Reviews and Problems with SanDisk Ultra Series (SDSSDH-120G,SDSSDH-240G)
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Not having a working software with it SUCKS big time the suggested software did not work
5 September 2014
Summary: just got the drive. Not having a working software with it SUCKS big time the suggested software did not work. Not sure what I can do to use that drive to replace the HHD I currently use..... Update: Samsung website suggested to use "EZGig IV" software... but that required a USB-adapter. Luckily I still had one from the last Kingston SSD upgrade on another PC; that did still not work. Also Macrium for whatever reason did not work. I ended up using EaseUS TodoBackup....
Summary: It is imperative to do REGULAR BACKUPs if your data is on this family of drives.
Pros: Worked as rated for 11 months of the 3 year warranty. Have deployed many SanDisk SSD drives (different models from this) with no issues prior.
Cons: 11 months disk stopped responding without notice or pre-failure problems, Win7 x64. Not even a hiccup then, NO BOOT DRIVE FOUND. Disk will report its present on the SATA BUS (In BIOS) and DISKPART reports disk present with 0-Free 0-Used
Summary: Got RMA from Sandisk and returned it to them. They provided a pre-paid shipping label Shipped via UPS ground. Sandisk emailed to advise replacement on its way to me.
Pros: Worked great for 2 years, BUT .....
Cons: Failed suddenly and completely after 2 years' use. Turned PC on in the morning and got error message. Wouldn't boot up. SSD no longer recognised. Removed it connected to a different PC, same result - dead, no data no Windows, nothing.
Pros: very fast loading windows 7 64 bit, performed well for 3 months. Then, I got disc boot failure...desktop icons not responding and blue screen of death. Drive would be good for 5 minutes, and then NOT recognized on any computer I tried it in. Online articles described issues with sleep mode in windows...and they were right. All the TV shows I want in windows media center are on after midnite, which required sleep mode and crashed my system.
Summary: SanDisk pulled a quick one on me this time. This drive worked ok for a while. It came with generic, unclear instructions. I had to Google solutions to figure out how to get this to work in my system. After 9 months, this drive bricked itself suddenly. Absolutely zero warning. I didn't think much of it. I figured SanDisk would take care of me. I was very wrong.
Summary: three different sata ports, three different sata power cables on a modular psu, three different sata cables- ALL ended in a stall on post at whatever device port it was plugged into, and both the bios AND Windows 7 repair disc unable to detect the drive to fix it.
Pros: installed windows 7 when I got it... yippee.
Cons: DEAD after 1.5 years. Purchased from the egg in November of 2011, as of right now this thing has been dead for a week. STILL trying to get ahold of SanDisk for a return within 3 year warranty. Rather have my money back to buy a different brand. WILL NOT BUY AGAIN EVER
Summary: I bought the drive in december, it ran great I loved it, then in May it suddenly died. No point to even buy this drive anymore anyway as you can get the next generation SSDs at a similar price point.
Summary: I appear to be joining the rest of the one star reviews with having my drive die after 16 months of use. Came in to find my computer with a blank screen and a solid hard drive light. Had to do a full power cycle in order to reboot. After windows wouldn't start I eventually used Acronis Disk Director to figure out where the problem was. My HDD would allow modifications, but while this drive initially showed up, as soon as I tried to modify it Acronis locked up.