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SSD. Cheap.


BAD. Got 180MB/s read and 130MB/s write. Very upsetting.

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I bought this when it was 70 dollars to upgrade either my Laptop or my older Desktop. I was giddy about the "steal of a deal" until I researched further and saw many, many issues concerning the 5.0.6 firmware and my SSD came with it. Using SATA rev 3, I couldn't get any higher results with Crystal Benchmark. Unacceptable that Kingston would allow this. I WILL NOT BUY FROM KINGSTON AGAIN IF THEY DO THIS TO THE CUSTOMERS. I WILL NOT ALLOW COMPANIES TO SCREW US OVER. I expect to get mine RMA'd with the PROPER firmware and NAND chips.

PC Specs:
i5 3570k 4.0GHz Cooler Master 212 Plus
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS 1333
ASRock Extreme4 1155

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Matt,
I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We are here to help and can troubleshoot with you to determine if the drive is performing to our specifications. Please understand that all V300 drives do not show the same results with different benchmarking utilities, such as Crystal Disk Mark. We designed the V300 to be a great entry level drive with a good mix of price and performance. To do that we source both synchronous and asynchronous NAND flash components for the V300 from various manufacturers. This in turn creates a delta in performance from build to build, while all meet our baseline fresh-out-of-box spec of 450-450MB/s in ATTO, some may exceed. All Kingston SSDs go through a rigorous qualification process which begins with qualifying the NAND flash components we use to ensure a high quality product. More details on our testing procedures available here: . If the drive is not performing as specified in our datasheet or you are unsatisfied with the working performance of the drive, please contact us and we will do our best to resolve the issue under our warranty, as detailed here: . Please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and I or another available Technician will assist you. Please be sure to have the part in question on hand when you call.

As always, thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

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