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Lexar NS100 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) Solid-State Drive
Boost your computers performance with optimised efficiency and durability
Improve your existing systems performance with the Lexar NS100 2.5” SATA III (6Gb) solid-state drive (SSD). This easy upgrade gives you faster boot-ups, application load times, and data transfers turning your old computer from dinosaur to dynamo with read speeds of up to 550MB/s (1). The NS100 SSD also features SSD Dash management so you can monitor your drive and make sure your applications maintain superb performance (3). It’s shock and vibration resistant (4), and also has no moving parts making it cooler, quieter, and more reliable than a traditional hard disk drive.

  • Upgrade your laptop or desktop computer for faster startups, data transfers, and application loads
  • Read speeds of up to 550MB/s (1)
  • Faster performance and more reliable than traditional hard drives (2)
  • Features SSD Dash software management (3)
  • Shock and vibration resistant with no moving parts (4)
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Be interested to see what is inside these. Being Chinese doesn't really prove anything, struggle to find products not made there
J4GG403/08/2019 15:07

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i know you seem to be a self styled expert in chinese industrial processes but crap why would chinese manufacturers take the chance on used or 2nd hand reusable components for a fraction of a cent with all the potential risks that could happen as a result, nonsense
J4GG403/08/2019 15:44

I didn't say there was anything wrong with them. Used components if …I didn't say there was anything wrong with them. Used components if working are fine.Im just letting you know my experience with Chinese factories. They do use used components to save pennies, it is unbelievable, but its true.


you are suggesting without actually using one of these products that they are made up of used parts that imo stands to put people off buying them as they think they could be unreliable and or unsafe, so yes you are saying there is potentially something wrong with them
J4GG403/08/2019 15:46

They'd easily have access to bucket loads of used components. Even if they …They'd easily have access to bucket loads of used components. Even if they were removed from old SSD's, theres plenty of failed SSD's out there. One review I read on amazon, I think it was for the silicon power SSD, said that he sold them in his shop and had a 50% fail rate. Pretty bad, do they get returned and repaired? or do they get returned and stripped for its parts? No usable component is thrown out in china.


your making a helluva lot of blanket statements about chinese manufacturing considering they make everything they are the global manufacturing point for the rest of the worlds products thats one hell of a smear your making
J4GG403/08/2019 16:41

Possibly, I know their game as I deal with some suppliers from china and …Possibly, I know their game as I deal with some suppliers from china and some direct factories, so often open electrical items to make sure ive got a complete new item and not half of it used.


why should we believe anything you say just a nobody on the internet slagging of the chinese as some inferior people/engineers with no proof listed for any of your assertions

but.... not to completely disregard your skepticism of these ssd's i would be cautious just on the well reliable common sense approach however and that is if something looks to good to be true it probably is

good day to you sir
Cuddl3s03/08/2019 13:44

Great price but I would be careful as lexar was bought by some Chinese …Great price but I would be careful as lexar was bought by some Chinese company so these will be not much better than a Chinese noname brand, expect amazon warranty


What a ridiculous statement. Many components are made in China and China is leading the way on most technology.
When mine arrives I may dismantle it and see what's inside (probably a load of selotaped usb thumb drives and a bit of lead for weight
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Can you stick this in an enclosure and use for PS4 pro??
Great price but I would be careful as lexar was bought by some Chinese company so these will be not much better than a Chinese noname brand, expect amazon warranty
Edited by: "Cuddl3s" 3rd Aug 2019
Be interested to see what is inside these. Being Chinese doesn't really prove anything, struggle to find products not made there
Have ordered so will see what it’s like compared to my ageing 256gb sandisk ultra plus.
Thanks for sharing OP!
Wow amazing price - I've just bought the BX500 480GB drive for £50 and an hour later this appears lol.

As mentioned above, Lexar brand name was sold by Micron/Crucial to a Chinese memory manufacturer, but while there's not too much historical data on reliablity, there's also no data to suggest they're terrible either. I think at this price I'd be very willing to get one for a less important machine and of course make backups.

EDIT: and now I've ordered one of these - damn you HUKD.

Brutes great SSD deal... cheapest ever 480GB I reckon.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 3rd Aug 2019
Just don't put your treasured family pictures on it, without having backups elsewhere
spannerzone03/08/2019 14:31

Wow amazing price - I've just bought the BX500 480GB drive for £50 and an …Wow amazing price - I've just bought the BX500 480GB drive for £50 and an hour later this appears lol.As mentioned above, Lexar brand name was sold by Micron/Crucial to a Chinese memory manufacturer, but while there's not too much historical data on reliablity, there's also no data to suggest they're terrible either. I think at this price I'd be very willing to get one for a less important machine and of course make backups.EDIT: and now I've ordered one of these - damn you HUKD. Brutes great SSD deal... cheapest ever 480GB I reckon.


thanks.
Betterblue03/08/2019 14:34

Just don't put your treasured family pictures on it, without having …Just don't put your treasured family pictures on it, without having backups elsewhere


should be a non issue, anything important should have multiple backups
You can never take it again so just not worth the risk.
r200ti03/08/2019 14:54

should be a non issue, anything important should have multiple backups should be a non issue, anything important should have multiple backups You can never take it again so just not worth the risk.


A lot of people "clients" don't have backups.. & furthermore they equate new with reliable. So worth pointing out
Betterblue03/08/2019 14:34

Just don't put your treasured family pictures on it, without having …Just don't put your treasured family pictures on it, without having backups elsewhere


You could always buy two.
J4GG403/08/2019 15:07

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A whole used production run of SSDs ??

Come on

They're just old generation controllers on these made with cheap licences, nothing wrong with them
Cuddl3s03/08/2019 13:44

Great price but I would be careful as lexar was bought by some Chinese …Great price but I would be careful as lexar was bought by some Chinese company so these will be not much better than a Chinese noname brand, expect amazon warranty


What a ridiculous statement. Many components are made in China and China is leading the way on most technology.
J4GG403/08/2019 15:07

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In the case of memory it's possible some of the very unknown companies used older stock or maybe some could use rejected memory from another manufacturer (hence those weird GB sizes sometimes seen). But where could you buy sufficient quantities of used, working memory from old SSD drives?

Although they are very resourceful! Loads of ancient Nvidia graphics chips appearing as new graphics cards on eBay.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 3rd Aug 2019
dickybow03/08/2019 15:29

A whole used production run of SSDs ??Come onThey're just old generation …A whole used production run of SSDs ??Come onThey're just old generation controllers on these made with cheap licences, nothing wrong with them


I didn't say there was anything wrong with them. Used components if working are fine.
Im just letting you know my experience with Chinese factories. They do use used components to save pennies, it is unbelievable, but its true.
spannerzone03/08/2019 15:40

In the case of memory it's possible some of the very unknown companies …In the case of memory it's possible some of the very unknown companies used older stock or maybe some could use rejected memory from another manufacturer. But where could you buy sufficient quantities of used, working memory from old SSD drives?Although they are very resourceful! Loads of ancient Nvidia graphics chips appearing as new graphics cards on eBay.


They'd easily have access to bucket loads of used components. Even if they were removed from old SSD's, theres plenty of failed SSD's out there. One review I read on amazon, I think it was for the silicon power SSD, said that he sold them in his shop and had a 50% fail rate. Pretty bad, do they get returned and repaired? or do they get returned and stripped for its parts? No usable component is thrown out in china.
thegreatnate9303/08/2019 15:36

What a ridiculous statement. Many components are made in China and China …What a ridiculous statement. Many components are made in China and China is leading the way on most technology.


Including renewable energy it would seem. While Donald Trump wants to send miners back down the pits there is a renewable revolution going on in China.
J4GG403/08/2019 15:46

They'd easily have access to bucket loads of used components. Even if they …They'd easily have access to bucket loads of used components. Even if they were removed from old SSD's, theres plenty of failed SSD's out there. One review I read on amazon, I think it was for the silicon power SSD, said that he sold them in his shop and had a 50% fail rate. Pretty bad, do they get returned and repaired? or do they get returned and stripped for its parts? No usable component is thrown out in china.


There's no doubt the Chinese re-engineer /reuse items for sure, and it's possible a batch of failed larger drives gets re-flashed to smaller size to work around partial chip failure, those odd sized 380GB SSDs seen a couple years ago seem to support this theory.

But just think about the logistics with what you're suggesting-, loads of failed SSDs (but mostly failed cheap Chinese no name SSDs) sent back to China, stripped, memory checked, reflashed, sorted so same chip types can be repurposed into anew drive with compatible controller.

It's much more likely that some OEM chip foundry is churning out low grade silicon for no name SSD builders.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 3rd Aug 2019
Be better off with 2 x250gb and split whatever it is your storing incase one goes faulty. Or keep os on one and games on the other
spannerzone03/08/2019 16:20

There's no doubt the Chinese re-engineer /reuse items for sure, and it's …There's no doubt the Chinese re-engineer /reuse items for sure, and it's possible a batch of failed larger drives gets re-flashed to smaller size to work around partial chip failure, those odd sized 380GB SSDs seen a couple years ago seem to support this theory.But just think about the logistics with what you're suggesting-, loads of failed SSDs (but mostly failed cheap Chinese no name SSDs) sent back to China, stripped, memory checked, reflashed, sorted so same chip types can be repurposed into anew drive with compatible controller.It's much more likely that some OEM chip foundry is churning out low grade silicon for no name SSD builders.


Possibly, I know their game as I deal with some suppliers from china and some direct factories, so often open electrical items to make sure ive got a complete new item and not half of it used.
Betterblue03/08/2019 14:34

Just don't put your treasured family pictures on it, without having …Just don't put your treasured family pictures on it, without having backups elsewhere


you shouldn't on any drive. Always have a backup, offsite backup and online storage 😁
Thxs OP, plunge taken. Had a gift voucher to spend

No extra length warranty that I could see. Anyone?
J4GG403/08/2019 15:07

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i know you seem to be a self styled expert in chinese industrial processes but crap why would chinese manufacturers take the chance on used or 2nd hand reusable components for a fraction of a cent with all the potential risks that could happen as a result, nonsense
J4GG403/08/2019 15:44

I didn't say there was anything wrong with them. Used components if …I didn't say there was anything wrong with them. Used components if working are fine.Im just letting you know my experience with Chinese factories. They do use used components to save pennies, it is unbelievable, but its true.


you are suggesting without actually using one of these products that they are made up of used parts that imo stands to put people off buying them as they think they could be unreliable and or unsafe, so yes you are saying there is potentially something wrong with them
J4GG403/08/2019 15:46

They'd easily have access to bucket loads of used components. Even if they …They'd easily have access to bucket loads of used components. Even if they were removed from old SSD's, theres plenty of failed SSD's out there. One review I read on amazon, I think it was for the silicon power SSD, said that he sold them in his shop and had a 50% fail rate. Pretty bad, do they get returned and repaired? or do they get returned and stripped for its parts? No usable component is thrown out in china.


your making a helluva lot of blanket statements about chinese manufacturing considering they make everything they are the global manufacturing point for the rest of the worlds products thats one hell of a smear your making
J4GG403/08/2019 16:41

Possibly, I know their game as I deal with some suppliers from china and …Possibly, I know their game as I deal with some suppliers from china and some direct factories, so often open electrical items to make sure ive got a complete new item and not half of it used.


why should we believe anything you say just a nobody on the internet slagging of the chinese as some inferior people/engineers with no proof listed for any of your assertions

but.... not to completely disregard your skepticism of these ssd's i would be cautious just on the well reliable common sense approach however and that is if something looks to good to be true it probably is

good day to you sir
When mine arrives I may dismantle it and see what's inside (probably a load of selotaped usb thumb drives and a bit of lead for weight
ijwia03/08/2019 17:58

i know you seem to be a self styled expert in chinese industrial processes …i know you seem to be a self styled expert in chinese industrial processes but crap why would chinese manufacturers take the chance on used or 2nd hand reusable components for a fraction of a cent with all the potential risks that could happen as a result, nonsense you are suggesting without actually using one of these products that they are made up of used parts that imo stands to put people off buying them as they think they could be unreliable and or unsafe, so yes you are saying there is potentially something wrong with themyour making a helluva lot of blanket statements about chinese manufacturing considering they make everything they are the global manufacturing point for the rest of the worlds products thats one hell of a smear your makingwhy should we believe anything you say just a nobody on the internet slagging of the chinese as some inferior people/engineers with no proof listed for any of your assertionsbut.... not to completely disregard your skepticism of these ssd's i would be cautious just on the well reliable common sense approach however and that is if something looks to good to be true it probably is good day to you sir


You've spent some time there to reply to every comment. Theres always one that simply cannot accept any negative comments about cheap deals. You dont have to believe me, just buy everything cheap and hope for the best.

I cannot answer why they'd go through the effort of selling ssds with used components. Perhaps they do it to pass the discount on to the consumer? I know for a fact it exists with SSDs from china as one article i read a few months back had a guy testing and checking one out and talking about it in great detail. Not to mention owning a business thst imports electrical items from china. Good products exist from china too you know..

Im not saying this particular brand has used components, but when its cheap, you have to question it. As i said, a amazon review for another cheap chinese brand said he had a 50% return rate. Thats atrocious, yes, it could just have new but inferior quality chips inside, but it also could be used inferior chips inside. It exists and thats all im highlighting here.

As a rule of thumb, if these are much cheaper than other branded drives of the same capacity, just avoid it. Your data is not worth losing over a few quid.

amazon.co.uk/Silicon-Power-256GB-Performance-Internal/dp/B07KR2CX1F/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=256gb+ssd&qid=1564853121&s=gateway&sr=8-4

Quick random search found this review by s. Patel. I suggest if you want to know more about recycled components in chinese branded electrical items, start google searching. Dont just trust my word for it. Google is your friend.
Edited by: "J4GG4" 3rd Aug 2019
spannerzone03/08/2019 14:31

Wow amazing price - I've just bought the BX500 480GB drive for £50 and an …Wow amazing price - I've just bought the BX500 480GB drive for £50 and an hour later this appears lol.As mentioned above, Lexar brand name was sold by Micron/Crucial to a Chinese memory manufacturer, but while there's not too much historical data on reliablity, there's also no data to suggest they're terrible either. I think at this price I'd be very willing to get one for a less important machine and of course make backups.EDIT: and now I've ordered one of these - damn you HUKD. Brutes great SSD deal... cheapest ever 480GB I reckon.



The Kingdian was £37 for the last few days, not sure if this is any better.
littlecoupe03/08/2019 16:46

you shouldn't on any drive. Always have a backup, offsite backup and …you shouldn't on any drive. Always have a backup, offsite backup and online storage 😁



Agree with the online storage, so it can be hacked and stolen.
snatch_master03/08/2019 18:19

The Kingdian was £37 for the last few days, not sure if this is any better.


Ah I missed seeing that.... Kingdian seems to have some fair reviews for one of the less well known brands.... I have no idea if this Lexar is any better or worse only time will tell as their new Chinese owner Longsys doesn't seem to have any history in producing complete SSDs.

A little research suggests that Longsys, who own the rights to use the Lexar brand name is a NAND memory producer, previously known as Netcom until around 2015 where it renamed to Longsys, then purchased Lexar brand in 2018.

It seems the SSD controller company Marvel has an alliance with Longsys (Lexar) for production of their SSD controller chips.
longsys.com/lon…15/
Edited by: "spannerzone" 3rd Aug 2019
snatch_master03/08/2019 18:19

The Kingdian was £37 for the last few days, not sure if this is any better.


This is better than the Kingdian, in terms of read and write speed. I found the lexar faster than the equivalent crucial as well.

I've also build a few systems with the budget tcsunbow on Amazon and found them to be great as well. Reliable so far and good read speeds
thegreatnate9303/08/2019 15:36

What a ridiculous statement. Many components are made in China and China …What a ridiculous statement. Many components are made in China and China is leading the way on most technology.



Swiping of commercial tech know how and intellectual property from others has enabled China to be at the forefront of technological developments.
Gets mixed reviews on Amazon but got to be worth a punt at this price
J4GG403/08/2019 15:46

They'd easily have access to bucket loads of used components. Even if they …They'd easily have access to bucket loads of used components. Even if they were removed from old SSD's, theres plenty of failed SSD's out there. One review I read on amazon, I think it was for the silicon power SSD, said that he sold them in his shop and had a 50% fail rate. Pretty bad, do they get returned and repaired? or do they get returned and stripped for its parts? No usable component is thrown out in china.


I had 100% problems with Silicon Power. Both returned to Amazon fur refund. Was two separate orders months apart.
I want something for the boys ps4 but don't want him throwing the remote through the tv when it fails and he gets taken out by a sweaty noob.
majorwedgy8403/08/2019 13:52

Be interested to see what is inside these. Being Chinese doesn't really …Be interested to see what is inside these. Being Chinese doesn't really prove anything, struggle to find products not made there



spannerzone03/08/2019 18:10

When mine arrives I may dismantle it and see what's inside (probably a …When mine arrives I may dismantle it and see what's inside (probably a load of selotaped usb thumb drives and a bit of lead for weight



Not an SSD buff, but it seems to be suggested here that the NAND is from Micron/Crucial hardforum.com/thr…48/ and the review of the NS200 posted says that uses Micron NAND as well. Would that put this drive ahead of other Chinese makes for reliability? Just noticed that in the spreadsheet linked on that thread the NS100 is listed as ‘Garbage’.
Edited by: "finknottle" 3rd Aug 2019
Cracking price just wow!!! @Brutes
J4GG403/08/2019 15:44

I didn't say there was anything wrong with them. Used components if …I didn't say there was anything wrong with them. Used components if working are fine.Im just letting you know my experience with Chinese factories. They do use used components to save pennies, it is unbelievable, but its true.


I really dont understand what the facts are here or are they just based on your personal experience which i appreciate may be bad but that doesnt change the fact that Lexar still sells millions of SSDs and they will continue to do so wherever they are made just like Apple or any other company which makes phones in China and sells them everywhere. Some of them will go bad and will need to be replaced under warranty just like anything else.

Hundreds of SSDs are made in China and work just fine. And we are talking here about a drive that will probably be max 10% slower in write than a kingston in most daily tasks but for such a cheap price. Its a no brainer and it comes with warranty. Use it if et all it happens to break just like any other product that is made anywhere in the world.

Voted HOT for the great price and stop thinking why its cheap and this and that and comparing it to other less known brands which dont have any warranty.
Wall-E03/08/2019 20:59

I really dont understand what the facts are here or are they just based on …I really dont understand what the facts are here or are they just based on your personal experience which i appreciate may be bad but that doesnt change the fact that Lexar still sells millions of SSDs and they will continue to do so wherever they are made just like Apple or any other company which makes phones in China and sells them everywhere. Some of them will go bad and will need to be replaced under warranty just like anything else.Hundreds of SSDs are made in China and work just fine. And we are talking here about a drive that will probably be max 10% slower in write than a kingston in most daily tasks but for such a cheap price. Its a no brainer and it comes with warranty. Use it if et all it happens to break just like any other product that is made anywhere in the world.Voted HOT for the great price and stop thinking why its cheap and this and that and comparing it to other less known brands which dont have any warranty.


Well, my first comment on this deal was referring to a member wondering what is inside the drive. I replied stating that Chinese like using recycled components.

I wasn't referring to this lexar drive actually having recycled components inside it. I was just highlighting what chinese do and then sell the items on cheaper.

Its not just a personal experience, its a fact. Not many people know this, and it seems some don't want to believe it.

That it all.
J4GG403/08/2019 21:09

Well, my first comment on this deal was referring to a member wondering …Well, my first comment on this deal was referring to a member wondering what is inside the drive. I replied stating that Chinese like using recycled components.I wasn't referring to this lexar drive actually having recycled components inside it. I was just highlighting what chinese do and then sell the items on cheaper.Its not just a personal experience, its a fact. Not many people know this, and it seems some don't want to believe it.That it all.


Well I dont care personally what the chinese use cause whether we like it or not we will continue to buy most things in our life which are made in China and there is absolutely no point thinking it has used parts or whatever as long as u buy something with warranty to cover it.
No one on earth knows if the chinese use used parts or not so it is absolutely not a fact unless you have a reliable source that can prove otherwise.
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