- SATA III
I Got a Good Deal on a Sweet SSD 01/21/2014
This review is from: PNY XLR8 PRO SSD9SC240GCDA-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Very fast, thanks to the SandForce controller.
No cloning software included or offered by PNY.
Included SATA cable is pretty short, but not too short for my case.
I had a weird problem as I was updating the firmware.
I got this drive on a major sale. It was $40 off the listed $220, I got another $20 off with a promo code, and it had a $30 rebate. So I got a 240GB SSD that's very similar to drives like the Kingston HyperX 3K for $130. That's a steal.
I cloned my Windows 8.1 installation using EaseUS Todo Backup Free. Simple to use, and didn't have to worry about reactivating Windows or anything.
I did run into a strange problem while I was updating the drive's firmware, however. The program wouldn't do anything, even though I selected the file that contained the new firmware. I tried changing the firmware's file extension from ".ffp" to ".vic" and that did the trick. Weird problem that ended up being an easy fix.
PNY isn't a very mainstream brand compared to Samsung, OCZ or Kingston, but I've used PNY SSDs and flash drives and they've all been great. I definitely recommend this SSD.
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