Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V+100 - series (SVP100S2)
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31 July 2012
Summary: I purchased this back in July of 2011 and it's been running great so far. I have 4 hard drives on current setup and I used this as my Mac OS. I ran HD Tune to check speeds for all my HDs and of course, this is the fastest. The only negative thing about this SSD is that sometimes when I boot up, it'll lag at the Mac OS window. Then it'll get stuck on a blue screen. Not sure if it's just my SSD, but I hate having to reset my computer like that.
Summary: 96 GB is big enough for my boot and program drive as I was upgrading to a Win7/64 system on my older X2 Athlon machine. I upped from 3 to 6 gb memory, and added this Kingston drive for boot speed. It's all I hoped and has been trouble free. I'm at the desktop in 20 seconds. I've read how this is not as fast as many more expensive drives, a few of which have a terrible failure rate. But the fastest of them can't save me 10 more seconds on boot, so I'm ok with this.
Summary: Had an issue with a new laptop where my disk usage was jumping to 100% for a minute causing things like my game, web browsing or movies to freeze. I was still able to hear sound though, so it was weird. I bought this particular computer from another site, and almost all of the 1 star reviews were due to this issue. Searching for an answer lead to vague fixes, all tried. None solved the issue, I did come across one that said a new drive would fix it.
Summary: I got this drive for around 130 USD in August 2011 which was a pretty decent deal then. This drive is best suited for OSes without Trim function such as OSX 10.5 & WinXP, due to it's built in Garbage collection. I migrated my existing partition from my old 1TB Hitachi HDD to the SSD using Paragon DriveCopy, thus there was no drive alignment issues.
Summary: This ssd was purchased for a upgrade on my old 5 years P5B wi-fi with a core 2 duo. Despite the age of the machine, this disk gave me a "brand new" system. With a win 7 home premium, i can postpone the buying of a new system. Sorry apple, the new 27 pol imac will have to wait for at least 2 years more. If you want a responsive system, this kind of disk is a must have.
Summary: i am loving it so far. works as expected. there's built in TRIM support so if your OS doesn't support it, this is the deal drive for your comp. i only wish that ssd prices would go down (which it will inevitably).
Summary: This is the second Kingston SSD I've used to increase the reliability and speed of a couple year old laptop. Increasing memeory and adding this SSD will allow users to get more years of life out of thier computers. This upgrade is very easy and anyone who can figure out how to get to thier internal harddrive can complete it.
Summary: Once installed as the main (OS) disk this improved performance and startup times significantly , and allows the laptop to be used much more freely not havign to worry about bumps affecting disk heads. Install was a straight swap - with obviously the need to port the old disk image to the new device .
Summary: Great value - the best price to capacity ratio I could find. It is certainly fast - not sure how it compares to others but things load speedily. It was very easy to install in my (new-build) case as the case was designed to have SSD-adaptable drive cases (my case is the Fractal Design Define Mini - recommended). I set the SATA port it is connected to to AHCI mode through my BIOS, and it all worked fine on my Gigabyte FM3/A75 MoBo.