A PC of my work was already suffering with only 120GB SSD. Several software installed and even with the strategy deixar a pasta Users no HD and installing some software on larger HD (changing the way at installation time), the space was scarce.
It was then that I decided to upgrade to an SSD 240GB. The current 120GB SSD is a Sandisk Ultra Plus, what is working well and will be transferred to another PC with less SSD requirements. So I decided to continue with the Sandisk and the model Ultra II, Ultra which is the successor, specifically chose the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD) With Read Up To 550MB/s- SDSSDHII-240G-G25.
The purchase had to be made in Amazon why not find a single store in Brazil that had this model. Moreover, I even found one in my city, but when I got there and asked to see the SSD, They gave me an open box. Said the seller who should have opened to put a seal of approval. If only it, since it would be an enormous stupidity of the vendor / supplier, because the box SanDisk Ultra II 240GB already has an opening that is viewed exactly to the serial number without opening it. Just take the warranty by serial number rather than a peck. Then I checked the SSD inside the pack and he had some risquinhos, Typical product that has already been installed. The seller swears he was not used, but only thanked and retired store.
Unfortunately in Brazil still dominates this kind of culture, where vendors and retailers find regular open sell products / returned / used as if they were new. In the first world physical stores sell these products, but with a beautiful stamp writing “Open Box” and discounted. You know you're buying something that was opened, probably sold and returned for some reason. It is up to consumers to decide whether it is worth the risk of taking a product with any problems or missing any items at discount. The online stores is also common to find specific product sections “Open Box” or clear indications that this is “Open Box” product heading.
The SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD) With Read Up To 550MB/s- SDSSDHII-240G-G25 It is a product of the Amazon sells and delivers in Brazil. A deposit for Dilma of taxes already paid directly to the store when buying, and if the actual amount paid in taxes is less, the difference is refunded after. The advantage is to receive the product quickly and at home, no queues and postal rates. The disadvantage is also pay sales tax that is applied even on own Import Tax, and IOF that is applied over all previous (product, Freight and other taxes), because in Brazil we pay taxes cascaded. Now, because of you that voted EN, logo also will pay the new CPMF on top of it all.
The request was made in 18/09/2015 and arrived on 30/09/2015, only 12 calendar days, shorter period than that of many Brazilian stores. The package follows the US to Brazil by i-parcel, which is now the UPS. After customs clearance, proceeds to the client by PAC Post Office. To receive receipts for taxes paid you need to get in touch by email with i-parcel. On another occasion I I realized that the VAT was paid only after I asked for the vouchers. They said it's because they have a deadline to pay. This time I'll wait a while before you ask them just to see if the situation repeats itself.
The SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD) With Read Up To 550MB/s- SDSSDHII-240G-G25 We arrived perfectly sealed, as expected from a shop such as Amazon. Desembalei-o, I installed it and it worked perfectly. Check out the photos:
Also check the information obtained by Sandisk SSD Dashboard, CrystalDiskInfo and the test results with CrystalDiskMark:
And these are the trace information that can be obtained at any time by the i-parcel site:
|Event||Event Date||City||State / Province||Country Code|
|Delivered||9/30/2015 10:23:00 PM||[Removed]||BR|
|Delivery attempted||9/30/2015 2:44:00 PM||[Removed]||BR|
|Processed through transit hub||9/28/2015 2:05:00 PM||Guarulhos||BR|
|Completed customs clearance process||9/25/2015 9:07:00 PM|
|Package arrived in the destination country and is awaiting release from the Customs clearing agency||9/25/2015 12:52:00 PM||BR|
|Exported i-Parcel and in transit to country of destination||9/22/2015 11:55:00 PM||Los Angeles||US|
|Received at i-Parcel||9/22/2015 6:49:52 PM||Los Angeles||US|
|Received at i-Parcel and on hold for review||9/21/2015 11:38:55 PM|
|The address received for your shipment is being reviewed to ensure accurate delivery||9/19/2015 12:23:46 PM||Edison||US|
|Package details received electronically from Seller||9/19/2015 12:23:46 PM|
Once the package is posted on Brazil also gives to track by mail, but that does not forward me a lot because I only know the tracking code after the product was already at hand. He appeared on the i-parcel site, but only on the day it was delivered:
|30/09/2015 17:23||CSD [Removed]||Delivery Effected|
|30/09/2015 09:44||[Removed]||Out for delivery to the recipient|
|29/09/2015 11:02||CTE CAMPINAS – Valinhos / SP||Routed|
|Referred to CDD [Removed]|
|28/09/2015 15:17||VILLA MARIA CTE – Sao Paulo-SP||Routed|
|Referred to CTE CAMPINAS – Valinhos / SP|
|28/09/2015 09:05||AGF PRACA DECEMBER EIGHT – Guarulhos / SP||Routed|
|In transit to CTE MARIA VILLAGE – Sao Paulo-SP|
|25/09/2015 20:42||AGF PRACA DECEMBER EIGHT – Guarulhos / SP||Posted after the agency's time limit|
|Object subject to routing the next business day|
Finally, here is the summary table of purchase:
|Product Name:||SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD) With Read Up To 550MB/s- SDSSDHII-240G-G25|
|Name Original:||SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD) With Read Up To 550MB/s- SDSSDHII-240G-G25|
|Value:||US$ 87,49 (R$ 360,86)|
|Current value:||US$ 85,99|
|Payment Method:||Credit Card Visa International|
|Shipping Type:||AmazonGlobal Standard Shipping|
|Shipping Fee:||R$ 20,83|
|Package Home Country:||USA|
|Time in Transit:||11 days|
|Declared content:||8471.70.6000 – optical reader – New (count 1)|
|Type Marked Content:||Other|
|Declared Value:||US$ 92,54|
And I'm ending here with a positive assessment to the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD) With Read Up To 550MB/s- SDSSDHII-240G-G25 and another positive review for Amazon. Do not forget to share the article with your friends if you like. Good fun and good shopping.