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TCSUNBOW 120GB 2.5inch SSD up to 562MB/s SATAIII 6GB/s £13.22 (Prime) / £17.71 (non Prime) Sold by SunBow and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Posted 7th Sep 2020

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Crazy new low price of £13.22 for a 120GB SSD. Probably best not to trust important data to this drive, but great for testing out new Distros.
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This is the poor man's solution to SSDs, put the operating system on this and storage media on external HDD £££
Actually a surprisingly good brand, don’t entrust to any critical data, but that’s true of any storage if you don’t bother backing up.
Great price and the X3 drive is fine.Have one, and it is very fast.
Amazon also have the the 480gb for £32.50, which is seriously cheap,.
Edited by: "stamfordblue" 7th Sep
If you want a cheap OS or games drive then its ok for that but I would not trust it for anything else. I will say though that even good brand ssd's they all have failures, nothing can be as bad as OCZ
tipsy197307/09/2020 10:52

If you want a cheap OS or games drive then its ok for that but I would …If you want a cheap OS or games drive then its ok for that but I would not trust it for anything else. I will say though that even good brand ssd's they all have failures, nothing can be as bad as OCZ


These are actually one of the better 'no name' SSDs, good reviews all round and perfect for speeding up older machines. At £13, it is a steal. I wouldn't trust any drive, branded or not, to any data I could not replace tbh.
plewis0007/09/2020 12:38

These are actually one of the better 'no name' SSDs, good reviews all …These are actually one of the better 'no name' SSDs, good reviews all round and perfect for speeding up older machines. At £13, it is a steal. I wouldn't trust any drive, branded or not, to any data I could not replace tbh.


Not knocking it, shared a link to the 480gb to friends
tipsy197307/09/2020 13:18

Not knocking it, shared a link to the 480gb to friends


I know you weren’t but I meant TC SUNBOW are actually a pretty good brand for a no-name, so I wouldn’t worry too much about that if you’re in the market.
EQL07/09/2020 10:01

DRAM-less. Link to the current 480GB offer: …DRAM-less. Link to the current 480GB offer: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tcsunbow-ssd-x3-480gb-ssd-25-inch-sataiii-6-gbs-internal-solid-state-hard-drive-ps3250-at-sold-by-sunbow-fulfilled-by-amazon-3538746


Not true it does have DRAM, same controller as mx500.
uthypranks_TV07/09/2020 17:00

Not true it does have DRAM, same controller as mx500.


You may be correct as the titles of the 120GB and 240GB drives (only) do specify cache, but other sizes don't specify cache:
TCSUNBOW 120GB 128GB 2.5 Inch SSD With 128M Cache
TCSUNBOW 240GB 250GB 256GB 2.5 Inch SSD With 256M Cache

In the thread on the 1TB version, people have reported having no DRAM in their drives, and the Amazon listings don't specify it, just the drive size. I would be worried the entire range has switched to DRAM-less.
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Edited by: "EQL" 8th Sep
Is it possible to have an external Ssd drive. Just for backups / media / movies.

Think it be faster than a toshiba 4TB hard drive ?! It’s a new one works fine but guess I need something a little faster / smaller for portability.

I didn’t see any of these advertised as external Ssd / I did see enclosures for these ?

Do you still get decent speeds using an external holder ?

Any advice / recommendations would be much appreciated
Well got the cheap 480gb ssd in, lets see how long it lasts
BigStart08/09/2020 11:17

Is it possible to have an external Ssd drive. Just for backups / media / …Is it possible to have an external Ssd drive. Just for backups / media / movies. Think it be faster than a toshiba 4TB hard drive ?! It’s a new one works fine but guess I need something a little faster / smaller for portability.I didn’t see any of these advertised as external Ssd / I did see enclosures for these ?Do you still get decent speeds using an external holder ?Any advice / recommendations would be much appreciated



yes, just pick up a £10 external USB3 enclosure off Amazon
EQL08/09/2020 00:42

You may be correct as the titles of the 120GB and 240GB drives (only) do …You may be correct as the titles of the 120GB and 240GB drives (only) do specify cache, but other sizes don't specify cache:TCSUNBOW 120GB 128GB 2.5 Inch SSD With 128M CacheTCSUNBOW 240GB 250GB 256GB 2.5 Inch SSD With 256M CacheIn the thread on the 1TB version, people have reported having no DRAM in their drives, and the Amazon listings don't specify it, just the drive size. I would be worried the entire range has switched to DRAM-less.https://www.hotukdeals.com/comments/permalink/41854475


I have just received two of the new plastic case 120gb ssd and can CONFIRM they have no onboard dram

They now use the Silicon Motion SM2258XT controller.

This has no dram.

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Edited by: "John_Willoughby" 8th Sep
I can confirm my 480GB I received is dramless (via checking controller). However, some reviews say the do have dram so I have no idea what's going on.

I did a check on the drive (using a USB caddy). On copying 300GB, the speeds dropped from decent speeds to 10MB/s after about 150GB. Obviously, you expect speed drops especially on dramless drives but that speed took me by surprise. My dramless Integal drives drop doing the same test but no where near that level. It did spike back up to 50-60MB/s every so often but then plummeted again back to 10MB/s. It was like using a USB 2.0 usb pen

Seems OK so far but don't believe all those "amazing" reviews on Amazon.

Also check out this video as I wouldn't hold out to much hope for your warranties (other than Amazon's one ofcourse)
Edited by: "Sin_of_nature" 26th Sep
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