KingSpec Super Speed M.2 PCIe NVMe 512gb SSD Hard Drive £87.45  aliexpress / KingSpec SSD Store
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KingSpec Super Speed M.2 PCIe NVMe 512gb SSD Hard Drive £87.45 aliexpress / KingSpec SSD Store

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Found 27th JunEdited by:"Horrorwood"
This is cheaper than most SATA SSD's yet its an m.2 NVMe drive. If the specs are correct on the advert then its a bargain imho. There are kingspec drives on Amazon with decent reviews.

You may get hit with import tax (it states they declare $20 on the advert, naughty!), but it would still be a bargain.

Overall I think its worth the "risk".
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Horrorwood14 m ago

I can see 2 reviews saying it broke. I am not sure 2 is "a lot of people" …I can see 2 reviews saying it broke. I am not sure 2 is "a lot of people" ?There is 109 positive reviews on Aliexpress for this item from this seller.


There are 6 reviews on Amazon. 3 on UK. 3 on US.

2 of them report failure. If 33% of Amazon reviews report failure, then I feel that's something worthy of highlighting. On top of that there is another review on Alliexpress saying that the item arrived broke to begin with. Quality control doesn't seem great.

You might sit there and say 3 bad reviews out of 110+ is good, but from an industrial perspective usually if 1 in 1,000 is broke then the factory deems the QC inadequate.

Look at reviews for other products from this company - amazon.co.uk/pro…s=0

Corrupt data, ran hot, arrived dead, failed shortly after using it and so on. The company seems to throw the 1/1000 rule out the window and settles for 5/100. Different item, same company, same quality control, same warranty/support service.

I'm not downing your deal - don't take it so personal. I'm literally just stating things I feel matter when making a decision, for the good of the community. If I imported all of my important files onto this and it broke I'd be fairly upset.

Great price, but be wary of the item and never 100% trust it.
Edited by: "Salfordgirl1" 27th Jun
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IF ITS SATA then its no fster than other sata 2.5 drives purchased here in the uk with a known price and supplier gtee, so while this may be a bargain for a few who desperately need a sata nvme m2 drive I think the risks and delivery time may outweigh any savings , in fact you can known drives for pennies more
GwanGy1 m ago

IF ITS SATA then its no fster than other sata 2.5 drives purchased here …IF ITS SATA then its no fster than other sata 2.5 drives purchased here in the uk with a known price and supplier gtee, so while this may be a bargain for a few who desperately need a sata nvme m2 drive I think the risks and delivery time may outweigh any savings , in fact you can known drives for pennies more


Its not SATA.

Where can you get an NVMe 512gb SSD for anywhere near this price?
GwanGy1 m ago

IF ITS SATA then its no fster than other sata 2.5 drives purchased here …IF ITS SATA then its no fster than other sata 2.5 drives purchased here in the uk with a known price and supplier gtee, so while this may be a bargain for a few who desperately need a sata nvme m2 drive I think the risks and delivery time may outweigh any savings , in fact you can known drives for pennies more


It's NVMe though? Says in the description.
Sure I saw sata in the post description somewhere ......
GwanGy20 m ago

IF ITS SATA then its no fster than other sata 2.5 drives purchased here …IF ITS SATA then its no fster than other sata 2.5 drives purchased here in the uk with a known price and supplier gtee, so while this may be a bargain for a few who desperately need a sata nvme m2 drive I think the risks and delivery time may outweigh any savings , in fact you can known drives for pennies more


Look at the connector.

2 gold connectors? Nvme.
3 gold connectors? Sata.

A few things to note about the product:
SSD Heatshield actually makes it hotter. Take it off.
A lot of people saying the item has died within a month of use. Make sure to back up important files.
Comes with three year warranty.
Alliexpress sellers will generally bend over backwards to please you.

Worth the money imo, but don't expect incredible speeds.
Holy crap, its great price. at-least £50 saving compare to closest competitor. This is a NVME SSD, also being sold on amazon US. user review can confirm the speed 3000 mbps. Definitely would get if its UK retailer. havent use Aliexpress before.

Salfordgirl16 m ago

A lot of people saying the item has died within a month of use.


where did you hear that? its 95% positive on aliexpress
Edited by: "sion22" 27th Jun
GwanGy10 m ago

Sure I saw sata in the post description somewhere ......


Depends if you stop reading after 6 words or not I guess?
sion229 m ago

Holy crap, its great price. at-least £50 saving compare to closest …Holy crap, its great price. at-least £50 saving compare to closest competitor. This is a NVME SSD, also being sold on amazon US. user review can confirm the speed 3000 mbps. Definitely would get if its UK retailer. havent use Aliexpress before.where did you hear that? its 95% positive on aliexpress


Amazon UK and Amazon US. Literally google the SSD name lol
Salfordgirl12 m ago

Amazon UK and Amazon US. Literally google the SSD name lol


I can see 2 reviews saying it broke. I am not sure 2 is "a lot of people" ?

There is 109 positive reviews on Aliexpress for this item from this seller.
Horrorwood14 m ago

I can see 2 reviews saying it broke. I am not sure 2 is "a lot of people" …I can see 2 reviews saying it broke. I am not sure 2 is "a lot of people" ?There is 109 positive reviews on Aliexpress for this item from this seller.


There are 6 reviews on Amazon. 3 on UK. 3 on US.

2 of them report failure. If 33% of Amazon reviews report failure, then I feel that's something worthy of highlighting. On top of that there is another review on Alliexpress saying that the item arrived broke to begin with. Quality control doesn't seem great.

You might sit there and say 3 bad reviews out of 110+ is good, but from an industrial perspective usually if 1 in 1,000 is broke then the factory deems the QC inadequate.

Look at reviews for other products from this company - amazon.co.uk/pro…s=0

Corrupt data, ran hot, arrived dead, failed shortly after using it and so on. The company seems to throw the 1/1000 rule out the window and settles for 5/100. Different item, same company, same quality control, same warranty/support service.

I'm not downing your deal - don't take it so personal. I'm literally just stating things I feel matter when making a decision, for the good of the community. If I imported all of my important files onto this and it broke I'd be fairly upset.

Great price, but be wary of the item and never 100% trust it.
Edited by: "Salfordgirl1" 27th Jun
Salfordgirl12 m ago

There are 6 reviews on Amazon. 3 on UK. 3 on US.2 of them report …There are 6 reviews on Amazon. 3 on UK. 3 on US.2 of them report failure. If 33% of Amazon reviews report failure, then I feel that's something worthy of highlighting. On top of that there is another review on Alliexpress saying that the item arrived broke to begin with. Quality control doesn't seem great. You might sit there and say 3 bad reviews out of 110+ is good, but from an industrial perspective usually if 1 in 1,000 is broke then the factory deems the QC inadequate.I'm not downing your deal - don't take it so personal. I'm literally just stating things I feel matter when making a decision, for the good of the community. If I imported all of my important files onto this and it broke I'd be fairly upset.Great price, but be wary of the item and never 100% trust it.


Its ok, I don't take it personally. I'd just like to add that people tend to review things when they have a bad experience, not a good one.
Salfordgirl129 m ago

Amazon UK and Amazon US. Literally google the SSD name lol



There is literally just 2 people on both UK and US who said it broke. hardly count as "alot of people" does it?

Salfordgirl116 m ago

There are 6 reviews on Amazon. 3 on UK. 3 on US.2 of them report …There are 6 reviews on Amazon. 3 on UK. 3 on US.2 of them report failure. If 33% of Amazon reviews report failure, then I feel that's something worthy of highlighting. On top of that there is another review on Alliexpress saying that the item arrived broke to begin with. Quality control doesn't seem great. You might sit there and say 3 bad reviews out of 110+ is good, but from an industrial perspective usually if 1 in 1,000 is broke then the factory deems the QC inadequate.Look at reviews for other products from this company - https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B01HHMGP4I/ref=acr_search_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&showViewpoints=0Corrupt data, ran hot, arrived dead, failed shortly after using it and so on. The company seems to throw the 1/1000 rule out the window and settles for 5/100. Different item, same company, same quality control, same warranty/support service.I'm not downing your deal - don't take it so personal. I'm literally just stating things I feel matter when making a decision, for the good of the community. If I imported all of my important files onto this and it broke I'd be fairly upset.Great price, but be wary of the item and never 100% trust it.



By that logic, i am pretty sure majority if not all of SSD/HDD or memory card would fail you standard. go look at any SSD. i bet it will have more than 1 bad review per 1000 review
Edited by: "sion22" 27th Jun
Salfordgirl149 m ago

Look at the connector.2 gold connectors? Nvme.3 gold connectors? Sata.A …Look at the connector.2 gold connectors? Nvme.3 gold connectors? Sata.A few things to note about the product:SSD Heatshield actually makes it hotter. Take it off.A lot of people saying the item has died within a month of use. Make sure to back up important files.Comes with three year warranty.Alliexpress sellers will generally bend over backwards to please you.Worth the money imo, but don't expect incredible speeds.


How do you mean - 3 vs 2 gold connectors. Did you mean B key and M key?

As for this drive - it seems too good to be true... which means risk... and that's something I'm definitely not willing to go through with my data

For low-sensitivity applications, this seems fine. The heatspreader COULD be good quality, but I wouldn't bet on it
Salfordgirl124 m ago

There are 6 reviews on Amazon. 3 on UK. 3 on US.2 of them report …There are 6 reviews on Amazon. 3 on UK. 3 on US.2 of them report failure. If 33% of Amazon reviews report failure, then I feel that's something worthy of highlighting. On top of that there is another review on Alliexpress saying that the item arrived broke to begin with. Quality control doesn't seem great. You might sit there and say 3 bad reviews out of 110+ is good, but from an industrial perspective usually if 1 in 1,000 is broke then the factory deems the QC inadequate.Look at reviews for other products from this company - https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B01HHMGP4I/ref=acr_search_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&showViewpoints=0Corrupt data, ran hot, arrived dead, failed shortly after using it and so on. The company seems to throw the 1/1000 rule out the window and settles for 5/100. Different item, same company, same quality control, same warranty/support service.I'm not downing your deal - don't take it so personal. I'm literally just stating things I feel matter when making a decision, for the good of the community. If I imported all of my important files onto this and it broke I'd be fairly upset.Great price, but be wary of the item and never 100% trust it.


I'd like to chime in and also advise regardless of what you buy and what you have.... please ensure you Backup your important stuff....
sion2215 m ago

There is literally just 2 people on both UK and US who said it broke. …There is literally just 2 people on both UK and US who said it broke. hardly count as "alot of people" does it?


See link above about the companies other products.

Dunno why I bother commenting. I make a post to help people and everyone gets pedantic about the word "alot".

Okay. Some people said the item is awful. Some people said the companies other products are awful. It seems like altogether a lot of people are saying this companies products are bad - 8%~ on their budget SSD.

Notice how the suggested speed isn't mentioned anywhere. This is almost certainly due to a lot of their products failing to meet the speeds they claim, which are already quite vague to begin with (2000 - 2400 mbs)

kingspec.com/pro…tml

Looking through the "5 star reviews", almost every one fails to even hit 2,000. On top of that almost all of these reviews are recent, within 1 month, people who review the item after owning it for 1 day. Give it 4 months and I expect a fair few to fail. You don't get an item this cheap by using high quality products.

My comment was suppose to just be helpful, not a topic for debate, so I'm out. Good price, decent speeds, concerns over QC and lifetime expectancy.
robodan91815 m ago

The heatspreader COULD be good quality, but I wouldn't bet on it



Heatspreader probably doesn't even have a thermal pad, it's almost certainly to just hide what type of memory chips/controller they use.

It's almost certainly made from rejected parts that the bigger companies, such as Samsung, HP etc don't want to touch. Running hot, using more power than specified, not having appropriate write endurance...for some this might never even be an issue.
sion2230 m ago

hardly count as "alot of people" does it?


Especially since "alot" isn't even a word. It's two, "a lot".
Salfordgirl113 m ago

Heatspreader probably doesn't even have a thermal pad, it's almost …Heatspreader probably doesn't even have a thermal pad, it's almost certainly to just hide what type of memory chips/controller they use.It's almost certainly made from rejected parts that the bigger companies, such as Samsung, HP etc don't want to touch. Running hot, using more power than specified, not having appropriate write endurance...for some this might never even be an issue.


If you're going to cheap out on a part it should never be your data storage
Salfordgirl128 m ago

See link above about the companies other products.Dunno why I bother …See link above about the companies other products.Dunno why I bother commenting. I make a post to help people and everyone gets pedantic about the word "alot". Okay. Some people said the item is awful. Some people said the companies other products are awful. It seems like altogether a lot of people are saying this companies products are bad - 8%~ on their budget SSD.Notice how the suggested speed isn't mentioned anywhere. This is almost certainly due to a lot of their products failing to meet the speeds they claim, which are already quite vague to begin with (2000 - 2400 mbs) http://www.kingspec.com/products_detail/productId=76.html Looking through the "5 star reviews", almost every one fails to even hit 2,000. On top of that almost all of these reviews are recent, within 1 month, people who review the item after owning it for 1 day. Give it 4 months and I expect a fair few to fail. You don't get an item this cheap by using high quality products.My comment was suppose to just be helpful, not a topic for debate, so I'm out. Good price, decent speeds, concerns over QC and lifetime expectancy.


A lot of the reviews I saw were for the 128gb/256gb model which are slower. Anyway there is no doubt it would be faster than a SATA SSD....

I'd also like to add that I bet some of the reviews are from people that do not know that you need to format a drive before using it and it doesn't just show up like a pen drive does.
Thought it was a diamond core drill bit at first.
Can anyone offer some advice?

I have a 2012 MacBook Air with an iffy SSD drive - can I use this drive with an adapter? If so, what would be the best adapter for this? Thanks!
Lippo99957 m ago

Can anyone offer some advice? I have a 2012 MacBook Air with an iffy SSD …Can anyone offer some advice? I have a 2012 MacBook Air with an iffy SSD drive - can I use this drive with an adapter? If so, what would be the best adapter for this? Thanks!


as far as I know you'd need an adapter like this:

amazon.co.uk/M-2…3A/

and a M.2 SATA SSD not an NVMe one like this.
Not sure this is the sort of thing I'd buy from aliexpress, personally
Hot, perfect for use as a catalyst for a House Insurance claim....
Salfordgirl127th Jun

There are 6 reviews on Amazon. 3 on UK. 3 on US.2 of them report …There are 6 reviews on Amazon. 3 on UK. 3 on US.2 of them report failure. If 33% of Amazon reviews report failure, then I feel that's something worthy of highlighting. On top of that there is another review on Alliexpress saying that the item arrived broke to begin with. Quality control doesn't seem great. You might sit there and say 3 bad reviews out of 110+ is good, but from an industrial perspective usually if 1 in 1,000 is broke then the factory deems the QC inadequate.Look at reviews for other products from this company - https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B01HHMGP4I/ref=acr_search_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&showViewpoints=0Corrupt data, ran hot, arrived dead, failed shortly after using it and so on. The company seems to throw the 1/1000 rule out the window and settles for 5/100. Different item, same company, same quality control, same warranty/support service.I'm not downing your deal - don't take it so personal. I'm literally just stating things I feel matter when making a decision, for the good of the community. If I imported all of my important files onto this and it broke I'd be fairly upset.Great price, but be wary of the item and never 100% trust it.


I've got a KingSpec M.2 SSD albeit the SATA 3 2242 variant. No issues with mine (yet) but you're right to be wary. The reality is that the DRAM, QC, tolerances, manufacturing etc, is all going to be at the lower end of the quality spectrum. No really that different to buying anything else in life - a cheapo 'no brand' microwave from Asda is not going to be same quality as a top end Panasonic microwave and isn't going to last as long. You pay your money, you take your choice....
was waiting for kingdian to make an nvme ssd, kingspec stepped up (have got kingdian ssd before an no problem) This is a killer product, theres always a risk buying from aliexpress on electronics. If I was in the market (or a need ) for an nvm ssd I would get one.

Don't forget 4% quidco (always get mine) so you could potentially get this drive for £83.95

thanks op for posting
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