1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Kingston SSDs

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by tjp148, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. tjp148

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 207

    Location: Gloucestershire

    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
     
  2. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 26,772

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    is it the v+ what read/write speeds?

    seems ok to me
     
  3. tjp148

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 207

    Location: Gloucestershire

    No just v200
    300/230. Not blazing fast but not bad right?!
     
  4. Porceliamone

    Hitman

    Joined: Aug 7, 2012

    Posts: 703

    Location: Hampshire, UK.

    My v+200 has been doing me just fine, no probs :)
     
  5. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 26,772

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    should be fine,it comes with a warranty,ive never used one so cant comment but cant be no worse than any other drive
     
  6. tjp148

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 207

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Bit the bullet, expecting it in 2 days!
     
  7. BennettWHU

    Gangster

    Joined: May 17, 2012

    Posts: 398

    I'm thinking about buying a Kingston HyperX 120GB 3k. Are these any good?
     
  8. tjp148

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 207

    Location: Gloucestershire

    No idea, hyper X gear tends to have a good rep AFAIK. can't comment personally thhough
     
  9. JasonM

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 19, 2009

    Posts: 1,694

    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.
     
  10. BennettWHU

    Gangster

    Joined: May 17, 2012

    Posts: 398

    Can you tell me what Kingston SSD series it was?
     
  11. BaDBoY_uK

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 5,004

    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.
     
  12. BennettWHU

    Gangster

    Joined: May 17, 2012

    Posts: 398

    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.
     
  13. tjp148

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 5, 2011

    Posts: 207

    Location: Gloucestershire

    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 :p. Just haven't ever tried any others!
     
  14. BennettWHU

    Gangster

    Joined: May 17, 2012

    Posts: 398

    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?
     
  15. Menty

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 3, 2011

    Posts: 541

    Location: Tipton

    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.
     
  16. panyan

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 13, 2011

    Posts: 7,458

    Location: Bada Bing

    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
     


Share This Page