Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V100 - series (SV100S2)
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The Good and Bad of SSD
Byron Chun, Amazon
30 December 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fast/Easy to install/Died after 2mos/quickly replaced by Mfr
M Edward, Amazon
5 March 2011
Summary: Installed on a new box build, ran like a dream. After about 2 months of continuous use died. Went completely unresponsive. Got a replacement from the manufacturer in 4 days. 9/1/12 I have been using the replacement drive nonstop since 05/11 and had no issues at all. Still fast, still going.
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...
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.
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! BTW, this thing flies on USB 3.0