Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V+100 - series (SVP100S2)
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The one for PS3
23 February 2012
Excerpt: With it's amazing price,speed and built in garbage collection,it's the perfect Solid State Drive for the PlayStation3...I got the 96GB and after putting it in my PS3 there was 87GB of free space.
Summary: I bought this SSD to replace an Intel SSD 510 that I had previously bought for my MacBook Pro 13" 2011 that was freezing ("beach balling") randomly. After trying everything I could to solve the issue with the Intel drive I finally gave up after reading so many comments in forums that made me conclude that these early 2011 MacBook Pros don't like SATA3 (6 Gbps) SSDs despite being supposedly SATA3 compatible (people seem to have been having problems with both Marvel and...
Terrific little performer ... but don't forget to upgrade the firmware ASAP !!!
M. James "Starman", Amazon
11 July 2011
Summary: Bought this for use as the primary system drive for installing the OS. For the price it's real fast. Only drawback I can say goes for all SSD's in general - the price. Hard to justify what you would spend for a 2TB 3.5" drive, on a 64GB drive. Hopefully, in time, prices will come down & drive capacities will go up.
Summary: Pros: - fast Cons: - still very expensive compared to hard drives I bought this drive to replace boot drive in my Linux box. Installation was simple (took out old drive, put the new into included 3.5" brackets, connect cables). Installed Ubuntu 11.04 onto it, and everything just worked. Booting Ubuntu 11.04 from this drive is fast. Any faster, and we'd be talking about instant. My only complaint is the price.
Summary: Bought a refurb'd 3rd party SSD from Fry's first (by accident; Fry's is sneaky about this). Big mistake. BIOS and Windows detected the drive, but couldn't make it bootable. Did some research and learned a lot of SSDs aren't designed to be primary/boot drives (so make sure to do your homework if considering another brand/model). Returned that SSD and bought my Kingston via Amazon. Always have great results with Amazon purchasing ... this is no exception.
Summary: No problems as of yet. It's been about a month since I installed this SSD and probably going to need a bit more time before I can say anything negative. But as of now I love the speed. I have an ancient 2006 17 inch Macbook Pro with Core Duo (not even Core 2 Duo!) It's been very quiet, very fast and I'm so glad I upgraded my ssd rather than spending $$$ on buying a brand new computer. Upgraded my OS to Snow Leopard and everything is amazing.
Summary: So I got this drive in hopes to salvage my sluggish macbook pro that was also running out of space. I got an amazing deal on the drive so I figured if the performance didn't improve I would get a new macbook pro and just swap out the reg hhd for this ssd and use the hhd as a backup drive. I'm glad to say I'm sticking with plan A! This drive totally revived my mbp! Boot times are ridiculously fast as well as program startups.
Summary: Pros: super fast, easy installation, good price, hasn't failed yet Cons: Umm... doesn't make my coffee in the morning? I bought this to replace the HDD in my Toshiba Portégé R835-P56x laptop. I'd installed a lot of hardware on desktop systems before, but never on a laptop. This was so easy! And the difference in performance was greater than any other upgrade I've ever done.
Summary: I just installed this in a 6 year old Dell Dimension 3000 desktop to replace it's original 80GB drive and another 40GB drive (not full) that was at least twice as old. Both old drives had been spinning pretty much continuously since 2005 and still working fine, but I was starting to worry. Cloned my 80GB to this SSD using Clonezilla, added extended FAT32, Linux EXT3, and Linux swap partitions at the end and copied those off the 40GB drive.