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Kingston’s SSDNow V200 lets you stretch your system without stretching your budget. Designed for notebook and desktop hard drive replacements and upgrades, it maximizes your computer investment while boosting the performance of the system and its applications. It’s available in 64GB, 128GB and 256 GB capacity kits that make switching to an SSD easy and affordable. Kits include cables, brackets, cloning software and HDD enclosure and installation video — everything needed to get started.
SSDNow V200 makes computers more responsive than ever. Boot up is quicker and applications load faster than ever before. More reliable and more durable than a traditional hard drive, V200 is backed by a three-year warranty, 24/7 technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.
Kudos to Kingston for recognizing a problem and dealing with it professionally, which is a rare commodity now days. The SSDNow V200 has made a successful comeback, and just plain works from the moment you plug it in. For those of you on a budget that are looking for an inexpensive way to get yourself in the SSD game, but still want a drive that performs as advertised, the Kingston SSDNow V200 deserves a serious look.Given that the Kingston SSDNow v200 has a terrific price, and performs as advertised or above, it’s easy to award it our Overclockers Tech Gold Award!
At the end of the day, the Kingston SSDNow V200 is a remarkable comeback story about an underdog SSD that was knocked out of the ring and came back like a champion. We'll refrain from making too many Rocky movie references, but this sequel is probably worth the price of admission ... particularly when you consider that Kingston is aggressively pricing the V200 with a MSRP that is "40 percent lower" than the original V200 and actual retail store prices expected to approach around $1 per GB.
Customer Reviews of Kingston 64GB SSDNow V200 Series 2.5" SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Great as boot drive4/19/2012
Enough space for Windows 7 and all my programs. PC operates 3 times faster than with conventional drive. Some people say that these aren't reliable, but this one gave me no problem and has been trouble free since it was installed.
Not worth the $40 rebate1/16/2012
I bought this drive with the hope that it would be faster than my Western Digital mechanical drive. Nope. The actual sequential read and write speeds are well under the advertised speeds based on the benchmarking tests I ran. And that's with TRIM enabled in Windows 7 and AHCI enabled in my BIOS. Kingston has stated that they have discovered performance issues with their 200 series SSDs and are working dilligently on a fix. Maybe so, but I have to wonder how something as obvious as the drives not meeting specs escaped their attention before release. My recommendation: Don't buy this SSD if you value your hard-earned money.
Failed after 30 days1/5/2012
This drive was great for the first 30 days or so but then crashed and all I would get is an insert media to boot in BIOS. I've had several of these Kingston drives, in many different Dell laptops/desktops. All of them, eventually failed.
You get what you pay for.12/8/2011
This drive was a disappointment for me. I realize that the specs are not up to par for Sata III but I still thought it would be a lot faster than a standard hard drive. This drive is just OK. But if I were to do it all over I would purchase something else.