If you can get past the cloning, you'll love this drive
1 September 2015
Summary: The drive and transfer case in this kit are both great. The software is a bit disappointing. My laptop does not have a DVD or CD drive. The software used to clone the old drive to the SSD requires that you boot from the CD drive.
Summary: Great starting ssd drive. For the price it works great. I have heard the board in the ssd was downgraded but i still ended up purchasing this drive for an older laptop of mine. I have been using it for the past months and its fast and hasnt glitched.
I ended up reloading Windows 7 and all is good now. Incidentally-- Kingston Tech Support wasn't much help
Joseph H., Amazon
6 July 2015
Summary: I gave the drive 4 stars rather than 5 due to the nightmare of installing this drive. Once installed though, it's really sped up my machine and it's only running on SATA II. My big nightmare came when the BIOS sporadically refused to see the drive. I did everything I possibly could to no avail.
Summary: SSDNow v300 works real well and certainly faster than a non SSD hard drive. My experience using the Acronis cloning software wasn't very good. Following the instructions exactly I tried for probably 7 hours or more.. I was only trying to clone a disk that had less than 60 GBs used on it.
Summary: Okay, it does exactly what it says it does but the instructions could be a LOT better! First, many hard drives (Lenovo, eg.) on laptops are screwed down and attached to a "cage" -- you must remove two TINY Phillip's head screws to remove the cage, then two screws on the cage to remove the hard...
Summary: Now here's a tough product to review. Physically installing it was a nightmare, to the point where I was one four-letter word away from cramming it all back into the box and beginning the return process. The instructions were little help and the enclosed bracket didn't seem good for anything at all.
Best bang for the buck upgrade to an aging budget laptop.
Brian E Amreihn, Amazon
5 April 2015
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).
Excerpt: Bottom line - my PC boots up and shuts down in record time: Was taking 2~3 minutes for each cycle with my 7200rpm Hard Drive, now takes 15 seconds!I would have rated this 5 stars if not for a small glitch that Windows 8 and 8.1 users will encounter: Read on.Basic (easy to follow) instructions are to...
Summary: I bought the kit while it was on special. I have a Inspiron 1545 that was bought back in 2010 and the hard drive was incredibly slow even though the processor was still snappy. After realizing that I needed a budget SSD because I didn't want to shell out $100+ on an aging laptop I stumbled upon this...