Ramsta S600 480GB SSD £63.31 delivered with code at Geekbuying
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Ramsta S600 480GB SSD £63.31 delivered with code at Geekbuying

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Just taken a punt on this after looking at the good but limited reviews. Looks like it comes with a 2 year warranty from Geekbuying. Couldn't resist. Enter code YBNKJDJT once you've registered as a customer.
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I'm quite wary buying ssds with 3 years warranty from UK vendors.
But two years "warranty" from a Chinese vendors
Tiptop spot @sigmon for the size you get, for the money, this is a fab deal

Ramsta are solid drives, write speeds are slower, but as most of the time windows / consoles are reading the data, do not think that will worry most! Had some of their ddr4 memory in a system a few years back and it never missed a beat.

Anyway some tasty titbits of info for those that have not heard of Ramsta.... and are wanting to buy this silly low price storage, but have not yet...

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Ruishi International was established in Hong Kong in 2010. As one of the world's leading semiconductor equipment manufacturers, it is committed to the research and development of high-end, leading-edge storage products and has set up an R&D center in Taiwan. In order to quickly explore the entire Chinese mainland market, Ruishi International established Shenzhen Ruiwei Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd. in Shenzhen, China in 2016 and established a marketing center in Greater China. As a professional storage product R&D, manufacturing, and sales integration service provider, Ruishi currently has a place in the SSD solid state drive, DARM module memory, and FLASH flash memory cards, especially in the DARM module market. Ruizhi team R & D personnel experience more than 10 years experience

They also do the S800 range of solid state drives, which have 3D nand and much faster write speeds for the £ per GB.
Agharta3 h, 59 m ago

Why? These have no moving parts and SSDs don't have a bad reputation for …Why? These have no moving parts and SSDs don't have a bad reputation for reliability.Most SSDs have an endurance rating that is fine for consumer workloads so that's not an issue either.This SSD sounds very Gangsta with its cool name.


You clearly never had an OCZ SSD before Toshiba bought them.
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geekbuying? no thanks!
So tempting as I've been after a SDD. Never heard of Ramsta tho and China shipping makes it a worry if it hits issues
I'm quite wary buying ssds with 3 years warranty from UK vendors.
But two years "warranty" from a Chinese vendors
Alik13 m ago

I'm quite wary buying ssds with 3 years warranty from UK vendors.


Why? These have no moving parts and SSDs don't have a bad reputation for reliability.
Most SSDs have an endurance rating that is fine for consumer workloads so that's not an issue either.

This SSD sounds very Gangsta with its cool name.
Might be worth using it on a ps3/ps4 id never use it on a pc though
Tiptop spot @sigmon for the size you get, for the money, this is a fab deal

Ramsta are solid drives, write speeds are slower, but as most of the time windows / consoles are reading the data, do not think that will worry most! Had some of their ddr4 memory in a system a few years back and it never missed a beat.

Anyway some tasty titbits of info for those that have not heard of Ramsta.... and are wanting to buy this silly low price storage, but have not yet...

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Ruishi International was established in Hong Kong in 2010. As one of the world's leading semiconductor equipment manufacturers, it is committed to the research and development of high-end, leading-edge storage products and has set up an R&D center in Taiwan. In order to quickly explore the entire Chinese mainland market, Ruishi International established Shenzhen Ruiwei Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd. in Shenzhen, China in 2016 and established a marketing center in Greater China. As a professional storage product R&D, manufacturing, and sales integration service provider, Ruishi currently has a place in the SSD solid state drive, DARM module memory, and FLASH flash memory cards, especially in the DARM module market. Ruizhi team R & D personnel experience more than 10 years experience

They also do the S800 range of solid state drives, which have 3D nand and much faster write speeds for the £ per GB.
Is it likely to be subject to VAT/Duty once it reaches the UK or did I miss something on the site saying it was included?

If VAT/Duty payable, may still be good value but eats at the saving (ie at least £13ish?) Any one used them before and no the situation?
Agharta3 h, 59 m ago

Why? These have no moving parts and SSDs don't have a bad reputation for …Why? These have no moving parts and SSDs don't have a bad reputation for reliability.Most SSDs have an endurance rating that is fine for consumer workloads so that's not an issue either.This SSD sounds very Gangsta with its cool name.



And cheap unbranded/unknown Chinese storage devices are in no way associated with using the cheapest memory chips available that are prone to failure.

Away from the failure risk, the speeds have to be considered. All SSDs are not created equal
Agharta3 h, 59 m ago

Why? These have no moving parts and SSDs don't have a bad reputation for …Why? These have no moving parts and SSDs don't have a bad reputation for reliability.Most SSDs have an endurance rating that is fine for consumer workloads so that's not an issue either.This SSD sounds very Gangsta with its cool name.


You clearly never had an OCZ SSD before Toshiba bought them.
Too risky surely...pay more save yaself heaps of bother later on.
thedean19997 m ago

Is it likely to be subject to VAT/Duty once it reaches the UK or did I …Is it likely to be subject to VAT/Duty once it reaches the UK or did I miss something on the site saying it was included?If VAT/Duty payable, may still be good value but eats at the saving (ie at least £13ish?) Any one used them before and no the situation?


I bought a 10.1'' tablet from them and didn't pay anything extra, so a small light package with a SSD will slip through easily.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 27th Apr
dantesfireplace37 m ago

And cheap unbranded/unknown Chinese storage devices are in no way …And cheap unbranded/unknown Chinese storage devices are in no way associated with using the cheapest memory chips available that are prone to failure.


You totally missed the context as it was about drives from the UK with a 3 year warranty NOT this Ramsta drive.

Oneday7736 m ago

You clearly never had an OCZ SSD before Toshiba bought them.


You are clearly cherry picking from one manufacturer in the past and you can just as easily do the same about Hard Drives such as the infamous IBM range.
But back in context, I am not aware of any drives currently sold in the UK with a 3 year warranty from a recognised mainstream brand that have a known reliability issue.
If anyone has any data that suggests otherwise the please share it as it might help some people making a purchasing decision.

As for this drive, I wouldn't touch it with a barge-pole.
Appreciate the feedback everyone. I knew this was going to bit of a marmite deal, but thought it's only the cost of a night out. If it lasts a year I'll be happy.
Agharta49 m ago

You totally missed the context as it was about drives from the UK with a 3 …You totally missed the context as it was about drives from the UK with a 3 year warranty NOT this Ramsta drive.You are clearly cherry picking from one manufacturer in the past and you can just as easily do the same about Hard Drives such as the infamous IBM range.But back in context, I am not aware of any drives currently sold in the UK with a 3 year warranty from a recognised mainstream brand that have a known reliability issue.If anyone has any data that suggests otherwise the please share it as it might help some people making a purchasing decision.As for this drive, I wouldn't touch it with a barge-pole.


I missed the context also, I have a feeling no one will find it... I read your reply as an endorsement rather than avoid this brand.
Agharta54 m ago

You totally missed the context as it was about drives from the UK with a 3 …You totally missed the context as it was about drives from the UK with a 3 year warranty NOT this Ramsta drive.You are clearly cherry picking from one manufacturer in the past and you can just as easily do the same about Hard Drives such as the infamous IBM range.But back in context, I am not aware of any drives currently sold in the UK with a 3 year warranty from a recognised mainstream brand that have a known reliability issue.If anyone has any data that suggests otherwise the please share it as it might help some people making a purchasing decision.As for this drive, I wouldn't touch it with a barge-pole.


Any you clearly Cherry picked that electronics with non-moving can fail. Also if memory serves there was a particularly iffy range of Crucial drives too.
sigmon16 m ago

Appreciate the feedback everyone. I knew this was going to bit of a …Appreciate the feedback everyone. I knew this was going to bit of a marmite deal, but thought it's only the cost of a night out. If it lasts a year I'll be happy.


After a tickle more digging, the kindly Chinese gentle folk got back to me about the range / warranty, it is 3 years rtb in China and 1 year outside of China, if sold by a reseller who buys or sells in bulk, which the GB site is one of, they confirmed they sell a LOT of these drives, especially the V nand versions and there RMA rate is very low.

So on that ditty, have ordered one for a new dual boot drive for a side project, cannot remember buying chipped storage this cheap... ever!!
China has an internal market for SSD's.
I wonder what they use, and how reliable they are.
Oneday771 h, 40 m ago

You clearly never had an OCZ SSD before Toshiba bought them.



You are so right there! My vertex 2e failed without warning. There's no way I'd trust my data being safe in a cheap brand unit.
There are also no endurance ratings whatsoever on the site for them!
Alik6 h, 14 m ago

I'm quite wary buying ssds with 3 years warranty from UK vendors.



Agharta6 h, 1 m ago

Why? These have no moving parts and SSDs don't have a bad reputation for …Why? These have no moving parts and SSDs don't have a bad reputation for reliability.


The listed drive is from a Chinese vendor with no reference to a 3 year warranty and my quote clearly shows the discussion was about UK vendors with drives with a 3 year warranty. The context is clear.
Edited by: "Agharta" 27th Apr
Your ten times better off buying a second hand 840 evo or something else than this, i bet theres a 95% this is going to be a no good at all barely any faster than a hdd and die within 1 year at most.
sigmon2 h, 23 m ago

Appreciate the feedback everyone. I knew this was going to bit of a …Appreciate the feedback everyone. I knew this was going to bit of a marmite deal, but thought it's only the cost of a night out. If it lasts a year I'll be happy.


I will probably last a year but even so have poor performance, your 10 times better off buying a second hand samsung evo, they have 5 year warranty and honor warranties even without receipts.
Great find! I was looking for a cheap SSD to upgrade my old laptop, but I wasn't satisfied with 128/256 GB of space.
Edited by: "jakub.gawinski" 27th Apr
I am not sure this would be any different than a brand like Kingdian or Drevo (or any number of not the big guys brands the likes of Amazon sell). Only thing is with Amazon at least you have some modicum of backup if it goes pear shaped...
As a Chinese from China, DO NOT BUY!!! It’s A very small company that most of us never heard it before, I did some research, a lot of Chinese customers complained about their extreme high defect rate and repair rate. AVOID
nbwuwd28 m ago

As a Chinese from China, DO NOT BUY!!! It’s A very small company that most …As a Chinese from China, DO NOT BUY!!! It’s A very small company that most of us never heard it before, I did some research, a lot of Chinese customers complained about their extreme high defect rate and repair rate. AVOID



A useful comment, thx!
Cuddl3s27th Apr

Your ten times better off buying a second hand 840 evo or something else …Your ten times better off buying a second hand 840 evo or something else than this, i bet theres a 95% this is going to be a no good at all barely any faster than a hdd and die within 1 year at most.


Not an 840, I don't know if they fixed the problem but I would steer clear of the 840s
png66612 m ago

Not an 840, I don't know if they fixed the problem but I would steer clear …Not an 840, I don't know if they fixed the problem but I would steer clear of the 840s


Begs the question if Samsung managed to screw it up do you think that a obscure Chinese company no one has ever heard of before will do any better, doing a bit of reading seems Samsung has patched the 840 evo, so personally i would take my chances with those or fork out a bit extra for the 850.
png66642 m ago

Not an 840, I don't know if they fixed the problem but I would steer clear …Not an 840, I don't know if they fixed the problem but I would steer clear of the 840s


Yes that was fixed a long time ago with a purpose written piece of software and then later firmware updates. The PITA about it was the drives couldn't be fixed if they were in arrays etc. You had to break the array, remove the drive, fix it, move the drive back, rebuild the array and repeat for each drive!
Edited by: "alexjameshaines" 28th Apr
This will arrive at around £80-85 with import tax, if it arrives that is. And it's only 480GB. Save yourself some headaches related to shipping lost issues or import fees issues, also warranty issues, not to mention write/read speeds, and buy a £100 Samsung EVO 500GB or a Crucial MX500. These 2 are worldwide tested and have top performance.
Kosmonaut56 m ago

This will arrive at around £80-85 with import tax, if it arrives that is. …This will arrive at around £80-85 with import tax, if it arrives that is. And it's only 480GB. Save yourself some headaches related to shipping lost issues or import fees issues, also warranty issues, not to mention write/read speeds, and buy a £100 Samsung EVO 500GB or a Crucial MX500. These 2 are worldwide tested and have top performance.


this.
I love buying cheap stuff from China, but would never risk an SSD not from a reputable manufacturer.
Ive never paid import tax on anything I have bought from china
leedale3018 h, 40 m ago

Ive never paid import tax on anything I have bought from china


There are plenty of reports of people being forced to pay up to £50 pounds for smartphones imported from Gearbest.

Quote from importcalculator.com

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Goods with a total value up to €22,- are exempt of duty tax and value added tax (VAT). Goods with a total value between €22,- and €150,- are exempt of duty tax but not of value added tax. Any order with a total value equal or higher than €150,- is charged with duty tax and VAT. Customs clearances fees are usually waived if the total value of the imported goods is equal or below €22,-.

Duty tax
The default customs duty tax percentage is set at 4,2%, which is the tariff for optical and astronomical equipment (which is the primary interest of the author of this calculator). It is very likely this percentage isn't correct for the product you're importing, so it is essential to look up the correct TARIC commodity code in the TARIC database. TARIC stands for Integrated Tariff of the European Communities and is a large harmonised database containing the common customs tariffs that apply to all countries of the European Union. The current TARIC tariffs can be consulted at ec.europa.eu/tax…jsp.

Please note: the duty tax percentages can vary greatly. It is essential to ensure you are using the correct percentage by consulting the TARIC database.

Customs clearance fees
Goods that are about to be imported need to be cleared by the Customs. The Customs clearance fee is often added on top of the duty and value added taxes. Usually this fee is a fixed fee in the range of 10-15 euros, but this can vary depending on your location in the EU. Sometimes the you're charged with additional costs for receiving an oversized package or a fee for the temporary storage of your items at the customs. These extra fees are not common, however.
I bought a cctv cameras for £63.40 from China and was charged VAT (£12.68) and disbursement (custom charge £11.00) = £23.68, will never buy anything other than small goods from China again, not worth the extra costs.
Just wondering how those who bought are getting on. I bought two in the end and have been running with them for nearly a week now. Absolutely delighted with the performance.
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