120GB ssdNow V300, 2.5" Slim 7mm SSD SATA 3 £46.94 was £74 + delivery @ scan.co.uk - HotUKDeals
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seen this whilst looking for a new case

thought it was pretty good price for 120gb

seems to be £74 everywhere else.
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Rather than yet another warning about the baitt-and-switch Kingston V300 (current version is far, far slower than the reviewed version), let me just copy what I wrote the last time it came up:

Think HUKD really needs a sticky feature to warn people about the awful Kingston 300.

Kingston are baitt-and-switch cowboys and should be boycotted.

http://www.nordichardware.se/images/labswedish/artiklar/Lagring/v300_fusk/fullimages/robocopy_mr.png
http://www.nordichardware.se/SSD-Recensioner/nya-kingston-v300-du-betalar-fullpris-men-far-40-av-prestandan/Testresultat-NHSB-och-Robocopy.html#content
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7763/an-update-to-kingston-ssdnow-v300-a-switch-to-slower-micron-nand

EDIT: 505A was the original version, 512A is the current version. No way it's the same drive whatsoever.

Edited By: kgrings on Jul 08, 2014 19:49
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Oh....No.....oO
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kgrings
Think HUKD really needs a sticky feature to warn people about the awful Kingston 300.

Kingston are baitt-and-switch cowboys and should be boycotted.

Even after they've put up a benchmark brief on their website explaining the situation? It's not as if they're Samsung, modifying their firmware to make it impossible to tell the difference between versions (on the 226BW screen).

Time to reward a good response, take up the boycott again if they repeat it with another model.
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EndlessWaves

Even after they've put up a benchmark brief on their website explaining the situation? It's not as if they're Samsung, modifying their firmware to make it impossible to tell the difference between versions (on the 226BW screen).

Time to reward a good response, take up the boycott again if they repeat it with another model.

Thanks for not providing the link!
http://media.kingston.com/pdfs/SV300_Brief_EN.pdf
Anyway, that seems like a lot PR spin and I would take independent test of Kingston's over own as Kingston's SSD reputation is currently zero.

Obviously, Kingston's response is better than ignoring it, but even their own tests show a massive performance difference for 4KB read/write. Avoid.

Edited By: kgrings on Jul 08, 2014 21:09
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kgrings
Obviously, Kingston's response is better than ignoring it, but even their own tests show a massive performance difference for 4KB read/write. Avoid.

Performance variation on a model isn't the issue, the issue was that they didn't tell you about it. If it's the way they want to do things then it's perfectly reasonable for them to sell models with variable performance as long as it meets the specs they give and they inform reviewers and customers that it will vary.
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Scan just overcharge for delivery every time
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kgrings
EndlessWaves

Even after they've put up a benchmark brief on their website explaining the situation? It's not as if they're Samsung, modifying their firmware to make it impossible to tell the difference between versions (on the 226BW screen).

Time to reward a good response, take up the boycott again if they repeat it with another model.

Thanks for not providing the link!
http://media.kingston.com/pdfs/SV300_Brief_EN.pdf
Anyway, that seems like a lot PR spin and I would take independent test of Kingston's over own as Kingston's SSD reputation is currently zero.

Obviously, Kingston's response is better than ignoring it, but even their own tests show a massive performance difference for 4KB read/write. Avoid.
ocz is no different, they went bankrupt after selling defective drives. i still have ocz petrol just sitting there. bankruptcy involved no RMA oO

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