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Kingston-hyperx-sh100s3-480gb.33677476
8.4 out of 10

Kingston HyperX Series (SH100S3)

Great Deal: $295.10

Reviews and Problems with Kingston HyperX Series (SH100S3)

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Overall 2
2.0

I think I won't trust an ssd again. It's expensive and life time too short. Who knows when your data is lost.

Jose, Amazon
5 June 2014
  • 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. I figure out the ssd is death trying as an external hard drive to back up my data.
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Overall 2
2.0

Never buy high GB capacity ssd

Jose, Amazon
5 June 2014
  • 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. I figure out the ssd is death trying as an external hard drive to back up my data.
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Overall 2
2.0

Died on me 2 years later

Lam Daren, Amazon
21 March 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

DONT BUY

BUSSBUTT, Amazon
9 September 2013
  • Summary: THIS DRIVE IS ONLY 44O gb ! NOT WHAT THEY SAY IT IS ALSO GOT 480gb WITH OUT KIT SAME THING 440gb!
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed within the first 2 hours of use!!

Raff-Raff, Amazon
29 December 2012
  • 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 (b) Blue screen (BSOD) Then finally, reboot fails due to a (c) "No Bootable Device Error.
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Overall 2
2.0

dead drive, Kingston would not replace

George N. Lawrence, Amazon
19 October 2012
  • 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. I recommend the Intel 520 drive. In my tests it is as fast as the Kingston and the Intel 520 has run flawlessly for 10 months.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very disappointed!

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. I might install this one as a location for temp files.
  • 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 having thermal problems since I leave my PC on all the time, so I purchased a Rosewill adapter with fan for the second one, but it didn't last any longer than the first. I had a...
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Overall 2
2.0

Fast, but faulty

KevinC, Amazon
15 March 2012
  • 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. The frequency of the BSOD increased over the next several days from daily, to hourly, to every five minutes.
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Overall 2
2.0

DISSATISFIED-DISAPPOINTED

WINTER2012, Amazon
6 March 2012
  • Summary: WARNING: DEFECTIVE & UNSTABLE PRODUCT. Unreliable product before and after firmware update & perhaps a faulty sandforce controller architecture..? hard to tell either way this ssd will bring & brought only problems mine in particular is the B.S.O.D. it corrupted & destroyed a substantial amount of data worth a considerably amount of money. Based on my experience is just a matter of days or weeks for these to fail.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not working and lowsy tech support

Zane A., Newegg
2 February 2012
  • Summary: Not only do I feel like I received a lemon of a SSD, but feel like it's false advertising to say you have "24/7" tech support when they later tell you "the team that can help you with your problem is available at normal working hours.
  • Pros: If the thing worked, I would write some.
  • Cons: When I attempted to install it with the Acronis software, my computer froze on the startup screen where you select what preference of language. Called tech support, who said either the hardware was faulty or the loader was old. To fix this, I was told to buy some data CD's and download a new loader on a certain website with a login. I did this, and when I try to restart my computer and use the new loaders, my computer doesn't recognize them. Called tech support again ...
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