Reviews and Problems with Kingston HyperX Series (SH100S3)
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Worked great for almost two years
13 September 2013
Summary: I purchased this SSD at the end of 2011 and it has been installed as the boot drive in my system ever since. I've noticed significantly faster boot time when compared to the traditional SATA3 hard drive. When Windows8 came along, the boot time decreased even more.
Fast read speed, slower than advertised write speeds
15 June 2012
Summary: My drive came in Firmware 320XXXX and the most recent one is 322XXXX, which Kingston labels as an Urgent update. This meant that I had to upgrade the firmware out of the box. It didn't give me problems with the firmware it came with though, and actually my Windows 7 x64 installed easily without a...
Summary: I purchased this from Amazon. Drive arrived in 2 days. I have an MSI Z68 motherboard, hooked up to a SATA III port. Loaded windows in 15 minutes. Everything worked great. After installed all softwares, my Win 7 boot time was reduced to around 12-15 seconds (about 1/3 or 1/4 of used to be), drive...
Summary: I purchased the HyperX 120GB from Amazon and took advantage of the rebate (still waiting for the check). I also purchased the MCE OptiBay directly from mcetech.com in order to replace my optical drive on my MacBook Pro. The installation of the SSD was straightforward.
Summary: The drive itself is great, it comes with an external enclosure, a mounting bracket, and a fancy screwdriver (made in china, of course).
Pros: This SSD is great. Really fast, and the only problems I've had with it are more my motherboards fault. Even without SATA III this drive significantly increases the speed of pretty much everything. My boot time is roughly 20 seconds, and CS 5 opens in about 3.
Cons: Kingston is a bunch of slimy con artists when it comes to rebates. I mailed it in exactly per their instructions 10 days before the deadline and they denied it because "the rebate had expired". After reading that many many many others had this problem I'm starting to think about 1/10 people actua...
Summary: This kit's quality is AMAZING! I'm running this drive in an Early 2011 15" MacBook Pro (8,2) with OS-X 10.7.3 (Lion). You want to make sure you leave trim disabled in the OS. All the reading out there says to leave it disabled as it causes problem.
Summary: I bought this kit thinking that it includes everything you need to hook up to a desktop PC. The description and photos shows a complete kits with everything you need. When I received my kit, I noticed that there was only two cables. Only a USB and SATA data cable was included.
Summary: I bought this drive to install in a Dell Precision Mobile Workstation M6400 (BIOS A12) that had a 128 GB Corsair in it for about a year. I kept running out of space and I couldn't bear going back to a regular spindle drive. I also have a secondary data drive (spindle) as well.
Summary: This little drive performs very well on the windows performance test in windows 7. (windows experience index) I bought 2 of them to do a raid array but it would not work with my motherboard. (intel dx79si) So now I have 2 drives. I would have bought 1 larger drive if I had known.
Summary: I purchased this product to use as the primary disk on my recently purchased Lenovo W520 to get a more balanced performance. Boot time has experienced significant improvement. Take around 25 seconds to boot on AC power and no more than 30 seconds on battery.