KingSpec SSD 256GB 2.5" SATAIII Hard Disk Drive £44.58 - Ali Express / KingSpec Official Store
460°Expired

KingSpec SSD 256GB 2.5" SATAIII Hard Disk Drive £44.58 - Ali Express / KingSpec Official Store

21
Found 12th Mar
P3-256 High performance KingSpec SSD 256GB 2.5" SATAIII Hard Disk Drive for computer laptop Server

Upgrade your slow SATA drives to much faster SSD drive for your laptop or PC.

Whoever has upgraded will tell you how big a difference in speed it makes. If you need instructions how to change the drive there are a few tutorials showing how to do it after a quick search. e.g.
cnet.com/how…10/

Anyway regarding the price, I can't find on the internet search a price cheaper than this for this capacity.

The selling platform is Ali Express (a bit like Amazon) but the seller is the official manufacturers themselves 'Kingspec'

Here are the Specs:

Capacity: 256GB SSD
OS - upto Windows 10
Size - 2.5 inches
Read Speed: 490-550 MB/s
Write Speed: 450-520 MB/s

At the point of writing there are 9590 pieces for sale.
The only setback is the time it takes for delivery, which for me has usually been approx 3.5 weeks.

If you need a better spec drive at a faster speed then for sure go to Amazon, ebuyer etc. but if you need a cheap drive and are willing to wait a little, then this is ideal.
There is a money back guarantee if it exceeds 60days.

Warranty details
If the product you receive is not as described or low quality, the seller promises that you may return it before order completion (when you click ‘Confirm Order Received’ or exceed confirmation timeframe) and receive a full refund. The return shipping fee will be paid by you. Or, you can choose to keep the product and agree the refund amount directly with the seller.
Community Updates

Groups

Top comments
ITMA7 m ago

Buy British.


I don't know of any British SSD Manufacturers...
danielbentham36 m ago

Great price but what if it goes faulty .. .


Jump on a plane and take it back, silly.
Edited by: "tailor313" 12th Mar
33425601-sklU1.jpgOne reviewer suggests speeds are not as claimed. It is cheap, but for the sake of £15-20 saving versus known brands, I'll not risk it.
21 Comments
cracking price, pity it's ali baba
its getting hot in here
Wowsers, great price! Ali Express is pretty good really, had one issue previously and it was resolved quickly.
ITMA7 m ago

Buy British.


I don't know of any British SSD Manufacturers...
Great price but what if it goes faulty .. .
danielbentham36 m ago

Great price but what if it goes faulty .. .


Jump on a plane and take it back, silly.
Edited by: "tailor313" 12th Mar
Designed to confuse with Kingston Technology products to fool people unto making assumption about quality. Avoid.
Edited by: "89quidyoucantgowrong" 12th Mar
33425601-sklU1.jpgOne reviewer suggests speeds are not as claimed. It is cheap, but for the sake of £15-20 saving versus known brands, I'll not risk it.
89quidyoucantgowrong13 m ago

Designed to confuse with Kingston Technology products to fool people unto …Designed to confuse with Kingston Technology products to fool people unto making assumption about quality. Avoid.


That would hold some weight if Kingston were actually a quality manufacture. They make bad SSDs and have been guilty of baiting and switching on NAND in the past (launching an SSD with fast flash to get good reviews, then switching to slow flash to make it cheaper while selling under the same model).

I've never used a KingSpec SSD and no doubt this is a budget drive, but I'd rather take one of those over a Kingston SSD IMO.
Edited by: "darkbahamut" 12th Mar
Also, you'll more than likely end up paying again for the import duty, taxes and VAT!.. 2pence worth
I was worried about this Chinese brand whilst beloved by many would turn out to be dud..
I got my SSD drives from Amazon so that warranty and returns wouldn't be so much of an issue if required.

And I can report that I've been using a 60gb for 2 months and it's going well. I liked them so much i ordered another one to upgrade my son's laptop. It's like xaoimi, no one's heard of them but they do great stuff. Really top/mid end stuff.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 12th Mar
darkbahamut1 h, 5 m ago

That would hold some weight if Kingston were actually a quality …That would hold some weight if Kingston were actually a quality manufacture. They make bad SSDs and have been guilty of baiting and switching on NAND in the past (launching an SSD with fast flash to get good reviews, then switching to slow flash to make it cheaper while selling under the same model).I've never used a KingSpec SSD and no doubt this is a budget drive, but I'd rather take one of those over a Kingston SSD IMO.


Which is daft because buying Kingston you'll have consumer rights. Right to return it even for no reason and of course a decent warranty.

I've had a couple of Kingston drives, PC World were selling 128gb for £39 at the time and they had a 3 year warranty on them. They're still going, no errors. Not the fastest drives but still much better than a mechanical drive & far superior to the OCZ drives at the time which dropped liked flies.

I'd take Kingston over this every single time.
I went for a 256GB KingSpec recently as my laptop is about 4 years old now and has a mSATA slot, trying to find decently priced mSATA drives is a nightmare.

I ordered at the end of Chinese New Year so was expecting it to take a while with the backhaul of orders etc.
Placed my order 21st Feb, it was deliver on the 7th March. So 2 weeks from China to my house, I was a bit nervous about getting hit by import tax but it sailed through (although even paying an extra £16 would still have been a lot cheaper than any 256GB mSATA I could find).

Crystal Disk gave me a READ/WRITE of 550MB/s / 386MB/s sequential.

Overall, a positive expirience, although if I was after 2.5" I'd probably consider paying extra £15-20 for something like Crucial from Amazon so if there are any problems it's easy to sort out.
These contain Toshiba chips, they probably are good drives but two month warranty.
The 1TB drive is £179 at Amazon.

I'd rather buy a drive from Amazon and get the 5yr warranty.
I bought 180GB drive from Amazon last week for an old computer. It only cost £36 in the flash sale, so it seemed worth a punt. No complaints so far and getting full SATA 2 speeds as mobo really old and not SATA 3.
ITMA5 h, 50 m ago

Buy British.


You know that none of the deals you posted lately (e.g. Samsung monitors, Toshiba HDDs) are made in Britain, right?
Edited by: "Blurigard" 12th Mar
i bought the 360GB version for around £50, came in the metal case and fast speeds for the price

hotukdeals.com/dea…477

Read 541mb - write 465mb

Its the newer model celerbrating 10th Year anaversary
cheap but essentially no warranty
Magnets31 m ago

cheap but essentially no warranty

Agreed, That's why i got mine from Amazon only.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 12th Mar
Got the 180gb a few months back through Amazon. Working very well. I’d love to know what people do with that extra 2 seconds they save loading an OS with a faster drive.
Compiling program code.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text