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    I got this in an email this morning! Any good in peoples opinions?

    Sandisk 128GB Pulse SSD Slim

    - 2.5" SATA-III
    - Read 480MB/s Write 380MB/s
    - Random Read/Write: 8000/2100 IOPS
    - 3 Year Warranty

    Now £62.99 inc. vat
    Was £75.00 Save £12.01

    http://www.ebuyer.com/387080-sandisk...n=b2c_thursday
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Any good in peoples opinions?
    I wouldn't bother personally. It looks slow and there are very few reviews of it on the 'net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I wouldn't bother personally. It looks slow.
    I must be looking at the wrong thing then! So the "Read 480MB/s Write 380MB/s" is not something to go by? The write speed seemed higher then some others...

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    Those IOPS figures are abysmal - and IOPS are what make SSDs so snappy, more important than sequential read/writes IMHO.

    For comparison, the Samsung 840 Pro 128Gb is at 97k/90k read/write IOPS. That's an order of magnitude faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Those IOPS figures are abysmal - and IOPS are what make SSDs so snappy, more important than sequential read/writes IMHO.

    For comparison, the Samsung 840 Pro 128Gb is at 97k/90k read/write IOPS. That's an order of magnitude faster.
    I'll avoid then! I'll also be sure to look at the IOP's!

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    I fitted a 64gb SSD to the missus' Vostro 1000 18 months ago...can't fault it. Silent, stupidly rapid, better battery life, and resistant to taking a baby induced header to the floor. Can't recall the make though..

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    Regarding IOPS - you would still see a significant speed increase with those numbers. A normal hard disk will max out at about 100 IOPs.

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    Any SSDs you're considering, compare them @ Anandtech here

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    Thanks everyone, looks like the Samsung 128GB 840 Pro Series SSD is a clear winner. A little more then I wanted to pay, was hoping for one around the £80 mark, but from what everyone says about the quality of Samsung, along with the benchmark figures, I think throwing an extra £30 to it will be worth it long term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Thanks everyone, looks like the Samsung 128GB 840 Pro Series SSD is a clear winner. A little more then I wanted to pay, was hoping for one around the £80 mark, but from what everyone says about the quality of Samsung, along with the benchmark figures, I think throwing an extra £30 to it will be worth it long term.
    You can always get the standard 840 120Gb if you want to save some pennies, but the 840 Pro does look nicer. A decent SSD will last you forever and is the one component that you will miss when moving to other machines

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