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Has anyone ever herd of or used "KingShare" ,"Gloway" ,"KingMAX" and "Galaxy"

Hi. I was on a Chinese Shopping site(item.jd.com) well know(in china) for their electronics. I have used this site for PC Parts before. The Prices are amazing! My 3TB Hard drive is filling up pretty fast and i would like to get an another solid state drive to put some more demanding games on. When i was looking on this site i found some Very cheap SSDs made by "KingShare" ,"Gloway" "KingMAX" and "Galaxy". I would like to know weather you guys think i should buy these or spend a bit extra on a bigger company, like samsung. for any one who wants to know the cheapest SSD costs 229 RMB(37 dollars for 64GB)while the SanDisk one is 299RMB (48 dollars for 64GB).
thanks!
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  1. Hi will221996
    where are you from
    and what is your max budget for an ssd , may be able to find something for you
    Reply to mickypheonix
  2. At Newegg the Samsung 840 evo 120gb is $90. I don't think I would be persuaded to try an unknown to save too little money.

    There'd need to be specs and reviews and warranty along with substantial savings.
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  3. When buying any piece of hardware, cheaping out at the beginning usually means problems later. Don't even consider. Get a quality brand name SSD. These cheap SSDs usually have the lowest quality memory chips and are an accident waiting to happen. And when they fail, what's your warranty? Quality manufacturers provide 5 year warranty, and some of them even 10 years for certain drives.
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  4. Galaxy and Kingmax are well known brands. While i know Kingmax uses crappy memory and don't recommend it for an SSD due to life-span; Galaxy on the other hand used to make video cards but has since "vanished" and now builds other stuff. I've never seen a Galaxy SSD so i have no clue about their performance. If you find some good reviews and the price is decent i would go for it.
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  5. mickypheonix said:
    Hi will221996
    where are you from
    and what is your max budget for an ssd , may be able to find something for you


    Hi. i am british although i spend quiet a bit of time in china. My budget is around 40 pounds or 300 RMB
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  6. herrwizo said:
    When buying any piece of hardware, cheaping out at the beginning usually means problems later. Don't even consider. Get a quality brand name SSD. These cheap SSDs usually have the lowest quality memory chips and are an accident waiting to happen. And when they fail, what's your warranty? Quality manufacturers provide 5 year warranty, and some of them even 10 years for certain drives.



    Would you say maxwell is a good brand?
    Reply to will221996
  7. Yeah - for coffee
    Reply to i7Baby
  8. Like the man said. If i were absolutely forced under a gunpoint to pick an ssd brand from that list, i would go for kingmax since they are at least known for memory modules. Never tried that cheap ssds, though. But maxwell... never.
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  9. Best answer
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  10. Thanks Guys, you have been very helpful and i have decided not to be a cheapskate and spend a bit more money to by from a respectable brand!
    Reply to will221996
  11. wise move
    get gskill/corsair/crucial/mushkin/kingston all quality ram
    Reply to mickypheonix
  12. i may give them a try. so far nobody except <REMOVED> says anything other than they used to be a memory manufacture . if it dies it dies. it is an experiment build anyway.
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  13. That post was spam, and should have been removed. It was missed, sorry.
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  14. i got two corsair force 128gb ssd's on ebay. for 70 USD , they arrived formated and ready for use. problem solved
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  15. This is an old thread, but came up high in search results for Gloway.

    I've just tested a Gloway Fervent SATA3 60GB SSD. It's one of the slowest SSDs I've ever tested, slower than all of the SATA2 models I've acquired. Sequential read for large transfers is the only thing it does well (450MB/sec max), but every other metric is awful, eg. sequential write speed is 70MB/sec max. It scores a mere 313 with AS-SSD. 4K read is also pretty rotten, but surprisingly for AS-SSD, 4K-64Thrd read/write are also poor.

    So, yes it's cheap (about 20 UKP as of Apr/2016), but it's terrible. Spend a bit more, buy a SanDisk Ultra II instead, or if budget permits, a Samsung 850 EVO.

    Budget SSDs from 5 years ago were slow, but it's shocking that misc-branded budget models today are actually worse. Lesson: if you do buy a budget model, stick with the better known brands like Samsung, SanDisk, OCZ, Toshiba and Crucial.
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  16. mapesdhs said:
    This is an old thread, but came up high in search results for Gloway.

    I've just tested a Gloway Fervent SATA3 60GB SSD. It's one of the slowest SSDs I've ever tested, slower than all of the SATA2 models I've acquired. Sequential read for large transfers is the only thing it does well (450MB/sec max), but every other metric is awful, eg. sequential write speed is 70MB/sec max. It scores a mere 313 with AS-SSD. 4K read is also pretty rotten, but surprisingly for AS-SSD, 4K-64Thrd read/write are also poor.

    So, yes it's cheap (about 20 UKP as of Apr/2016), but it's terrible. Spend a bit more, buy a SanDisk Ultra II instead, or if budget permits, a Samsung 850 EVO.

    Budget SSDs from 5 years ago were slow, but it's shocking that misc-branded budget models today are actually worse. Lesson: if you do buy a budget model, stick with the better known brands like Samsung, SanDisk, OCZ, Toshiba and Crucial.



    Thanks for the replay. I posted this two years ago and this is the first time I've signed in since and its amazing how many replies I have got since. two years later ssd prices have decreased and I have bought multiple Kingston, adata and a crucial one since(I think). however its really great that you did answer so I will no longer look at this thread wondering how crap these ssds really are! :)
    Reply to will221996
  17. Most welcome! Yeah, it's kinda bizarre that despite the tech moving on so much, modern cheapo SSDs are if anything worse then 2 years ago.

    Today there are at least some other reasonable choices for budget SSDs, eg. SK Hynix looks pretty decent, such as their SL301 or newer SL308. It's just a shame that what used to be a 'budget' SSD, the 850 EVO, became so popular that Samsung have been able to hike the price right backup again. In the UK the 850 EVO 250GB went as low as 53 UKP back in January (less than the SL301 is now), but today it's more like 75 to 80 UKP. Meanwhile, Samsung is cashing on its popularity curve withthe 750 EVO, a model that's worse than the 850 EVO and yet more expensive than the 850 EVO was at its lowest dip (it really seemed to the 2015/6 xmas/new-year season which kicked the 850 EVO through the roof).

    There is talk of another price drop with bigger capacities, 120GB/128GB falling away, 500GB/512GB coming down much more, but that won't happen if consumers are still happy to make sizeable sums for existing products. Just a pity SanDisk never came through with their promise from 2 years ago to upset the market with affordable, high-capacity SSDs (they were boasting about 8TB consumer models within 2 or 3 years).
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