Reviews and Problems with Kingston HyperX 3K Series (SH103S3)
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Good, but cr*ppy quality
Etienne G., Newegg
15 February 2015
Summary: I've been using this drive for 2 years (only for the OS), and it's dead now. It froze out of nowhere, then I managed to format it and reinstall Windows on it (it wasn't even there in the drive list). 1 month later, it did it again. What a cr*ppy product, do NOT buy; if you do, be sure to back it up, because you will for sure have this kind of bug along the way. And, the plug quality is pretty bad, too.
Really Disappointed. I thought that Kingston will work better than ...
Muhammad Sohail Mansoor, Amazon
1 October 2014
Summary: Really Disappointed. I thought that Kingston will work better than other SSDs. I dont know what happened but the comp suddenly restarted and said no bootable hard drive found. I went to boot sector and the SSD was not even there. Tried plugging and unplugging and then the SSD appeared but now my comp will either hang or will get blue screen of death in about 5 mins, even if idle.
Summary: WARNING THIS PRODUCT CAUGHT FIRE AND ALMOST TOOK MY COMPUTER WITH IT WORTHLESS TRASH. I CALLED AMAZON AND THEY TOLD ME TO CONTACT THE MAUFACTURE HAVING SAID THAT I HAVE CONTACTED KINGSTON AND THEY SEEM TO BE GIVING ME THE RUN AROUND WITH THE RMA PROCESS. I PROPERLY INSTALLED THE HARD DRIVE TURNED ON MY COMPUTER AND SATA CABLE STARTED SMOKING IMMEDIATELY. NOW I'M OUT 80 DOLLARS HAVE A BROKEN HARD DRIVE AND A DEAD SATA PORT ON MY MOTHERBOARD THANKS FOR NOTHING AMAZON.
I thought Kingston brand meant Reliable products??
John C., Newegg
8 September 2014
Summary: Not sure if design has changed on SSD but most have a set number of hours they will last. Maybe that's what killed my SSD. Even though it was used very little. Win 7 was running Hibernation/sleep putting pc in a stand by state. Leaving HD's to not power down 24/7.
Pros: Dead After less than a year limited use. This was part of a dual boot PC I built for my sister. Running win8 on this SSD Win7 on other HD. They preferred win 7 so only used the win 8 every so often. I told her SSD would be much faster and more reliable than a reg HD to do her Nursing classes. That was a joke go to boot one day Nothing!! Tried new sata cables,different psu. Doc stations,other pc's/Laptops. Nothing dead. She would of lost all her work,Term papers,etc. I...
Died after a few months of light use. No longer recognized.
Matthew P. Boardman, Amazon
25 August 2014
Summary: I used this drive for storing documents, photos, ebooks, etc. In that respect it was write-one, read-many device, no heavy usage writing. Worked great for a few months, then died catastrophically, taking all my data with it. After that, the drive was not even recognized in ANY of my computers (PC or Mac). I will NEVER EVER buy another Kingston product.
Summary: I cannot recommend buying the HyperX 120, they have some flaw in them that makes the write speeds horrifically slow for an SSD. One, I could chalk up to a one-off. Two, a bad batch out of the factory. THREE?? And one being a replacement almost a year later? Nope, they are junk. Do not buy. Other brands do not have this issue. Even their own brand 240 does not have this issue. Kingston "Jewel" please do not bother coming and making excuses.
Pros: It is small.
Cons: I sent one back within less than a year. I should note I bought two around the same time, as well as the same exact model but a 240GB. Neither of the 120's was ever any good on speeds. They never went above 170 write speeds. A good 7200RPM spinning drive can hit 130. These speeds are completely unacceptable for any SSD drive. They can't even hit 200 on all tests performed! Kingston HyperX 120 is the only SSD that does this in existence. Most any lab test site on the n...