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    240GB SSD for £150

    Just seen a nice little advert on facebook for the Kingston 240GB HyperX 3K SSD with WoW MMO Mouse Bundle. Currently going for £147.99 on eBuyer. They've only got 7 left, but there's a few more suppliers.

    For that price, I can't see a reason not to pick them up, especially as you can just sell the mouse on for a nice price if you don't have a need for it.

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    Appears to have quite a few places in Europe to buy from!

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    I have one of the 120GB versions of this. Excellent little things. My machine flies.

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    Even better...

    256GB Crucial M4 for £129.94 (inc. VAT)
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004W2JL2A

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    My Samsung 830 256 arrived about 10 mins ago - I've gotta work out how to clone the drive from my laptop which is 320 to the smaller drive - ideas people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Even better...

    256GB Crucial M4 for £129.94 (inc. VAT)
    Crucial CT256M4SSD2 256GB M4 SSD: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
    Nowhere near as high performance though.

    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    My Samsung 830 256 arrived about 10 mins ago - I've gotta work out how to clone the drive from my laptop which is 320 to the smaller drive - ideas people?
    Clonezilla?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Nowhere near as high performance though.
    That's a bit of an exaggeration!!!











    In practice, SandForce based drives running a mainstream client workload do very well and typically boast low average write amplification. However if subjected to a workload composed entirely of incompressible writes (e.g. tons of compressed images, videos and music) you can back the controller into a corner.

    To simulate this I filled the drive with incompressible data, ran a 4KB (100% LBA space, QD32) random write test with incompressible data for an hour and a half, and then ran AS-SSD (another incompressible data test) to see how low performance could get:

    I usually run this test for only 20 minutes but after seeing an unusually resilient performance by the 240GB drives I decided to extend the test period to a full 90 minutes. Performance does drop pretty far at that point, down to 103MB/s. TRIMing the drive does restore some performance but not all. If you have a workload that uses a lot of incompressible data (e.g. JPGs, H.264 videos, software encrypted data, highly random datasets etc...) then SandForce just isn't for you. (Source)



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