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[Amazon Canada] KingDian 2.5" SATA III Internal SSD (S280 480GB) - $60.99 taxes in

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[Amazon Canada] KingDian 2.5" SATA III Internal SSD (S280 480GB) - $60.99 taxes in

Looks like a good price on a budget ~500GB SSD, TLC with 512 cache. Good to spruce up an old laptop maybe. Because they dont charge tax it's equivalent to paying about $54 plus tax in Ontario, close to the $50 for 500GB mark.

Anyone have any experiences with them to share?

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$10 and 20GB off the golden $50 / 500GB target.

FYI folks, you may spit on this deal, but Bauer frequently uses KingDian in it's builds, and will even sell these drives direct to consumers.

In 2019, KingDian isn't pure garbage.

And yes, it has 512MB of DRAM cache, not 1GB, but not zero either.

Upvoted.

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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Jun 21st, 2019 12:39 am
60.99 taxes in = $53.97 (Pre-Tax ON Effective Amount)

Pretty good, OP.
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anyone have the IOPS on these china drives?
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harry wrote:
Jun 21st, 2019 12:34 am
what's the diff with this one? https://www.amazon.ca/KingDian-Internal ... 00W3HLE1C/
$1 cheaper ($59.99 as of now anyway)
S400 vs S280 in the description I see...anything else?
The one you have there is MLC with lower write speeds, and this one is TLC with higher speeds from what I can see. You want the s280 over the s400.
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60.99 taxes in = $53.97 (Pre-Tax ON Effective Amount)

Pretty good, OP.
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Jun 21st, 2019 12:16 am
FYI folks, you may spit on this deal, but Bauer frequently uses KingDian in it's builds, and will even sell these drives direct to consumers.
Actually AFAIK Bauer uses KingFast SSDs. Not sure if they are better/worse/same.
Anyway, I installed a couple of KingDian S280 240GBs a couple weeks ago and so far everything is good.
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Jun 21st, 2019 3:05 pm
Actually AFAIK Bauer uses KingFast SSDs. Not sure if they are better/worse/same.
Anyway, I installed a couple of KingDian S280 240GBs a couple weeks ago and so far everything is good.
I think they use both.

These drives are fine if you're frisbee'ing SSDs into low-risk office deployments. Your average office administrator, middle manager, or desk worker won't be bothered.

ReviewMeta: 4.4 / 5.0
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FrostyWinnipeg wrote:
Jun 21st, 2019 4:11 pm
Still waiting fot 120gb's to hit 20 all in.
The dream is coming, in 2020, when you'll be able to pickup a DRAM'ed 120GB SSD beside a pack of bubble gum while you're at the till with your robot cashier.

I price-matched to pay $23.99 for mine from BestBuy a few weeks back.
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Thanks OP! Contemplating getting this for my ps4
😎Thanks RFD😎
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I've used these in my unRAID cache array (which is a pretty intensive use case) and they work great. There are tons of reviews on Aliexpress too (including mine), if you need further convincing. Only mild negative about the drives is that the casing material is plastic, so the drive doesn't dissipate heat nearly as well as a metal drive. Since SSDs throttle at higher temps, this can affect performance.

Solid drives, good performance. Really hard to go wrong with SSDs (unless you get suckered into buying the cacheless Silicon Power junk that gets shilled here frequently).
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FrostyWinnipeg wrote:
Jun 21st, 2019 4:11 pm
Still waiting fot 120gb's to hit 20 all in.
Wouldn't smaller sizes become less common as there's fixed costs involved beyond flash memory?
As the cost of memory drops, the proportion of non-memory costs go up.
Just speculating here as I'm not sure how much it costs for the controller and all the other parts.

Anyways, I'm waiting for ~256gb for ~$30 on the secondhand market as a game drive. Wonder if it'll be possible by the end of the year?

My 60GB OCZ Solid 3 is still chugging along, but barely has enough space for a single AAA game!
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It looks like planar TLC with a basic Phison controller. I'd stay away unless you really can't afford something better or don't care if it dies in a few years.

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