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  • Domah Haadil
    Domah Haadil 16 hours 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 Day 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 3 days 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

  • Shorr Kan
    Shorr Kan 4 days ago

    fuck you and fuck your sponsor

  • Comp Wiz2007
    Comp Wiz2007 5 days ago

    It's chips are made from Chinesium, what did you expect?

  • Anton Kovalev
    Anton Kovalev 7 days ago

    Поiiiёл ты на +уй пиздабол)

  • MooSaidChicken
    MooSaidChicken 7 days ago +1

    These videos are so clickbait. But I always know they are going to be entertaining, so they are great.

  • DarkSoul3092
    DarkSoul3092 8 days ago

    hey i got a ssd called a OYUNKEY if anyone has heard of it before but i plugged it into my pc and when i try to install things or play games with it. it randomly turns off when i mean off i mean the pc doesn't pick it up any more until i restart my pc is the ssd a fake or is it just a broken ssd they gave me?

  • James Ryan
    James Ryan 8 days ago


  • IRoastU
    IRoastU 8 days ago

    I'm a designer and the their logo is a stolen one from Derrick designs lmfao

  • Nightwave Radio
    Nightwave Radio 8 days ago

    Wow man you really explain this stuff in a way that is idiot proof. I'm learning a lot from your channel. I also love all these weird hardware experiments you do. Very fascinating stuff.

  • FarmYard Gaming
    FarmYard Gaming 9 days ago +1

    Ha, did you say SSD?!

  • Joon Park
    Joon Park 9 days ago

    Haha Karma work!! Fxxk yea!

  • Jody Bruchon
    Jody Bruchon 9 days ago +5

    I recognize KingSpec because they are the only company that makes cheap PATA SSDs. Dropping a KingSpec 32GB PATA SSD into an old Pentium II laptop is nothing short of amazing. You can get KingSpec drives from U.S. sellers so they're not really that odd.

  • Matthew Gaming
    Matthew Gaming 10 days ago

    just buy from amazon and buy from name brands like samsung or even adata

  • BetaWolf47
    BetaWolf47 10 days ago

    7:17 - 7:23 There is no way anybody will ever take this out of context. Ever.

  • Boy Ipis
    Boy Ipis 11 days ago

    HAHAHAHA good idea... hmmmm nice gift hahaha

  • Jack Gookler
    Jack Gookler 11 days ago

    Linus must love marketing aliexpress all the time.

  • veron ricci
    veron ricci 11 days ago

    I hold a different point of view about LTT channel editor's opinion . Biased opinion . I bought a wonderful reasonable price level SSD from Taobao. Read more chinese product details under the "Header". All depends on your "Choice". Ask more and pick one you trust mostly. If fail, return your purchase to the seller.

  • TomBot
    TomBot 11 days ago

    Uh oh. I have a KingSpec mini pcie half card in my laptop.

  • ShqTth
    ShqTth 11 days ago

    Long time ago I was looking for an SSD for my laptop that used IDE. Kingspec had both SLC and MLC versions at 16/32/64GB size ranging from $60-$200. Obviously the SLC version was either 2x more expensive or half as much in size. At the time I read that initial SSD's had studer issues, so I never bought one. anyways this was back in 2007/2008 i think.

  • TeamHansen19
    TeamHansen19 12 days ago

    Plz never think vids like this is wasted time, i learn so much, thank you!

  • simplex
    simplex 12 days ago

    I would like to get a 60gb but I'm hoping it is a good price for the answer? www.ebay.com/itm/283328324519

  • Sharbel El Hajj
    Sharbel El Hajj 12 days ago

    haha amazing: recommended for someone you don t like... 🤔🤔🤔 emm like an x gf?😂

  • FeinesFabi
    FeinesFabi 12 days ago

    Hey folks: Is there a way to block channels so they don't show up in the recommendations?

  • Hang Yang
    Hang Yang 12 days ago

    but can it run crysis

  • Jonas Simkus
    Jonas Simkus 13 days ago

    I got glass wire it blocked battle field 5 cuz

    It was made from EA

  • MuggZie
    MuggZie 13 days ago

    has anyone noticed, when you close your eyes, and listen to Linus, he sounds just like Steve Carell =D love and respect, love your content

  • rawux1228
    rawux1228 14 days ago

    I bought P3-512gb version for about 80$ (branded same capacity ssd price's were from 140$ in my local stores back then) and it increased my laptop boot times from 5 mins to 20-30secs. had it for 1 year and had no problems with it. Today its not worth getting an unbranded drive and risk your data, but back then it was worth trying since it was 2x cheaper.

  • Jason Mraz
    Jason Mraz 14 days ago

    well my 128gb kingspec SSD just destroyed itself and took my hard drive with it. The SSD is not recognized anymore and the hard drive is unrecoverable

  • DJ D3PR3SS3D
    DJ D3PR3SS3D 14 days ago

    I bought a kingdian 32gb SSD and it made a huge ass difference.I really don’t care about what happens to it but it works!

  • Shane Johns
    Shane Johns 15 days ago

    So what if it is slow? It's not nearly as bad when combined with an M.2 device that is working as the buffer/cache.

    • Max *X*
      Max *X* 15 days ago

      This is dogshit stfu retard

  • Almir Canella
    Almir Canella 16 days ago

    I have a KINGSPEC M.2 NVME for about a year now. here are the results, in comparisson with some of my hdd:i.postimg.cc/yxVvbFHR/STORAGE-DVC-COMPARISSON.png

  • John Hubbard
    John Hubbard 16 days ago

    You know, it’s all well and good for Linus to bash everything out there that doesn’t run at bleeding edge speeds, but personally I’ve had a few kingspec drives that have performed flawlessly for everyday tasks and beaten the crap out of the mechanical drives they replaced. I realize this was a while ago when there was a larger price difference, but also kingspec supported older interface options that the big players didn’t. So maybe not so quick to judge.

    • Max *X*
      Max *X* 15 days ago

      This is dogshit speeds. Just buy a Samsung 860 evo you fucking tard

  • Galen Thurber
    Galen Thurber 16 days ago

    right on

  • Priyansh Jorwal
    Priyansh Jorwal 17 days ago +7

    2019 anyone

  • Csaba Kertész
    Csaba Kertész 19 days ago

    I use Kingspec drives for years and I never had any problems with them and their performance were always really good.

  • Knuschberkeks
    Knuschberkeks 23 days ago

    Fun Fact: Kingspec actually sell a PATA SSD, just in case you want to put an SSD into your retro Computer...

  • Robert Lloyd
    Robert Lloyd 23 days ago

    I've seen this type of thing before and my favorite computer online retailer Newegg has added Chinese imported products to save a few bucks and add to their inventory. To be safe I tried to cancel a hard drive case from china because I had no idea this was going on, similar to multiple sellers on amazon.
    Simple answer from a less than average IQ guy that likes computers: DO NOT buy electronics from China. You can pick countries from Newegg on the last couple of options on the left option pane. Also I would advise to pick the seller as just Newegg if possible. This option can also be selected from the left option pane.
    Also DO NOT go to an Asian Massage Parlor and do anything other than a therapeutic massage, otherwise you may have children running around that you never knew about.

  • Israel Wolstein
    Israel Wolstein 23 days ago +1

    I bought at least 20 of those in the past 5 years. 16gb,32gb and 64gb. They are not as fast as drives that are 4X more expensive but they are pretty fast compared to regular hard drives. You can drop them from 6+ feets high and they won't break or show any errors when you test them.

  • Lauren Glenn
    Lauren Glenn 24 days ago

    "....recommend it for people you don't like....." Love that recommendation. New listener and now new subscriber. Very informative videos. Thanks :)

  • philliph86
    philliph86 25 days ago

    Never buying Sennheiser headphones again. Quality has gone down over recent years.

  • Mizakit Ioni
    Mizakit Ioni 28 days ago

    the video that has the imac pro screen being broken has been in so many videos lately hahaha.

  • Valeriu Cionoiu
    Valeriu Cionoiu 28 days ago

    It's so hard to watch this guy speaking... God

  • 6581punk
    6581punk 29 days ago

    I think I fitted a KingSpec in my E-Mu sampler. They were the only IDE SSD I could find.

  • Crypt1cmyst1c
    Crypt1cmyst1c Month ago

    typing this at the beginning of the video: the unknown chips are most likely just underperforming rejected stuff from reputable manufacturers. the stuff that didn't pass their internal QA so they sell dirt cheap to a third party, who marks it up a tiny bit and dumps them on the market.

  • Les Rogers
    Les Rogers Month ago

    I've had a Kingspec PATA (IDE) SSD in my RNS 510 VW head unit since I installed it 2 years ago. It actually works fine but the RNS is still deadly slow in operation.

  • Adilson V. Casula
    Adilson V. Casula Month ago

    I'm just not agreed when tou say "how they can be cheaper than massive multinationals like Sansumg"
    . You can look to all s.phones around. They're massive, but not cheaper.

  • gianmario volta
    gianmario volta Month ago

    You've proved nothing ! Blah blah blah is not a test

  • Tom Cypher
    Tom Cypher Month ago

    Actually I bought a chinese SanDisk 480 GB SSD for $62 recently. It has issues but seems to work OK.

  • Isaac Coverstone
    Isaac Coverstone Month ago

    How could 1.7K people downvote this? Wtf is your problem?

  • joe smoe
    joe smoe Month ago

    Is that weed plant

  • Anthony Maw
    Anthony Maw Month ago +1

    The brand does NOT imply reliability. I had an INTEL 160GB G3 SSD drive self-destruct on me due to a firmware bug. Sure Intel replaced it. Samsung also previously had problems with their "Enterprise-class" SSDs before too due to random data loss causing server crashes. Best quote I ever heard: "If it's got +i+s or tech, it's gonna give you PROBLEMS!"

  • Mitchel R********
    Mitchel R******** Month ago

    When the Chicoms rule the World whose idea's will they steal? Communism is the CANCER of humanity. Only the indoctrinated feel differently.

  • epSos.de
    epSos.de Month ago +1

    *Very useful video.* Might the most useful Linus video so far.
    He is right about the price and speed. It's not the thing that the hard drive has to do in the long term.
    He is right that the data on our devices is probably the most valuable thing in the long term.
    Like photo memories or letters or the projects we work on for hours and days.
    More secure and high quality hard drives are better for this reason.
    The fast hard drive is not attractive if it breaks every year or so. Price is also not above the quality of the hard drive. It's like a magic balance, where people expect high quality for low price.

  • TQ LLA
    TQ LLA Month ago

    There are a lot of bad reviews for the Adata SU650 drives. (Which I bought, and am afraid to use)

  • Tony P
    Tony P Month ago

    I don't think I have anyone I hate that much to gift the drive to. lol

  • FMKilling1
    FMKilling1 Month ago

    Blabla after 5min the real Part Start

  • WinNuke2003
    WinNuke2003 Month ago

    What's with all the pretend face palms?

  • Geert365
    Geert365 Month ago

    Numbers got poor little consumer like me bit disoriented, but guess cheaper ssd can have good use for someone who doesn't need more (people tend to pay 10 % extra for 50 % extra speed, even when it would never come to any use (i know i tend to sometimes, when not careful, but feel bit sucumbe if i give in, may be i am crazy) . Ps come to think of it, got ssd from different china brand (working good enough for me so far, to say the least), but using usb sticks for ready boost of this brand, they work pretty good up to now (little to compare with here, i must admit). Post yes/no, hope you don't mind i did, (BWOUHAHAHAHAAAAA).
    Ps Yoko walkmans had a bad name here, waay back, some things never change, oh oeh oh oh.

  • Aritra Majumdar
    Aritra Majumdar Month ago

    Please do one on a Reeinno review, either of the RAM or the SSD. Their 960GB SSD is insanely cheap, which raises the same suspicions.

  • Homer Slated
    Homer Slated Month ago

    "How can they be cheaper than massive multinationals" ... that engage in price fixing to keep prices artificially high.

  • OzzyRampage
    OzzyRampage Month ago

    You would be better of using a cheap 7200 rpm HDD than that kingspec one.

  • Mike Worden
    Mike Worden Month ago

    I thought windows 10 knows if you have a ssd or hdd

  • Toool
    Toool Month ago

    Idk if linus will ever see this comment but, I bought and daily a cheap kingspec ssd from aliexpress,
    and I noticed that whenever I'm streaming over chrome + manycam for my webcam, FiveM (GTAV) really tanks in terms of loading speeds, and I drop through the ground etc -- could it be overloading seeing as these cheaper ssd's don't have that inbuilt processor or w/e?
    seems super consumer relevant too, as streaming gaming's becoming a biiiig thing, and welp my 240gig kingspec really doesn't like it apparently

  • Pablo Ucan
    Pablo Ucan Month ago

    Way to go buying from Alibaba. Supporting China, those that have stolen our technology to compete against us, stolen our manufacturing jobs, and are now poised to threaten our democracy and lives through military expansion. Why support corruption and totalitarianism with your money?

  • Jack Pfeiffer
    Jack Pfeiffer Month ago

    I bought a cheap girlfriend and she gave me HIV. DM me for coupons to get 25% off

  • Marco Costantini
    Marco Costantini Month ago +1

    I feel like this was sponsored by a big company with the sole purpose to scare people away.

  • Jive Lamar
    Jive Lamar Month ago

    Linus...Ur disgusting!!

  • Ogre MGTOW
    Ogre MGTOW Month ago

    As a gift for someone I don't like . Would my Ex Wife and Ex Mother in law work ?

    • Ogre MGTOW
      Ogre MGTOW Month ago

      On second thought , I would not waste money on either of those two.

  • enrt
    enrt Month ago

    They released an NVME, pls try it

    ADEMIUM Month ago

    bench a goldenfir ssd plz

  • Ralph H.
    Ralph H. Month ago

    Man, I really like your style and the way you try explain things without going deep into a topic. ... but the commercials really suck. I don't to get hit by products like headphones form Sennheiser without being interested in buying that stuff.
    Keep doing what you like, but I'm out ...

  • Morffin Wang
    Morffin Wang Month ago

    Who invited you to do this video? How much you got? Do you know SSD well? Do you know SSD has with DRAM and without DRAM, do you know it’s fair to compare a SSD 4K performance to a SSD without DRAM? you are famous maybe, pls take care what you say, especially when you know nothing of it.

  • Nick Moreno
    Nick Moreno Month ago

    *loading le faster*

    RHTORAS Month ago

    Hey Linus you'd better make an ssd comparison from aliexpress.I am from Greece and here we have crisis,so buying the more expensive ssd's is a little difficult.I have seen good reviews about suntrsi ssd and a lot others.Make a video for the low budgert guys.BTW some brands are not that bad so you better prove if it's bad or not.
    PROVE and we will believe you.

  • Lionel Sanderson
    Lionel Sanderson Month ago

    All you caught them out on was small data packet writing, and is this legit? I hear the 1TB model use MK8215 controller.
    You go on about how DRAM-less drives are bad, but you compare it to a DRAM-less corsair model AND its reused from your video What are DRAM-less SSD's.
    You've called the hard drive "bad" and "cheap quality" by generalising with it being a DRAM-less drive rather than a Kingspec specific "fault". 3 year warranty on these?
    I also hear you are either in Shenzhen (where Kingspec is) or often there, and you're married to an Asian? Hmmm... Maybe recieved a payout to try and eliminate Kingspec drives from the competition?

  • Jay 'BuGG3r'
    Jay 'BuGG3r' Month ago


  • MIchael Wiggler
    MIchael Wiggler Month ago

    That plant looks like weed

  • jak p
    jak p Month ago

    Disappointed you didn’t open the drive and see what memory and controller is used

  • AcesnEights698
    AcesnEights698 Month ago

    I wouldn't put them in any modern rig but Kingspec makes PATA SSDs. Very useful for old hardware.

  • Fabrício Santana
    Fabrício Santana Month ago

    Man, videos like this must cause panic the companies mentioned.

  • kimnach
    kimnach Month ago

    i purchased one of these (44-pin IDE interface) a few years ago. All was good for a few weeks, then it stopped working and I could not even initialize it. Fortunately, it only had music on it for my carputer, and nothing of importance was lost. Absolute Junk. And customer service was non-existent.

  • David Paul
    David Paul Month ago

    Another dyson ad stalling before your awesome videos. :/ gets the video a thumbs down and Dyson can sniff me frumunda.

  • GameER
    GameER Month ago +5

    A lot of SSDs made by BIG BRANDS got bad feedback. Did someone heard about Goodram? NO. Its a polish producent of SSDs and they are good. I dont like it when someone says that something is bad without proving it.

    • Helveteshit
      Helveteshit 15 days ago +1

      They kinda proved it with the results though?

  • Marc P.
    Marc P. Month ago

    Without wasting 8.5 Mins Lifetime, these SSD are just PITA! Cheap RAM, which doesn't pass the quality tests of the orginal manufactor/brand, and TBW from these lowlife SSDs is also a joke. I only use Micron/Crucial/Samsung-based SSD. Just read Amazon Buyers Feedback, these Kingspec, or whatever Crap Brand it is, doesn't hold a candle into the long end, some China SSDs are dead after some couple weeks or months of usage. I wouldn't waste my time saving money here. It's >YOUR< Data. And most of People also don't do any kind of backups, nowadays.

  • Pink Lightning
    Pink Lightning Month ago

    Oh they are good I've got one and it works great

  • Leslie Ye
    Leslie Ye Month ago

    you will give gift to someone you dont like??? lol

  • Andrew Sommers
    Andrew Sommers Month ago

    So better off with hdd then cheap ssd

  • Santiago Cv
    Santiago Cv Month ago


  • Jusuf Hasanovic
    Jusuf Hasanovic Month ago

    Linus tech of course you can buy it with all the TheXvid money. But a lot of people cannot afford it. That's why they order it from AliE

  • Paul
    Paul Month ago

    Ive always read never to fully fill a ssd

  • PrimiusLovin
    PrimiusLovin Month ago +14

    I remember everyone saying the same thing about Acer and Lenovo laptops in the early 2000s: don't buy it, buy a Toshiba or a Compaq laptop instead, they're much better built.
    And while that was for the most part true, Compaq is no longer and both Acer and Lenovo sell and offer more laptop models than Toshiba!
    We may laugh and avoid Kingspec SSDs now, but I wouldn't be surprised if they're still around a decade from now while other reputable SSD brands go out of business or offer inferior products!!...

    • Max *X*
      Max *X* 15 days ago +1

      This is retarded wtf they build dogshit stuff on purpose. They are a RIP off of Kingston and are on ail Express

    • Nenad Mihajlovic
      Nenad Mihajlovic Month ago

      I agree with you

    • Cyril Szecsko
      Cyril Szecsko Month ago


    • blacknester
      blacknester Month ago

      Toshiba sold off its consumer part to HISENSE. So Toshiba is no more in a way too.

  • diovi rae tumampos
    diovi rae tumampos Month ago

    I've been using a kingspec 120gb sdd for 2 yrs now to boot my windows, haven't had issues, boots in seconds, ive had a good experience in fairness to them.

  • dknight211
    dknight211 2 months ago

    No disassembly to figure out what kind of chips and controller is underneath?

  • Jan Philippi
    Jan Philippi 2 months ago

    Finally one of these videos explaining stuff again. Great!

  • mehmet öz
    mehmet öz 2 months ago

    Linus recommending KingSpecs and want to buy it. He actually using one for important data s. 👾

  • alex ossel
    alex ossel 2 months ago +1

    I've got two of those ssd s. I only use it in my old laptops, witch are allowed to break down and aren't fast anyway. They are a great upgrade and do the job. A expensive ssd isn't worth it, expensive ssd sit in my good quality pc and laptop. And data should never be stored on any device that isn't backed up. My data is centralized in a server, so no risk there.
    And the price of these cheap ssd s was less than half of a quality brand, and free shipping.

  • Marius M
    Marius M 2 months ago

    i like how you do shuffling.

  • bangem andleavem
    bangem andleavem 2 months ago

    for all you idiots starting your vids with 'hows it going' or some such moronic intro, check out linus who just get s right into it