[Review] 2º SSD Sandisk ULTRA 3D 500GB 2.5 inch SATA III - Aliexpress

The second SSD Sandisk ULTRA 3D 500GB 2.5 inch SATA III was acquired on AliExpress, shop Shop2021013 Store, to give a lifeline to an older PC, that it has been my and today still in the family. It is a computer with motherboard Gigabyte X48-DQ6, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 of 2,66 GHz, and 4GB of RAM (2x DDR2 G.Skill F2-6400CL4-2GBPK).

The operating system was installed on a 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 HDD and was clearly being the system bottleneck, that it got extremely slow at times. Although the motherboard supports only SATA II (SATA 300), an SSD would certainly remove that bottleneck from the system, and would give a survival to the PC that already has more than 10 years.

Before that I had tried to put more 2 G.Skill F2-6400CL4-2GBPK memory modules, that I took from another motherboard that is unused, but for some reason the 4 modules together don't work at all, although both couples work perfectly separated. It is not the first problem I have with G.Skill memory, so this is a brand that I no longer intend to acquire.

Note that had I already spoke here on the Skooter Blog about the first Sandisk ULTRA 3D 500GB SSD 2.5 inch SATA III I purchased. This is exactly the same model, SDSSDH3-500G-G25, with guaranteed 5 years. So I'm not going to talk about the product again, check out the first article before continuing.


Check out the photos and the video of the unboxing from the SSD Sandisk ULTRA 3D 500GB 2.5 inch SATA III:

The seller sent a free SATA cable, as before, but this time it didn't send screws.

Installation and testing

Before installing the SSD Sandisk no PC, I put it in an external case with a USB interface just to transfer the content from the HDD to the SSD, using MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 11. The transfer went smoothly.

Then, I installed the SSD Sandisk ULTRA 3D 500GB 2.5 inch SATA III, that was quiet. There was also a SATA port available on the Gigabyte X48-DQ6, and I used the SATA cable that came as a gift. The cabinet is a Thermaltake Swing, that has no space for installing SSDs, so I ended up securing it with just one screw, in an HDD bay. But no problem, after all the SSD is very light and will not move.

I then changed the settings on the setup so that the boot started to be made by the newly installed SSD and I made the first boot, that first happened in a few seconds. The PC got much faster as I expected.

I then installed the Crystaldiskinfo, the CrystalDiskMark and the SanDisk SSD Dashboard to do some tests. Check out:

Comparing the results obtained in the CrystalDiskMark with obtained with the first Sandisk ULTRA 3D 500GB, note that the values ​​obtained with this second are somewhat lower, o que certamente se deve à interface SATA II (SATA 300) da máquina, que acaba se tornando um gargalo para o SSD, cuja interface é SATA III (SATA 600), como também pode ser observado na tela do Crystaldiskinfo. But anyway, o ganho de desempenho no PC foi bastante considerável e certamente valeu a pena.


These are the package tracking information obtained from the AliExpress system:

2019.11.28 17:48 (GMT-7): Delivery successful
2019.11.24 10:07 (GMT-7): Cleared customs
2019.11.19 09:40 (GMT-7): Started customs clearance process
2019.11.19 09:39 (GMT-7): Accepted by Last Mile Carrier
2019.11.15 00:37 (GMT-7): Departed country of origin
2019.11.12 15:41 (GMT-7): Shipment accepted by airline
2019.11.11 15:08 (GMT-7): Shipment left country of origin warehouse
2019.11.11 08:48 (GMT-7): Shipment at country of origin warehouse
2019.11.11 08:18 (GMT-7): Shipment dispatched

Through the code LP + 15 digits, que aparece no sistema da AliExpress, you can get the code ePacket posted in Sweden (LB + 9 digits + SE), by using the site system Cainiao, that displays the following information:

2019-11-28 17:48:00

Import clearance success
2019-11-24 10:07:00

Import clearance start
2019-11-19 09:40:00

Arrive at destination country
2019-11-19 09:39:00

Hand over to airline
2019-11-15 00:37:00

Depart from transit country or district
2019-11-13 16:09:00

Arrive at transit country or district
2019-11-13 15:49:00

Received by line-haul
2019-11-12 15:41:00

Outbound in sorting center
2019-11-11 15:08:38

Inbound in sorting center
2019-11-11 08:48:13

Accepted by carrier
2019-11-11 08:18:13

These are the package tracking information obtained on the site of the station:

Delivered to the addressee object
/ SP
Object out for delivery to the recipient
Object forwarded
Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP for distribution Unit in [REMOVED] / SP
Object forwarded
Treatment Unit in CAJAMAR / SP for Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP
Object forwarded
Distribution Unit in CURITIBA / PR for treatment plant in CAJAMAR / SP
Customs supervision terminated
Object received by the post Office of Brazil

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This is the table-summary of purchase:

Product Name: SSD Sandisk ULTRA 3D 500GB 2.5 inch SATA III
Name Original: Sandisk ULTRA 3D SSD 250GB 500GB 2.5 inch SATA III HDD Hard Disk HD SSD Notebook PC 1TB Internal Solid State Drive
Store: AliExpress | Store: Shop2021013 Store
Value: R$ 305,65
Current value: R$ 302,68 (US$ 68,59)
Payment Method: Credit Card Visa International
Shipping Type: Aliexpress Standard Shipping
Shipping Fee: R$ 14,98
Package Home Country: China
Purchase Data: 07/11/2019
Submission Date: 11/11/2019
Data Delivery: 28/11/2019
Time in Transit: 17 days
Declared content: Internal Soli
Type Marked Content: Others
Declared Value: USD 6.00
Taxed: Not
Taxable Value: -
Tax Value: -

Final Considerations

Just as happened with the primeiro Sandisk ULTRA 3D 500GB, este também revitalizou totalmente o PC onde ele foi instalado. Just that slow both the boot and in the use, by slow HDD account. Um PC com mais de 10 anos de uso certamente terá uma sobrevida considerável com esse SSD. Sem ele o sistema já estava quase insuportável de usar.

Buying items like this directly from China remains a great option. The delivery was relatively fast, in 17 days, e o pacote não foi tributado.

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Face, coloca uma controladorinha SATA3, já que é um computador desktop, e passe a aproveitar o desempenho inteiro do SSD. Fica bacana e não é caro.


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