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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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  • 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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  • Travis H.
  • 6/6/2015 8:50:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead after a year, don't touch PNY with a 10' pole

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

Pros: Was good while it lasted

Cons: Only lasts 1-12 months (reading all of the other reviews)

Other Thoughts: Go Samsung! I know I won't be purchasing PNY products again

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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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  • Brad S.
  • 5/16/2015 7:09:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

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

Pros: Much faster than my old 1 TB HDD. PNY has relatively decent customer support regarding my RMA.

Cons: Originally purchased from Newegg in July 2014, died early 2015. After a quick RMA process (though they needed proof of purchase, save those confirmation emails) PNY sent me a new SSD around Feb. 2015. Today (May 2015) the 2nd PNY SSD died on me.

The first SSD had issues with deteriorating write speeds as well as missing MBR problems. When my 2nd SSD died, my computer crashed with no warning. Upon restarting my PC the missing MBR error popped up again, however using start up repair didn't fix the problem. After installing windows on a separate drive, Windows is unable to recognize the PNY SSD. Drive is officially dead and I lost data that I haven't been able to recover.

Other Thoughts: I'm a forgiving person when a computer part dies the first time and a company's customer support is helpful with the RMA process. However, being that this component died twice in less than a year, I feel the need to warn others about my experience and this product.

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  • Christopher J.
  • 5/14/2015 4:56:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed after 10 months

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

Pros: Keeps my spare papers from blowing away.

Cons: Failed after 10 months, worked fine until then but failing after 10 months is still inexcusable. It appears from reading these reviews that these drives have a pretty high failure rate, so my advice would be to go with a different ssd from a different company, these are garbage.

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  • Daniel S.
  • 5/9/2015 8:48:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFailed after 4 months, Win 7 64 bit OS

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

Pros: Worked very well, breathed new life in aging (4 year old) laptop PC

Cons: Drive suffered catastrophic failure, drive no longer recognized by PC. Tried multiple ways to attempt recovery / reformat but the controller is no longer recognized by the BIOS or with an external SATA Dock

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  • Donald O.
  • 5/6/2015 7:31:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead in 8 months!

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

Pros: Price

Cons: It appears the failure rate is high on these drives. They were willing to replace it but it could take 2 weeks. The client wasn't willing to wait and is buying a new laptop. Not Intel service either.

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