Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V200 - series (SV200S3)
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Kingston will not fulfill warranty.
31 July 2015
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.
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.
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: Despite 2 bad drives in 2 weeks, Kingston customer support was awesome. (I actually didn't purchase this drive, instead it was sent to me when I RMA'ed my Kingston SNV425 - which was great until it failed).
Pros: The drive's screw holes lined up with my mounting bracket. And that's about it.
Cons: The V200 is junk. I put a fresh Windows 7 install on it and immediately noticed serious perf issues of my whole system when writing to the SSD (which didn't occur when writing to my data HD.) CrystalDiskMark turned up abysmal write speeds which corroborated this. I don't have the time to wait for...
Pros: Has not caught fire yet, or done anything else really unexpected
Cons: Follow-up: worst purchase on Newegg ever. This weekend, I am replacing this "SSD" with another drive. Extremely slow, and loss of data. Appreciate Kingston writing on my above review, but they ceratinly are not offering to give me my money back, and not even to think the loss in terms of data. Ne...
Summary: As others have said this is the wrong choice for a Mac. I get the spinning ball constantly so have decided to take this SSD out and switch to an alternative that works. Kingston don't seem to offer any support for this drive either so it's not a good choice for that reason too.
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).
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.