Pros: Fast, synchronous MLC flash. Made by Kingston. Updated to the latest firmware from Kingston, NEVER had any BSOD.
Cons: Manufactures use non-real-world benchmarks (like ATTO Benchmark) to rate their SSD speeds. STOP IT! Sandforce SSDs use compression on the writes. Real world data always writes slower. Use AS SSD Benchmark for more realistic results.
Summary: I bought 2 of these drives. They are very fast and I have not had any issues with them. Boot times are fast on my computers and file transfers are great. It is a Kingston HyperX........kinda says it all.
Summary: Bought this for an Alienware M17x r3 and as soon i received it, i updated the firmware without any problem. I first installed it in bay 0 and computer started to freeze. This is a know problem for this model of laptop with ssd. I installed it in bay 1 and everything went perfect after. Reviews for sandforce ssds are mixed but in my case everything is working perfect so far and the performance is awsome.
Pros: -Blazing fast, -Boot time decreased dramatically, -Build quality
Summary: My issue: The HyperX was getting recognized, but as a SCSI drive instead of an SSD. Kingston's firmware updater therefore couldn't see it, nor their "toolbox", nor SSDLife (3rd-party SSD health checker). I was getting blue screens initially, so updating the firmware was imperative (and did fix everything, when I was eventually able to do it).
Pros: Very fast. Bootup time sped up only slightly (regardless of the inflated claims about SSD's), but once logged on, Windows is ready for use and programs start very quickly -- no hourglasses. Software installation is also extremely fast.
Cons: Sandforce, of course -- This controller was clearly not tested extensively before it was released, and they're still rather slow to fix it up.
Summary: This drive is extremely fast. Using it as a OS boot drive. Windows 7 loads to usable in about 30 seconds. File transfers to other Sata 3 drives are quick, copying to itself is extremely quick (about 150M/sec). Extremely happy with this drive.
Summary: I would definitely recommend this product to anybody who is in the market for a new SSD. I plan to buy another one (RAID config). This product was recommended to me by one of the associates at the Markham store as I was going for the vertex 3 and to be honest he saved my life because OCZ's have high failure rate.
Pros: -High quality (it feels and looks really sleek and neat), -Fast (true advertised speed), -Reliable (didn't fail me since day 1)
Summary: Got this on sale price, seamless to install, runs great, very fast and good price point. A top quality product. I thought it was a pen that came with the retail package but instead it is an attractive metal pen shaped, small screwdriver, to help with installation. The extra HDD case it comes with to help with installation on laptops doubles as an external drive holder for my older Intel SSD. Now I can use my older SSD as a portable external HDD.
Pros: -Attractive case, -Price (purchased on sale), -Very smooth to install (with Acronis cloning), -Great reputation
Cons: -Only one tiny one, locking Sata and power cable will not lock onto this drive