The SSD Sandisk Ultra m.2 NVMe 3D 1TB 2280 was acquired in AliExpress TopBrand Aliexpress Store, for use on my PC after a upgrade what should i do soon. In Brazil the same product costs more than twice the price. A garantia de 5 years of Sandisk is valid in Brazil for products purchased abroad, so it’s really worth buying directly from China.
As I already told there in the article about AMD Ryzen processor 9 3900X and the article about memory modules Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB, I'm about to update my PC, involving motherboard, processor and memory.
At first I would continue to use my current SSD Sandisk Ultra 2.5″ de 1TB, and leave the upgrade to an SSD m.2 for the future, preferably when 2TB models are more accessible. But, my laptop, at Dell Latitude E6530, still has an HDD, so that an upgrade on it would come in handy. The other day I needed to use it and noticed how much the HDD is being a bottleneck in it. Although it is already quite old (model 2013), it has third generation i7 processor and 16GB of RAM.
I then took advantage of a promotion to purchase the SSD Sandisk Ultra m.2 NVMe 3D 1TB 2280, and already migrate with my PC update. So his current SSD goes to the upgrade from the laptop.
Choice of SSD Sandisk Ultra m.2 NVMe 3D 1TB 2280
I have purchased SSDs and SD cards from the line Sandisk Ultra for quite some time. It is an intermediate line between the basic and the top (Sandisk Extreme). It usually costs little more than the basic, but much less than Extreme.
I prefer the brand Sandisk because the warranty is usually relatively long and works well. I've used the warranty Sandisk twice, with a Sandisk Extreme de 240GB it's common Sandisk Ultra de 480GB. In both cases I sent the defective equipment to an address in São Paulo and received superior models, Extreme Pro, of the same capacity, straight from the USA, by the UPS carrier, with all the abusive Brazilian taxes already paid, and arriving in less than a week.
On the other hand, I've had SSDs from Kingston in my work that gave a problem in a short time. I even managed to guarantee a direct with the store, but the others went down after the short guarantee (2 years if I'm not mistaken).
A Samsung have some SSDs that sell a lot and perform well, but I don’t trust the brand very much due to previous problems with cellphone and monitor. Furthermore, it seems to me that they do not guarantee in Brazil for products purchased abroad.
Chinese brands, I have a KingSpec since February that so far is working perfectly. I chose it because I didn't find it Sandisk no formato 2242, that was what I needed for the MSI Cubes 2. But when there is an alternative that offers a guarantee in Brazil I prefer.
So, beyond SSD Sandisk Ultra m.2 NVMe 3D 1TB, I considered only the Western Digital Blue SN550 NVMe de 1TB, similarly priced, because Western Digital also guarantees in Brazil for products purchased abroad.
Apparently SSD Sandisk Ultra m.2 NVMe 3D 1TB and the Western Digital Blue SN550 NVMe de 1TB are the same product. A Western Digital bought the Sandisk in 2015, so it seems normal for them to manufacture the same product under both brands, enjoying the greater popularity of one or the other, depending on the market. In both cases, 5 year warranty. They offer reading up to 2400 Mb / s and recording up to 1950 Mb/s.
The SSD Sandisk Ultra m.2 NVMe 3D 1TB cost me R$ 813,35, with free shipping and installments in 6 times. No Brasil, the same device is being sold for R $ 1.764,59 in a well-known store (the store “exploding”), and there's still more freight. Brutal difference, you can buy two in China for the price of one here and you still have a lot of money.
The SSD Sandisk Ultra m.2 NVMe 3D 1TB arrived in a bubble envelope. Inside it was the box of Sandisk sealed. Check out the photos and the video of the unboxing:
Right after opening and checking the product, I scratched the part where the authenticity verification code is on the back of the box. On site Sandisk chinesa I was able to verify that this is a genuine product:
These are the package tracking information with the SSD Sandisk Ultra m.2 NVMe 3D 1TB 2280, obtained from the AliExpress system:
2020.08.18 16:08 (GMT-7): Delivery successful 2020.08.10 14:08 (GMT-7): Accepted by Last Mile Carrier 2020.08.09 04:10 (GMT-7): Arrived at destination country 2020.08.08 10:10 (GMT-7): Departed country of origin 2020.08.08 10:10 (GMT-7): Departed country of origin 2020.08.05 17:08 (GMT-7): Shipment arrived at country of origin post office 2020.08.04 14:00 (GMT-7): Shipment left country of origin warehouse 2020.08.04 11:25 (GMT-7): Shipment at country of origin warehouse 2020.08.03 19:13 (GMT-7): Shipment dispatched
And these are the information obtained on the site of the station:
18/08/2020 16:01 [REMOVED] / SP Object delivered to the recipient 18/08/2020 10:24 [REMOVED] / SP object out for delivery to the recipient 17/08/2020 12:22 INDAIATUBA / SP Objeto encaminhado de Unidade de Tratamento em INDAIATUBA / SP for distribution Unit in [REMOVED] / SP 14/08/2020 08:00 CURITIBA / PR Objeto encaminhado de Unidade de Distribuição em CURITIBA / PR for Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP 14/08/2020 07:58 CURITIBA / PR finalized Customs supervision 10/08/2020 14:56 CURITIBA / PR Objeto recebido pelos Correios do Brasil Informar nº do documento para a fiscalização e entrega do seu objeto. Click here My Imports 06/08/2020 14:01 HONG KONG / Objeto encaminhado de País em HONG KONG / countries in International treatment unit / BR Informar nº do documento para a fiscalização e entrega do seu objeto. Click here My Imports 05/08/2020 17:04 HONG KONG / Objeto postado Informar nº do documento para a fiscalização e entrega do seu objeto. Click here My Imports
Por fim, This is the table-summary of purchase:
|Product Name:||SSD Sandisk Ultra m.2 NVMe 3D 1TB 2280|
|Store:||AliExpress TopBrand Aliexpress Store|
|Current value:||R$ 868,12 (US$ 150,39)|
|Payment Method:||Credit Card Visa International|
|Shipping Type:||Aliexpress Standard Shipping|
|Package Home Country:||China|
|Time in Transit:||15 days|
|Declared content:||Internal Solid State Drives|
|Type Marked Content:||Commercial Sample|
|Declared Value:||CNY 319.98|
So far I am very satisfied with the purchase of SSD Sandisk Ultra m.2 NVMe 3D 1TB 2280. It was a great savings compared to a purchase in Brazil, that would have cost more than twice the price. I just hope it works perfectly.
Unfortunately I haven't been able to test this SSD yet, because I'm still waiting for the arrival of my next motherboard. My current one has no m.2 slot. Because of this, this article is just one unboxing. I'll do the tests when the motherboard arrives. Deixe um comentário se tiver interesse em ver um review, pois o tempo está escasso e só vou faze-lo caso haja interesse dos leitores.
Update (15/02/2021): I am using SSD Sandisk Ultra m.2 NVMe 3D 1TB 2280 there 5 meses e até agora não tive problemas. Seguem alguns screenshots dos testes: