Summary: I bought mine on Black Friday 2013 for $99 CAD, same as the sale price as of this review. I use my computer a lot, as in many hours of daily use. 365 24\7. The disk shows 8572 power on hours. I have my OS (Win 7), and my most used programs on it, including editing software which I use a lot.
Pros: Faster read speeds than a HDD - about 3.5x faster Good enough size for an OS and frequently used programs It's lasted 16 months so far
Cons: Read speeds are OK, but the write speeds are poor - not only in comparison to other equivalently priced SSD's - but it's only marginally better than my HDD's There are better options in this price range than when I bought mine
Summary: I just decommissioned the Kingston in favor of a Samsung 850 Evo because the 850 was a shell shocker at 60 bucks! Couldn't say no. Even though this Kingston was pretty snappy (it was my first SSD) it doesn't compare to the 850.
Pros: Feels heavy duty. I thought it was a good deal at the time I bought it. Great read speeds. Came with this nice little tray that converts the drive into a smaller form factor to fit 3.5 inch drive bays. I'm actually still using the tray for the drive that replaced it. Very handy.
Cons: Much better options out there now for cheaper. The software is kind of clunky. Told me the firmware was the most recent, come to find out on some outside research that it is not. Did not want to update firmware when drive was installed to be a boot drive. Heavy may also be a con. Write speeds are...
Summary: Even though this drive did fail I still have to give it 4 stars. I took one off for it failing... but still giving 4 just because of the customer support. I called them this morning, instantly got a human, asked some simple basic questions. Told him the drive was no longer recognized in the bios .
Pros: Very solid good looking drive. Speed of the drive was exactly what I expected. Not much faster than regular hard drives under normal use, but any compressed data or downloads... Start up times were nice
Cons: Very unreliable drive. I do not use my computer as much as I used to. Working and going to college really put a damper on my gaming. Come home last night to a failed SSD... Drive was 1 year, 5 months old (most of that time the pc was off)