Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V+200 - series (SVP200S37A / SVP200S3B7A)
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The Atlantean "The Atlantean", Amazon
28 January 2014
Summary: When it works, this drive is very good. The first one i had lasted 3 days. But i returned it, and got a replacement immediately, which is still running fast 15 months later. Read some of the other reviews - it looks like about 25% of these fail within a few weeks. But the ones that don't are good.
Summary: SSD is very fast but first one crashed after 14 months and had to be replaced under warranty from the manufacturers, I then bought a second matching one and now have them in a mirrored raid array. I only use the SSD for my operating system and programs and keep all my files, data etc. on normal hard drives. Booting up is very fast and the computer is ready to be used about 5 - 10 seconds after you log on, a big improvement over a hard drive.
Summary: OCZ Agility 3 has more or less same price, but almost double the transfer speed. If you are expecting a SATA3 6gbps performance with this drive you'll be disappointed - as I was. This drive claims fast 450MB/s performance, but best I could get was about 210MB/s.
Summary: Given that when I purchased this the kit was cheaper than the bare drive I feel slightly guilty criticising the cloning software shipped with the bundle. The Kingston 90GB SSD is excellent and has cut my boot time by a third and software applications start significantly faster. However the installation did not go as smoothly as I had hoped.