Top positive review
Cheap SSD, decent performance.
June 2, 2018
Bought this SSD because I was looking for a cheap ~500gb SSD to hold me over until I upgrade to a system with a m.2 PCI slot. This drive was the cheapest I found for this size ($80 at time of purchase).
Speed wise, this drive seems fine so far. Most SSD hard drives have been maxing out the SATA interface for a few years now, so I don't expect any performance pitfalls with this drive. Running CrystalMark Dismark shows 560 read / 515 write, which is pretty much as good as it gets for this category. Trim is supported.
Longevity might be an issue with a more unknown brand. This SSD uses TLC flash, which is to be expected at this price point. TLC SSDs in general have a shorter lifespan than MLC, but are usually cheaper. I'll update this review if it starts to give me problems. For now, I'm happy with the drive .
One weird note: it was shipped in just a bubble mailer with no additional padding or protection. SSDs are pretty durable and it's working fine, but it was a little weird to see.