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.
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.
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 purchased this drive because it was offered at a great price and included a rebate. I'd read some of the reviews regarding the drive disappearing from the system, firmware issues, Windows crashes, etc. I assumed they'd been worked out by Kingston. That was a mistake. My drive arrived promptly and I immediately cloned my old drive to it per instructions. Everything went off without a hitch. I booted into Windows, and within 2 minutes I had a blue screen crash.
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.