Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V100 - series (SV100S2)
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Bad luck with Kingston memory
21 August 2014
Summary: I bought some Kingston products believing they were high quality, I even paid more for them. Both my memory and this SSD drive have failed early. Replaced it with a 7 year old Hitachi Hard Drive. Hitachi took over the old IBM plant and have kept the quality coming.
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.
Summary: I thought SSD would last longer than the regular hard drive. I was wrong. This product is DEAD after 22 months in service. First I thought it was my hard drive cable and went through the trouble getting it replaced. Swapped the drive and the computer worked. So it wasn't the cable after all.
Summary: I installed this SSD in a 2008 White Macbook. It worked fine for a month and then after a shutdown it refused to startup. The disk had been corrupted. After reinstalling and restoring from TimeMachine the drive worked again for 3 weeks and then the same thing happened. Invalid node structure.
Summary: Moved my FTP/Ventrilo server to this disk. Failed after a few days, where my traditional disk has been running over two years with this setup. Never getting another Kingston SSD again... But they do have excellent RAM :)
Pros: When it worked, it was twice as fast as a standard disk drive, boot up time with an Intel Atom processor was 29 seconds from button press, compared to regular spin drive at 61 seconds. Mounting brackets were included and worked well to fit the SSD into a 3.5" bay.
Cons: Dead after 5 days of use. Needed it for continuous readonly operation throughout the day.
Original failed after 10 days; Replacement failed after 23 months
6 January 2012
Summary: I purchased this on August 8, 2011, but did not install it in my laptop until December 26. I was impressed with the speed and low power consumption, but on January 6 the drive failed completely.
Summary: Using these for minimal read/write use in pfSense routers. There is no reason for failure. Have a mix mash of AData, OCZ, and these 2 Kingstons...they're the only ones that have failed. Will go with an inexpensive SSD with very high ratings next.
Pros: Seemed decent at first. RMA Was quick on dead units
Cons: Had 2 of the 16GB version of this (can't find that now to review on), and both died within 6 months. Locks up with HDD light pegged.
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.