Probably just an algorithm based on click traffic that then jacks up the price when it thinks that the punters are hooked
100% dynamic pricing by Amazon.
I very much assume the price is automatically changed by the computer. You see it with some niche products that gradually drop in price over a few weeks and then jump up suddenly (probably when someone buys one)
price still going up (£35.99 now) :(
I would have bit at the original price, but simply through bloody mindedness I’m not going to now. Jeff will have to wait a little bit longer for his next little toy ;) (lol)
Generally just SSD. Awesome deal, woulda got 1 but missed it :(
does usb drives have this dram cache or only for SSD?
Looks like it ..
Already gone up?
dram means better transfer speeds because without a cache the controller fills up to quickly and transfer rate can plummet to even below mechanical HDD levels when it does might not affect some people depands on your workloads and if you deal with alot of large files or not
Glad I could help and yes, those are great prices. There's conflicting info on where prices will go from here so I think now is a good time to pounce. I got one of the Crucial MX500's for £142 as well so I can finally retire my last hard drive.
Hi, thanks I've ordered the bx500 for a old laptop that had a mechanical drive so should help breathe life back into it. And I bought the mx500 2tb for my main pc tower . thanks for your help (y) The bx500 480gb was about £36, Mx500 2tb was £142 which I didn't think was to bad?
If it's available for the same price or less then I'd go with a BX500 over this. They're similar drives but Crucial > Transcend in my opinion. Could be worth looking up to the MX500 or Evo 860/870 drives though as prices aren't very much higher, especially if your use case would benefit from a better SSD.
I love my crucial mx500. Great seq read and write speeds and has made my old dead laptop my favorite device in the house.
I think so. The Crucial is still available at £35.99 from the UK.
I did some digging and found it uses the same controller as Crucial P1 and I really wanted to have a few of it. I think this is the cheapest SSD that has Dram cache and not QLC. Well, will keep an eye on if it comes back.
Same here. Was out and wanted to buy from a proper PC, don't like using the phone app...
Yes, looks like It was there for nearly an hour. I become bit busy after posting and when I tried to buy it, it's gone.
Didn’t last long - well done to anyone who got it for sub £25.
It's a cheap SSD from a known brand, will be fine.
Posted 7th MarPosted 7th Mar
Transcend 240GB ESATA III 6Gb/s MTS820S 80mm M.2 SSD820S Solid State Drive - £25.42 delivered @ Amazon£25.42£31.9921% off Free P&P FreeAmazon Deals
About this item Space-saving M.2 Type 2280 form factor Up to 540 MB/s read; 500 MB/s write 3D NAND flash memory Engineered with a RAID engine and LDPC coding to ensure data i… Read more
"It is compatible with any M.2 SATA SSD with Key-B and Key B&M." As this is an M.2 SATA SSD with B+M Keying, yes. (Assuming their advertising statement is true)
Would this work with https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/argon-one-m-2-expansion-board?variant=32297396666451&currency=GBP&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google+shopping?utm_source=google&utm_medium=surfaces&utm_campaign=shopping&gclid=Cj0KCQiAhP2BBhDdARIsAJEzXlHxFNkTy1d7lwawHej20pRnwCyoKVI8lCUfqD_D9bvN3ZKyCbEAzhAaAmqcEALw_wcB
Budget - provide the link to 120GB NVME drive for £16 My laptops have both ports, speed isn't the reason to get one of these for me. I boot from it and use the SATA port for a 4TB hard drive.
I'd rather this any day over dealing with SATA data and power cables, so much cleaner <3
Good for me to replace a dodgy 120gb drive in something I use like a tablet.
Posted 1st MarPosted 1st Mar
Transcend JetFlash 790K 64GB Flash Drive with USB3.1 Connector - £5.14 / (+£4.49 Non Prime) delivered @ Amazon£5.14Amazon Deals
Good offer. :) The capless JetFlash 790K USB 3.1 Flash Drive utilizes a retractable USB connector to shield your data while in transit. Simply push/pull the colored slider to ex… Read more
Just tested one, and its 55gb - VERY low for a 64. Lowest Ive ever seen I'd say Write speeds fine, though - not quite up to the standard of the one above which quoted an Amazon review but 59.99 mb/s is not to be sneezed at
Now £4.41 So bought two as I had to send a pack of 5 128gb off the Warehouse 30% off current deal on Amazon back because of how appalling they were.....these at 25-40 write speeds are 5-10 times faster and they were supposed to be 3.1 ! Now up to £8-odd
I did the same. Extremely quick compared to what I was expecting for just over £5 of cheap storage!
Received the drives today. Have tested 2 of them for speed using CrystalDisk Mark. They are both consistent. Sequential Read / Write MB/s is 107 / 84 and 4k random is 4.8 / 1.6 Not bad for such a cheap drive.
Painfully slow. USB3.1 (Gen. 1, 5Gb/S) by connector only. Maybe it was fast 10 Years ago. Jetflash, around 20MB/s writes, 90MB/s reads, don't even come close to USB3.1 671 MB/s Bus speed.
Posted 26th FebPosted 26th Feb
Transcend 256GB mSATA III 6Gb/s MSA230 Solid State Drive £35.30 at Amazon£35.30Amazon Deals
Just spotted this. A decent price for this if anyone is upgrading an older laptop that doesn't support NVMe. There doesn't seem to be a huge choice in this form factor.
The person above already answered. mSATA was before M.2 and is a different physical size so is not compatible. That's why it doesn't mention M.2 in the listing.
it's not an m.2 drive - it's an mSATA drive. It's much bigger than an m.2 and won't fit in most "modern" systems.
Not wanting to get into a debate on this, but not sure what your comment means? The SSD is clearly M.2 form factor and a SATA drive. I made sure to mention that its would be suitable for older machines that don’t support NVMe M.2 SSDs. Am I missing something?
Been after one for some time for a HP laptop. Thanks OP. (y)
I think there's an mSATA slot in the usdt HP 8200 desktop that a fair few people bought last week - this coupled with a high capacity 2.5" HDD would make a decent Plex (or similar) server
It's a reliable brand. If your recording lots 4k video and taking loads photos the more the merrier. I use 256gb and manage to fill it up in about 6 months. Then dump whatever i want to keep on my pc and start again..
Out of stock.
Heat from me.
I need one for my Samsung as I'm running out of memory. Did think 128gb phone memory would be enough :/ (embarrassed) Is this a good option and reliable?
Thank you :D
Posted 20th FebPosted 20th Feb
Transcend 120GB SATA III 6Gb/s MTS420S 42mm M.2 SSD420S Solid State Drive - £15.96 / (+£4.49 Non Prime) delivered @ Amazon EU£15.96Amazon Deals
Utilising the SATA III 6G/bs interface and the latest 3D NAND technology, Transcend's ultracompact M.2 SSD 420S is well-suited to address the high-performance needs and strict size… Read more
Mine arrived last night too. Now I need to try and remember what I bought it for!
Blow me. It finally turned up!
Thanks for the update, had given up hope on this. Feels like a scam to hold your money.
finally shipped, if anyone else is hanging on for their delivery
As above - it depends. Many slots have multiple holes for different length drives - you unscrew the little standoff from the 80mm hole and screw it into one of the others. This should be fairly straightforward to see if it applies to you. I have a couple of devices without such holes though - and so i inagined an adapter/extender would be cheap and easy to get. I couldn't find anything at a reasonable price that didn't ship from China though, so in the end I fashioned a little bracket myself from 3 strips of an old loyalty/credit card. Each strip was about 20mm wide and about 45mm long. I then stacked up the strips so that the top and bottom ones overlapped the top and bottom of the drive by 5mm and the middle strip nestled against the end of the drive, and drilled a small hole through all 3 to line up with the drive mounting hole. Then fit the drive into the m.2 slot, attach your little bracket and screw it in (you'll likely need a longer screw - I had to replace the whole standoff but had some suitable bits in my "stripped from old PC cases in case they ever come in handy box" to use. The slot holds the drive, your new adapter just stops it popping up and falling out. Hope this makes sense...
Posted 17th FebPosted 17th Feb
480GB - Transcend SATA III 6Gb/s MTS420S 42mm M.2 2242 (SSD420S) Solid State Drive up to 530/480 MB/s R/W - £38.61 Delivered @ Amazon£38.61£50.9824% off Free P&P FreeAmazon Deals
About this item Model Number: TS480GMTS420S Item Package Quantity: 1 Package Weight: 20 grams Package Dimensions (L x B x H) in cm: 1 x 10 x 12.8 Product description Utili… Read more