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Wintec FileMate 3FMS2S256M-R0 2.5" 256GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 256GB
  • SATA II
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Learn more about the Wintec Industries 3FMS2S256M-R0

General

Brand
Wintec
Series
FileMate
Model
3FMS2S256M-R0
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
256GB
Interface
SATA II

Performance

Sustained Sequential Read
Up to 250MBps
Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 190MBps

Features

Features
Faster data transfer rates
Faster internal access time
Noiseless operation
Lower power consumption
Better vibration and shock resistance
Built-in ECC error correction
Wear leveling algorithm for maximum device lifetime
Second Generation with 64MB onboard cache

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 4/8/2010 8:35:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUpdate to my prior review

Pros: Speed - after more experience with this drive and the issue I experienced in the Cons section, below, there is definitely a performance increase with an SSD, although I stand by my last review that the speed increase is really not good enough to justify the expense.

Cons: Cost. Reliability. My SSD failed in mid March after a couple of weeks of flaky issues. It started with a weird sleep recovery where the machine crashed and then went through a CHKDSK. After that my Windows installation was corrupted and I had to reinstall. Then three other apps went crazy and had to be reinstalled and then, one morning I went to turn on the machine after a full, proper shutdown the night before and the SSD was dead. The RMA process with Wintec was easy and relatively fast. I was lucky enough to have been using the real time ICE Backup utility and had my old Hitachi HDD ready to pinch hit while I waited for the replacement drive. When I went back to the HDD is when I really noticed the difference in performance, particularly at boot, application launch and shutdown. I have a replacement drive in my system now, but if you get one of these drives....BACKUP BACKUP AND BACKUP or you will be one sorry camper.

Other Thoughts: I'm an early adopter and I work in the technology field - I'm an advanced user. If you are a novice user, stick with the proven HDDs for right now. These devices need to get better before they are ready for prime time. The expense and the reliability issues currently outweigh the performance gains.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/15/2010 11:36:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after 8 months

Pros: Fast

Cons: Died after 8 months. Came in to work Monday morning, drive was dead.

Other Thoughts: Haven't had any problems with Corsair or OCZ drives, which I've had just as long or longer.

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  • Nathan S.
  • 3/3/2010 7:01:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDrives failing on me

Pros: Reasonably fast drive for SSD, However I have a super talent SSD that I find is still faster after having it for over six months use. I'm a developer that uses laptop all day (average 10 working hours) everyday.

Cons: I ordered two of these drives at the same time. One for primary and other for data drive. The primary drive failed and is now not responding to recover data off of consistently. Purchased drive 11/02/2009 and it failed on 2/21/2010. This week 3/1/2010 the second drive is starting to act unstable.

Other Thoughts: I am packaging and hoping the warranty will replace them. I will update review after warranty experience if I am allowed to do so.

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  • Jason D.
  • 1/14/2010 4:30:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBig Mistake

Pros: It's fast, I'll give it that. For the price it's a good size of storage.

Cons: Unreliable. First drive was dead and bios wouldn't even see it after only one week. Newegg was very good about RMA and I had another in less than a week, this one lasted 4 times as long, that is one month and a week... Once again newegg was great and helped me out.

Other Thoughts: Not getting this drive again. Not sure if it's just the brand or what but when two out of two drives that are suppose to be reliable for ~150 years die in 1 week - 1 month, something is seriously wrong.

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  • Mark L.
  • 1/11/2010 1:19:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStop! Don't do it!

Pros: I bought this model because the specs were close and the price was much better than the (other brand) drives I bought recently. The (other brand) drives are fast and reliable.

Cons: The first drive received failed while trying to install an operating system (write errors). I tried changing hardware, and different operating systems. The error was the same each time. NewEgg replaced that drive, the second drive I received was DOA. Now waiting for the third try.

Other Thoughts: I have spent allot of time and money and realize the error of my ways. I want to spend the additional money to get a different (other brand) drive but there is no one from Newegg that I can speak to that can help with this solution.

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  • Richard B.
  • 12/3/2009 4:00:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsRead errors?

Pros: Comparatively cheap

Cons: Might be getting small read errors. Only got 150 Mbyte/sec in RAID0 using new Intel ICH9 set up on Mobo. Not as fast as I thought it would be. We may have a bad disk. Will report findings after more testing.

Other Thoughts: Stored 150GB of DBS index files on SSD. Written once, but read hundreds or thousands of times each day. Had second copy stored on regular hard disk. Problems cropped up on DBS search so I compared using 'fc /B FileA FileB' and found 8 to 32 bytes different between 2 copies. THAT is scary. Copied it back over and all seems OK now. We shall see.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/3/2009 1:28:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot nearly as speedy as I expected

Pros: - I have been able to turn off drive intensive, performance slowing services like indexing, prefetch, defrag, etc. Less drive activity overall as a result.
- The drive is lighter than the 7200 rpm Hitachi drive that I took out, but that weight difference is imperceptible when installed in the computer.
- I have noticed a very slight improvement in battery life (approximately 15-20 minutes added to the ~3 hour life I was getting prior to installing this drive = ~8-10% more).
- Computer boot, sleep and shut-down are noticeably faster (easily 50%), but some of that is likely due to the fact that I clean installed Windows 7 on this drive and is not all because of the SSD.
- Easy install. You will not even notice a difference in size or connectors from a conventional 2.5" HDD and my 2 year old Gateway recognized the drive immediately.

Cons: - Price vs. performance. Yes, there are some performance gains, but they are not as noticeable as I expected for a drive that costs nearly $500 more than a similar capacity 7200 rpm hard drive.

Other Thoughts: - Knowing what I know now, I probably would have opted to save some money, buy a regular HDD for the time being and wait for this technology to mature a bit more. I don't think the slight gains in performance that I have noticed are worth the extra $500.

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  • JOSEPH R.
  • 11/26/2009 10:09:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHalf Good/Half Bad

Pros: I purchased 2 of these drives intending to stripe them in a RAID. One drive worked great and is still performing flawlessly as a non raid system drive. The second drive is a different issue (See Cons). The working drive is very fast compared to my standard WD SATA drives. In Windows 7 it takes about 15 seconds to get the logon window and about 4 seconds to load my desktop once I enter my logon info and press Enter.

Cons: The second of two drives ordered only lasted about 3 hours and died. I ordered another replacement drive and was able to initialize the drive in Windows 7 and then let it run unformatted for about two hours with no other activity to the drive and it died too! I have three seperate hard drive controllers on my system and have tried the drives on two of them so far with no luck. The second drive always dies after 2 to 3 hours of being powered up.

Other Thoughts: Still waiting on my replacement drive. Hope it works this time. I would give this drive a 4 or 5 rating if it wasn't for the fact that I can't seem to get a second drive to last more than a few hours.

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  • Alex Z.
  • 8/15/2009 7:50:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFastest I've ever had

Pros: Blazing speed - I have 2 of these in raid0. Using hdtach, I'm not quite double the rated speeds, but I'm darn close. pushing 400MB/S read speeds.

Extremely stable. Recognized upon install, and I've never worried about them since. No issues - NONE

Cons: price - although had it *really* been a con, I wouldn't have purchased them.

The only real issue I had was two of these don't fit in any standard bay in my tower computer. I had to get a little creative with some tape to keep them where I wanted them :>

Other Thoughts: I was a bit worried going with a brand that I didn't recognize in the HD space. They are obviously re badged from another OEM, I just don't know which one.

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