Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V100 - series (SV100S2)
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Do not buy this or any Kingston SSD. Period.
L. B. Glass, Amazon
17 April 2013
Summary: We bought half a dozen Kingston drives similar to these, and as they were put into use we found that every one failed after 4-6 months. Every single one. They were not used heavily and were placed in different machines, so the problem was clearly in the drives. The first time, we thought it was a fluke. But when we saw the repeated failures, we searched the Web and discovered that many people had reported similar problems.
Summary: Our supplier switched the tested and proven bomb-proof APACER SSD for these... THINGS in nearly 70 boxes a couple of months ago. What a mistake that was. Already I have 3 back, I predict I will be getting them back at the rate of several a week. File system corruption, device disappearing on power cycling, Uncorrectable errors. (How do you get bad blocks on an SSD after only 500 hours.
Came with Updated Firmware (Been Running for 6 months)
Bobby H "Bobby", Amazon
2 April 2012
Summary: I have been running this particular SSD drive for about 6 months, and have yet to have an issue. This is being used in a media center PC as a quick boot drive, and thus only 70% of the drive is being utilized.
Summary: Bought this from Costco. After using it for around 6 months with the update firmware from the beginning, and running under Windows 7 with TRIM, I booted up one day, and got an "Inaccessible boot device". After running the windows recovery to get my machine booted, lots of things were broken. I eventually did a Secure erase and re-install.
Summary: First the Bad: SSD drives are power sensitive. Don't pull them out, drop power suddenly, force reset, or otherwise cause a power spike on them. They get really screwy when that happens. They also do not work on all machines, even new ones. In my opinion, the Kingston drives appear to be good devices. They are fast and are GENERALLY reliable.
Total data loss, avoid this and other Kingston SSDs at all costs
A. Oliver, Amazon
28 December 2011
Summary: This drive worked great for 10 months. It was fast and quiet, like an SSD should be. Then it failed completely. System couldn't boot. Placing it in a USB enclosure didn't help. The "firmware upgrade" from Kingston couldn't see it. All data on the drive was lost completely and irrevocably. If you have or buy one of these, expect to lose all of your data. I recommend migrating data off this drive ASAP, and returning it if you have one. Avoid Kingston SSDs like the plague.
Summary: I bought this three months ago. After a month my computer crashed and it would not booth up. I had to reinstall everything and after a few months same thing, research the web and you see common issues like this with Kingston. The product is discontinued for good reason. They won't refund, or replace only repair. Not sure what that means. don't want to waste my time with another Kingston SSD. I bought it because it was cheap, and now I know why.