Summary: Apparently there was some controversy with this model because Kingston switched the NAND after it was initially released and reviewed by sites. The newer versions were much, much slower. I picked this up for $79 over the big holiday sales. Ran my own tests using AS SSD and Crystal Disk Mark. Results were 419MB/s Sequential Read, 214MB/s Sequential Write. Both numbers were decent with respect to similar drives of the same capacity and controller.
Pros: Fast Reads, well with in range of the advertised 450MB/s
Cons: Write performance is a bit low considering what it's advertised at.
Summary: my benchmark pulled 281378 btyes/s for 2gb 4 gb and 8gb read. so i believe this is litterally the max read speed of the version of this drive i got.
Pros: benchmark tests results. highest write speed: 271MB/s fastest read: 281MB/s as comparison my hybrid 1 tb is about 180MB/s read/write so this is about 80% faster. my more expensive Intel ssd(180 gb 520series) read write is at about 380MB/s so this is a pay for what you get type of thing. i am satisfied with the speeds it has.
Cons: had an issue with one of my Sata ports on my mother board. it would not read off it. i tested another drive on the port and it worked fine so i think maybe the way my board is layed out it didnt like that port. (mother board: asus maximus v extreme lga 1155)
This is a great improvement to my Windows 7 laptop
mountain man "MJD", Amazon
19 November 2014
Summary: This is a great improvement to my Windows 7 laptop. Marvelous! The install was a bit trickier than depicted, else would have rated it 5 star; but the product has performed well and greatly increased computer response.
Excerpt: For any one wanting to build a better computer. Lightning fast start up. Good for gaming, lacks large long term storage. Definitely the next step for an updated system. Price is good for the size. Super easy to mount and install.
Summary: Shipped as promised and arrived in good condition. Instructions and CD were easily understood and cloning went as expected...up to a point. According to a Kingston tech many laptops now include HHDs with multiple partitions (my Lenovo SL510 had two) and this can cause problems creating the boot sector on the new SSD. If you end up not even booting but with a blinking cursor in the upper left corner it's a good indication the boot sector is wacko.
Summary: would have been a great drive. next one that comes (assuming it works) will be a great drive. fail rates are not very high with SSD's so ill assume this was a fluke
Pros: much faster than regular HDD, good price (i bought on sale) even with the below con this drive is worth the money(on sale) especially if you are coming from a HDD.
Cons: only con is the one i received i installed a program to it, everytime i would run it my computer would freeze, had a few boot ups that failed giving me a hardware boot error. then i got a few S.M.A.R.T. error failures detected by my board. tried to reformat the drive see if that would fix it but no go. need to RMA. deducted an Egg because it was dead/dying on arrival.
Summary: Great drive over all! Had about a 200 Mb/s Read and Write when i first used the drive and tested on AS SSD. But I noticed it had a warning sign that i was still on the IDE mod so after i changed the mode and restarted my computer i got 476 Mb/s Read and 212 Mb/s Write so i was happy with that.
Summary: The video they have on their site is USELESS!!! Come on you sell these things get it right. Took me some time to figure out I had to change in BIOS the drive to from an IDE to an AHCI Then there is no software included if you want to clone your drive. Eventually had to pull the old IDE drive out then install windows on the ssd drive. Also the set up on my motherboard I had to change the cables of the IDE to a different section.
Pros: Starts computer much faster! Great price. Love it after finally getting it installed.
Cons: NO INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO INSTALL!!! Thanks to tomshardware.com I got it figured out. No thanks to Kingston. The video they have on their site was of some help but not much. Call me I'll give you input on how to make it for the slightly above average computer builder. Come on you sell these things get it right. Took me an hour to figure out I had to change in BIOS the drive to an AHCI! not IDE. Then there is no software included if you want to clone your drive. Buy th...