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Pros: Comes with an adapter to convert it from 7 mm to 9.5 mm if necessary
Firmware was newer than the most current version on their site (Version 583ABBF0)
Really High Endurance – 354 TB Total Bytes written which if you do the math equates to roughly 330 GB of writes per day for 3 years straight.
Ran excessive benchmarks and tests to try and break in the drive (Roughly 200 GB written) in order to ensure they were not likely to fail early on before configuring them for use. Initially and after my stress tests the drives reported no SMART errors of any kind and all of the values were good and where they should be.
ATTO Disk Benchmark:
• Read = 525.5 MB/s
• Write = 490.0 MB/s
Crystal Disk Mark (Uncompressed Files)
• Sequential: Read = 404.1 MB/s, Write = 436.0 MB/s
• 512k: Read = 377.8 MB/s, Write = 400.8 MB/s
• 4k: Read = 24.40 MB/s, Write = 74.86 MB/s
• 4k QD32: Read = 111.6 MB/s, Write = 196.3 MB/s
Crystal Disk Mark (Compressed Files)
• Sequential: Read = 380.2 MB/s, Write = 135.3 MB/s
• 512k: Read = 361.8 MB/s, Write = 135.4 MB/s
• 4k: Read = 22.55 MB/s, Write = 73.87 MB/s
• 4k QD32: Read = 98.24 MB/s, Write = 135.0 MB/s
AS SSD Benchmark IOPS:
• 16MB: Read = 29.66 IOPS Write = 8.05 IOPS
• 4K: Read = 3,785 IOPS Write = 15,533 IOPS
• 4K-64 Thread Read = 14,034 IOPS Write = 32,060 IOPS
• 512B Read = 6,695 IOPS Write = 3,150 IOPS
Temperature While Testing: 87.8 °F
Cons: Despite the specs showing that the IOPS are read 84,000 and write at 52,000, I never saw numbers close to that and to add to that mine were the opposite. After multiple tests, the writes were faster than the reads when it came to IOPS. I have never had an SSD test so strangely when it came to the rated specs vs. my benchmarks.
Overall Review: Overall this is a great SSD with very high endurance (The highest I’ve ever owned) and good read speeds with decent write speeds. Despite the writes not being as fast as I’d like, considering the price they are still good as there are worse options in this price range. Given the durability and the low price of this SSD, it makes for a perfect upgrade for a system that needs a small performance boost without spending too much money.
*All tests were conducted three times to ensure accuracy and repeatability of results.
Pros: If Kingston uses only synchronous NAND (not a-synchronous) there's a chance performance will hold up over time.
Cons: Kingston, please broaden your baseline performance standard. Please incude either CrystalDiskmark or AS-SSD benchamarks rather than the top-speed-while-going-downhill-with-a-tailwind ATTO benchmark.
Overall Review: Guess i owe Jewel from Kingston an apology. She promises they'll use synchronous NAND when they switch to different chips without providing an updated model number.
Pros: Drive has great speed, even though it is installed in a SATA II laptop. Great price for a value SSN at 120GB.
Cons: uhh, its not free?
Overall Review: The Lenovo T61 feels like its now only 3 years old, insteal of 7+. Anvil storage test went from a 98 up to 1400 after cloning the old HDD.
Pros: Bought this SSD to replace the 5400RPM HD in my PS3. It works great and load times are considerably faster. Perfect for anyone wanting to speed up their slow PS3.
Overall Review: Highly recommended to anyone.
Pros: I have been used this drive for 2 weeks. It was so easy to clone my old HDD data to this HyperX Fury 240GB. It is very fast and stable. The price is also not to expensive for this fast SSD.
Pros: Mediocre read/write.
Cons: Bought 2, put in raid 0, didn't load win7 very well. It was surprisingly slower than expected. One died less than a year. RMA'd. Wouldn't recommend.
Pros: Windows 7 installed and boots very fast has never gotten even warm.
Cons: Read Speed 474.54 Seq, 4K 17.71, 4K-64 54.09
Write Speed 116.07 Seq, 4K 74.09, 4k-64 75.80
Write speed well below advertised
Overall Review: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VII HERO
Intel Core i7-4790 Haswell Quad-Core 3.6GHz LGA 1150 84W
CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB
HyperX Fury SHFS37A/120G 2.5" 120GB
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit
Pros: Price to performance is amazing
installed in my laptop and im getting 6 second boot times!