|SSDNow V100 is ideal for consumers or small businesses looking for an affordable way to extend the life of desktops or notebooks at a lower cost than a replacement system. It's perfect for home users, freelance designers and photographers, video editors, researchers, administrators and educators, and anyone who travels for their job. It's built with no moving parts to provide durability and reliability and meet the needs of professionals in the office or on the road.
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Customer Reviews of Kingston 64GB SSDNow V100 Series 2.5" SATA II Internal Solid State Drive
This SSD has performed very well for me. It is not an enthusiast-class performance drive, but I didn't need the fastest in the world. I installed this SSD into an older laptop and the difference from the original HD was night and day. Just be sure to update the firmware from Kingston's site, because there have been a couple of updates since this drive was released.
This is my first SSD. I am pretty amazed by the performance. I had to update firmware and after that it was running like a horse. I really liked it. I have used it in my windows 7 and it loads in less then 5 seconds. i then used it in my laptop. I think the performance has decreased when i put it in my laptop. do not know why. hope it last for 3 years. So far so good.
Works great, glad I installed it!11/7/2011
It was a little tricky to install, but I'm not very technical. I had to upgrade to Win 7 to use the SSD as a boot drive but my 'puter boots twice as fast as before. It took 6 months, and one dispute, to get my rebate but I was surprised when it arrived. I didn't think I would ever recieve it. Now that is all behind me, I'm pleased with the fast boot up. I purchased a bare unit, no install kit. I just let it lay on the bottom of the computer box, no mounts, and it seems as happy as a clam with that arrangement...
First, this is a great upgrade...you won't be sorry. All applications open almost instantly! Second, you MUST check the firmware on this model (is printed on the drive). If it isn't current, update ASAP. Kingston has said it can fail at any time under the old firmware.
Very easy to install to replace the old HDD in my laptop
Good first SSD6/22/2011
Bought it for my D510 PC. It is fast to boot so that serve its purpose. The remaining question is how long it will last.
Great Product, Will Buy More!5/13/2011
This product provides true value by improving performance across the board. It is easy to install and use. We use ours in a business applications environment and never need more than the 64MB size. It will be nice to see prices drop as soon as possible. This device is particularly helpful when using any kind of imaging applications, such as applications that create PDF files from Microsoft Office documents. We have also seen OCR performance increase substantially.
Crashed After 4 Months5/2/2011
No warning crashed, completely unrecoverable after only 4 months. Frustrating as all hell. Contacting Kingston to see if I can get a refund. Buy.com did offer me a $20 GC as compensation, better than nothing.
When I received my laptop, I took out a 640gb 7200 rpm drive and installed this 64gb kingston ssd and did a clean install of windows (the installation took 10 minutes). This works for me because on my old laptop I never reached 50gb out of the available 250gb because I had an external drive for important files and backups. I am using the 640gb as external storage now and the 64gb is very enough for me on the laptop. It is super FAST, windows 7 starts before the glowing orbs form a windows logo and ofcourse instant loading of aplications like microsoft word, powerpoint, internet explorer and email. 64gb is enough in my opinion as well.
Purchased 1/7/2011 Failed 04/08/2011 Nothing good I can say!
Poor Buy - Look Elsewhere3/23/2011
Like the previous 2 reviewers, I was disappointed by 1.) the misleading product description and 2.) the performance of the product itself. 1.) The product description states that a kit is included to help with the install. What was delivered was a bare SSD with a short paragraph for instructions. It did not come with the installation kit, mounting brackets or mechanism of any kind, screws, or SATA cables. Literally a piece of cardboard with some scribbles and the SSD- this made installation harder than I had anticipated as I had to acquire a mounting bracket and SATA cables. 2.) The product pooped out on me after 75 days - much to my dismay, Buy.com's return policy is 45 days. I came home one day and my computer would not boot. BIOS did not detect the SSD but did detect my secondary hard drive. After a fair amount of tinkering I have come to the conclusion that the SSD must have died. Maybe I received a lemon but I think my experience with this SSD justifies the ratings. I am off to the Kingston site to see what they can do for me. Buyer beware.
Be ware! Drive dead in 2 month3/3/2011
This drive is dead, cannot boot itself just after buy.com 45 days return policy. After browsing on line review, this drive is a lower end product. But it is unbelievable that it actually happen!
Buy.com describes this product as KIT which includes cable,bracket [ for 2.5 to 3.5 drive] CD software to clone drive. But this is wrong description by BUY.COM. I have received only hard drive of Kingston which is solid state drive but not KIT. Buy.com has misleading description on web site. Pl be careful before buying. I have returned that product without using packet.