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Kingston SSDNow V100 SATA 3.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SV100S2/32G)


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32 GB
  • 250MB/sec read and 145MB/sec write speeds
  • Faster boot times and application loads than hard drives
  • No moving mechanical parts gives it longer life and ability to handle rougher conditions
  • Backed by Kingstons three year warranty and 24/7 tech support
  • Backed by Kingston's three year warranty and 24/7 tech support
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Technical Details

Size: 32 GB
  • Brand Name: Kingston
  • Model: SV100S2/32G
  • Hard Disk Size: 64.0 GB
  • Warranty: Three year
  • Form Factor: 2.5-Inch
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Product Details

Size: 32 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 6.4 x 2 inches ; 2.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005JXADS2
  • Item model number: SV100S2/32G
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 29, 2011

Product Description

Size: 32 GB

Increase performance and productivity while extending the life of your computer with the Kingston SSDNow V100 64 GB Drive. The solid-state drive is built with no moving parts, making it far less susceptible to damage from shock and vibration than traditional hard drives. Utilizing NAND flash technology, the drive delivers data throughput of up to 3 Gb/s. The drive also supports TRIM technology for optimized performance and the SMART monitoring system to detect problems so you can prevent drive failure. This Kingston V100 drive is an easy way to improve the performance of your notebook or desktop computer without incurring the cost of buying a new one.

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Customer Reviews

So much for the much vaunted immunity to vibration and other nastiness.
P. Evans
We bought half a dozen Kingston drives similar to these, and as they were put into use we found that every one failed after 4-6 months.
L. B. Glass
While the bug that caused my failure may have been fixed with a firmware update, what about the next one?
Adrian R

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103 of 131 people found the following review helpful By Adrian R on June 24, 2011
Size Name: 128 GB Verified Purchase
I've been using this for about 4 months. Although there was a failure 2 months ago, I rebuilt the system and everything seemed to be fine. Since then I've been using the system and everything's been going very well. Last night when I went to bed, I was working from a computer that was fast and reliable. Woke up this morning to an expensive paper weight.

My big rammed, fast quad core system with two working WD Black drives, is unable to boot because my SSD is nolonger detected.

Prior to introducing the SSD, the system was reliable and I only introduced the SSD to enhance boot and app startup performance.

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.

IMHO, SSD is the way to go, but the Kingston's 128GB version seems to have a field failure rate that renders it useless.

### THINK TWICE ABOUT BUYING. DO YOU WANT TO BE THE NEXT PERSON ATTEMPTING TO RECOVER FROM A FAILURE? ###
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### IF YOU ARE A RISK TAKER AND DECIDE TO BUY... I STRONGLY RECOMMEND A VERY STRICT BACKUP REGIME TO MINIMISE YOUR LOSS WHEN/IF IT FAILS ###

Kingston? Over to you...

Update 12th July, 2011

I find it interesting that people do not find such a review helpful, when the main message is for users to be cautious and not to rely excessively on this piece of storage equipment. With as many other reviewers indicating similar experiences there is clearly a problem that needs to be addressed (although, potentially Kingston already has if it is simply the firmware situation). At the least Kingston could have provided further information through MS Update or on locations like this.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bruce on September 18, 2011
Size Name: 64 GB
I should've paid attention to the numerous negative reviews posted on Kingston SSDNow hard drives where the SSD hard drives failed less than 4 months after initial usage. My Kingston SSD had the D110225a firmware that was supposed to minimize the well known failure rate. Mine just failed after receiving a BSOD and is no longer recognized by the motherboard (tried in two different computers with different cables). A quick google search showed many others with the same issue even with the D110225a firmware. Looks like all my data is lost at this point.

Over my 15+ years of owning multiple mechanical hard drives, I have never experienced a hard drive failure. SSD hard drives are built to be robust but Kingston's quality seems to have degraded over the years.

Do NOT purchase this SSD unless you plan to back up regularly and will be waiting until the hard drive finally decides to crap out on you!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Anderson on November 8, 2011
Size Name: 128 GB
I purchased this SSD at another retailer for a reasonable price (for an SSD) and immediately installed it in my Macbook Pro with Leopard. It was AWESOME... Until it died and would no longer boot. I figured it was a fluke and reformatted the SSD and reloaded the OS. A week later - it was unable to boot again and required another rebuild. I sent this P.O.S. into Kingston support on my nickle and received a brand new one after a few weeks. I immediately installed the new one and re-installed the OS (Snow Leopard this time). It was AWESOME - for two weeks. Same issue.

Really - I must be a VERY SLOW LEARNER and an overall glutton for punishment - because I have re-installed 4 times and am thinking about doing it again. OSX is so stinking fast with an SSD and my poor Macbook is just so slow without it.

So - please - if you learn anything from reading this - DO NOT WASTE THE MONEY ON THIS PIECE OF CRAP. It will only break your heart.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By M. James on July 11, 2011
Size Name: 64 GB
Bought this for use as the primary system drive for installing the OS. For the price it's real fast. Only drawback I can say goes for all SSD's in general - the price. Hard to justify what you would spend for a 2TB 3.5" drive, on a 64GB drive. Hopefully, in time, prices will come down & drive capacities will go up. On a side note I should add that though the write speeds seem a bit on the slow side on paper (around 140 mbps), realistically this is not a problem - at least not for me. Right from boot up to shut down every response is instant. This includes working with heavy weights like photoshop, dreamweaver, IDE's like eclipse, games (nfs-hot pursuit 2010, Crysis 2, Metro 2033) etc. The reason for this I think is, since it's my primary drive, apart from the OS installation, data is mostly being read from it, not written to.
Oh & I forgot to mention ... it has TRIM (works with Windows 7 & BIOS drive controller mode set to AHCI), NCQ, & APM. It doesn't have AAM which isn't needed anyway since it's an SSD & so has no moving parts & is totally silent.
Finally the most important part:
Kingston's site says you need to install the firmware update for specific drive S/Ns to prevent sudden death of the drive ! For anyone interested, the link is:

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All in all I'm pretty chuffed with my purchase. Hope you'll be too !

EDIT: The Kingston firmware update link seems to have been gobbled up for whatever reasons! So just check the 5th comment for this review, where I've posted it again.
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