Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V100 - series (SV100S2)
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Came with Updated Firmware (Been Running for 6 months)
Bobby H "Bobby", Amazon
2 April 2012
Summary: I have been running this particular SSD drive for about 6 months, and have yet to have an issue. This is being used in a media center PC as a quick boot drive, and thus only 70% of the drive is being utilized.
I don't have any issue but again, I'm a upgrade freak
Octavio Niño "oaninor", Amazon
29 January 2012
Summary: when I get this, I even read the reviews or get help. I just go directly to kingston website without even plug it to check if works. I get the last firmware upgrade and then I plug the disk. works great, without any issue. I burn the firmware and everything still great. then I proceed to test the disk. I install it in a Sony Vaio YV15 with 8 gb ram. I get the windows 7 ultimate on pen drive and start with a chronograph.
Lyle Eckert "It's not that I am lazy; It's th..., Amazon
16 November 2011
Summary: I got this as a replacement for a much larger drive that had windows installed on it, but as windows always does, it was slowing down to the point where it was unusable. I went ahead and did a fresh install of windows on this drive, and left all my information on the other drive so I could use that as my main storage (since I have a few hundred gigs of music/pictures/videos that wouldn't fit on this drive). It worked out pretty well.
Summary: When I ordered mine 6 months ago it came with the latest firmware that supposedly fixed all the issues some people were having. I popped this into an Acer Aspire Revo 3600 by following the instruction on the net. I then attached a usb dvd drive and loaded a fresh install of windows 7 64-bit. It's been running great ever since. It boots up in less than 30 seconds and xbmc runs decently fast. Very good performance boost compared to the drive that came with the computer.
Summary: I own 3 of this. Two with rebates of $25 each. As promised, Kingston, unlike many other manufactures, honor their rebates and I got my $50 rebate promptly. Kingston is one of the most reputable tech companies. I even remember years ago when it was bought out, the founder gave away several hundred of millions to the employees b/c they made the company successful. Companies that cheated me out of rebates lost my business for life. As for the product, it's good.
Great Drive, Fast, But Remember How Much Space You Need!!!
15 August 2011
Summary: This was my first SSD and I was thrilled to run it for quite a while. The installation to my laptop was easy; took me about 5 minutes total. Boot to welcome screen in 20 seconds, shutdown in 10 seconds, and incredibly fast read and write speeds. Incredibly faster than my old HDD on my laptop. However, I found this drive did not have enough space. I had about 30 GB free after Window 7 clean installation, and I found that not enough space. I decided to return it.
Summary: I purchased a pair of these guys, spurred on by a $45 rebate. One was installed into my primary laptop, an IBM T60 with only Sata 1 speeds. It was my first encounter with SSDs. The installation and subsequent fresh install of Win 7 went without incident. I was pleased with the improvement in boot time and the overall responsiveness of the machine. The second went into a tiny H61 desktop I built as a gift for a friend.
Summary: When I bought the Kingston 64GB drive, it was being promoted with a hefty $55 rebate and my HTPC could use a little speed boost so after considering the drive would come to $40 after all was said and done. I didn't hesitate to buy it, and was so glad I did. The drive is great! It's the second SSD I bought so I already knew what wonderful things to expect, it made my relatively underpowered HTPC fast as lightning!
Summary: Installed easily. I set it up as a boot drive after a new install of Win7 Pro and it boots up twice as fast as the old WD HDD. It took some time and trial to figure out how to use the old WD HDD as a secondary drive and the SDD as boot. It's in now and I'm very happy. BTW - it's only been a couple days so I don't have a long term experience to share.
Summary: Since everyone has written almost everything from very bad to raving good reviews, I'll stick with what I observed. The installation is a breeze. I wanted to move from an IDE OS drive to the SSD. researched to see different ways to do it without reading the contents of the box :-( Apparently Kingston knew what I wanted. First, make sure that the OS partition is 85% of the SSD stated capacity.