Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V+200 - series (SVP200S37A / SVP200S3B7A)
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Not as good as expected
Da Rong Ma, Amazon
11 February 2012
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: 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.
Not as fast as documented speed in the real world. Don't trust just one benchmark.
6 December 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...
Summary: I got the vx.6 and it tested with the ATTO benchmark at 250Mbps max speed, with other benchmark utility I was getting a maximum of 120Mbps. I didn't notice much difference between this drive and a 7200 RPM hard drive, wouldn't buy this product again, false advertising, bait and switch unexpected...
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: Regarding the 506 firmware: Yes, the ATTO test speeds are over 400MB/s, but testing on CrystalDiskMark yields read speeds only around 180MB/s and write speeds hovering around 100MB/s. Those are highly unacceptable speeds for an SSD.
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....
Summary: Let me start with saying that I do own an ADATA S511 120GB SSD as well. Both are based on the same SandForce controller and both offer similar performance on paper. While I have SATA3 on my system, I do not use it with the S511 because it freezes my system (when connected to SATA2 it works just...
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.