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    I took a Gamble

    and bought a 128 c300 ssd refurbished from crucial ,am i mug ?

    PS got it from here

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cruc...rucial/1001630

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    Re: I took a Gamble

    30 day warranty is the only downside... im extremely tempted just to simply use it as my "games" drive! Only the 64gb one though, wouldnt take the risk with ~£100 on the higher capacity ones.

    or do you take the risk... £5 quidco so thats already £87 for the 128gb.... god damn it stop tempting me! Stupid better write speeds with higher density :*(.
    Last edited by Hicks12; 24-08-2011 at 07:04 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

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    Re: I took a Gamble

    I'm sorely tempted on the 64GB... 7% quidco so £42.85 all in...can I really say no to that even with the warranty issue?

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    Re: I took a Gamble

    I read the Title and came to the conclusion I watch the inbetweeners too much.

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    Re: I took a Gamble

    i ordered the 128gb in the end, steam was 80GB so thought may as well . NAND doesnt die often so these refurbs should be solid, it would simply be a fixed controller or something.. possibly just old stock .

    No quidco yet though... couldnt find the way to navigate to the promo page if im honest though , might put claim in if i can be bothered.
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

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    Re: I took a Gamble

    wonder what would happen if it dies within 30 days ,what would they send you and with what warranty ?

    edit - hmmm i wonder if i should cancel above and get this http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cors...btshop/1001844 ,

    30 pounds more for 3 years warranty and it looks faster ?
    Last edited by Taiko; 25-08-2011 at 05:05 AM.

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    Re: I took a Gamble

    I think i would rather spend extra for the 3 year warrenty. 30 days just isnt enough.

    Tempted to upgrade my 60gb vertex 2 to a force 3 120gb as im also upgrading to a motherboard with sata 6 on it.

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    Re: I took a Gamble

    Quote Originally Posted by Taiko View Post
    wonder what would happen if it dies within 30 days ,what would they send you and with what warranty ?

    edit - hmmm i wonder if i should cancel above and get this http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cors...btshop/1001844 ,

    30 pounds more for 3 years warranty and it looks faster ?
    Quote Originally Posted by dfour View Post
    I think i would rather spend extra for the 3 year warrenty. 30 days just isnt enough.

    Tempted to upgrade my 60gb vertex 2 to a force 3 120gb as im also upgrading to a motherboard with sata 6 on it.
    You mean £43?? The Crucial drive was £87 for a larger 128GB drive. If you already have a 60GB Vertex 2 there is no real point in changing it yet. Wait another year and you might end up with a larger and faster drive for the same price as the Force 3.

    The Force 3 uses asynchronous NAND which means it is slower with uncompressable data like images,video and music. However,the main issue is that when you enable TRIM and/or have the drive starting to fill up with data performance of the drives with asynchronous NAND starts to drop off.


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    Re: I took a Gamble

    I don't know if I could take the risk on a SSD. Not even 90days... Tough one!

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    Re: I took a Gamble

    i am doing my very best to ignore the poop that is sandforce, i swear they are so over rated and my corsair f60 isn't that great either tbh, its ok thats all though... Its a big gamble but i was gunna buy a hp tablet so may as well take a gamble with this instead .

    C300 seems to be alot more reliable and stable compared to sandforce, £87 for the 128 c300 is good really... the f3 is almost 50% more expensive, couldnt drop that on it tbh.

    the C300 and future versions are already good enough on read/write speeds really, they needed to bring the price per gb down and i think 79p per gb is good , i just pray that it really is like logitech where they sell blemished goods but you actually get a brand new unit no marks at all, just the box is out dated lol.

    To late to cancel now anyways, already shipped rofl. Will let you know how reliable it is!.
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

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    Re: I took a Gamble

    Is there a way to stress the ssd?

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    Re: I took a Gamble

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmage View Post
    Is there a way to stress the ssd?
    Not really, without killing it by writing too it with incompressible data 24/7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Not really, without killing it by writing too it with incompressible data 24/7.
    Yeah, all those additional write cycles can't be good.

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    Re: I took a Gamble

    interesting read, http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...e-25nm-Vs-34nm

    Still trying to understand all the data that them guys are posting but it seems to show that the c300/m4 etc just keep on going .
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

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    Re: I took a Gamble

    Damn but it's tempting, thinking about getting the 64gb one for my laptop.

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    Re: I took a Gamble

    I'd love to see the SMART data from these. I wonder if the NAND chips have actually been used at all?
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