kingston 128gb ssd from ebuyer via ebay £49.99
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kingston 128gb ssd from ebuyer via ebay £49.99

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Found 6th Aug 2012
looks like a great deal for the new 128gb drive



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*Posted July 16, 2012
*A quick word about the JMicron controller that drives this SSD. The JMF668 controller is ARM-based SSD SATA III controller, and supports external SDRAM, SATA III to NAND flash interface.
*The Kingston SSDNow V200 has the JMicron 668 Controller and Toshiba 24nm 3KP/E Cycle MLC NAND flash

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*Mon, Jul 23, 2012 - 12:00 AM

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*Published on June 27, 2012
*Kingston V200 - JMicron JMF661 - Toshiba 24nm
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Good deal, £59.99 on their main site.
nice find!
Read 300MB/s Write 190MB/s
seriously tempted!

Have yet to take the plunge & buy a SSD
This is a very good deal, Hope the 256GB version is on offer soon, want one as a steam drive.
Good deal and fine for the many people still using SATA II. Even cheaper than my Sandisk Ultra.
256GB for <100 by christmas?
norm1

256GB for



I hope so
Very tempted prob will buy it
Hi,

just about to buy one, but been reading i need a windows 7 operating system

to make the most out of it

Thank Goodness for that. I nearly didn't see an SSD deal today.
Damn! I was waiting until these drives came less than 50p per gb which this one has but the reviews on Amazon have put me right off this one.
Thanks anyway op, not voted either way
Wow, great price. Prices seem to be coming down nicely now. Paid twice this for half the storage this time last year.
Quantity available: 986
brianfj1200

Damn! I was waiting until these drives came less than 50p per gb which … Damn! I was waiting until these drives came less than 50p per gb which this one has but the reviews on Amazon have put me right off this one.Thanks anyway op, not voted either way



never knew about that, just searched on the net and it seems that kingston released the drive, and it had issues they then released it again with some new software upgrade, now it seems to work better.

found this review online

notebookreview.com/def…7mm

If I remember correctly this was the model that had performance issues but a firmware update was released to address it - you might want to confirm the firmware version if you order it, in case it needs to be updated.


EDIT: Some links reg. the firmware update and reviews for it SSD after the firmware update was applied.

Exclusive: Kingston SSDNow V200 Review: New(ish) And Improved At Last!

Kingston Rolls Out Performance Enhancing SSDNow V200 Firmware Update, Slashes Price - HotHardware
minhduy

Quantity available: 986



Christ, they really must be wanting to shift stock fast!
oO
is this the v+ or just the v series (isn't the v series notorious for fail rates)
Good
coerce86

is this the v+ or just the v series (isn't the v series notorious for … is this the v+ or just the v series (isn't the v series notorious for fail rates)




yup its the older notorious one....
im waiting for 257 sub £100 before i bite on anything, good find tho
I'm almost tempted to get my first SSD for a SATA I (yes, SATA I) laptop...
I know Kingston have fixed the speed/performance issues with their firmware, but what's this about reliability and failure rates? Hmm... Anyone got anything to back up the claims of poor reliability?
bleachershane

I'm almost tempted to get my first SSD for a SATA I (yes, SATA I) … I'm almost tempted to get my first SSD for a SATA I (yes, SATA I) laptop...I know Kingston have fixed the speed/performance issues with their firmware, but what's this about reliability and failure rates? Hmm... Anyone got anything to back up the claims of poor reliability?



It was the pre-firmware update that was causing the bulk of the performance issues and failures from all accounts - as long as the latest firmware version is applied (if it isn't already) you should hopefully see a big performance improvement along with stability from what I've been reading about, out there on the forums.
How much GB would windows take up
Orcinus_orca

How much GB would windows take up



7-10gb
Purchased this from dabs a few weeks ago when they slashed its price to under £60. Very impressed so far. Fantastic deal at £49.99!
Manjrrs

Hi,just about to buy one, but been reading i need a windows 7 operating … Hi,just about to buy one, but been reading i need a windows 7 operating systemto make the most out of it



not sure but maybe its in relation to T.R.I.M.

Your text here
Scotty Boy

It was the pre-firmware update that was causing the bulk of the … It was the pre-firmware update that was causing the bulk of the performance issues and failures from all accounts - as long as the latest firmware version is applied (if it isn't already) you should hopefully see a big performance improvement along with stability from what I've been reading about, out there on the forums.:D



Thanks for that... Yeah, I just did my reading up on the pre-new firmware issues and I was wondering if the performance issues (now fixed) were separate to the failure issues being mentioned... Seems like a great price for 128GB and should get as near to maxing my SATA I bus in my laptop if it will work OK on SATA I?
Anyone here thrown an SSD in SATA I and seen how it goes? Does it transfer TRIM through?
It should be faster, my current mechanical hard drive is hitting top speeds of 39mb/s and Windows 7 takes about 5 minutes to get to usableness!
toge

7-10gb



in practise I've found windows7 pro takes up to 20GB once a few patches have been installed!
bleachershane

my current mechanical hard drive is hitting top speeds of 39mb/s and … my current mechanical hard drive is hitting top speeds of 39mb/s and Windows 7 takes about 5 minutes to get to usableness!



a massive cleanup and removal of startup crap should get that below a minute!
I got one of these - great drives:)
bleachershane

Thanks for that... Yeah, I just did my reading up on the pre-new firmware … Thanks for that... Yeah, I just did my reading up on the pre-new firmware issues and I was wondering if the performance issues (now fixed) were separate to the failure issues being mentioned... Seems like a great price for 128GB and should get as near to maxing my SATA I bus in my laptop if it will work OK on SATA I?Anyone here thrown an SSD in SATA I and seen how it goes? Does it transfer TRIM through?It should be faster, my current mechanical hard drive is hitting top speeds of 39mb/s and Windows 7 takes about 5 minutes to get to usableness!



It should be backwards compatible with SATA-150 speeds without any issues IMHO - unfortunately all of my systems are SATA-300 (the absolute minium for systems I use for running virtual machines) but again TRIM support should be there without any issues.

Have you ever used a 7200RPM HDD in your system?
Nice find, thanks OP!
speculatrix

a massive cleanup and removal of startup crap should get that below a … a massive cleanup and removal of startup crap should get that below a minute!



It's about as barebones as you can get, it has Norton, Mozilla and Microsoft Office (what I use it for!) installed... that is it. Oh, and Windows 7
Never tried a 7200RPM drive, what with SSDs now coming into the forefront I just can't justify buying a more power hungry mechanical drive when solid state is outgunning them for speed (and power usage so I've heard) and I don't need a lot of storage space on my lappy...
I think my laptop is sata 2 so ther would be no need for me to buy a dearer ssd as this will max my laptop out but will the relatively low 4k random speed effect me? or will this provide more than my system can handle in this respect aswell? Do i make sense?, i apologize if not.

By far and away the best upgrade to any laptop you could buy. 128gb is still the sweet spot for a single drive laptop with win 7 using upto 20gb fully patched.

Had a crucial m4 in my HP probook - boot from cold to useable desktop in prob 20secs. With dropbox et al and a 32gb pen drive to move media off the home tower I barely hitting 50% useage of the SSD.
Sawb

Do i make sense?, i apologize if not.



Basically your asking if this drive will improve your laptop, and the simple answer is yes. Its a great upgrade, even to a sata2 laptop. For £50 its a no brainer!
Is this the desktop bundle?

The "desktop bundle kit" includes the SSD, cloning software, DVD with step-by-step installation video, cables (SATA data and power), and 3.5-inch hard-drive mounting brackets and hardware.
really good finding,
ordered 2 for raid 0 for just 100 pounds and get 256GB plus expected 500+MB/s reading and 250+MB/s writing
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