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Kingston SSDNow V200 - series (SV200S3)
6.9 out of 10

Kingston SSDNow V200 - series (SV200S3)

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Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V200 - series (SV200S3)

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Overall 2
2.0

Worst Drive Ever !!

MRITYUNJAY G RAINA, Amazon
27 May 2014
  • Summary: Bought 2 of these drives 6 months back. They both died on me! Kingston took 2 months to replace them and then also the speeds are very very poor !! I'm getting 100mb/s write and 170 mb/s read !! I realised after buying these that they are by far the worst SSD's around.
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Overall 2
2.0

Plagued with BSODs

Troy F., Newegg
3 March 2014
  • Summary: Sent the hdd back to Kingston and they said that there isn't a problem. I have installed this on two laptops and a desktop and all of them experience random BSOD (Win7 & Win 8.1). I ordered a replacement drive and will be contacting Kingston to get yet another warranty replacement.
  • Pros: SSD Performance
  • Cons: Intermittent BSOD issue
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Overall 2
2.0

Two died in five months

Todd E., Newegg
27 February 2013
  • Pros: Fast, worked great for the first five months.
  • Cons: Running my OS and two of these drives died, within five months. Product model is already discontinued, not 100% confident about replacement. I was glad I was imaging the OS nightly... .
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Overall 2
2.0

Two months and its dead

Brianna P., Newegg
20 November 2012
  • Pros: Worked like a charm...
  • Cons: for two months. Now its dead and my computer won't even start if its plugged in.
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk

Morgan H., Newegg
7 October 2012
  • Pros: None.
  • Cons: Literally died within the hour of using the drive. I thought others just had bad experiences with this drive. Clearly they aren't alone. Even worse is that even Newegg isn't even willing to refund the drive so it was a complete waste of my money.
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Overall 2
2.0

Update From Last Review

Jeryn N., Newegg
22 September 2012
  • Summary: As mentioned above, it worked great while it worked.. Did not last near as long as I would have hoped however.. Will be purchasing a new SSD from another company and hoping I can send this one back to get a replacement as a backup.
  • Pros: Fast, Cheap, worked fine out of the box.
  • Cons: Died on me about 4 days after making my positive review on this SSD. Worked fine while it lasted, but did not last near as long as it should have.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not pleased

Donald S., Newegg
9 September 2012
  • Summary: I'm 40 years in IT and have build dozens of computers, so I feel my experience and skills are not at issue here. Googled like crazy and found nothing of help. Note that both computers were HP pavilions (One a Slimline 3000 and the other a m7750e.
  • Pros: The desktop upgrade kit was complete, and the instructions seemed to be adequate, if on DVD only -- nothing written.
  • Cons: The included cd for performing the cloning simply wouldn't even load properly. I have a usb Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse, and when the cd booted up, the mouse nor the keyboard would respond, making it useless. Therefore, I had to go with other clone programs, none of which would result i...
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Overall 2
2.0

You'd think they knew something about memory

David R., Newegg
26 August 2012
  • Pros: It was relatively inexpensive, so as has been said so often: 'You get what you pay for'
  • Cons: Tried to install it on 2 different machines without success. Initialized (formatted) it using Acronis and Acronis said it was a success. On each machine that I installed it it was visible in the BIOS and in Windows 7 Device Manager. It was INVISIBLE in 'Computer' so it didn't have a drive letter ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Only works with some controllers

Jason H., Newegg
7 August 2012
  • Summary: Avoid, unless you know for sure it'll work with your controller and distro.
  • Pros: On Ubuntu Precise with LSI SAS2008 controller, I got 257MB/sec linear write.
  • Cons: On Intel 82801JI controller in two different motherboards, I got major errors (ubuntu lucid) and wildly varying linear write speed under Precise.
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Overall 2
2.0

Kingston will not fulfill warranty.

N.B., Amazon
19 June 2012
  • Summary: Purchased it from Staples. It worked for 2 years and then all of a sudden will not be detected. Called Kingston but unfortunately I lost the receipt so they will not fulfill the warranty. My advise is to avoid this drive with too many issues. You may loose data as well as drive.
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