We bought a cheap SSD from Ali Express..

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  • Harish Mohana
    Harish Mohana 18 hours 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 days 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 3 days ago

    The problem is that those are on Amazon it

  • Geralb Aliu
    Geralb Aliu 3 days ago +1

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

  • gl4d1us
    gl4d1us 4 days ago +3

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

  • Kevin Harte
    Kevin Harte 6 days ago

    07:14 is when he gets to the point

  • TheMan1510
    TheMan1510 7 days 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 8 days 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 8 days 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 8 days ago +3

    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 8 days 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

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

  • Maggie C
    Maggie C 10 days 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 10 days ago

    Transcend m2 nvme...?

  • Limes
    Limes 12 days ago

    King spec SSDs aren’t too bad

  • DexonDenz
    DexonDenz 14 days ago +1

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

  • Filmayte
    Filmayte 17 days ago +3

    Cheap SSD beats any regular hard drive Linus...

  • DJ Soru
    DJ Soru 17 days 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 18 days ago

    Where do you keep all the shit you get sent

  • Vico Devinto
    Vico Devinto 19 days ago

    its so weird ssd 😂
    thx for sharing linus 😘

  • B Sandoval
    B Sandoval 19 days ago

    Is this a techquickie video

  • DrDiamond53
    DrDiamond53 20 days ago

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

    JK love Ur content bye lol.

  • Echo1975
    Echo1975 20 days ago +2

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

  • Logan Braveheart
    Logan Braveheart 21 day 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 24 days ago

    You r paid promotions guy

  • TheMasterGame19
    TheMasterGame19 28 days ago

    He ran out of ideas for videos

  • [Sushi ]
    [Sushi ] 28 days ago +1

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

  • BerfroidMorzen
    BerfroidMorzen 28 days 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 Month ago

    7:17 best part of this video

  • Scott Wert
    Scott Wert Month 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 Month ago

    Alguem tradus em Pt Br ae ???

  • McPcholkin
    McPcholkin Month 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. Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Tomoko Abe
    Tomoko Abe Month 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 Month 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 Month ago +1

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

  • Fco.Daniel Ramírez

    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 Month ago

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

  • Hans Yulian
    Hans Yulian Month 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!

  • First Name Last Name

    Did he just say in this sponsor spot that those headphones have the cable they're useless with a cable and it's all apples fault I seriously thought people would have been smarter than this but apparently not anyone that makes headphones with a cable is retarded but more importantly anyone who buys a device without a headphone jack probably has something wrong with them even if they are high-functioning

  • First Name Last Name

    I had one of those in my computer until I got a new one and it was pretty good I don't know if it's this exact version but it was that brand also don't keep anything valuable on the SSD and just use it for installations of programs and stuff

  • First Name Last Name

    The way you looked in the thumbnail made me think you were going to get a new phone

  • Vozdovacki Gamer
    Vozdovacki Gamer Month ago

    Dude S130 BIOSTAR 55€ 480GB, beat that...

  • xvvvi9 _
    xvvvi9 _ Month ago

    you will find a m.2 for 125 its called asgard m.2 1tb i bought one and it is like any m.2

  • Owen Kittredge
    Owen Kittredge Month ago

    Back when Samsung SSDs were ~$120 for 64 GB i could get 16 GB KingSpec drives for ~$30. At that time they were being sold for use in machine tools and they worked well for me in routers that i built using Kerio Control. I had one fail over 4 years. Now I use Samsung EVOs in the routers due to the low price point. I would I use then for day to day use for data, no dam way based on what you found on the odd ball / conflicting specs.

  • Arturo
    Arturo Month ago


    LALOMAN Month ago

    KINGSHIT is perfect for all you BROKE ASSES that are computer illiterate and forever virgins mofo's! Kingshit chips are the REJECT versions they buy from other manufacturers and that's why they fucken' get hot and throttle like a bitch! If you're that much of a brockbitch than you have no business building shit! Go cry in the corner you girly virgin punkbitch...

    LALOMAN Month ago +1

    You still have a very PUNCHABLE FACE Linux Linus biotch!!!

  • Joe
    Joe Month ago

    What about samsung evo 860 from aliexpress are they legit and I wonder if they have the same quality and performance.

  • polloM2
    polloM2 Month ago

    I bought one sd "black PC" only last 1 weak in my raspberry pi

  • Bravilor
    Bravilor Month ago

    If a Samsung 860 cost $10 more, how could the Kingspec be the cheapest SSD on the entire Internet? Were you comparing to a 250 gb Samsung? Or was it because 512 gb specifically is rare and it had almost no comparison?

  • EMILIO Solano
    EMILIO Solano Month ago +8

    So I guess my mother in law is getting one for her garden pictures

  • Aly Wiika
    Aly Wiika Month ago +2

    Old video but still in 2019 that " I recommend it.....I strong recommend it for someone you don't like"...remains savage AF....X"D

  • Chronicle Recordings
    Chronicle Recordings Month ago +1

    i bought a bundle on ali express for a dollar knowing fully well i probably would never get it (it was a 1 TB m.2 ssd with a high end $500 mobo) I emailed them about the specs and if it was legitimate or not, they replied "thanks for your email we hope this helped" with nothing else but a rating bar on consumer service then a week later refunded me a dollar.

  • Jasson Quill
    Jasson Quill Month ago

    any update of the cheap ssd right now??how's ssd now??

  • Holy Ecoly
    Holy Ecoly Month ago

    Help i havent watched linus in a few weeks and now im stuck on auto play

  • Veikkojuhani 9058
    Veikkojuhani 9058 Month ago

    0:46 too many time

  • Silvio Marano
    Silvio Marano Month ago

    I'm very skeptic about reliability of this brand too. Anyway you have bought It, so rather than assuming It won't last, you should do a wearing test and check the amount of data written before worn out. There are reviews of SSDs died in less than a year even for famous expensive brands, no one is faulty samples proof, so would be useful to know if they have acceptable reliability level for non faulty ones. The fact they have cheaper controllers and are slower than SSDs that are sold 2 times(and more) their price could be forgiven by low budget users if they can handle an overall acceptable wearing level.

  • a64750
    a64750 Month ago +2

    bought 2 in-expensive SanDisk for 1 expensive Samsung 840 EVO; Samsung got a hardware update; Sandisk is better cause (2) versus (1)

  • kaden bailey
    kaden bailey Month ago


  • Bat Man
    Bat Man Month ago

    Fact is, bang for the buck related they are a go. Im not paying 2x the price for a Samsung to copy or run a game a few seconds faster. Problem would be if they are faulty, then you can send them back to Chinaland and wait 2 Months to get a refund or a new drive.

  • NovaFusionZero
    NovaFusionZero Month ago

    Anyone see how out of sync the voice is to the video or is that just me

    • izools
      izools Month ago

      Its not perfect

  • Peter Carney
    Peter Carney Month 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Tobias Pedersen
    Tobias Pedersen 2 months 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 months ago +1

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

  • JovcaCreaper TEMC
    JovcaCreaper TEMC 2 months ago

    Why exactly we cant write on ssd infinite time

  • Madd
    Madd 2 months ago

    Thanks Linus.! keep it up

  • Rachmat Zulfiqar
    Rachmat Zulfiqar 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • lee x
    lee x 2 months ago

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

  • Henry Wong
    Henry Wong 2 months ago

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

    KIM JONG FAT 2 months ago +11

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

  • x hunn
    x hunn 2 months ago

    glasswire lol just get wireshark its free

  • Jon Trisdale
    Jon Trisdale 2 months ago

    Linus man

  • Toni Krvavica
    Toni Krvavica 2 months 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 2 months ago +9

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

  • 熬夜辣鸡
    熬夜辣鸡 2 months ago

  • sidharth panda
    sidharth panda 2 months ago


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

  • Brennen Cox
    Brennen Cox 2 months 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
    Lalnuntluanga Chhakchhuak 2 months ago +5

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

  • indian cthulhu
    indian cthulhu 2 months ago

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

  • procc
    procc 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Dexter Smith
    Dexter Smith 2 months ago

    This thumbnail is very unbox therapy

  • Eddie O'tool
    Eddie O'tool 2 months 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 2 months ago

    is that weed behind you?

  • Kami Neko
    Kami Neko 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago +2

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

  • isa ahmed
    isa ahmed 2 months ago

    what about Goldenfir SSD??

  • The_unforseen
    The_unforseen 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Inside the Casino
    Inside the Casino 2 months ago

    Love that recommendation. 😂😂😂

  • Henrique Miceli Gonçalves

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

  • Ivan Cichlids
    Ivan Cichlids 2 months ago

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