We bought a cheap SSD from Ali Express..

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  • Felix Pa
    Felix Pa Day ago

    Seriously?? the video thumbnail seem crying over a SSD.

  • Nitin Kumar
    Nitin Kumar Day ago +1

    Chinese write 20 MP camera on their product when in fact they used 0.2 MP sensor. Except reputed international brands, we can never trust Chinese manufactured products.

  • riopato2009
    riopato2009 2 days ago

    I've been buying Kingspec for decades. Specifically and more recently Pata ssds. Yes that's not a typo eide type ssds and they work great.

  • Joe's Cinema
    Joe's Cinema 2 days ago +3

    Red: Can I buy them in bulk?

  • rondhole
    rondhole 3 days ago

    Chinese unknown product = Fraud = thief with smiles. It is just the fundamental Chinese people mentality in contrast with Japanese. Japan industry learn and study Western technology but they do not just make it cheaper. They make it better and even make factories in USA and export it to Japan like Honda or Toyota.

  • Marco Franciosi
    Marco Franciosi 3 days ago

    5:56 Atari 2600 cartridge on the right?

  • MarijnIsN00B
    MarijnIsN00B 3 days ago +1

    Both my gpu and my ssd are bought from aliexpress so fight me

  • Split 5555
    Split 5555 4 days ago +3

    Put one on a laptop replacing a 5400rpm drive. Difference was hard to tell.
    Remarks though: better battery life and shockprrof

  • Zeek M
    Zeek M 6 days ago

    Buy the wrong component and you could be screwed.

  • SouthernStyleGamer
    SouthernStyleGamer 7 days ago

    Well the one SSD I own is a (OLD MODEL) Crucial MX200 500GB SATA 2.5” 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive - CT500MX200SSD1. read and write speeds of 555r/510w. I bought mine in 2015 and love it!!!!!!!! Looking at the speed of that SSD in the chart and wow "its kind of slow" But I do love mine :) I never really used much space either on this laptop I use only 91GB used and 351GB free space. Works as fast in 2019 or faster than the 4 years ago when I bought it:)

  • Arsch Yugi
    Arsch Yugi 8 days ago +9

    Just remove those earrings dude. We got 2019

  • SolidSonicTH
    SolidSonicTH 9 days ago +4

    KingSpec is actually a good source for shorter NVMe SSDs for things like the GPD Win.

  • maxlol0
    maxlol0 9 days ago

    my experience with their nvme 512GB 2242 ssd is not bad. kingspec was the only one selling 2242 nvme >= 512GB capacity. it works very well with my thinkpad wwan slot with the only downside that the temperature can get to 73 celcius. which is 3 degrees above the operating temperature. so the ssd throttles under prolonged load. can get at least 31MB/s on the lowest score on crystal diskmark.while the highest score being 1GB/s.

  • jordan secrist
    jordan secrist 10 days ago

    Anyone who buys something like this over a name brand for 5-10 bucks more is an idiot.

  • Ryan Hensley
    Ryan Hensley 11 days ago

    You guys should give vaskey a try. Used one of the 120gb ssd for months without issue and always had the right read and write it said it would have. Used for my o.s. for a long time until I got 2x500gb wdblue ssd's for 50 bucks for both...so ya give vaskey a shot

  • Brandon McCoy
    Brandon McCoy 12 days ago +3

    I've had 2 SSDs in my computer one was a SanDisk SSD that died less than a year after I bought it, decided I would run on an HDD until I could buy an Samsung 850 Evo, however at a local bargain store that sells surplus or returned items from online stores for $5 (a place called gimme a 5) I came across this SSD, it did not have a box, and it had a huge dent on it (metal enclosure) I figured it's only $5 not a big loss of it doesn't work or does quickly. Bought it, installed it, found it worked and was a 512GB model, installed Windows and waited for it to die so I could get my 850 Evo, that was back in March of 2016, and it is still my main drive for my pc, it's running z97, 4790k and a GTX 970 to give you an idea how long ago this was, it was, when I bought my SanDisk SSD it was a 120 GB model that I payed $60 or $80 for died less than 9 months after I bought it brand new, with only Windows and league of legends installed on it, everything else was stored to one of my 5 HDD so for me it was easily the greatest $5 I've ever spent

    • Madd
      Madd 10 days ago +1

      you are so damn lucky!

  • xmodmodifier
    xmodmodifier 13 days ago +12

    In a parallel universe, linus is kingspec's spokesperson

  • MysTic_Titan
    MysTic_Titan 13 days ago


  • Laio Zatt
    Laio Zatt 14 days ago +1

    This 960GB for R$ 320 (price) or a 960GB 860 evo for R$ 786 (price)? xD

  • Hubert Huppe
    Hubert Huppe 14 days ago +1

    OK, you say i can give you this SSD as a gift?

  • Alejandro M. Gonzalez Gonzalez

    obviosly this guy knows more than the actual engeniers that make those components. problably has many degrees in engeniering. lets leesen to this guy. it's a genius I dont know why is not working in NASA.

  • sam islam
    sam islam 18 days ago

    Buddy how much Samsung pay you for shit talk ?

  • goshko toshkov
    goshko toshkov 20 days ago +2

    So if kingspec paid you, you would recommend them to someone you like at the end of your video?

  • Jordan Harris
    Jordan Harris 20 days ago

    I still don't give any fucks about your sponsor Linus.

  • Dixit Patel
    Dixit Patel 21 day ago

    Linus do the review of Corerise SSD.

  • Sharkuel
    Sharkuel 21 day ago +2

    My PC has a 750GB NoTac SSD that I bought for 50 bucks and it is still rockin.

  • Muhammad hamdani
    Muhammad hamdani 22 days ago +1

    ali *a* xpress

  • Mujtahid Haque
    Mujtahid Haque 23 days ago

    Just wait another 10 years. They will be competitive against Samsung and Kingston. Crucial used to be a random no name company and people love their SSDs now.

  • ZeroVizibility
    ZeroVizibility 23 days ago +3

    0:46 Yeah Linus, we've heard it a hundred times.

  • black spider_HD
    black spider_HD 23 days ago

    Wish is not good wideo
    Starting video...
    Wish advertisement

  • Bruno Dominguez
    Bruno Dominguez 25 days ago

    Corsair’s sponsored video...

  • Mannu Khiladi
    Mannu Khiladi 25 days ago

    This sound like a techquikie video

  • lol m2k
    lol m2k 27 days ago


    KARIM ELHAKAOUI 29 days ago

    only russian buy cheap goods from aliexpress

  • Jernej x
    Jernej x Month ago

    Stop trashing things from China we know it's trash not all bur what you order, it's like making u duck a girl we all know u won't get it up u fag

  • Windows Tutorials
    Windows Tutorials Month ago

    0:54 Yeah, you need GlassWire for Windows 8.

  • jamie goode
    jamie goode Month ago +2

    See I when I did my first budget £500-600 build last Feb, using only Amazon prime...I purchased a Gloway 2 x 8gb 2400mhz ram and 2 x 240gb Gloway SSDs for stupidly cheaper prices than the other known brands, they all still work well and run brilliantly

  • Invincible Mew
    Invincible Mew Month ago +14

    When you're sponcered by Kingspec😙
    Then realize that your career is more important😆😆

  • Nick Garcia
    Nick Garcia Month ago

    I have a 250 GB ssd from pny that was like 40 bucks.. only use it for OS and small programs like winrar. It's ok tho. PC boots in like 12 seconds.. don't really mind until I can actually get one big enough to put games on.

  • Mashiur Rahman
    Mashiur Rahman Month ago

    Nice to see that you noticed my blog about kingspec ssd review. People should stay away from kingspec ssd.

  • Aksshay Sharma
    Aksshay Sharma Month ago

    Make a video on how linus authenticates it's sponsors claims

  • Дмитрий Солодкий

    Thank you for GlassWire. I had problem with phone in store.

  • Derpy Meat
    Derpy Meat Month ago

    Of course Ali express sells that.
    **Ali-A sponsors it.**

  • Neelesh Chakraborty

    Hey Linus, I have been following your channel for a long time, need a help. I recently purchased a budget laptop from ASUS. It comes pre installed with Wins 10 and now I am planning to install a SSD into it. Since, the laptop comes pre--installed with windows, can you tell me how to move the OS to the SSD.

  • Yethu Raj
    Yethu Raj Month ago +3

    Dude you saved me. I was going to buy an ssd from Ali express. Now I will buy an Kingston A400 2.5 SSD from amazon.

  • Tamer Mirza
    Tamer Mirza Month ago

    either these product are reliable for labtop or not.....?

  • Tetra Sky
    Tetra Sky Month ago

    I've actually seen those on amazon before when shopping for a new ssd... They looked to good to be true according to the low price and next to no reviews. I see that they do have reviews now... Lol

  • Vartan Shakhoian
    Vartan Shakhoian Month ago +7

    Hey, I have an idea.
    I think it would be interesting to know, how those drives will work in NAS server wirh 12 or 24 drives, running under freenas, zfs, raidz3.
    And do some stress testing.

    • Andrew_koala
      Andrew_koala Month ago +1

      Don't waste your time on it or even thinking about it.
      It would not be interesting in any way.

  • idk
    idk Month ago

    They made a new version of it on Ali Express

  • Jona Sdk
    Jona Sdk Month ago

    Fuck, i bought one one week ago :(

  • Verbatim
    Verbatim Month ago

    The reason why it can be cheaper than a major company can be solved in 3 answers. #1. They have no name brand to throw on the pricetag. #2. They probably didn't do any R&D because it's (probably) from China so they probably just stole the tech. #3. They probably have really awful tech support. I could add a #4 and say it's made with much cheaper components.

  • Shock N Awe
    Shock N Awe Month ago +1

    What about Goldenfir's SSD?


    • Jerryc 17
      Jerryc 17 Month ago

      @Shock N Awe almost have the same performance but the Goldenfir SSD is 2% faster

    • Shock N Awe
      Shock N Awe Month ago

      Jerryc 17 So, they are both not-so-good?

    • Jerryc 17
      Jerryc 17 Month ago +1

      Goldenfir's SSD and the Kingspec's SSD have the same performance trust me I bought two of them just to replace my usb drive

  • mavric 101
    mavric 101 Month ago

    Lol do t buy these cheep ssd i brought a 500gb colourful sl500 drive after around 200gigs written it slowed down in writes like to 20 mBbs

  • ay lmao
    ay lmao Month ago

    "Have you heard of the highelves"

  • viralengine908
    viralengine908 Month ago

    So, I bought a cheap Kingston that's more than a third cheaper than an 860 evo for the same capacity, and every time a sizeable write function is being executed, it brings everything to a halt. If windows update is running, Windows won't even respond to clicking on the start button or even switch tabs on chrome.

  • Jeremy Jk
    Jeremy Jk Month ago

    Have 2 x 256 gb and last all more than 3 year so far, they are great ssd. However since kingston a400 is only few bux more expensive now should probably get that since they are less dodgy on whats inside them

  • GeekRichieUK
    GeekRichieUK Month ago

    Not to say EK Heatsink isn't the superior heatsink (they have serious pedigree!), but SCAN is giving away a free M.2 heatsink with the SN750 and almost any other NVMe right now.

  • lone wolf
    lone wolf Month ago

    What is the best 120 gb ssd

  • Darwin Vera Ringele

    1.75 and you'll be ok

  • Yiğitcan Akkaş
    Yiğitcan Akkaş Month ago

    Does this apply for the NVME versions of these kingspec ssds? They have models for 70$s on 512 and 130$s for 1tbs. I own one of each and they are as fast as they claim, around 2400/1750 mb/s seq. But i am not sure what happens then they are near full. Can someone explain?

  • Harish Mohana
    Harish Mohana Month ago

    In my country Kingston 120 GB ssd is a no brainer it is cheaper than 240gb Samsung ssd by Almost 4 times I can even buy 4 Kingston ssd and put it on raid 0.

  • The Red Owl
    The Red Owl 2 months ago

    I know this is off topic and as funny as it seems i've got a kingdian 60gb ssd with okayish performance and i only got it to boot up my windows faster and it actually does that job in like 10 seconds im in windows all jokes aside the 20 dollars i spent on it were well worth and oddly enough ive been using it for the last 2 years and im planning to buy the 25 dollars one that they have rn which offers even better specs which are more for game loading times and just use it for some gaming tests and if it performs better i might this one for the windows only and install 2 or 3 of my main games and game on that new ssd or better yet load the game off of it if it makes sense? :)

  • TheViperShow
    TheViperShow 2 months ago

    The problem is that those are on Amazon it

  • Geralb Aliu
    Geralb Aliu 2 months ago +3

    He got me when he said i recommend this then...😂😂😂

  • gl4d1us
    gl4d1us 2 months ago +5

    Sold hundreds of them in cheap builds and never had a single one coming back for RMA.

  • Kevin Harte
    Kevin Harte 2 months ago

    07:14 is when he gets to the point

  • TheMan1510
    TheMan1510 2 months ago

    When you guys reference clips from other videos you've done, can you please put links to those supporting videos in the description text? Thanks.

  • Necati Bozdoğan
    Necati Bozdoğan 2 months ago

    I am using the same one but with another brand called Zheino. It is 128GB and I am using it for about one year. It has blown up my pc but when I hear these things I am started to get anxious about my system.

  • open defecation
    open defecation 2 months ago

    I am still using Kingspec 256GB which I bought from AliExpress 5 years ago. Still holding well and so far no problem.

  • Yasinovski
    Yasinovski 2 months ago +4

    I have the same SSD :/ and paid double the price of kingstone because of TAX :////////
    *AND IT WAS 60 GB*

  • JOJO B.A
    JOJO B.A 2 months ago

    You're totally right. I bought one Kingpsec 480GB SSD and it was a disaster. The writing speed starts at 300 MB/s but if you have a file larger than 100 MB it drops instantly to 20 MB/s. This SSD performs worse than a HDD on my PC and my PS4. Although cheap it's useless. A real waste of money

  • Breakfast Squad Studio
    Breakfast Squad Studio 2 months ago

    Whoever was behind the camera thought your joke was funny @ 7:25 Lool

  • Maggie C
    Maggie C 2 months ago +1

    Kingspec ssd is good,but as my 1 years experience of using kingspec ,,,,,,,,,,, I just want to say I’d rather to choose kingdian ssd.More cheap and stable ~

  • Harsh Banyal
    Harsh Banyal 2 months ago

    Transcend m2 nvme...?

  • Limes
    Limes 2 months ago

    King spec SSDs aren’t too bad

  • DexonDenz
    DexonDenz 2 months ago +1

    I actually have that ssd in my laptop, i swear to god

  • Filmayte
    Filmayte 2 months ago +8

    Cheap SSD beats any regular hard drive Linus...

  • DJ Soru
    DJ Soru 2 months ago

    This worries me. The only IDE SSDs I can find for my old laptops (Yes, they still matter to me, my Presario 1700 belonged to my late grampa and I played the shit outta it) are of this brand!

  • Mr na
    Mr na 2 months ago

    Where do you keep all the shit you get sent

  • Vico Devinto
    Vico Devinto 2 months ago

    its so weird ssd 😂
    thx for sharing linus 😘

  • B Sandoval
    B Sandoval 2 months ago

    Is this a techquickie video

  • __lxcius__
    __lxcius__ 2 months ago

    From every. Second. One. Of. Your. Videos.

    JK love Ur content bye lol.

  • Echo1975
    Echo1975 2 months ago +13

    Well, I bought a kingdian 120gb ssd for 12 bucks on aliexpress and it does it's job.

    • Animated Anatomy
      Animated Anatomy 6 days ago +1

      @Echo1975 I understand... I referred to Linus saying that you should not buy it. He is wrong...

    • Echo1975
      Echo1975 6 days ago

      @Animated Anatomy Hey! It still works and read and write is fast.

    • Animated Anatomy
      Animated Anatomy 6 days ago +1

      yeah I have no clue what this man is saying... 120 gb for 12 bucks... I paid mine 60 bucks and it died...

  • Logan Braveheart
    Logan Braveheart 2 months ago +2

    this dude is a damn LIE he said mixed reviews. how are mixed reviews mainly 5 star reviews -_- 6:38 99% of the reviews are 5 stars..

    TAMILMECH GURUJI 2 months ago

    You r paid promotions guy

  • TheMasterGame19
    TheMasterGame19 2 months ago

    He ran out of ideas for videos

  • SushiMilk
    SushiMilk 2 months ago +1

    should i buy a m.2 ssd or the block lookin one

  • BerfroidMorzen
    BerfroidMorzen 2 months ago

    can someone tell me how KingDian SSD's are? I'm thinking about buying an m.2 ssd from this brand, ONLY for the operating system. Already have a 500gb hdd for storage.

  • Nmotsch idontwannagivemyrealname

    I hope you didn't hook that thing up to anything connected to your network, unless you enjoy rootkits

  • iAppleBeta
    iAppleBeta 2 months ago

    7:17 best part of this video

  • Scott Wert
    Scott Wert 2 months ago

    my god stop with the damn in video ads. stupid shit. i'll never subscribe because of that crap. get enough spam, and get enough commercials from cable tv and radio. screw ads.

  • Diego A F
    Diego A F 2 months ago

    Alguem tradus em Pt Br ae ???

  • McPcholkin
    McPcholkin 2 months ago

    I buy kingspec 32GB ssd for my home server because it size (without case) and price, but i not store sensitive data on it, just OS, and if it die i just replace it.

  • Eros F.
    Eros F. 3 months ago +1

    I purchased few of these Kingspec SSD 2 years ago, and they still work fast after many rewrite cycles in a NAS home storage. I am always skeptical on how good any piece of hardware might be, both from a big or an unknown brand.

  • Ramon Cayangyang
    Ramon Cayangyang 3 months ago

    hahaha a gift from someone you don't like :D. I really love watching this video's hahaha

  • Tomoko Abe
    Tomoko Abe 3 months ago

    DO NOT ORDER FROM ALiEXPRESS..EVER..they will infect your computer with so much spam you will never be able to get rid of it. If you see Aliexpress--RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN.

    • ArcticPilot Show
      ArcticPilot Show 2 months ago

      I have ordered many thins from AliExpress for few years and have never had any problem with spam of any kind.

  • S H A H E N S H A
    S H A H E N S H A 3 months ago +1

    Thank you
    you saved my $137 I almost ordered
    and I subscribed you just

  • Fco.Daniel Ramírez
    Fco.Daniel Ramírez 3 months ago

    So... What do you think .. that is the difference of price... O what do you expect? Same velocity... A 1/3 of price?

  • Honest Malayali
    Honest Malayali 3 months ago

    That's how LTT spoils a start-up company!!!

  • Hans Yulian
    Hans Yulian 3 months ago +1

    "Gift for someone you dont like!" Linus! you are a genius! not only it will break down, but also they will get the despair of losing their data!