I already have 2 ssd’s plugged in and running out of usb c ports. Can I get a hub or does this slow them down?
There does seem to be a bit of a cartel on 2TB drives. 1TB drives offer a much better £/GB value than smaller 512/480GB drives. The same for these compared to 240/256GB. -But every manufacturer is charging almost exactly twice the price of their equivelent 1TB drives. They don't cost twice the price to manufacture! Given that - this is a good price if 1TB won't cut it.
Damn this looks a good deal!
Yep you can use as an external drive for PS4 games or Xbox One games I’ve done this and load times are brilliant in games that support it
Any use for ps5/series x?
Posted 10th MayPosted 10th MayShipping from FranceShipping from France
I had SSD with DRAM, bought BX without DRAM ,but bugger capacity and it struggling to read pictures in folders, sometimes You need to wait couple seconds. Done some testing and SSD without RAM is slower in random reads than 7200 HDD...
The dram is a hardware cache chip (temporary buffer) which is much faster than the ssd drive - it allows for data to be trasferred much quicker than to the SSD card directly. The buffer is then copied to the drive before taking more information. Writing to a disk directly without hardware cache dram is what makes the SSD slower. The cheaper drives use software cache as a temproary buffer - this is much slower than to hardware cache. The MX500 is equivalent to the WD blue. If the MX500 was the same price I'd choose the MX500. The speed difference between the MX500 and the WDD Blue is negligable. I have both, as well as this drive.
I don't know much about this stuff but most benchmarks show the MX500 being faster by anywhere between 15 and 40%. What does the dRAM do to make it better? Genuine question.
FYI you can get the 2TB Ultra for a similar price from Amazon.De: SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD, Reading Speed up to 550 MB: Amazon.de: Computers & Accessories
the WD blue has dram. For the price difference it is easily the better deal.
Posted 26th MarPosted 26th Mar
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480 GB SATA III 2.5-Inch Internal Solid State Drive, SDSSDA-480G-G26 - £43.99 Delivered @ Amazon£43.99 Free P&P FreeAmazon Deals
Looks good for the price (y) DURABLE DESIGN: SanDisk Solid State Drives have a durable solid design which is engineered to resist vibration and shock, helping to keep your da… Read more
I got this at this price before I saw this post and it’s a sweet SSD drive.
They also have the newer version of this for £109.99. - maybe fractionally not as fast, but probably not noticeable? https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-Portable-520MB-read-speed/dp/B08RSH8YDJ/ref=sr_1_14?dchild=1&keywords=External+ssd+1tb&qid=1616500664&s=computers&sr=1-14
Nice find OP. Heat added
Giving it heat . For price . These can be expensive. But I'm sticking with my crucial 1tb at £71 the last ssd deal from here .
Posted 22nd MarPosted 22nd Mar
SanDisk SSD PLUS 2 TB Sata III 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, Up to 545 MB/s £144.49 delivered at Amazon Germany£144.49Amazon Germany Deals
Easy upgrade for faster boot-up, shutdown, application load and response Boosts burst write performance, making it ideal for typical PC workloads The perfect balance of performan… Read more
It's the same price if you were in Germany, Apart from these extra charges : 1. Exchange rate guarantee fee: £8.34 ( can be saved using a fee-free card - total price around £290.68) 2. Delivery: £3.48 € 337.63 is around £290.38 looking at today's rate.
Yay for import costs!! (party)
Posted 18th MarPosted 18th MarShipping from SpainShipping from Spain
SanDisk SSD PLUS 1 TB Sata III 2.5 Inch Internal SSD for £75.84 (£73.24 with fee free card / UK Mainland Only) @ Amazon Spain£75.84£96.9522% offAmazon Spain Deals
Looks like a good offer here for the SSD from Amazon Spain, price includes VAT etc. As always pay using your Amazon UK account details. Use a fee free card if you can to save on … Read more
Thank you, That s great news. Thank you for sharing. I, like many others I would guess, have been avoiding buying EU based Amazon items... Thanks again (y)
There is 100000% no charge other than what you see at checkout. Amazon have made this VERY clear to 3rd party sellers on their platform. If we are shipping to somewhere then taxes need to be prepaid and there is to be NO charges to customers. https://tamebay.com/2021/01/latest-amazon-brexit-faq-updates-delivery-duty-paid-reminder.html
Yes you are correct. I have received my Samsung EVO 870 yesterday and didn't have to pay anything extra.
I wish someone would pin a guide on buying from the likes of Amazon now because all I see are the same questions. Bottom line is, if it is under £135 and bought from Amazon EU - there is no charge.
Bought an mx500 ssd from Amazon.de two weeks ago. Arrived in a week with no import charges. The price you pay on Amazon is the price you pay.
Posted 17th FebPosted 17th FebShipping from GermanyShipping from Germany
1TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD up to 560MB/s Read, £83.41delivered (UK Mainland) at Amazon Germany£83.41Amazon Germany Deals
Good price for this drive, discount at checkout. Ultra‐fast: sequential read speeds of up to 560MB/s; sequential write speeds of up to 530MB/s Faster boot‐up and shutdown Faster… Read more
The WD blue is the exact same SSD, and comes from amazon UK instead of Germany. Westen digital own sandisk so they just use the exact same SSD with different labels. Also about 40p cheaper. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/1tb-wd-blue-ssd-ps8298-amazon-3670493 https://www.anandtech.com/show/11792/the-sandisk-ultra-3d-1tb-and-western-digital-wd-blue-3d-nand-1tb-ssd-review
Ah yes I fogot to say the MX500 is pretty much as good as the Samsung Evo, so yes that's a greart choice at that price.
Crucial have probably the most reliable controllers, all my drives are Crucial MX.
Depends on the live exchange rate. At time of posting my Revolut card works out as £80.78.
Amazon & Ebay covered the taxation issues almost straight away. Many sellers have removed (or have been forced to remove or had to add costs to) their products because the shipping was external of the EU. It was not only the UK that was involved in new Tax avoidence measures. All of the EU implemented changes in January hence Amazon & Ebay changing their sites to ensure tax is collected. Obviously you need to be a little bit careful elsewhere when they are shipping from abroad including facebook, gumtree etc & even buying (or receiving) from friends or purchasing second hand goods is a bit of a minefield. Even receiving gifts from abroad can face taxs.
Posted 15th FebPosted 15th Feb
SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD 500GB for £54.99 @ Amazon£54.99 Free P&P FreeAmazon Deals
WD blue is the same SSD rebranded, and as above can be had for less on amazon uk. https://www.anandtech.com/show/11792/the-sandisk-ultra-3d-1tb-and-western-digital-wd-blue-3d-nand-1tb-ssd-review
Beg to differ - MX500 is far superior. In any case this deal is stone cold ! Buy this instead and save some money !
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A lot depends what you currently have. Any SSD will be a massive improvement over spinning disc drives. SSD’s have two ways to transfer data, SATA (with the exception of a very few specialist drives, all 2.5 inch type drives are SATA) and the newer NVMe type stick drives (however as a caveat some stick drives can be SATA too). SATA is slower than NVMe, with SATA 3 only able to transfer a max of 600MB a second, whereas NVMe drives can easily be four or five times faster with the high end drives getting to the 3000mb/s speeds. However once you’ve moved to a SSD it’s very hard to see much real world difference between drives in the same price band. They may be differences on paper, but other factors such as memory in the PC, the way the system is setup, how the data is stored on the drive, and what else is running means you’ll be very unlikely to see any difference in practice between this and a MX500. This May help SSD benchmark but they are so closely matched it’s probably down to what’s a better price and personal opinion of the brand reputation...
From my knowledge the Ultra is far better as the crucial suffers from: Lower than average application performanceLow enduranceLow sustained write performance
Posted 14th FebPosted 14th Feb
SanDisk SSD PLUS 2 TB Sata III 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, Up to 545 MB/s £147.92 (£143 fee free card) Delivered (UK Mainland) @ Amazon Germany£147.92£209.9930% offAmazon Germany Deals
Update - unexpired 15/02
Decent price here for the SSD from Amazon Germany. As always you can order using your Amazon UK account and comes with all duties paid. With a fee free card its possible to get it… Read more
£147.18 delivered using a UK credit card. Happy with that cheers OP.
I'm sure Amazon Germany had this for 125 sobs before.
I think you’re missing the point there. They’ll never reach HDD prices the way you’re thinking about it because whenever SSDs go down HDDs go down with them. He was obviously talking about the overall prices from the past few years.
They will not reach HDD price in the next 5 years unless there is a massive increase in NAND production. Took advantage of the Seagate 16TB external drives at £228 a couple of weeks back, that works out at £14.25 per TB, this is 5x cost per TB still
Still better than "the usual" around £200 which it has beed for a year or so. And 6tb wd hdd can be had for like £80-90, not reds obviously.
Posted 8th FebPosted 8th FebShipping from GermanyShipping from Germany
Yes it does have DRAM. It's a pretty good drive. I have one of these, bought 8 years ago. Still going strong. Albeit 240gb version.
Does this particular SSD have any DRAM? Was assuming it doesn't give it's price point but would appreciate some insight 🙏🏼
I have a 1TB Gen3x4 M.2 as my main boot drive, was considering another for expansion (what with the current deals) as I have another two slots, but saw this and it came in at £150 for me so I've gone with it, thanks OP!
I believe eBay are doing this too, adding the vat. Although I'm still not sure about the import customs duty to pay, as this is over £135.... Although I do think Amazon cover this for you.
Amazon add the VAT. If you were to buy direct, VAT may not be added and you will get stung by the courier before delivery
Posted 25th JanPosted 25th JanShipping from GermanyShipping from Germany
SanDisk SSD PLUS 1 TB Sata III 2.5 Inch Internal SSD for £74.70 delivered (£72.54 with fee free card) (UK Mainland Only) @ Amazon Germany£74.70£97.9524% offAmazon Germany Deals
Can be ordered now ( In stock on February 14, 2021 ) and will be delivered in around 2 weeks. (Sometimes they are faster than the expected delivery) Great price for the terra! (y)… Read more
£15 exemption is gone now "The new arrangements will also involve the abolition of Low Value Consignment Relief, which relieves import VAT on consignments of goods valued at £15 or less." https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/changes-to-vat-treatment-of-overseas-goods-sold-to-customers-from-1-january-2021/changes-to-vat-treatment-of-overseas-goods-sold-to-customers-from-1-january-2021
Would this be ok with a external usb 2.5 case to use with the ps5?
The dram cache can store the FTL ( 3 paras down ) which is the map of where all your data is stored on trhe ssd, this gets updated every time you read or write , and in the internal wear levelling software . It most definitely cuts down on the writes to your SSD , so extends its projected life. It can also act as a buffer , preventing wtite-amplification.
Because people fail to read. The allowance is much greater than the cost of this SSD. People put deals from Chinese sellers on this site all the time and the allowance for any merchandise from there is £15!