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.
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...
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 ...
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.