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It's good, but it's 2nd hand and imo expensive for what it is.

For not much more you can have a brand new one that's also a never version

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/kingston-120gb-ssdnow-uv400-drive-sata-6gb-s-2.5-7mm-height-solid-state-hard-drive-suv400s37-1-hd-101-ks.html


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It used to be, but Kingston pulled a bait and switch with the NAND they used and significantly cut the performance. I wouldn't go for the V300 now, it's slow compared to other SSDs.

 

Better options for around the £50 mark are the Sandisk SSD Plus and Kingston's Hyper X Fury 

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Used V300. I like this horror story, I'll tell it to my friends.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
24 minutes ago, JuztBe said:

Used V300. I like this horror story, I'll tell it to my friends.

 

45 minutes ago, SCHISCHKA said:

never buy a drive used

 

56 minutes ago, samcool55 said:

It's good, but it's 2nd hand and imo expensive for what it is.

For not much more you can have a brand new one that's also a never version

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/kingston-120gb-ssdnow-uv400-drive-sata-6gb-s-2.5-7mm-height-solid-state-hard-drive-suv400s37-1-hd-101-ks.html

But. i'll get it for free by trading in old parts i have, and CEX gives a very good 2 year warrenty... Still bad? This would replace my 5200RPM 80GB linux drive.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
58 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

What if i was to get the sandisk one second hand but for free, with a 2 year warrenty?
 

 

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1 minute ago, <Aleks> said:

 

 

But. i'll get it for free by trading in old parts i have, and CEX gives a very good 2 year warrenty... Still bad? This would replace my 5200RPM 80GB linux drive.

 

Better than that probably, but could you trade in your old parts and maybe pay some more for a decent drive?

Problem with used SSDs is that they have limited write cycle, so if someone was putting a lot of strain on that used SSD it might not hold you for much longer.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, JuztBe said:

Better than that probably, but could you trade in your old parts and maybe pay some more for a decent drive?

Problem with used SSDs is that they have limited write cycle, so if someone was putting a lot of strain on that used SSD it might not hold you for much longer.

The only thing i want is for it to be fast,i use linux as my main os for casual browsing and some CSGO... I maybe write 1GB every month or so.

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2 minutes ago, <Aleks> said:

The only thing i want is for it to be fast,i use linux as my main os for casual browsing and some CSGO... I maybe write 1GB every month or so.

Then v300 isn't a good choice. If it's used it might be from the older batch where kingston have pulled their shenanigans. Better go with other drive.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, JuztBe said:

Better than that probably, but could you trade in your old parts and maybe pay some more for a decent drive?

Problem with used SSDs is that they have limited write cycle, so if someone was putting a lot of strain on that used SSD it might not hold you for much longer.

 

1 hour ago, paddy-stone said:

 

1 hour ago, Oshino Shinobu said:

It used to be, but Kingston pulled a bait and switch with the NAND they used and significantly cut the performance. I wouldn't go for the V300 now, it's slow compared to other SSDs.

 

Better options for around the £50 mark are the Sandisk SSD Plus and Kingston's Hyper X Fury 

Which one of these sandisk ones would be best? 

https://uk.webuy.com/search/index.php?stext=Sandisk+ssd&section=

 

 

 

 

https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SSSDSANPLU240GB#.WPn2a3YrKMI

 

https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SSSDSANULTII120GBSSD#.WPn2bnYrKMI

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4 minutes ago, <Aleks> said:

Cheap and in store.

Not sure then. Both would be better than v300


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2 hours ago, Oshino Shinobu said:

The Ultra II is the better drive

I agree with that choice, not bad for £42 if you're essentially trading for it.. OP when you get home, see if you can get some smart info on the drive to see what the write cycles etc are, if it has way too much, then take it back and exchange it for another. Don't bother using it for an install drive until you've tested it.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 hours ago, paddy-stone said:

I agree with that choice, not bad for £42 if you're essentially trading for it.. OP when you get home, see if you can get some smart info on the drive to see what the write cycles etc are, if it has way too much, then take it back and exchange it for another. Don't bother using it for an install drive until you've tested it.

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