Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
3165 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 890

Trusted

  Reply # 809940 2-May-2013 08:33
Send private message

Nice you'll have to let us know how it goes. Amazon will deliver one of the 128GB patriots to the door in NZ for $175-180NZD by the looks of it.

I think patriot is fairly well respected as a brand in the US. I've come across them before but not as much as others. Reviews and performance look very good on it. I might consider one too now... ;-)



Minimalist
5484 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 414

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 810056 2-May-2013 11:05
Send private message

Thanks all, good discussion!

I'm looking at SSD options again now, it is a pity the external case options are so ugly and another concern is I have had less than perfectly engineered external cases in the past :-/

The Transcend ESD200 is quite tempting as an out of the box product.

I also quite like the small size of mSATA SSD and the price and performance seems comparable?

BDFL - Memuneh
61014 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11849

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 810083 2-May-2013 11:33
One person supports this post
Send private message

This is what I've got for my 2.5" SSD: Arctic 2.5 USB 3.5 case.

Some 250 GB SSDs on Amazon ship to New Zealand and the prices are well bellow the GST threshold these days.

You know where to get some cheap Amazon credit if you need ;)







Minimalist
5484 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 414

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 810091 2-May-2013 11:40
Send private message

freitasm: This is what I've got for my 2.5" SSD: Arctic 2.5 USB 3.5 case.

Some 250 GB SSDs on Amazon ship to New Zealand and the prices are well bellow the GST threshold these days.

You know where to get some cheap Amazon credit if you need ;)



Looks snazzy but it is bigger (though thinner) than my WD 320GB normal old HDD :-(

And yes, I will buy from Amazon with your delicious credit :-)



Minimalist
5484 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 414

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 810134 2-May-2013 13:48
Send private message
22 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Trusted

  Reply # 810284 2-May-2013 15:48
Send private message

scottjpalmer: I think I have decided on the MyDigitalSSD Bullet Proof USB 3.0 mSATA SSD Enclosure Adapter and the 256GB ADATA XPG SX300 SATA 6Gb/s mSATA Solid State Drive.

I think . . .


Don't you think that USB 3.0 will slow down mSATA SSD speed?
I've noticed that most of the new PCs and Laptops comes with eSATA port, so maybe it can work fater with some of like these adapters:
MSATA SSD Converter to 2.5 Inch SATA Case
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MSATA-SSD-Converter-to-2-5-Inch-SATA-Case-/261156931264?pt=US_Drive_Enclosures_Docks&hash=item3cce2a86c0
Power Over eSATA USB to 2.5" SATA HDD 22 pin Cable
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Power-Over-eSATA-USB-to-2-5-SATA-HDD-22-pin-Cable-/350763165231?pt=US_Drive_Cables_dapters&hash=item51ab1d262f

Also here is some speed test of different interface combos, where eSATA goes 20-30% faster than USB 3.0: 
http://www.barefeats.com/hard136.html

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces new NUC kits and NUC mini PCs
Posted 16-Aug-2018 11:03


The Warehouse leaps into the AI future with Google
Posted 15-Aug-2018 17:56


Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.