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Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Solid Performance At A Great Price 06/22/2014

This review is from: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Tried on two laptops and success each time. Easy fit into two different laptops running Windows 7 Pro/64bit. Each time the Windows HD performance factor went from 59 to 79. On a practical sense, the OS loads so quickly that I'm up and running in just seconds. I completed my testing by moving large volumes of video files (80GB) using another laptop with an equivalent PNY SSD. The file transfer rate was very impressive.

Cons: Runs very hot...really hot. My laser point thermometer has a sustained reading of 120deg. But this seems to be the normal operating temp of SSDs, My other laptop with a PNY reads the same number. As a consequence, the laptop fan runs almost all the time. I've tweaked the power mgmt in the BIOS but the reads stayed the same.

Other Thoughts: I just need to get use to the heat and fan running. But as prices of SSDs drop I plan to upgrade to SSDs the remaining family laptops.

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Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Somewhat leery about buying a refurb drive because I've been burnt before. So far, not on this one. I bought this at Newegg when there was add'l discount and free-shipping. Installed it on a Dell Latitude E4300 and loaded Windows 8.1 64-bit. I was able to configure AHCI on setup and Windows recognized it as a new drive. The old drive was an older SATA 7200 rpm and configured as IDE. The speed gained and overall performance was impressive. And with 500GB the increased capacity came in handy to store most of my multimedia files. It runs quieter cooler than the older drive. The shipping was great and the packaging is better than the OEM retail version.

Cons: It's a refurb product and makes me uneasy about it. But more of a peace of mind factor that anything else.

Other Thoughts: When I compare this SSHD rated at 7200 rpm with my other SSHD rated at 5400 rpm I could not detect any difference. Just my observation and not a scientific or lab-based comparison.

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Toshiba HDTS212XZSWA 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Kit included tray for easy install on a PC. Installed on an HP EliteBook 2540p and Windows 7 HDD perf rating went from 5.9 to 7.9. This is my 3rd SSD and very pleased with it especially with the heavy discount from Newegg.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: The thin form factor made it very suitable to install on a SATA conversion optical tray on HP EliteBook 2540p.

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ERNESTO N.'s Profile

Display Name: ERNESTO N.

Date Joined: 01/16/07

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 05/12/13
  • Last Review: 06/22/14
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