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Kingston SSDNow S50 Series SS050S2/16G 2.5" 16GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 16GB
  • SATA II
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Kingston's SSDNow S50 is ideal for increasing the performance of non-PC applications, from gaming and casinos to tollbooths and digital signage. It uses commercial-grade Flash components and is designed for small-capacity hard drive replacements and upgrades. Perfect for system integrators and white box builders, it's available in a 2.5-inch case or in a half-slim, caseless design.

  • newegg Faster With up to 3000 IOPS 4k random read performance, the Kingston SSDNow S50 boots system and applications faster than a hard drive. (16GB model based on "out-of-box performance" with IOMeter.)
  • newegg Silent & Reliable With no moving parts, solid-state drives are more reliable and durable, cooler, quieter and consume less power than a hard drive.

Learn more about the Kingston Technology Corp. SS050S2/16G

General

Brand
Kingston
Series
SSDNow S50 Series
Model
SS050S2/16G
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
16GB
Interface
SATA II
Controller
Jmicron
Height
9.5mm
Width
69.85mm
Depth
100mm
Weight
87.48g

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 90 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 35 MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 3,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,000,000 hours

Features

Features
Case options — available in case or caseless form factor

Faster — boots system and applications faster than a hard drive

Silent — runs silent and cool

Reliable — with no moving parts, solid-state drives are less likely to fail than standard hard drives

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
0.49 W
Power Consumption (Active)
1.87 W
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature
-40°C ~ +85°C

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the Kingston Technology Corp. SS050S2/16G

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  • Edward J.
  • 3/5/2013 7:52:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsEarly Failure

Pros: Reasonably fast, reasonably priced, reliable till it failed.

Cons: Failed at the 1 year mark. Can't believe it only made it thru one year, barely. Two other Kingston SSDs have also failed, but they lasted 15 months. Drives like this make me look bad to my customers.

Other Thoughts: Used in a DVR that runs 24/7 for the OS and application software only. All recorded video is sent to an external drive. SSDs, especially Kingston, have a long way to go before I can rely on them. I will never put anything critical on an SSD. When SSDs fail, kiss all the data good bye. When a rotating drive fails, I have a good chance of recovering much of the data.

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  • Michael H.
  • 5/23/2012 9:32:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks just fine

Pros: Works fine, plug-and-play, no problems whatsoever. Silent, fast. Stable and dependable so far

Cons: None that I can think of. Size, perhaps, but that was a given, and it does not affect me.

Other Thoughts: Should work fine as a boot drive for a Linux OS. Running Peppermint 2 64-bit.

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  • paul g.
  • 4/18/2012 10:32:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice SSD

Pros: Good price for an entry level SSD

Cons: just a bit too small to run windows 7 off of but oh well..shoulda checked that before i bought!

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/26/2012 10:44:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little ssd

Pros: Works as intended, perfect for my server. Silent and cool operation and you can put it literally anywhere. I stuck it to the wall of the case with velcro.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Running in a Crunchbang Linux server. SSD is the only way to go when you're running a simple gaming server.

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  • Desmond H.
  • 3/20/2012 1:17:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWhat more could you expect

Pros: Low heat, low energy, low cost, high speed.

Cons: Capacity, I guess, though its not shocking that a 16gb drive only comes with 16gbs so its not really a con.

Other Thoughts: I put this in my little laptop and run Fedora on it. It does the job, the laptop is much snappier with it than with the 5400 rpm drive it came with. From a dollar/capacity standpoint SSDs are "expensive" but form a dollar/speed standpoint SSDs are monumentally cheap.

I have had this for maybe 10 months and a differend SSD in my main desktop for about 2 years. Never had any sort of reliability issue with either, but always have backups like any reasonable person should.

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  • Brandon T.
  • 1/24/2012 5:16:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY

Pros: High speed

Cons: Do not buy this drive if you intend to use it for more than 30 days. These drives have a 80% failure rating. Tried to save a few bucks with my small business, and these things are dying left and right. Granted, they're powered on 24/7, but normal hard drives don't suddenly freeze and refuse to come back. Spend the extra cash, get a Crucial or Intel.

Manufacturer Response:

We apologize for the experience you have had with your Kingston SSD. Please contact Kingston Technology directly so we may assist you with your SSD. You may contact Kingston Technical Support Team at 800-435-0640 between the hours of 6:00AM-6:00PM PT. Or you may also contact Kingston Customer Sales Support Team at 800-835-6575 from 6:00AM-5:00PM PT. We will be happy to assist you with this matter. Thank You.

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  • Judson S.
  • 1/14/2012 3:30:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSSD Kingston

Pros: Excellent drive. Running HyperVisor on drive currently now steadily for over 6 months with zero downtime. Fast, reliable, and perfect size for our application.

Cons: Not sure why price jumped w/ spindle drive shortages, but a function of economics I guess applies here. Price to size compared to other drives of larger sizes. Would be a waste to us as we do not need the extra space.

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