Monday, June 16, 2014

Affordable SSDs for All!

SSDs are one of the best ways to give a new lease of life to an older machine: dropping your seek/access times below the 1ms threshold really does result in a snappy desktop experience. Since upgrading my primary system with an SSD, the difference is astounding; especially after transferring some select gaming titles over to it. So, I just had to share this amazing discovery I made over the weekend after looking at a possible upgrade for my brother's PC; the 500GB Samsung 840 EVO 500GB Samsung 840 EVO is under £200! Now, this isn't the fastest SSD on the market, or even from Samsung's own product portfolio (that crown goes to the 840 Pro range of SSDs), but it is a fantastically low price for the amount of solid-state storage you'd be getting. On top of that, you get a 3 year (limited) warranty; longer than that offered by most HDD manufacturers. If the 500GB model still seems a bit expensive, the 256GB model is less than £100, which is the perfect size for a boot/system drive. If your interested is piqued, please use one of the affiliate links in this post, as you'll be supporting me and my own hardware habit!