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Old 03-04-19, 09:58 AM
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Deal Alert - Kingston's 960GB A400 SSD is now £89.97!

Almost 1TB for under £100!



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Old 03-04-19, 12:35 PM
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Same price at Amazon.co.uk.


I used a 240GB version of this drive to upgrade a relative's old laptop (with a 250GB HDD). Huge improvement, naturally.
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Old 03-04-19, 12:53 PM
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The cheapest you can find a 2.5" 1TB HDD is still about £40 nowadays, while it seems like price/GB on SSDs is halving every year atm, I guess we're going to have to move past 1TB 2.5" platters soon to keep the price/GB of HDDs at the lowest end (Single platter) moving forward to avoid becoming obsolete in mobile.
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Old 03-04-19, 02:36 PM
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A 2TB HDD is just over £50. A 4TB costs as much as this 1TB NVMe SSD.

Hard drives are far from obsolete if you need a lot of data. However if you don't, an SSD is enough. Many people can make do with a 240GB SSD (£30) or 480GB SSD (just over £40 for the unknown brands).
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Old 03-04-19, 02:48 PM
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Depends on your format though, at 2.5" you won't find much usable for a portable system below £70 for 2TB and for 3TB that jumps to £110, most 2.5" HDD's larger than that won't actually fit in most laptops now due to thickness of using more than 2 platters last time I checked(And this was for a beefy 2013 ThinkPad with an mSATA SSD and two 2.5" drives with an ODD bay conversion).
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Old 03-04-19, 03:17 PM
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True. Was thinking of desktops. For laptops, I guess the best combination today is an SSD plus an external HDD, which is 4TB for £85. Don't know what kind of 2.5" drive is in those, and whether it's possible to remove it and stick it in the laptop (the 4TB externals are typically pretty thick).

Edit: Okay, these are 15mm 2.5" drives. They won't fit inside a laptop.
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Old 06-04-19, 05:48 PM
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A 2TB HDD is just over £50. A 4TB costs as much as this 1TB NVMe SSD.

Hard drives are far from obsolete if you need a lot of data. However if you don't, an SSD is enough. Many people can make do with a 240GB SSD (£30) or 480GB SSD (just over £40 for the unknown brands).
Tis aint NVMe though, is it? You're looking at an extra £25 or so for an M.2 NVMe SSD from a manufacturer you've heard of.
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Old 06-04-19, 07:13 PM
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Tis aint NVMe though, is it? You're looking at an extra £25 or so for an M.2 NVMe SSD from a manufacturer you've heard of.

Yes, I mistakenly put NVMe in there, probably because I was looking at some such drives. Entry level NVMe don't cost that much more, but you'll be looking at QLC.


Still, the original discussion was SSD vs. HDD, without regard to NVMe. Though NVMe is nice, I think that the difference between SSD and HDD is larger than NVMe vs. SATA SSD.
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Old 06-04-19, 10:06 PM
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I have a low end NVMe drive. It's definitely noticable how much faster it is. May not be as large as HDD to SSD, but you can still notice.
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Old 06-04-19, 10:25 PM
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Yes. I almost just went and bought this, ha ha, to replace my 480GB SSD boot drive. Until I realised, that while the extra capacity would be nice, the barely noticeable difference in speed with an NVMe, and freeing up an extra SATA slot for a mahoosive storage drive is actually what I should do.
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