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45 for a 120Gb SSD.

 
 
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      29th Aug 2012
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HD-048-OC

45 quid for a 120Gb SSD is a bargain.


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... it's not a Samsung.



 

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Its not no, but you wont see a 120 Sammy disk for that price for quite some time.

But for someone wanting an SSD on a budget, this is perfect.

 


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Personally I don't think its capacity is big enough,

Will stick too my M4 Corsair 256

 
 
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please dont post these sort of things, some of us have to save up this month!
yes for that big event at the end of the year, the one we cant mention before 23/12.
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Personally I don't think its capacity is big enough,

Will stick too my M4 Corsair 256
Its more than big enough, Hell a 64Gb drive would be fine for a pure OS Boot drive. I've only got a 120Gb and its fine. OS, FF, CS6 and a few other bits on the SSD. You dont need all your mp3's, photos and video's on a blazing fast SSD now do you?

Mind you i do have another 4Tb's for games/data/storage....!

Even a 120 SSD in a laptop would suffice, you would just have to stream any music or other media over your network if you had a large collection..

As i said...

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I knew they'd start dropping in price eventually, that's a great price for a 120Gb SSD.

However, it's 43.99 and with OCUK's postage charge it comes to 52.69

It's only USB2, not USB 3.

But for a budget build and gaining the advantage of having your OS on an SSD then it's pretty hard to beat.

11 months ago I bought my Corsair USB 3 120Gb SSD drive for around 120. It now costs 85.00

And 120Gb is perfect to take an OS, in fact as V_R pointed out it's more than enough.

As for OCUK, I would never rule out using anybody, if OCUK had what I wanted at the right price and nobody else was stocking it at the time I'd use them. I just wouldn't use them by choice, is all

I don't want to use Scan either, they crossed me, but they were the only ones stocking my Mionix keyboard a short while ago, good price, so Scan got my order. I'd rather have bought it from Kustom PC's but they didn't have any stock. So it goes.

 
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But people who want an SSD aren't just gonna use it for an OS and documents are they? They are going to want to install a few games at least and in today's gaming market some games are huge install.

Wont take long to fill it

 
 
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But people who want an SSD aren't just gonna use it for an OS and documents are they? They are going to want to install a few games at least and in today's gaming market some games are huge install.

Wont take long to fill it
The price of SSD's atm is such that you wouldn't use it for everything, the idea is to use a small SSD for OS to ensure max speed and install all other software/games/documents/pix/music/movies/recipes/your recollection of a day trip to Clacton to a bigger mechanical drive.

Which is what myself, V_R and no doubt a few others are doing.

imo it's pointless getting a 256Gb SSD cos as you pointed out at most it will only take OS and around half a dozen games if you're lucky. So why bother? May as well get a small SSD for OS and everything else on bigger mechanical drives.

Myself, I have OS on 120Gb SSD; a 500Gb disk for data and a 2Tb disk for games, loadsa space. And of course it's all backed up to external drives at least once a fortnight.

Eventually I expect 3Tb SSD's will become the norm and mechanical drives will be remembered as archaic devices, but probably not for a while yet.

 
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Having the OS on the SSD will be the biggest benefit. Photoshop CS6 loads a little faster on the SSD, but not a huge amount.

Yes games will load faster on an SSD but thats not really an issue on modern systems. As i have a dedicated drive for Steam/games i dont have them on an SSD. My games drive alone is over 700Gb. Yes i could use Steam mover to move the games i play, but i honestly see no point.

Having documents/music etc on an SSD is a total waste as you will see **** all difference in loading speeds etc. All your doing is wasting the space that your paying a premium for.

Its really not that difficult.

 


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