Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V+200 - series (SVP200S37A / SVP200S3B7A)
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Does not work as intended, as stated on the packaging!
Pauleepaul from Oz, Amazon
27 February 2014
Summary: I received the package in good order, connected it to my computer (SATA port not USB) and ran CrystalDiskMark, the benchmark program used for testing HDD speeds by all the pros. The results were a lot slower than expected, twice the speed of my Seagate 7200.10 HDD!
Summary: Crystal Disk Mark. 10 rounds of benchmarking. Sequential read averaged 485mb/s. Sequential write averaged 301mb/s. Most folks won't notice the difference (it's still plenty fast, don't get me wrong), but if you have specific write performance needs (I do, unfortunately), you'll want to pass on this...
Summary: I am sure this is a great drive, but the Acronis cloning software that comes with it is out of date and won't boot from the CD/DVD drive on my Alienware Aurora R4 computer with UEFI type BIOS. Have been in contact with Kingston support who have tried to be helpful, but so far nothing works.
"Somewhat ok ssd for the price." Can get speeds close to as advertised on compressed files only!
Jacob D. Kuilan, Amazon
1 October 2012
Summary: The Kingston SSDNow V+200 is a low to mid level performing SSD. Spec wise it's it uses the same tried and tested Sandforce sf-2281 controller that many SSD makers use. I don't know if it is it's firmware but it has slower performance than most others using the same controller like the Vertex 3 or...
Great performance in general, unstable boot performance
8 August 2012
Summary: Easy setup with the right tool, which is not included in this model. I used the clone utility that came with Kingston's SSDnow Upgrade Bundle Kit from a previous purchase. Boot up time is much faster than regular HDD for most of the time.
Summary: I bought this on feb 16 2012 and in the last few days the drive started giving me blue screen errors about a minute after full boot. Emailed Kingston tech support and they are going to send me a different model. The cloning software worked really easy and surprisingly fast.
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.
Summary: Do not buy if your motherboard doesnt support AHCI in the BIOS. This isnt stated anywhere but mine didnt so unit failed after approx 10 days use !! Also the 120gb will only be OK if your existing HDD is of similar size OR very underutilised as the Acronis software supplied will only clone if what it...
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.