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WD 240GB Green 2.5 Inch SATA SSD $39 Delivered @ AZ eShop Amazon

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Good price on this SSD.

SLC (single-level cell) caching boosts write performance to quickly perform everyday tasks
Ultra-low power-draw so you can use your laptop PC for longer periods of time
Shock resistant and WD F.I.T. Lab certification for compatibility across a wide range of computers
Downloadable WD SSD Dashboard to easily monitor your drive

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  • Thanks been waiting on a 240gb sale that is not at umart!

  • Bah just bought this at centercom and paid for delivery

  • These are great for breathing new life into basically any PC still booting off an hard drive, good buy!

  • IT question:
    If I use Acronis to create a disk image from a SATA HDD and then clone the image to a SATA SSD, will the new drive/ clone run without any issues? Or should everything match the original drive (ie HDD, disk drive's capacity, brand etc)?

    • From my experience, it should be fine doing so.

      I never used acronis so can’t speak for the software.

      • Thanks for that ryangoal! I got two of these drives to have a backup clones for work, so hopefully it will be ok.

    • I used Ease us to clone my laptop 1Tb hdd into WD green 480. no issues regarding windows boot and everything that was installed but i lost the recovery partition.

    • Its fine, if you have the right software (Acronis has these) you can normally clone the drive directly (Depends on the software you have from Acronis how easy it is as some its super simple others you may just need to backup then restore vs a direct clone process)

      Only issue you may have is if the drive is bigger etc you may need to either get a new partition on the drive or just extend the partition to full the drive (again most software its part of it else a simple WIndows tweak works also)

    • Macrium Reflect Free can do this, including resizing the partition to fill up a bigger SSD - I've had zero issues doing this to clone system disks to bigger SSD's over the years.

    • Dunno! I use Macrium & swear by it, it has a free version (I use the paid version as it's got better options) & has never let me down!

    • I used EaseUS Todo Backup to clone HDD. It's easy to use, and it's free

  • Thanks mate, Was going to get the umart ones last night or off ebay. Decided to check OzBargain on a whim in case and saw this.
    My old ultrabook thanks you

  • With a supported housing could you plug this into your TV (C8) without the need for additional power

  • Can I load steam here and play via usb-c? Can handle?

  • +2 votes

    How does this compare to https://www.umart.com.au/Seagate-250GB-BarraCuda-120-SATA-SS... for the extra $5?

    • Well, from what I can find, it's faster and the added 2 year warranty is worth a fiver.

    • 10gb more storage on the Seagate

      • They almost certainly have the same amount of memory internally.
        The difference will be the amount of memory set aside to replace blocks as they get worn.

        You can view it as "240G for a very long time", or "250G where some of it will fade away, but you can be sure you'll have 240G for a long time".

        I'd rather have the former as the device won't let me write data to blocks that could fail during the expected lifetime of the device.

    • Dram vs Dramless. Get the Seagate.

    • From what i can see this dosnt seem to have DRAM vs the 120 series (unless someone could say otherwise?)

      Which shows in the extra warranty,

      This in the Seagate series would more be aligned to a Q1 drive

    • I've got the exact SSD in my Samsung laptop. Works fast. No dramas.

    • The WD is SLC, the Seagate is TLC. TLC cells have a lot less usable cycles so will wear out much sooner.

      • How does that then compare to DRAM and DRAMless?

      • No this is definitely wrong!

        Both drives are TLC, but they use an "SLC cache" instead of having DRAM…. so the drive writes fast until the SLC cache fills up, then slows to a crawl (thanks to being DRAMless). SLC cache is what manufacturers use to offset DRAMless designs (though often ones with DRAM use it too).

        If anything, a DRAMless TLC design (like the WD Green) will wear out way faster that a DRAM-based TLC design (like the Seagate Barracuda 120).

        • I admit I only went by what was listed in the OP/Amazon description which both say it's SLC with no mention of TLC. In that case this drive is garbage, no bargain here.

          • @ssquid: They're a bargain for their use case though… I have used them for really old Core2Duo office machines to just run MS Office and basic stuff like that. They're fine for that (and still faster than a spinning HDD).

            Anything newer though… get something more decent :)

  • If I were to use this for extra storage and to back files, photos, documents, etc up, would that mean I need to buy a case or something for it? Or do I need to buy an external drive? I’m clueless when it comes to these things.

    • +1 vote

      It'd depend how you plan to use it. If you're planning on adding it to a laptop then you'd be looking at opening up the laptop, plugging this SSD in (potentially removing a hard drive to create room), then closing the laptop again. If you're adding it to a desktop, it'd just plug into the motherboard and maybe some other things.

      If you're putting it in a desktop, you will not need to buy a separate case or anything for it. If you're putting it in a laptop, I'd recommend making sure that your laptop can actually be opened up safely etc etc (if you're not sure what you're doing), but you shouldn't need a separate case. If you're trying to connect this via USB to a laptop or desktop, I believe there are adapters, but I'm not 100% sure. You'd probably need an adapter and a case of some sort in that case.

      Hopefully that clarifies things! (And feel free to correct me if I've said smth wrong because I'm not an expert lol)

    • for backup etc i would buy a spinning 2.5" and throw that in a case, this would be an expensive backup drive IMHO 500gb spinner is around or under $60

    • Just get a 2.5" HDD enclosure

  • In terms of performance is the Kingston a400 better?

  • I'd only use the WD Greens for really, really low end basic machines that are just used for MS Office and email….

    Unfortunately you don't get free shipping until over $79 from Centrecom, but I'd seriously consider the WD Blue 250Gb for $55 instead - which is a DRAM-based SSD (which is basically a rebranded Sandisk X400).

    EDIT: Scratch that, PR0r linked to another drive above - Seagate Barracuda 120 250Gb for $45, I had a look and it's $10 shipping for me…. so $55 delivered. That drive has DRAM too.

    • How would this go hooked up to an NVIDIA shield to use as adopted storage and have some emulators on it?

  • isnt the silicon power ssd a better model?

    • It's faster but some of the reviews on the silicon Power were saying it failed to prematurely, also think it only had a 12 month warranty

      I would get an Kingston a400 or the Seagate 120 both are pretty cheep at umart

  • Doh, just ordered a Crucial BX500 from ebay last night for $48 to upgrade my GFs 10 year old macbook pro to see if it will be usable.

  • If I use my existing Acer Laptop & it's HDD (which has more capacity), how can make use of this SSD to make my PC faster? Sorry, not an IT expert but can do things if I get to see the tutorials. If I can use this SSD to boot my PC, does that mean, I need to copy Windows to it? Sorry if I am confusing you.

    • Unless you have huge amounts of application data, you would have to replace your existing hard drive and OS to get much benefit.

  • When WD neglects to mention TBW endurance on the SSD technical web page + PDF you know they are hiding something. A quick google search on review sites shows that 240Gb WD Green has a total bytes written of 80Tb. By comparison a Samsung EVO 860 250gb has a TBW of 150Gb so they are like for like for durability based on cost for designed lifespan, however the Samsung is 5 years warranty vs WD 3 years and the EVO will be significantly better than the WD Green drive on all metrics.

    GREEN : $39 / 80Tbw = 0.4875 cents per Tb written EVO : $79 / 150Tbw = 0.5266 cents per Tb written

    The WD Green is not bad to revive an old PC where you want to give it a boost in life but I wouldn't use it in a new system and for anyone who values their data should get a more higher end SSD rather than saving a few $$.

  • Thanks to PROr above, > twice the storage for ~ twice the price on the Seatage 500GB from Umart too https://www.umart.com.au/Seagate-500GB-BarraCuda-120-SATA-SS... - next cheapest was $89 according to PriceHipster - not sure on any shipping costs though ;/

  • Not a bad deal. For a solid drive, the price is right. With Amazon Prime you get free postage. It takes a little longer to arrive so it is worth it.

  • I hope you people didn't buy this for an operating system. As WD Green is the very lowest range and slowest of all WD SSD drives having no DRAM cache at all. This is only good for data storage. As minimum you want the WD Blue for operating system use.