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Kingston SSDNow V100 64 GB SATA II 3 GB-s 2.5 inch Solid-State Drive SV100S2-64GZ by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Kingston SSDNow V100 64 GB SATA II 3 GB/s 2.5 inch Solid-State Drive SV100S2/64GZ
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 66 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 2.8
Returned or considering to return: 12.1%

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Individual Feature Rating
Speed4.1   below average
Boot2.7   mediocre
Firmware1.9   below average


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Boot

Boot:
"The Kingston drives still technically work; I can plug them into hdd docking stations and even have them as SATA drives in a PC, but they frequently failed to boot with my OS, which was the main reason I got them in the first place."
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"I received a replacement drive and same issues, at first it runs a chkdsk on boot, then eventually fails."
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"A week later - it was unable to boot again and required another rebuild."
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"After two failures I think the temporary availability of quicker boot time is far offset by the massive inconvenience that this has and will cause."
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"My big rammed, fast quad core system with two working WD Black drives, is unable to boot because my SSD is nolonger detected."
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"Recursive find greps are nearly instant, even when you actually have to boot up a non-terminal application things are nice and zippy."
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"Never the less, this SSD is a champ and is the perfect size for an OS and a ton of serious programs to boot."
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"Highly recommended drive if you use it as a desktop boot drive, but as a hard drive substitute for a laptop, this is not enough room."
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"I was pleased with the improvement in boot time and the overall responsiveness of the machine."
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"Then, all was good and, like I said, my windows boots twice as fast from the SDD."
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Firmware

Firmware:
"And Kingston did not offer firmware that would work around the problem until March 2012."
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"And as mentioned above and in other reviews, many users have experienced failures despite having done the firmware upgrade."
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"As you can see from the reviews here on Amazon, many users have reported failures even after installing the new firmware."
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"When it did post that new firmware, it failed to warn the public that the new firmware HAD to be installed or the drive would die and lose your data."
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"Worse still, it's not clear whether the new firmware really fixes all of the problems."
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"As with any firmware update, we recommend that you back up your data prior to applying the firmware revisionLong story short..."
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"Contacted Kingston and they will not do anything because it is out of the warranty period even though their firmware upgrade bricked a perfectly working drive."
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"Kingston strongly recommends that a firmware update be applied to all SV100S2 drives to prevent possible failure."
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"Both of the Black Friday ones came with the firmware already updates so I was happy to see that."
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Speed

Speed:
"Then I had intermittent disk failures and for the most part it runs pretty slow."
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"Downsides are that it's not as fast as some SSDs, and it doesn't come with an adjustment bracket or SATA cable for putting it in desktop."
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"Fast but dead in 2 months."
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"I extract the disk, format and start all the process, just to enjoy the speed, once again the the Vaio and other in the desktop pc."
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"The installation and performance of this SSD drive is outstanding."
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"It was relatively inexpensive per GB, but the performance -- particularly during disk-intensive builds -- is just fabulous."
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"Overall I am very please with this drive and love the speed it gives me."
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"Very good performance boost compared to the drive that came with the computer."
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