Even though Goldenfir isn't a well known brand, their SSDs seem to be receiving decent reviews, all being true to capacity with average read/writes aro… Read more

Because the marginal person buying an ssd is replacing a hdd in their old desktop or laptop not replacing their old ssd. I agree... Other budget youtubers have done better comparison videos of hdd vs budget vs high end ssd and I prefer to watch them! Hardware unboxed, techyescity, randomgaminghd, budgetbuilds etc


All these SSD co's love to quote the fastest seq speeds (clean, unfilled drive),.which wont really affect most people, rather than the 4k block speeds which will affect people esp. if this drive is used as a boot drive. Dram -less means that it gets a lot more writes than a normal cached drive. It would be nice to know what controller and namd it uses .. supposedly JMICRON ("the horror, the horror") but even then their problems were a few years ago. Cheap yes, worth your money?? highly debateable ...specially when known good brands are dropping their prices significantly


Poor read/writes, along with lower 4k reads than writes. (based on 120gb/240gb). Basically don't buy


Interesting! So potentially rebadged refurbished devices, or(more likely) built from NAND that was rejected by big brand QA due to having too many dead cells. That's a lot more encouraging.


lol. guess i have morals, i eat meat, i drive a petrol car and cant be arsed with recycling, but have no choice as they wont take my bins otherwise (lol)

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