Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V100 - series (SV100S2)
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Not reliable. Find a different brand.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
28 February 2014
Summary: I've gone through three of these drives. I purchased one for myself and another for a build I was doing. Both failed, and while Kingston sent replacements, even one of those began experiencing problems after a few months. I finally gave up and bought a Crucial and haven't had any issues.
Summary: The package came 2 DAYS EARLY!!! Product worked great and had no problems at all (or so far...). Very happy with that but laughed my a$$ off when I opened the box. The guy packaged it with ripped up printer paper and scotch tape! Kudos to you bro!
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.
Summary: My experience has been like others I've seen posted here. I installed four Kingston SSDNow V100 64GB drives in brand new servers that were used as Linux routers. In this application, the drives would be lightly used. All seemed to work normally for a while. Somewhere between the four- and six-month mark, all four drives failed. In all cases, the operating system reported the filesystem unwritable, and upon reboot, the BIOS did not recognize that a drive was present.
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: I got two of these SSDs in a Black Friday deal. One I had previously and based on my experience with the first one, I felt confident buying two more. Both of the Black Friday ones came with the firmware already updates so I was happy to see that. One of these SSDs, I put in my HTPC and that one is working great. The second one I put in my office PC. That one is not working so great. It was fine at first but every once in a while it would not boot on restart.
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.