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PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 240GB
  • SATA III

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Zhe Z.
  • 8/27/2015 8:34:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWarranty replacement failed

This review is from: PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast when it worked.

Cons: Wrote the 1st review on 9/30/2014, when the SDD failed and I got a Warranty replacement.
Now 11 month later the replacement failed again! PNY give me another RMA, and I will try to gen another replacement.

Other Thoughts: I cannot trust this SDD for anything important!

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  • Jong K.
  • 8/18/2015 2:25:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStopped being able to write well

This review is from: PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Worked well for a first few months

Cons: SSD broke down and stopped being able to write well to disk. Used crystal disk mark and it showed write speeds of 1 mb/s while read was fine. Also tried to contact support and I have not gotten any replies

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  • Sam S.
  • 7/25/2015 1:25:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSlow Write Speed

This review is from: PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Reads quickly.

Cons: After owning the hard drive for about a month, I noticed that the write speeds slowed down dramatically. I'm not sure why, but anytime the computer has to write to the hard drive, the entire system comes to a crawl and disk usage stays at 100% under the windows 8.1 task manager.

Other Thoughts: Would not recommend.

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  • NICHOLAS H.
  • 7/11/2015 3:39:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsUnreliable and died after 6 months - STAY AWAY

This review is from: PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast while it works.

Cons: Died after 6 months. About a month ago my motherboard (MSI 970 Gaming) was booting with an A2 error code (drive detection error). I took it all apart, put it back together and it worked for another month. Just today, same problem, but nothing would work. Replaced SATA cable, tried different ports, moved drive to another computer, moved it to 2 different SATA to USB bridges (via eSATA / USB 3 / USB 2), and couldn't get it to detect at all that a drive was attached. It's completely and utterly dead.

I came here for the reviews, and it looks like I'm definitely not alone in my experience with this drive.

Other Thoughts: I've had good luck with the Samsung 840 SSDs, not a single failure there.

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  • Andrew E.
  • 7/10/2015 9:39:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied in four months - avoid!

This review is from: PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Cheap
Fast while it lasted

Cons: Runs hot
Unreliable, died after four months

Other Thoughts: I used this fairly successfully for four months until it stuttered and crashed in the middle of a movie. I was using it to boot Win 8.1 (which was very fast) and run a few resource-intensive games while storing most of my data on a HDD. So, not anything crazy that would justify this thing pooping the bed after just four months! It also ran a little warm for my taste while under load (monitored in Speccy)

Reading the other reviews I see now that I made a mistake in buying this drive. It was for sale for a great price when I was building my machine and I cockily ignored the warnings that it experiences sudden death. "It'll never happen to me!" Well, now it did! Take heed and spend your money on a well-reviewed SSD from a reliable brand.

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  • Justin W.
  • 6/7/2015 1:50:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStay Away

This review is from: PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Speed

Cons: This drive is unreliable. Since owning it, I've had it fail twice in less than a year. The first time I thought it was my system initially. I looked at my RAM, motherboard, and all drivers before I realized it was the HDD. The manufacturer replaced the drive since it was under warranty, but that drive failed less than 6 months later. This drive has caused me nothing but problems, lost money, and lost time trying to recover information and rebuild my system multiple times.

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  • Adam M.
  • 5/31/2015 12:28:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs3 months in -- RMA requested

This review is from: PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: It was cheap and it was fast, but it only lasted 3 months -- just like some girls I've known

Cons: I don't see how I can give this thing any more than 1 stars. In the middle of doing work, the SSD up and crashed on me. Immediate failure. Did not pass go, did not collect $200. Nada. It crashed. Booting into a Linux Live CD indicated the drive as a '32kb unknown disk'

Other Thoughts: Can't recommend it.... Sorry PNY.

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  • Paul C.
  • 5/31/2015 10:26:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAvg-good SSD drive.

This review is from: PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: still very long shelf life left, as per diagnostic tool. was very easy to install.

Cons: data transfer speeds are not super super fast, I don't think there are any other cons.

Other Thoughts: despite it's name XLR8 (Accelerate), I don't think it's that fast. i saw there is a newer version of this item available. out of 240 GB, I would estimate about 200 is usable, and windows 8 takes up about 50 gigs. you are left with 150 GB which isn't too much these days, Also, you may know, hardcore writing/reading will wear and tear on your drive so, use backup.I wouldn't use this drive for heavy photo/video editing or imaging purposes.

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  • Daryn C.
  • 5/22/2015 11:41:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked great for about 10 mothns

This review is from: PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: It was a big upgrade from a 5200rpm WD Green drive
Super quick while it lasted

Cons: After about 10 months.. Try to do anything and the system comes to a complete halt.
Read speeds around 10-20MBps when it starts to fail..

Other Thoughts: Started an RMA hopefully it goes through. Replacement will not be used for my primary machine. Better to go with something better like a Samsung SSD which seems to be working way better for over a year now

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  • Evan R.
  • 5/19/2015 9:16:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsMeh

This review is from: PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast (like any SSD...), low cost, 2.5" form factor saves space, SATA III

Cons: Low cost? More like cheap. Crashed on me after 3 months. My laptop went to sleep and when I went to wake it up a few days later, found it to be hot -- not normal for a laptop that has been in sleep mode for a few days. Popped open the back of the laptop and the SSD was hotter than anything else.

Other Thoughts: It worked until it died. It is now completely fried and unresponsive. When I plug it into my hard drive cradle, Windows recognizes the SandForce controller but does not recognize it as a hard drive. I lost a lot of data, mostly schoolwork. Bummer.

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