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Started by Carl2, March 29, 2010, 15:10:12 PM

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Snowcrash

ooo. 240Gb for £100. Looking good. I really must bite the bullet, it's made it to the price I'd said I'd buy one (50p/GB)
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Data

Quote from: Freddy on October 04, 2012, 14:21:25 PM
This one just came to me in an email too, haven't looked at it really, but thought I would drop it in :

http://www.saverstore.com/product/20330749/OCZ-Vertex-Plus-Series---Solid-state-drive---240-GB---internal---25---SATA-300---buffer

The drive that Freddy posted is a SATA 2 drive at 255MBs read and write, if you want to take the drive to your next PC build you probably would be better getting a SATA 3 version.

It's a nice drive though  8)

Data

Quote from: Snowcrash on October 04, 2012, 17:58:00 PM
ooo. 240Gb for £100. Looking good. I really must bite the bullet, it's made it to the price I'd said I'd buy one (50p/GB)

Snowy, I know you have a problem with the SATA ports on your motherboard being blocked by the graphics card, after doing a bit of hunting around it seems like it's quite a common problem.

Now I know you like messing with leads and things, this guy has a way of modding the lead, looks like it might work.



Freddy

I didn't notice the SATA 2 thing well spotted.  I can't sit at the computer very long, I just scanned it.

But I did notice the one I got is about 50p/GB now, so might be worth a look too.  WE've seen it before, but here it is again.  Amazon and eBuyer seem to have driven the price down...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-AGT3-25SAT3-120G-Agility-120GB-SATA/dp/B004Z0S6SO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=O3LJM63KH1I0&coliid=I1W8UMKAF6GPFH

http://www.ebuyer.com/268244-ocz-120gb-agility-3-ssd-agt3-25sat3-120g

Snowcrash

Quote from: Data on October 05, 2012, 14:00:15 PM
Snowy, I know you have a problem with the SATA ports on your motherboard being blocked by the graphics card, after doing a bit of hunting around it seems like it's quite a common problem.

Now I know you like messing with leads and things, this guy has a way of modding the lead, looks like it might work.

I like it. It wont have the locking tab but what the heck. Good idea to insulate/strengthen with epoxy glue.

Thanks for that.
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Data

I thought you would like that Snowy. :)

Freddy I wasn't having a go at you in any way about the SATA II drive, Just wanted to point it out before Snowy jumped in there, just in case.


Data

Good price there, but a little slow on Write speed at 380MB/s for SATA III.

OCZ seem better value for money.

Freddy

Data, do you think it's worth getting another OCZ like the ones we have ?

I see these : OCZ 240GB Agility 3 SSD - REFURBISHED

I'm running out of space and I just cannot be bothered to do a fresh install to rearrange things.  Especially so since everything is working well.  So I thought I would get another SSD and increase the OS partition.

Which brings me to this...how does one increase the partition size using that Easeus partition manager please ?

Freddy

Nevermind, figured out the resize.  I didn't realise I had to drag the unpartitioned space to the front of the partition so that the OS partition could use it  ;D

Freddy

Actually I may be able to answer my own question again, these appear to be the newer models :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007ZWVCOY

:scratch-head:

Data

I'm not too sure about the Agility 4, Snowy did a build with one and it scored lower than the Agility 3 in a WEI, It could have just been one of them things and maybe it wouldn't be the same result for you but I thought I would warn you.

I know this too, the read and Write speeds on the 4 are a lot lower than the 3

Check it out:

http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=ocz+ssd

Freddy

Oh yeah I see what you mean - I'll get another agility 3 then, this one I have has been good.  Cheers  :thumbsup:

Data

If you can find a good price then this is the drive to get, it is quicker than the Agility 3 but cost a bit more.

If I was to buy another SSD today I would try for one of these or if not then get another Agility 3.

http://www.ebuyer.com/353111-ocz-128gb-vertex-4-ssd-vtx4-25sat3-128g

Freddy

Looks alright, but twice the price, thanks but I will stick to the Agility 3   :thumbsup: