Tag: SSD

SanDisk Ultra 3D 2TB SSD

My secondary storage will be the SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 2TB Internal SSD. I got it for US$209.99 (S$292) on Amazon. Shipping to Singapore is an additional US$4.71 (S$7).

Unlike the addlink S70 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD which uses NVMe connector to give you speed of up to 3,500 MB/s, this SanDisk Ultra 3D 2TB SSD is slightly slower as it uses SATA III. The advertised read speed is up to 560 MB/s and write speed is up to 530 MB/s.

SanDisk Ultra 3D 2TB SSD - Box Front
SanDisk Ultra 3D 2TB SSD – Box Front

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addlink S70 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD

So I decided to build a new gaming PC. Benjamin helped me put together a list of computer parts to buy based on my budget as I have lost touch with it.

I am getting the RAM, SSD, Case Fans, and Case Fan Filter from Amazon, while the rest I might get from Dynacore next month.

addlink S70 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD - Box Front
addlink S70 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD – Box Front

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Minix Neo S1 USB-C Hub With 120GB SSD

Minix Neo Storage is a USB-C hub with built-in and non-removable SSD storage. There are two storage capacities available, 120GB and 240GB.

The Minix Neo S1 (120GB) retails for S$120 while the Minix Neo S2 (240GB) retails for S$150. Both can be found on Amconics Online Store on Lazada.

Minix Neo S1 - Box Front
Minix Neo S1 – Box Front

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Transcend TLC 480GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD

The Transcend TLC 480GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (TS480GSSD220S) was Amazon Gold Box Deal of the day on 29th December 2016.

Its usual retail price is US$126.99 (S$185), but for the Gold Box Deal, it was retailing for US$86.99 (S$127) with free shipping to Singapore if your order qualifies for the AmazonGlobal Saver program.

Transcend TLC 480GB SSD - Box Front
Transcend TLC 480GB SSD – Box Front

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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD

Amazon was having a 48% off their Samsung 850 EVO 250GB last month (I bought it on the 11th November 2015). The listed price is US$149.99 (S$213) and the discounted price is US$74.99 (S$106).

Another good news is that it qualifies for the free AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping to Singapore if your total qualifying purchases are more than US$125.

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB - Box Front
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB – Box Front

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World’s Thinnest 5mm 2.5″ Hybrid Hard Drive From Singapore

I am proud that Singapore made it into the tech news last week with the announcement of the world’s thinnest 2.5″ hybrid hard drive! It is only 5mm thick and is capable of storing 1TB of normal HDD and 32GB of SSD.

One of the main challenges in reducing the thickness of current 7mm hard disk drives by almost 30% without compromising on its performance and stability is its spindle motor design. To achieve a reduction in size, DSI researchers developed a proprietary axial field motor which runs smoother, quieter, more efficiently, lowering power consumption by up to 70% yet at a fraction of the cost of SSDs. The motor’s design has been patented, along with 30 other unique designs for the “A-Drive”. In addition, DSI has collaborated with multinational corporations and local companies, such as Seiko Instruments, Miyoshi, and Unisteel, to develop key components for the “A-Drive”.

5mm Thick
5mm Thick

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Kingston HyperX SSD 120GB

Got my very first SSD which is the Kingston HyperX SSD 120GB from Newegg.com thanks to Benjamin’s cousin who is in the US.

The usual price of the SSD (on 3rd February 2012) on Newegg.com is US$205 (S$259), however there is mail-in rebate of US$50 (SDG$63). After the mail-in rebate, it cost only US$155 (S$195).

Kingston HyperX SSD - Box Front
Kingston HyperX SSD – Box Front

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