Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V200 - series (SV200S3)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and thus was pretty much useless. I am going to RMA it and go for a name brand.
Summary: If you want to try it, keep ALL of the shipping material and do NOT change the original boot/OS drive. I have been lucky (twice around the block) to have not suffered any issues since I just swapped back in the old drive. Kingston has diligently replaced them but something is just not right with this drive. Hopefully someone, sometime will simply refund my purchase instead of giving USPS all that money in returns.
Pros: Migration of data painless, zippy response.
Cons: I have bricked two of these in one month on my Dell Inspiron 17R with Windows 7. Your mileage will vary.