Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V200 - series (SV200S3)
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Not something to depend on
Michael Myers, Amazon
24 October 2012
Summary: My wife bought this drive from Amazon for Xmas last year. It failed after about 2 months, and re RMAed it to Kingston, and they replaced the drive. The second drive lasted for a little longer, and then it died, and I replaced it with another brand. I never bothered to RMA the kingston drive a second time. This SSD seems to have problems, and you will loose your data. I have used two other brands, and I have not run into similar issues.
Summary: Terrible. I've used SSDs from Intel, Samsung, and Corsair and this one is by far the worst. Less than a year and it is already failing. Within the SSD market this has to be one of the worst. Not worth the money.
Summary: One of the things I do with SSD drives is use them to capture high quality video from my pro-sumer video camera. I have an external device that pulls the signal off the SDI output and uses SSD for storage. I was really happy for the opportunity to review the Kingston SSDNow as I felt this would be an excellent test bed to see how well the SSD performs. First step to prep the drive is to plug it into an external SSD USB 3.0 dock so I can format the drive.
Summary: I am using this drive (SV200S3 SSDNow V200) on an HP/Compaq nx7400 notebook as a replacement for the original HDD. The drive is really fast, performance is great, it's like having a better notebook! I did not run any benchmark tests, but Windows XP boots up and runs really fast, compared to an HDD. Unfortunately, I'm having massive problems with the drive. Every few hours, I get a blue screen (BSOD) under Windows XP.
Summary: Forget the 1,000,000 hours MTTF. Mine bricked in under a month. Waiting to see how the warranty is handled. If I get a refund, I'll certainly be applying it to either an Intel or Crucial drive.
Summary: Although the description stated: "Kits include cables, brackets, cloning software, hard disk drive enclosure and installation DVD - everything needed to get started" there was NOTHING else supplied other than the SSD. Incredibly disappointing and misleading. I have had a similar experience of being mislead by DABS over a Samsung SSD and thus returned the item, so will be doing the same with this as unable to proceed and install it in the laptop for which it was...
Summary: Kingston have been aware of problems with this device, since at least 23rd December 2011. Santa brought mine 2 days later :-( It proved slower than the hard drive it was supposed to replace (write performance is dismal). If you complain, Kingston will exchange for a different model under the warranty; but much better not to have the hassle in the first place! I can't understand why these are still on sale.
Summary: i bought this for my lenovo x220. the boothing and closing time increase dramatically. i checked my computer's wei for hdd and notice it did not change. i turned off the computer and turn it on again and it froze. turn it off and turn it on again same result. i re-installed the ssd many times but my computer did not recognize the drive. yes it is fast but if it is not working its useless. i checked kingston website and they have no firmware update.
Summary: Jeg kjøpte denne uten å merke noe særlig forskjell fra vanlig hd. Forklaringen er enkel: Hardware.no testet denne disken 5.1.12 og fant ut at den hadde en kontroller fra Jmicron som ødelegger ytelsene. Den blir faktisk tregere enn en vanlig hd! Ikke kjøp denne SSD da dette er et rent svindelprodukt.