Reviews and Problems with Kingston HyperX Series (SH100S3)
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Fast, but faulty
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.
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.
Summary: firstly i have always trusted Kingston, and consider them a premium brand. But seriously I cant remember a product since before the days of USB, circa 96, when there were conflicts with system IRQ's that has so many bugs that makes it unusable to someone without diagnostic experience.
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. I did everything possible to get the drive to work to no avail and eventually returned it. I was a bit worried with trying Kingston's HyperX drive out because their nearly identical except the firmware differ.