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: --------------------- 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. Given this, Kingston tech support RMA-ed all my drives (tech support was great to deal with and very responsive). Once I received the new drives, I again did clean installs of the operating systems.
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 fine). Performance is great and maxes out the controller.
Summary: I use it in a dock (no cooling). It is visible in "my computer" for a while, but then becomes unrecognized (the dock doesn't do this with other drives). When this happens, it is too hot to hold firmly in my hand. I thought SSDs were supposed to give off less heat.
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. It did speed up the boot process of windows, but the write speed of this drive is ridiculously slow.
Summary: I don't like to leave negative feedback for goods because I like to think that the research I do before purchasing something is thorough. This drive was installed in my first complete computer self build project and ran windows 8 from start up. It was very fast. 40 seconds from power on to being able to use the desktop and that includes the time taken to input passwords. When it was working it was good for me for what I use the computer for.
Summary: If you buy this as a replacement disk for a Win 7 desktop, Microsoft will try and stop you using it as a start-up disk. Religiously following the installation guide, after cloning my existing hard drive and installing this replacement, I got the dreaded blue screen telling me I did not have a genuine copy of Windows. Panic Stations! There is no warning of this and no apparent documentation advising how to overcome the problem.
Summary: HÃ¥ller med herrn nedanfÃ¶r. Det utlovas 535/480mb/sek i skriv/lÃ¤shastighet. Har misstÃ¤nkt lÃ¤nge att den inte Ã¤r sÃ¥ snabb som utlovats, och idag testade jag det. Fick skriv & lÃ¤shastighet pÃ¥ 200mb/sek som max. Har Ã¤ven en likadan i min bÃ¤rbara dator ocksÃ¥, ska Ã¤ven testa denna vid tillfÃ¤lle. Jag gav sjÃ¤lv 599:-/st fÃ¶r dessa, sÃ¥ jag kan vÃ¤l leva med dessa SSD diskar, men klart man Ã¤r lite besviken nÃ¤r man inte ens fÃ¥r ut halva hastigheten ur denna disk.