I had a look on Aliexpress and decided to purchase a Goldenfir 2TB SSD for review from the “Computer & SSD Storage Factory Store” for my Proxmox NAS. I compare it with the Crucial BX500 as I have one on hand too.
Internal 2TB SATA SSD Prices
In total for a 2TB SSD I paid £70.61 which is about £10 cheaper than name-brand SSDs for the same capacity from Amazon. I was skeptical of the price but I decided to test it first before putting it in the NAS.
|Integral V Series (INSSD2TS625V2X)||£89.99|
|Crucial BX500 (CT2000BX500SSD1)||£98.98|
|Samsung 870 QVO (MZ-77Q2T0)||£102.97|
Checking the SSD using h2testw.exe
As soon as the SSD arrived I ran it through its paces on h2testw.exe to check that it was real and all 2TB was available. The process took several hours so I just left it running while I was at work.
The SSD passed both the write and verify test. All 2TB is available.
Warning: Only 1907547 of 1907711 MByte tested. Test finished without errors. You can now delete the test files *.h2w or verify them again. Writing speed: 85.0 MByte/s Reading speed: 339 MByte/s H2testw v1.4
The Goldenfir 2TB SSD in CrystalDiskInfo
I also opened the SSD in CrystalDiskInfo, which confirmed it was brand new if anything. It did have a power on presumably from the factory during testing.
Goldenfir 2TB SSD in CrystalDiskMark
I ran the SSD through CrystalDiskMark, the most crucial test to me as it would show how it compared to other SSDs.
It looks like the SSD performs only slightly worse than the Crucial BX500, Tested using an external USB enclosure.
Here is a comparison with the Crucial BX500.
And for fun here is a comparison with the Crucial MX100 from 2014.
My Review and Closing Thoughts
Overall, I’m happy. It performs slightly worse than competitors but it’s negligible and I am comfortable keeping the SSD forever so I am not too worried about secure erase.