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July 11, 2014 3:14:08 PM

Looking for a good 120/128gb SSD for under £45. I've had a look on Amazon and all I can seem to get is either a Kingston V300 (Which I've been told to steer clear of due to NAND flash issues), a SanDisk Pulse drive, and a SanDisk SDSSDH (Ultra) drive which seems pretty old and has poor speeds.

I could probably up my budget to £50 if necessary, but does anyone know of a 100gb+ drive for under £45 better than these?

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a b G Storage
July 11, 2014 3:17:53 PM

There are definately now good ssd's for under that amount of money, you may have to look in the 40/60gb bracket
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July 11, 2014 3:22:03 PM

legend001523 said:
There are definately now good ssd's for under that amount of money, you may have to look in the 40/60gb bracket


Need 100gb+ really, looking to put my OS and some games on this (luckily not the 50gb monstrosity that is Titanfall... :p )

I did manage to find a Toshiba drive for just under £50 on Amazon, specs look good, but a review I found says it's not so good http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/internal-hard-drives/130...
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a b G Storage
July 11, 2014 3:22:50 PM
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July 11, 2014 3:31:09 PM

It's OK, but you won't probably need a lot of write speed anyway; Read speed is what really matters since that determines the time it takes for you to start up the PC and load applications.
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July 11, 2014 3:38:48 PM

Eduello said:
It's OK, but you won't probably need a lot of write speed anyway; Read speed is what really matters since that determines the time it takes for you to start up the PC and load applications.


true :)  The issue I'm thinking now though is my motherboard is pretty crappy and doesnt have Sata 3 6gb/s. Had a look and 3gb/s works out at around 384mB/s. Will that M500 still run reasonably fast on 3gb/s? (Gonna hopefully be upgrading my motherboard/cpu in a year or so, so the M500 should run at max speeds then :) )
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a b G Storage
July 11, 2014 3:43:32 PM

It won't be as fast as it would be with SATA 3 6Gb/s, but it's still going to be a huge improvement over a normal HDD.

And BTW, I actually recommended the MX100 :D 
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July 11, 2014 3:49:55 PM

Eduello said:
It won't be as fast as it would be with SATA 3 6Gb/s, but it's still going to be a huge improvement over a normal HDD.

And BTW, I actually recommended the MX100 :D 


Fair enough :)  How different is the m100 from the m500? Which is better? (The M100 you linked has £7 delivery charges, the m500 is £53 on amazon with prime)

EDIT: I mean MX100 (And in the prev post too, I get confused with SSD naming)
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July 11, 2014 4:05:42 PM

Eduello said:
The MX100 is a bit faster, but I'd say it's worth the extra.

Comparisons with the ~500GB versions: http://www.storagereview.com/crucial_mx100_ssd_review


Looks good :)  I might give it a week or two tbh and see if the Samsung 840 EVO drops a little, thinking it might with the 850 Pro being released, though I'm not holding out forever :p 
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a b G Storage
July 11, 2014 4:10:21 PM

Yeah, the Evo is definitely worth it if you can get it for cheap.
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July 11, 2014 4:14:46 PM

Eduello said:
Yeah, the Evo is definitely worth it if you can get it for cheap.


Cheapest I can get atm is £60 from amazon. Time to deal hunt :) 
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a b G Storage
July 11, 2014 4:18:19 PM

Hope you find it :) 
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July 11, 2014 4:23:41 PM

Eduello said:
Hope you find it :) 


down to £55 now :) 
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