Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V100 - series (SV100S2)
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33% Failure Rate ... so far
Dougie Fresh, Amazon
23 February 2012
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.
not that fast.. compare to WD Black label hard drive sata 2 3.0 gbs.
Bruce Can "BC-Dealer", Amazon
5 January 2012
Summary: Have this Kingston SSDNow V100 installed in my 2008 MAC PRO INTEL has sata 2 controller. did not see any improvement at all compare to my Western Digital 7200 rpm 64mb 1.5 tb Black Label sata 2 3.0 gb/s.
Summary: There is a serious issue with the firmware on these SSD drives. Check the kingston website for the patch and install before using. And back up your data regularly. There is no technology for recovering data from a bricked SSD drive. Kingston will punctually RMA their non-responsive drive.
Summary: I got this drive, put it into the USB enclosure it came with and spent an hour trying to format, clone, etc. It appeared as an available drive, but I couldn't do anything with it. Then I thought, maybe it just doesn't like Macs, so I plugged it into a Windows PC. Could not even get it to show up as an external drive. I realize we sometimes (rarely) get a faulty electronic product, but where is the quality control on this item? There are as many 1 star as 5 star reviews.
Summary: Recently I got the 64GB drive to see if it really did benefit the use in a desktop computer. In short, it did not and also failed to live up to my expectations. Speed is not the top priority for me but more than less reliability. I returned the drive for the three following reason. 1. S.M.A.R.T. - This drive supports S.M.A.R.T. which is helpful however there were two huge problems with it.
Summary: Installed soooo easily and incredibly fast. This is a must for the PC system disk. Still a bit expensive to carry data around. PC starts in 24 secs after Bios, including antivirus, skype, cam controls, sound controls and many other ini processes... Love it.
Summary: Got this after 7 days of waiting. As usual the packaging was quite nice. God job for that Flipkart! The product was not as fast as expected, it performs same as my seagate HDD. I configured it to AHCI mode but still it was not faster than my HDD. But in windows experience page it scores 6.9, the HDD was 5.9. But I dont notice any difference in realtime.