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Kingston-hyperx-sh100s3-480gb.33677476
8.5 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

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

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

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

Drive failed in under 24 total hours of use

Sam, Amazon
27 June 2012
  • 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.
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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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