We bought a cheap SSD from Ali Express..

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  • Peter Carney
    Peter Carney 8 hours ago

    You can pick up a 1TB SSD for $90 on Ali. It's no Samsung but it does beat the hell out of any HDD.

  • Brendan Dwyer
    Brendan Dwyer 11 hours ago

    i buy sooooo much shit off aliexpress but would not buy pc hardware. but the headphones and earbuds are good for the price. nice to have something your not worried about loosing.
    also safty razer and cloud razers are fatastic.

  • 徐子翔
    徐子翔 18 hours ago

    I may bought it as the disk for testing software or operating system......

  • Tobias Pedersen
    Tobias Pedersen Day ago

    better than running your operating system from a 2.0 usb stick

  • Denis Santos Santonoff Audiovisuais

    I have 5 ssds from kingspec 256gb, 360gb, 512gb. I use all day in the last 4 years. Very fast and still working without problems. I use with games e for me was a good cost x benefit relation.

  • Scorch428
    Scorch428 2 days ago +1

    Ur defeating the purpose of my adblocker, Linus, you frugal bitch....

  • wwmmga MC
    wwmmga MC 3 days ago

    Why exactly we cant write on ssd infinite time

  • Madd
    Madd 5 days ago

    Thanks Linus.! keep it up

  • Rachmat Zulfiqar
    Rachmat Zulfiqar 5 days ago

    dram-less ssd is kinda funny though, they appear extremely cheap when you are looking at 500GB region, the price difference vs ssd with dram is stupidly low. it's like dram less ssd is not cheap throughout the board

  • lee x
    lee x 5 days ago

    Also can you please show what is inside the ssd (most likely older XT controller or older marval controller)

  • lee x
    lee x 5 days ago

    When you have trim all free space is over-provisioning so less work for garbage collection @linus

  • Henry Wong
    Henry Wong 6 days ago

    Just becoz dumpass like you thinks that big company should be cheaper. Lmfao

    KIM JONG FAT 6 days ago +7

    Surprisingly Kingspec ssd is more expensive than a kingston in my country 😂

  • x hunn
    x hunn 6 days ago

    glasswire lol just get wireshark its free

  • Jon Trisdale
    Jon Trisdale 6 days ago

    Linus man

  • Toni Krvavica
    Toni Krvavica 7 days ago

    Linus is awesome and all that, but secretly I always had this idea that he doesn't even know how to connect a graphic card or solder two wires together and that he has a large team who does everything while he only reads the text

  • おじいちゃんねる'69

    disassemble and check NAND chip grade. they use low grade inspection failure chip, so they can sell cheap price.

  • Selbiekoekie
    Selbiekoekie 9 days ago +4

    2:50 - 4:41 litteraly taught me how an ssd works xD

  • 熬夜辣鸡
    熬夜辣鸡 10 days ago

  • sidharth panda
    sidharth panda 12 days ago


    hi linus, please suggest if thhis could be original or fake

  • Brennen Cox
    Brennen Cox 12 days ago +1

    I just started this video, but at some point, 'everyone' was an unknown player in their market.
    nVidia was once a small fish, as was AMD.

  • Lalnuntluanga Chhakchhuak

    I bought Londisk 400GB SSD. Working great so far.

  • indian cthulhu
    indian cthulhu 13 days ago

    NO THIS IS 2019!!! you cant assume the year

  • procc
    procc 15 days ago

    For gaming/every day tasks, buy cheapest adata or kingston, and you wont notice the difference from super expensive nvme ssd...

  • Rajesh Oinam
    Rajesh Oinam 17 days ago

    Hmm kingspec SSD .............. Ok have u ever heard of our sponsor glasswire...........hmmmmmmm

  • Dexter Smith
    Dexter Smith 17 days ago

    This thumbnail is very unbox therapy

  • Eddie O'tool
    Eddie O'tool 18 days ago +1

    I liked the tagline of this video. I wish my boss could see it........ He'd STRONGLY need to.

  • hardcore gamer
    hardcore gamer 18 days ago

    is that weed behind you?

  • Kami Neko
    Kami Neko 21 day ago +1

    Stupid af question "how it can be cheaper?", same way xiaomi cheaper then iPhone or Samsung and works better.

  • Robin Rai
    Robin Rai 21 day ago

    Don't the GoldenFir SSDs use the same controller and nand as the crucials drives? Going by the cristaldisk screenshots in reviews it seems quite a bit better than that corsair, and it's like 20 quid for 256 gigs

  • Arie Trouwborst
    Arie Trouwborst 21 day ago +1

    Try the Aliexpress Goldenfir SSD. It performs equal to the Samsung EVO 850.

  • isa ahmed
    isa ahmed 22 days ago

    what about Goldenfir SSD??

  • The_unforseen
    The_unforseen 22 days ago

    You should make a video depicting wether or not it is worth it to modify a Chromebook to run windows

  • Jeremy Georgia
    Jeremy Georgia 23 days ago

    Might these be appropriate for ISO files & other read only applications?
    Just curious.

  • Inside the Casino
    Inside the Casino 23 days ago

    Love that recommendation. 😂😂😂

  • Henrique Miceli Gonçalves

    What about Netac brand? Anyone knows? Bought one 712Gb SSD for 70 dollars

  • Ivan Cichlids
    Ivan Cichlids 25 days ago

    7:17 LoL , as a gift to someone you don't like .. hahahaa

  • Jackie LOL
    Jackie LOL 27 days ago

    The number dont lie, better buy cheap ssd than nothing(HDD).

  • isa ahmed
    isa ahmed 29 days ago

    what about Goldenfir Brand SATA 2.5 inch SSD??

  • Daniel Ohayon
    Daniel Ohayon 29 days ago

    "They have detailed neither the controller they used NOR the flash type!" Ba dum tsss! I see what you did there :D

  • Ivar Donado
    Ivar Donado 29 days ago

    I bought one SSD from that brand in January 2015 ... died in July that same year without showing any signs of aging before that. Just suddenly died with my data.

  • Unknow Name
    Unknow Name Month ago

    Kingspec is shit. I bought 4 ssd. 2 of them dont Work. I bought fastspeed, they are cheap And works good

  • Muazzez Erdem
    Muazzez Erdem Month ago

    God, I really love your channel! Both educating and entertaining. One of the few channels which I don't mind the ads.

  • Snuffles Le snowflake

    I appreciate that you say I can dislike the video. I do like it, I just appreciate that I can dislike it if I want.

  • Stuart Halliday
    Stuart Halliday Month ago

    Wow Linus. You're really need to reedit this video. Have you seen the mess at 4:10? Total lip sync mess. Don't let the quality side down guys.

  • burn2dmaxify
    burn2dmaxify Month ago

    No actual testing...its.lame man..

  • Mason Wong
    Mason Wong Month ago

    holy crap, LTT you should try an off brand ssd which is HikVision C2000,this one is a monster at that price

  • Joop de Pipo
    Joop de Pipo Month ago

    They are cheaper because you pay a manipulated price. Apart from the small difference, all prices are mega !! You just have to see the world in the world where you live. If you do not see that, you have your own manipulated reality

  • Максим Волков

    я такой в нетбук поставил. не скажу что совсем хреновый. но скорость слаба

  • sh huseynli
    sh huseynli Month ago

    How to test fake ssd? We buy reeinno 240gb

  • Dakota Lally
    Dakota Lally Month ago

    3:02 "Sends data in "logical BLOCK address"."
    3:04 "Now SSD's, they don't do LBA. Instead storing data in BLOCKS"
    I have no doubt you are right, Linus, but sometimes shiz gets confusing!

  • Baka Matsu
    Baka Matsu Month ago

    why are you so obsessed about dram on ssd. most trusted brands are now also offering dram-less ssd. for typical users, dram or dram-less ssd serve them until they throws away their computer. and the performance are not difference in normal usage.

  • Alexander Veselovsky

    very freaky thumbnail, FIE!!!

  • Alexander Veselovsky

    what the freak

  • heavyaccept
    heavyaccept Month ago

    "I recommend KingSpec as a gift for someone that you don't like" - ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahah!!!

  • RayRexDex
    RayRexDex Month ago

    ali a express

  • Lum Kl
    Lum Kl Month ago

    It should be a China based company.

  • kusanagi377
    kusanagi377 Month ago

    Disagree with Linus sugestions. I have more than 10 PC's (desktops and notebooks) and for the last 5 years two SSD"s failed - one Adata and one Intel. So, even the well known brand (Intel) is not reliable at 100%. Sure it is annoing to lose all data, but this is life - it happens. As for the speeds write/read of the SSD drives - every company is telling lies, the reality is 10-30% lower speeds. The only SSD's brand i never tested is Samsung, because those corean clowns are in my blacklist.

  • S. D. H.
    S. D. H. Month ago

    I stick to Intel/name-brand enterprise business-class SSD's for my PC desktop build drives. It's worth the bit of extra money IMO, & I have never had any issues with them.

  • Nick Gibson
    Nick Gibson Month ago +1

    Scrapyard Wars Ali Express Edition! Only build PC with completely off brand or knockoff parts!

  • Ivan Cichlids
    Ivan Cichlids Month ago

    Kingspec, kingmax, kingkong .😂😂😂

  • Jack Peterson
    Jack Peterson Month ago +1

    He needs to speak more english

  • KopRalL
    KopRalL Month ago

    I got two king spec ssds one cost around 1200dollars here in norway but 120ish dollars on ali 1tb and the other isnt sold in norway and costed me 60ish dollars and its 500gb:)

    • KopRalL
      KopRalL Month ago

      Forgot to mention both still works great and one of them is the one linus got..

  • Leseru Robert
    Leseru Robert Month ago

    How much did they payd you to make publicity to chinese aliexpress shitty site?

  • Tomu
    Tomu Month ago

    I bought 1tb ssd for 90€ from aliexpress and it's little bit faster than my 256 gb kingston ssd. China ssd 560/514 Kingston ssd 488/499 MB/s. Tested with CrystalDiskMark. China ssd doesn't have temp sensor it just shows 40°c all the time.

  • Kostas Alextown
    Kostas Alextown Month ago

    lol ! nice !!!

  • Steven Trocino
    Steven Trocino Month ago

    Can someone tell me how can I know the "age" of my SSD? meaning, how many times left to rewrite data it has?

    EDPGAMER dp Month ago

    You get wat you pay for.

  • Mr.Stache
    Mr.Stache Month ago

    Ha!! Give it as a gift for someone you don't like.. that was very funny.

  • Benjamin Kaleblevi
    Benjamin Kaleblevi Month ago

    That makes a lot of sense! Thanks!

  • Thomas J Babiarz
    Thomas J Babiarz Month ago

    Send it to Donald trump and Russian president Putin

  • Hamit Zor
    Hamit Zor Month ago

    I am a computer engineer and I did not know these details about SSDs for serious.

  • Luka Matkovic
    Luka Matkovic Month ago

    I got a pstriot burst 480gb for $73..It has dram cache, and the read/write speeds are crazy for the price!

  • Vulcan Peace
    Vulcan Peace Month ago +1

    "Speaking of trusting relatively unknown players! ....Glasswire!"

  • Apk Heaven
    Apk Heaven Month ago +2

    you should have tried KingDian

  • kevin ham
    kevin ham Month ago

    linus is so freaking funny

  • Artur Paiva de Seixas

    Can i ask you to test the KingDian one? Just to make a point that is the same crap

  • eLJaybud
    eLJaybud Month ago

    How much faster would they be if they didn't piss around with LBA.

  • TheOresCam
    TheOresCam Month ago

    Haey Haey Ho

  • MultiTelan
    MultiTelan Month ago

    "I recommend it..." I could have sworn was going to be followed up with, "to be thrown directly into a dumpster fire where it belongs."

  • Lars G#
    Lars G# Month ago

    But what if you do it RAID0 ?

  • 2fast4all
    2fast4all Month ago

    Picked up 2x 500GB Crucial MX500 SSDs for $57.99 at microcenter. Man what a deal and their fast in a Dell T3500 rigs.

    • Rachmat Zulfiqar
      Rachmat Zulfiqar 5 days ago

      MX500 is the best budget ssd imo, tick all the boxes, but theres some mx500 with inferior memory cell

  • Max vd Berg
    Max vd Berg Month ago +1

    Is the OS running faster on the Kingspec SSD than on a Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM?

  • Corbin N
    Corbin N Month ago

    Did you just assume my LBA?

  • Andrew Atkin
    Andrew Atkin Month ago

    Most of the reviews for this product are legit (only 2 fake reviewers on there) but watch out for fake reviews on amazon for brands you've not heard of before. It's happened with many products that I've seen floating about amazon so I'd recommend to not trust the total rating from reviews as much anymore.

  • SysPowerTools
    SysPowerTools 2 months ago

    Revisit this topic with the falling dram prices.

  • damon-st
    damon-st 2 months ago

    If you dislike this video you can hit that button but if you liked it ... Hitler ! get subscribed... Why would anyone want Hitler as a subscriber ?

  • hristoskof1
    hristoskof1 2 months ago

    I had a computer that could not run any game from the 21st century and now I can run this video at 4 K... Don't see much difference from 1080p though... I'm using an old analogue monitor with HDMI to VGA adapter, so maybe that's it, or is the problem somewhere else?

  • M. Tom
    M. Tom 2 months ago


  • John Gregory
    John Gregory 2 months ago

    I used AliExpress once. Never again. I can pretty much get the same things on Amazon and other sites without getting screwed.

  • Callan Brain
    Callan Brain 2 months ago

    2:48 haha Linus, I do like that one.

  • Starcraft And Caffeine
    Starcraft And Caffeine 2 months ago

    I got one off amazon a year ago and it's been working good. Using it right now.

  • nextFauzindo
    nextFauzindo 2 months ago

    but does it still run faster than my 5400 rpm hard disk?

  • systemBuilder
    systemBuilder 2 months ago

    These have been around 5+ years, from the dawn of SATA-1 Specification. So not exactly a fly-by night company.

    ALI RAHMAN 2 months ago

    nands can write data only certain number of times....Thats Disturbing. Then how long do the best SSDs last before causing loss of data or when would a replacement be required?

  • Karol Rolbiecki
    Karol Rolbiecki 2 months ago

    I usually despise utubers but ur good :)

  • Mahesh Thakur
    Mahesh Thakur 2 months ago +1

    I bought KingSpec 64GB drive for $25 in Nov 2017 and still running fine. I was cheapest SSD at that time for me. Other brand are too much expensive. I used it as windows C drive partition. I m using daily 12 hours my laptop and it still running fine. 5TB data written done. Its performance is also great.
    I would recommend if u have old system ans u just wanna upgrade it.

  • Domah Haadil
    Domah Haadil 2 months ago

    watching this vid from a kinspec ssd. For the price i think it works well, its not for tech savy beings, it works fine for average users and people on budgets.
    Anyway it is not made for connoiseurs.

  • jamie goode
    jamie goode 2 months ago

    See my first n only build last February I used my Amazon Prime....was budget hunting for ram and storage and came across GLOWAY, managed to grab 16gb 2400hz and 2 x 128gb ssds for a fraction of the price of others, all have been working well since then.....nearly a year later!

  • V UK
    V UK 2 months ago

    keep assuming the drive is bad but stats and your tests seems not too bad, if you claim that if it will slow down when drive is full then fill it up then test it again then instead of talking long with loud voice, just show the data