Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V+200 - series (SVP200S37A / SVP200S3B7A)
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2 June 2014
Summary: good thing it has a three-year warranty, mine died after 1.5 years. Hope Kingston will honor their warranty. It was noticeably faster than any HDDs I have had, that is the only reason it gets two stars.
Summary: I never wrote an review on amazon even though I have bought many many stuff from it. Kingston is a good brand and I trusted it with many of my usb drives. But this time I feel so compelled to write an reiew of my dissatisfaction toward this particular kingston ssd harddisk.
Summary: Old 505 firmware products with synch NAND report WEI (windows experience index) of up to 7.9 but mine (506 firmware with asynch NAND) hit only 6.9. On the other hand, as Kingston mentioned, it shows 450MB/s read/write under ATTO benchmark.
Summary: I ordered the 256GB version of the drive. The smaller versions had previously been identified with a firmware bug which caused rapid degradation of performance, the 256GB version was supposedly not impacted.
Summary: --------------------- Beginning of Update --------------------- The crashing problems continued on both my laptop as well as my desktop with these drives installed despite a doing clean install of the operating system on both machines.
Summary: I have two rigs, one running 4X crucial SSDs in a RAID 0 and I get sequential 1GB/S writes and 2+ GB/S reads. I made another rig running 4X of these SSDs in a RAID 0 and I get sequential .3GB/S writes and not even 1GB/S reads. These are just not high quality SSDs.
Summary: Less than half of the speed claimed by manufacturer, even using their recommended benchmark tool, ATTO. Bummer...after all that time loading OS and software onto the drive to find out its junk. Look for clearance pricing soon! Second star because my wife got it for a good price. Now we know why....
Not as fast as documented speed in the real world. Don't trust just one benchmark.
13 November 2011
Summary: I purchase this drive recently from another seller and wanted to state my findings so far so you can fairly compare this drive to others. If you are upgrading from a 7200rpm Hard Drive, this will probably perform faster, but I would look to other drives if you want this for your OS drive or need...