Has anyone any experience with these SSD's?

AMD
AMD Member Posts: 50 Member

Hi everyone!

I'm looking for a portable SSD to store my LPX and NI library and samples on. I came across these ones, but they seem very cheap compared to branded ones. I'm wondering if any of you have one and can share your opinions of it?

Thanks.

https://versik.com/products/30tb-16tb-8tb-4tb-2tb-1tb-ultra-speed-external-ssd?variant=45140666319170#looxReviews

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  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,451 Expert
    edited July 2023

    Looks like a scam to me.

    • Not a known brand at all and when googled their name has no info or reviews online, only the name is ripped from another company "Verisk" but changed to "Versik" with a generic clipart logo.
    • Price is FAR too cheap for what it is. The 30TB drive is $94USD which if you look at a respectable brand like Samsung, they offer a 30TB SSD for $4000USD so something isn't right there.
    • The website does not offer Paypal as a purchase option, this is always indicative of shady practice since Paypal usually has good customer protection for scams like this as opposed to credit card providers.... If they do not offer PP then assume it's dodgy.
    • There are no statements in the specs on what kinds of SSD chips are used, what the read/write speeds are or anything.... Should instantly be a red flag right there.

    What you are likely to get is a fake SSD with micro SD cards mounted internally. maybe not even this clean:

    The storage wont even be close to the actual stated "30TB", likely 64GB or something way smaller with a spoofed controller to make it look like a large storage capacity but what will happen is you will lose all your data as soon as it starts overwriting the space when it fills up.

    Proceed at your own risk, I just know 99% that is one of MANY scams around these SSDs. If it is too good to be true, it likely is.

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,451 Expert

    And, look what came up after simply searching "30TB SSD Scam"

    Looks like the exact same one.


  • AMD
    AMD Member Posts: 50 Member

    JesterMgee

    Thank you very much. I will steer well clear of them.

  • PoorFellow
    PoorFellow Moderator Posts: 1,549 mod
    edited July 2023

    There are more very important things to look for when shopping SSD .

    One being speed (important here) , one being speed as in compatibility with MS direct storage if an internal drive and for playing games (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/directx/directstorage-1-1-coming-soon/) , and one is general quality (Mean time between failures (MTBF) ) , and one is life expectancy (Endurance) given in PetaByte summing up in byte to how many times any cell on average can be written to. The latter is a rather important thing that is most often left out..

    I do not have the time at present to find external drives in similar quality , but had it been an internal drive then these are some of the best quality relatively fast drives at the moment (though maybe not yet with respect to MS direct Storage haven't checked against that) :

    Kingston FURY SSD Renegade 4TB M.2 PCI Express 4.0 (NVMe)

    Seagate FireCuda 530 SSD ZP4000GM3A013 4TB M.2 PCI Express 4.0 x4 (NVMe)

    ADATA XPG SSD GAMMIX S70 Blade 4TB M.2 PCI Express 4.0 x4 (NVMe)

    ADATA Legend SSD 960 MAX 4TB M.2 PCI Express 4.0 x4


    Check against those then you will have an idea about what quality is !

    E.g. from the Seagate datasheet : "Endurance Unleashed. Up to 5100 TB TBW means you can write and delete 70% of the drive capacity, every day, for five years." , ref. : https://www.seagate.com/content/dam/seagate/en_gb/content-fragments/products/datasheets/firecuda-530-ssd/firecuda-530-ssd-DS2059-4-2304-AMER-en_GB.pdf

  • Barry Goldman
    Barry Goldman Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Yes, I purchased a Versik 8TB SSD for £40.40. Would not format or partition. Invoice stated Money Back Guarantee but failed to note web site detail that this was limited to 30 days. Took 10 days to arrive - imported from China. Refund refused.

    TOTAL RUBBISH - DON'T BUY

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,451 Expert

    Unfortunately everything on that site screams scam, always do research on a company first and with drives, stick to brands from a reputable storefront.

  • Dr BiBeatz
    Dr BiBeatz Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    I think, I got scammed too. I add a feeling it was too good to be true and I overridden that feeling with my ego. So I bought 2× 30T for 100 pounds. I'm still waiting. I bought on 23 December my birthday. I been in contact with my bank, and they seem aware of that company, and told me that, if it doesn't arrive by 7 January to call them and they ( my bank) will issue money back, and if the ssd is not what I bought my bank will issue money back too. I tried to send them email (scam company) and got email sent back to me, saying their email is full it can't accept any more email's. If we buy 1T for approximate £100 pounds then 60T is about £6k pounds. No way in hell this company will sell 30T ssd its just not possible but me and many others felt into their scam trap. Let's hope the authorities can shout that website down ASAP before more people felt for their trap too.

  • Simon A. Billington
    Simon A. Billington Member Posts: 26 Member

    I have a couple of Crucial P3 raided together and they've been performing fine.

    It's a slightly less know name, but they have been around for a long time making RAM that you would have often found used in Mac systems. The drives themself seem to earn themselves quite a good rating.

    Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!!

  • reffahcs
    reffahcs Member Posts: 712 Pro

    Best to stick to the name brands, unless you're really into computer hardware and know which brands are real and which ones are fake.

    Some pretty good places to start: Samsung, Crucial, Western Digital, Sabrent

  • Triggi
    Triggi Member Posts: 48 Helper

    Hi all,

    my opinion, ever by solid well known components for your audioworkstation! Think of your time for setting up and installing. To me, the hardware has to be rocksolid! Buy cheap? Buy twice...

    just my 2c

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