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Kingston SSDNow V Series 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Price of this drive was very good (after rebate) at the time that I bought it. Performance difference between this and my 7200RPM drives is quite significant - can't imagine going back to HDDs after using an SSD as my primary/boot drive. 3-year warranty was, as it turned out, a good feature...

Cons: After about 16 months of use, with the drive averaging about 75% capacity used over that time, I started to experience some issues. One day, out of the blue, I had a few applications not want to load/open files. After a little troubleshooting, a complete power down/up cycle fixed this behavior (restart had no effect), but with a result of all recent (about a 12-hour window of time) documents reverting back to their previous states. I essentially lost recent changes/additions to any files that were used that day. Just thought it was some crazy situation, but it has happened again and again now over the following 2 months, and the drive is no longer dependable - at random intervals, it simply quits committing new data properly. Reported to Kingston, they issued an RMA immediately, no discussion on the problem, so my guess is that this is a common failure for this drive and likely related to poor wear-leveling capabilities. Hopefully the replacement drive lasts a bit longer.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I'm pretty neutral on this purchase. Love the performance increases, disappointed with the longevity of this product. This has been discontinued for some time now, but I thought I'd post in the event anyone else was experiencing a similar situation.


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Display Name: Jeff C.

Date Joined: 03/17/03

  • Reviews: 1
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  • First Review: 10/13/12
  • Last Review: 10/13/12
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