Summary: The SSD died in just 18 months of normal usage. I'm hoping this would last for 3 or more years. Pros: * Nice upgrade kit complete with screwdriver, USB External Drive Bay, Acronis Migration Software and desktop mounting plate. * Amazingly fast transfer speed. Cons: * Expensive. * Not rugged as it claim to be. I've probably received a lemon but Kingston should provide superior quality control for their product at this cost.
Fast and loved it, UNTIL IT DIED after just a few months
Chris Oakes, Amazon
29 July 2012
Summary: Feb-July 29. I absolutely loved the drive at first. It had a very easy installation, was recognized instantly in my rig, and the performance was great. That was until it died. No warning at all, just Blue Screen one day, and it failed to even recognize system BIOS. I tried putting it in the enclosure as well, with no luck. Did not even last 6 months. And with the lack of warning, I didn't even have a chance to backup my data.
Summary: Got regular BSODs, about once 2-3 days. Returned and got a new one, same story. The worst thing is that after the BSOD, the SSD will enter some kind of weird state and will not be recognized by the SATA controller, until you manually turn the computer OFF and then do a cold boot. Hopefully fixed now. Performance-wise, fairly impressive.
Summary: after spending this kind of cash for a high performance drive, the last thing I want to put up with is stablity issues. Things seemed to go a little to easy when it came to getting it up and running, and for 2 weeks I was just loving it. But then I finally got arround to using it as I intended (video conversion, editing, transcoding, and transfer to a secondary storage array), only to find myself in a world of hurt.
Summary: Boot up speed of laptop with windows 7 and 8GB of RAM is amazingly fast. Opening MS Office applications happens in less than 1 second, and running VMware software (main reason I bought this SSD) is very good. Everything was good for three weeks until I was forced by my IT department to enable Hard Disk Drive password protection from my computer BIOS.
Summary: Purchased 1 of these drives, and it failed in 2 systems. After about 15 days, I noticed the computer would just BSOD, then the drive would fail to be detected until I powered down the PC completely and powered it back up again. The first board was an older Abit AB9 QuadGT system. I was in the process of upgrading the whole PC.
Summary: installed in the caddy and cloned my existing drive. windows 7. (apperently this does not make it boot in all systems) then installed the drive in the desktop pc. it would not boot from drive. had to re-clone same again. to get it to boot from the ssd. pro's arrived quickly and well packed. reasonable price. boot up speed has increased from 2 mins before to 1 min 17secs after ssd install. so not a brilliant boost, but better. i was expecting a lot lot better. downside.
Summary: Jag har väldiga problem med stabilitet. Blåskärmar lite då och då både i idle och när jag kör program eller spel. Har uppdaterat firmware till senaste version och det gjorde saken lite bättre. Dvs. jag kan nu boota windows utan BSOD men det kommer ibland likväl. Ska testa lite till om jag får ordning på det annars blir det att returnera till webhallen och be om en ny.