Reviews and Problems with Kingston HyperX Series (SH100S3)
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Ronald H., Newegg
17 April 2012
Summary: I am very disappointed. I went with Kingston because I have found their RAM to be very reliable. Even when they send me a replacement for this one, I won't be putting it in my PC as the boot device. I'll be looking for another brand for that task.
Pros: Unit looks really nice. I love the external USB case! It *is* fast, though based on others reviews I was expecting more. Could be because it won't boot in AHCI mode (see below). Unlike others, I did get my rebate in a timely fashion.
Cons: My second one just died on me. Neither the original or the replacement was in service more than two months. BSOD and Windows can't find a boot device. The BIOS even stopped recognizing the first drive entirely! Windows 7 could not boot in AHCI mode with the drive, either. I thought maybe I was ha...
Summary: Everything was working fine on this ssd kingstone hyper x k5, until my pc freezes windows, I turn off the pc then I turn on and windows do not show up. I tried to isntall windows 8.1 again and the do not even recognize the ssd. I tried to install the ssd in another laptop and not recognized it.
Summary: The product is expensive. I thought SSDs are reliable but this one died on me 2 years later. Sent it in for repair but it has been a month. So far, i've had RAM from Kingston, Memory Card from Kingston and now and this SSD from Kingston failing on me. I'm pissed off.
Summary: I bought my first SSD for a new rig I was building. After the operating system install, I was completely happy with the new speed over a hard drive. My boot up time was under 20 seconds. After about a week of stable use, I began to get the Blue Screen of Death.
Summary: If your looking at buying one of these then you know what it has to offer. I'll get straight to the point with this review. I bought the OCZ Vertex 3 SSD a few weeks ago and suffered from the same BSOD errors and crashes everyone else was suffering from.
Summary: Drive crashed intermittently from the beginning. System would not recognize the drive in a docking station, but recognized it when installed internally. Finally went stone dead. Kingston refused to accept my invoice and would not replace it, so I will never buy a Kingston SSD again.
Summary: Chose the drive based on past positive experience with Kingston products. However in this case, I guess I just got lucky. I was able to install Windows on the drive and as I was configuring the OS, the drive crashed three times over the course of two hours: (a) computer froze twice; reboot required...