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

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Snowcrash

I was hoping they'd be nearer 50p / GB by now.

I really would like a 240-256GB one but...

Nice to see there is a fair range of 2.5 - 3.5 mounting kits.

http://www.ebuyer.com/search?page=1&sort=relevancy&limit=10&q=25+mount&filtercat=386
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Data

Some of the drives come with the 2.5 - 3.5 mounting kits I noticed.

This one does, it's the one that caught my eye, people say in the reviews that it came with the kit.   

http://www.ebuyer.com/268693-corsair-120gb-force-3-ssd-cssd-f120gb3-bk-cssd-f120gb3-bk

Freddy

I've never bought anything from ebuyer are they any good ?

Data

I like them, have spent quite a few quid with them, of course shop around but they do have good prices too.

Snowcrash

What I like about eBuyer is they only list stocked items.

What I don't like is they're a bit sneaky with the postage, always defaults to £10 but there are cheaper options and deals.

Most are pretty much of a muchness. Beware sites with no stock as they often order it then sent it to you.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

DaveMorton

#65
Here in the States, the price of solid state drives is getting near to the "dollar per Gig" mark, which is very nearly affordable. If I can ever save the money to get both a 60GB drive and Windows 7 Pro (I like having more control over my computer than Home Premium affords), then I'll probably do so. And then spend the next week getting everything back to the way I like things. :)
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Freddy

W7 is nice Dave, there are rumours that W8 will be out late 2012.  I like my machine enough at the moment to wait that long before doing an upgrade, I just hope W8 is going to be as good as W7 has been.

What kind of power connectors do SSD's use ?  Are they like the new (not IDE)  HD/SATA ones ?

Data

Yes its all SATA the data cable and power connecter.

When I get one it will be SATA 3 even though my motherboard doesn't support 3, the next PC will and the SATA 3 drives are backward compatible with SATA 2 so there shouldn't be any problems.

But I also know these SSD drive installation and Windows install don't always go to plan, and although all the SATA 3 drives are backwards compatible some are more compatible than others.

So I'm ready for the challenge should it arise.

Freddy


DaveMorton

Quote from: DaveMorton on September 21, 2011, 23:25:16 PM
Here in the States, the price of solid state drives is getting near to the "dollar per Gig" mark, which is very nearly affordable. If I can ever save the money to get both a 60GB drive and Windows 7 Pro (I like having more control over my computer than Home Premium affords), then I'll probably do so. And then spend the next week getting everything back to the way I like things. :)

LOL - Looking back on this post, it's like a self-fulfilling prophesy. I got my new 60GB SSD and Windows 7 Pro yesterday (along with a 4GB RAM upgrade), and I'm just about to shut off my box and start upgrading. Wish me luck, Gents! :D
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Freddy


Data

Sounds good, the new bits I mean  :)

Good luck with the install, don't forget to put in the chip set driver, one of the first things I would recommend doing after the Windows install.

But you probably know that  :D

Snowcrash

I shall be building my first SSD system soon for my Dad. He's got more money to burn than me.  :D
"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

DaveMorton

Well, the major part is completed, and I'm back online with my desktop. :)

I had some relatively minor issues, such as no SATA cable being supplied with the new drive (it's a 2.5" drive for laptops, so I should have expected it), and one of my new RAM sticks was bad out of the box, but these were minor. I'll RMA the memory in a bit, once Windows is done installing all 163 updates. :)

Oh, BTW. Boot time right now? 25 seconds, from hitting the power, to seeing the last hourglass go away. The BIOS screen flashes by too fast to see. :D

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Data

What a pain getting a dead stick of RAM, I know you don't sound to bothered about it Dave but to get all the bits and then find something not working I find very annoying  :very-angry: