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Old 11th Jan 2013, 15:03   #1
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Kingston SSDs

Hi everyone, I know Kingston ssds are rarely recommended on here but I've found a V200 256gb one for sub 100.

My first (and current) SSD is a Kingston 64gb SATA II and it does the job for me.

So does anyone have any strong reasons why I shouldn't go for the above mentioned 256GB version?

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Old 11th Jan 2013, 15:14   #2
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is it the v+ what read/write speeds?

seems ok to me

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Old 11th Jan 2013, 15:15   #3
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No just v200
300/230. Not blazing fast but not bad right?!
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 15:21   #4
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My v+200 has been doing me just fine, no probs

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Old 11th Jan 2013, 15:23   #5
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should be fine,it comes with a warranty,ive never used one so cant comment but cant be no worse than any other drive

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Old 13th Jan 2013, 20:01   #6
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Bit the bullet, expecting it in 2 days!
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Old 13th Jan 2013, 20:37   #7
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I'm thinking about buying a Kingston HyperX 120GB 3k. Are these any good?

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Old 13th Jan 2013, 20:39   #8
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No idea, hyper X gear tends to have a good rep AFAIK. can't comment personally thhough
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Old 13th Jan 2013, 22:47   #9
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I own 5 SSD's, 3 Samsung 830's, 1 Crucial M4, 2 Kingstons.

One of the Kingston's died without any warning, issue with firmware when searching on-line common problem. I trust Samsung and Crucial, but won't buy another Kingston SSD.
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Old 14th Jan 2013, 08:13   #10
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I own 5 SSD's, 3 Samsung 830's, 1 Crucial M4, 2 Kingstons.

One of the Kingston's died without any warning, issue with firmware when searching on-line common problem. I trust Samsung and Crucial, but won't buy another Kingston SSD.
Can you tell me what Kingston SSD series it was?

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Old 14th Jan 2013, 10:29   #11
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Kingston have always provided budget SSDs. Is there a real work different between a Kingston V+ and an Intel? Possibly with Photoshop etc

Get what you pay for, I guess.

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Old 14th Jan 2013, 13:08   #12
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What about OCZ, are they any good? I've been told their SSD's are reliable, but the company is almost bankrupt and will probably cease trading soon.

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Old 14th Jan 2013, 21:52   #13
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What about OCZ, are they any good? I've been told their SSD's are reliable, but the company is almost bankrupt and will probably cease trading soon.
I've heard they're poor too. They rarely get recommended in builds in the GH section of this site.
I only trust Kingston because I took a gamble with buying my V100 a long time ago and it has been absolutely fine for me every day since!

edit: to clarify I don't mean I wouldn't trust other brands . Just haven't ever tried any others!
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Old 14th Jan 2013, 22:47   #14
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If I buy a Kingston SSD for my OS and it breaks while running, what'll happen? Is there anyway I can store my OS safely in another location as well incase this happens?

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Old 15th Jan 2013, 22:37   #15
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Hi everyone, I know Kingston ssds are rarely recommended on here but I've found a V200 256gb one for sub 100.

My first (and current) SSD is a Kingston 64gb SATA II and it does the job for me.

So does anyone have any strong reasons why I shouldn't go for the above mentioned 256GB version?

Cheers
Kingston have UK based rma (I used it and got a replacement almost without question).
Excellent service if you are unfortunate enough to have to use it.
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Old 15th Jan 2013, 22:55   #16
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I'm thinking about buying a Kingston HyperX 120GB 3k. Are these any good?
I have both an M4 128GB and a HyperX 120GB SSD - Both are fantastic, no troubles with either, as fast as eachother in the real world

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