Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V+ Series (SNVP325 / SNV325 / SNV225)
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Do not buy this or any Kingston SSD. Period.
L. B. Glass, Amazon
17 April 2013
Summary: We bought half a dozen Kingston drives similar to these, and as they were put into use we found that every one failed after 4-6 months. Every single one. They were not used heavily and were placed in different machines, so the problem was clearly in the drives.
Summary: NV425-S2/64GB fast and reliable. Cool and silent. I have two of these for over a year now. Both are still running fast and strong. One was an upgrade for an old slow laptop and it made it feel really fast (windows 7 32-bit).
Summary: I did not buy from Amazon. You can get new one from eBay much cheaper. Just be aware of sellers' rating. Sad news from HDD from SSD is that you will have to sacrifice big gigabytes for SSD unless you can afford 512GB. However with external drives so cheap lately, no need to hog all 500gb.
Summary: We have bought 10 units of this SSDs for use in the office. 6 of them failed within less than two months. It is possible that we received a bad batch, but for me it really doesn't matter. I would recommend buying from a different manufacturer.
Summary: I purchased this SSD to replace my 64gb Toshiba SSD in my Qosmio X505-Q880 and I was surprised to see that 64gb SSD with no Trim Support and Garbage Collection out performed the Kingston SSD, manufacturers claims are just bloated, it made my cpu cycle high for long periods making my laptop unstable...
Summary: Moved off a 300GB western Digital 7,200 2.5 drive to the 128GB drive. The software worked flawlessly. My computer restarted 1 hour later running off the SSD. Initial impressions are it's about 20-30% faster on my XP machine.
Summary: I own two of these SSD's; the first was bought for my work laptop, and, happy with the performance, a second was bought for my backup server. After six months of very light usage with minimal writes, however, the second drive has utterly failed, taking my working backups with it.
Summary: Although I didn't buy this item on Amazon (got for $150 on ebay) I thought of reviewing it here for the benefit of all who want to use it on Mac. It was an absolutely painless process. Using disk utility I formated it to HFS+, 1 Partition, GUID. Then I mounted it as external drive.
Summary: pro: second genration v+ series , faster read/write and TRIM support with APM ( will show temperature now on monitoring tools ) con: did not get advertised speed, was only able to get 205 read and 170 write. upgraded from the first generation v series(40gb) without TRIM support.
Summary: As a consumer SSD for end-user workstation the V and V+ series SSD's from Kingston are great replacements for boot drives in both laptops and desktops. We have bought several and been happy with all of them.