Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V100 - series (SV100S2)
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Works Great....but why man, why?
Repairman Jack, Amazon
19 January 2014
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: 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.
Summary: What regular people will want to know: Any SSD is going to be a great upgrade for your computer if you don't have one already. This is easy to install and everything was set correctly for it automatically on Windows 7 Pro. Programs load an average of 2 to 3 times faster. Big enough to hold Windows and a normal amount of programs, and being one of the cheapest SSDs that can do that, it makes a great first SSD.
Summary: Windows 7 (Pro) + SSD (SV100S2) + Netbook (Pavilion Dm1) = Great low cost laptop Installed SSD with or without HDD tray (already attached to old drive) Clean OS installed via USB to SSD Netbook runs substantially cooler and significantly quieter SSD registers at 6.9 on the Windows Experience Index Boot up has noticeable pep to it, and shutdown is just blazing. This is a cost effective upgrade for the person feeling their Hard Drive (HDD) showing its age.
Summary: Given the rebate that came with, this SSD was ultra cheap and was still a SSD. SSD's in general are awesome and huge improvement to your computer experience. This one is not the best by a long shot, but will noticeably improve your computer performance after switching form harddrives.
Summary: For all those of you who are having dead drives, it looks like a major firmware goof up. Apparently, the drives dies because of a firmware problem and is being acknowledged openly by Kingston. So if you buy this drive, upgrade the firmware two minutes after you open the package and before you do any work on it. It will ensure that you use the SSD for many years to come. [...] Having said that, the SSD is surely good value for money and is very fast.
Summary: The hardware is great. Works as advertised. Increases speed about 10-20%. Quiet and durable. Like having the old drive as a backup. The only problem is the cloning software. It did not clone the D drive partition with enough vacant memory. I got warning messages constantly because of the limited memory. Had to turn the warning off by a special fix. Don't know how this will affect future Restores or if I have to use the partition for a restore.
Summary: With the architecture of a new computer and an Intel i3 processor, changing from a 5400 rpm hard drive to this SSHD makes my laptop boot Windows 7 in seconds. Opens and closes programs in a flash. I have a large Toshiba with 2 drive bays and the second drive has a 500 GB drive, so I have enough storage on-board. Still, it would be nice if this speedy drive gave more storage for the buck. Someday the 256 GB ones will cost what this 128 GB one costs now.
Summary: I picked one of these up on sale and bought an adapter to place it in the modular bay of my laptop. It's cheap, very fast compared to a mechanical hard drive and brings the snap back to opening apps etc. Granted, you might see some benchmarks showing this drive is not as fast at writing as some other more expensive drives, but at 145MB/sec, you are going to be pleased.