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5 out of 5 eggs 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)

Pros:

Very fast, thanks to the SandForce controller.
Nice enclosure.
5-year warranty.

Cons:

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.

Other Thoughts:

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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  • Caleb T.
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