Priced right, nice little SSD upgrade kit for laptop.
J. Weaver, Amazon
3 days ago
Summary: These Kingston drives have proven reliable, and I have purchased at least a dozen of them now. This is the second time I have ordered the kit, as it was to replace a laptop hard drive. The old drive goes right into the included USB HDD case and voila! Portable USB HDD. The case is easily removed as many times as you like without damaging the case or the hard drive.
Summary: The transfer program made the switching of hard drives super easy. My laptop is fast, a little cooler and a hair lighter than before. The transfer case will actually make your old hard drive work like a portable external drive, so I will likely use it for backups now. One note, plug the laptop in while the transfer is taking place. I forgot to and the battery died mid transfer.
Summary: I was looking to put a SSD in my laptop to breath some new life into it - this was exactly the thing to do it. Looking around, I had figured that I would get a drive, hook it up with some kind of adapter, and find some free software to hopefully clone the drive. In my search, however, I came across this kit, here was my experience: The kit includes the drive, the external enclosure with USB cable, a little plastic thingy with double stick tape (to increase the thickness...
Best bang for the buck upgrade to an aging budget laptop.
Brian E Amreihn, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I replaced the HDD in my Gateway NV55C (5400 rpm 500GB) with the Kingston 120 SSDNow V300 drive. OS is Win7 Home Prem. 64bit. Cold boot to login screen went from about a minute+ to less than 20 sec and login screen to desktop was also dramatically increased (31 to 8 sec). Going from 500GB to 120GB required me to remove a lot of "junk" that accumulated on the laptop over time. Much of it could be housed elsewhere or just removed.
Summary: Our 5 year old family laptop had become extremely slow and had a virus. I reformatted the original hard drive to start with a new slate. I also doubled up the memory (4Gb to 8Gb) and installed the Kingston SSD. The 5 year old laptop now boots Windows 7 to login in 18 seconds, where previously it took close to a minute. The laptop is like new. The Kingston SSD conversion kit was super easy to use/install and the included cloning software was as well.
The kit is great. But what they do not tell you is ...
23 March 2015
Summary: The kit is great. But what they do not tell you is the software only works if your laptop has an INTERNAL DVD. Mine being a newer unit with no internal DVD, the software would not allow you to choose the external DVD for the boot and copy. I ended up buying a copy of the acronis software and the upgrade went off without a hitch. It would have be nice to know about the DVD boot. That was my reason for the 3 star. Also it cost me an extra $49 for the cloning software.
Summary: I replaced the hard drive in my Sony Vaio laptop, and the process was very easy. The SSD installed in my computer with no problems, and the Acronis software cloned my operating system flawlessly in around 45 minutes. I will be buying a Kingston Technology SSD for my desktop in the near future. It is so refreshing to find a product that works exaclty as described, and installs exactly as described. Thank you Kingston Technology!
Summary: Best purchase I have made in a long time. Everything was here to help me swap the standard drive in my HP desktop. The process went without a hitch. I put this SSD in my home automation server which runs 24/7 and it has made a significant difference in performance. The main thing that I notice is that when the server has something to say (voice alerts or information) there is no spin-up delay from the hard drive.
Summary: If you are looking for a way to extend the life of your old laptop, look no further. This drive is fantastic. It's easy to install, and the kit that comes with it makes setup so easy. Also, after you're done setting up your new drive, the kit can be re-used with any other 2.5" SATA drive. If this is your first SSD, you'll immediately notice a huge increase in speed, and an added bonus, there's a good chance you may experience an increase in battery life.