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Runcore-pro-iv.6975542
6.5 out of 10

RunCore Pro IV

RunCore Pro IV The RunCore Pro IV is a solid state drive (S Read more

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Reviews and Problems with RunCore Pro IV

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Overall 2
2.0

Early failure

ov "ov", Amazon
12 September 2013
  • Summary: Purchased to use on my original MacBook Air. Unit did not fit well and cable kept slipping out of ZIF connector. After less than 2 months of use the unit failed. Do not buy this brand. I made the mistake of not doing a good online search to get feedback on this brand. After it failed I did a search and got these results [...] Suggest you review the negative feedback on the above search before you decide to buy this product.
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Overall 2
2.0

poor description

tech9, Amazon
9 May 2011
  • Summary: I purchased a 64GB RunCore Pro IV 1.8" 5mm PATA ZIF Solid State Disk SSD from hotdeals4less and the sdd was for MAC only. hotdeals4less does not give enough description for there products. The item page does not show the model # they will send nor do they specify which laptop the item will be compatable with. Unless you want frustration i would only order from a seller who gives more technical info.
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Overall 2
2.0

Please do not buy this.

Oneway, Amazon
8 April 2011
  • Summary: I brought this SSD for my dell mini9. It is much faster than the original one installed in mini9. However, once it was suddenly broken, the BIOS in my laptop does not recognize the SSD, instead, it reads that "YATOPDONG BEARFOOT" The reason I tell you "Do not buy runcore SSD" is that there is no way to receive a repair service. they have website, but you could not contact with the number and email. Their company is in China. Please do not buy this SSD.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worst Customer Support... Ever

Charles J. Miotla, Amazon
20 December 2010
  • Summary: These drives are very fast, too bad they don't last long. Have a 16GB that is 1 year old (still has a year of warranty left) and they will not replace it. Unless you order directly from their site in Hong Kong, you basically get zero warranty. I will never purchase runcore products again.
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Overall 2
2.0

fast but hangs my mac

S. Woolverton, Amazon
2 August 2010
  • Summary: I travel a lot and recently lost data on my hard disk drive from rough use. So I was happy to swap the the Apple rotating disk out for this RunCore SSD. I get more security and a tiny bit more storage space. Now my BMAir crashes upon waking from sleep. I struggled with this problem for several weeks before correlating the crashing to the SSD. D'uh. I just swapped back to the regular HDD and my MBAir has run crash free for three+ days.
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Overall 2
2.0

High Fail Rate, Low Quality Control

Alpha80mega, Amazon
22 May 2010
  • Summary: I bought a runcore ssd for my HP Mini 1000, it fits and worked for a week. But the partition or MBR kept messing up. I had to reinstall the os several times and used different drives. All this time wasted in trying to make use of the porduct went moot. Why does the MBR keep getting messed up! it corrupts win xp and ubuntu!. They have resilient file systems, yet they keep messing up. No other drive does this. Wish i could get a refund, spent like over $200 on this junk.
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Overall 2
2.0

Beware! This Runcore won't work with MacBook Air Rev A!

Brevy Cannon, Amazon
22 May 2010
  • Summary: This particular model (at least as fulfilled by MemoryC) actually is not the correct version of the drive for the MacBook Air Rev A. Runcore makes two versions of their 1.8 ZIF PATA drive: RCP-IV-Z1864-MCNV RCP-IV-Z1864-MCAV The "MCAV" is made for MacBook Air Rev A. The "MCNV" will not work with the MacBook Air Rev A.
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Overall 2
2.0

No service/support

D. Quick, Amazon
22 May 2010
  • Summary: Pros - Good drive while it lasts Cons - Lasted about 10 months and died without warning. Received an initial response from service department indicating it was in warranty and that they would send an RMA, then they went completely dark. Absolutely no response to repeated attempts to contact their service department after the initial exchange. Avoid this manufacturer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very poor device will not work of see in windows

spacom, Amazon
29 August 2012
Overall 2
2.0

Causes MacBook Air to hang. I'd avoid.

Greg2004, Amazon
18 April 2012
  • Summary: As per the previous reviewer's experience, the drive is fast but causes the MacBook Air to hang repeatedly (non-stop spinning beach ball of death until powered off). MemoryC - the vendor - have a policy saying they won't refund items that've been opened, but they admit they're aware of this problem which seems to affect all RunCore SSDs used in Macs. Given this drive is described as being specifically for a Rev B MacBook Air, I expected it to work properly.
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