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Kingston SSD Now V300 With Adapter 2.5" 120GB SSD @ cclonline
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Posted 10th Sep 2013

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120GB Capacity
SATA III 6G Interface
2.5" Form Factor
450MB/s Read Speed
450MB/s Write Speed
3 Year Warranty

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Kingston's SSDNow V300 solid-state drive is a cost-effective way to revive your computer. It's 10x faster than a hard drive plus more reliable, more durable and shock-proof. It features an LSI SandForce controller customized for Kingston and best-in-class components, and is available in kits with all the accessories needed for an effortless transition to the latest technology. For added peace of mind, it's backed by a three-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.
Main Features:

10x faster than a 7200RPM hard drive
features an LSI© SandForce© controller customized for Kingston
with no moving parts, solid-state drives are less likely to fail than standard hard drives
Economical design optimized to make migrating to an SSD more affordable
three-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability
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Good prices all around. If you haven't switched to SSD for your operating system, you should.
Anyone had an experience with these SSDs?
I have this and it came with firmware 506-. With AS SSD Benchmark I only get 172MB/s read and 134MB/s write sequential. I am only using a SATA2 connection but the speeds still seem on the slow side. One person on the internet has claimed their drive with firmware 505- is faster than their drive with firmware 506-.

I haven't found a way of downgrading or even upgrading these drives.

AS SSD Becnhmark: i.imgur.com/azf…jpg

Edited by: "ALiasEX" 10th Sep 2013
There is always far too much talk about benchmarking, the speeds and iops of SSD's when the real fact is that for most needs and SSD will perform admirably when compared to a mechanical drive.

Performance differences between models aren't really worth much when it comes to the minimal differences that we see and for the most part not really notice in average, real world daily use.
Glad i didn't order this the other day for upgrading my laptop with it now being a few pound cheaper At then moment Dabs have it priced at £64.99 and Amazon say in stock September 14th.. I've tried my luck with Flubit too see if they can get it down too £60 or less otherwise i will use Ccl online

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I just got my Flubit offer for this for £55... now I think thats a bargain and the drives seem to have decent coupled read & write. I've noticed a lot of 120/128GB SSDs that have 500MB read but only 250MB write... this seems to be nice in the middle.


Would like to know anyone's bad experiences though, if any? Anyone know where the kingston RMA base/address is?
Warnoq

Anyone had an experience with these SSDs?



I do a lot of pc buildings. Kingston SSD are top notch!
OCZ these have a high rate of failure.
what is Flubit ?
I'm I missing something?
Edited by: "ShayKaPow" 10th Sep 2013
ShayKaPow

what is Flubit ?I'm I missing something?



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ShayKaPow

what is Flubit ?I'm I missing something?



Thanks for the advise man, much appreciated. UK RMA too apparently so looks like its worth it for £55!

flubit is this site that basically lets you send them a URL from Amazon and they well essentially guarantee you a cheaper offer. in this case i got a 12% saving by them, so its pretty good. However recently they changed their site to invite only so I don't think you can sign up at this current time
ShayKaPow - I too was ignorant of Flubit, however less than 15 seconds found the answer via Google (you should give a try)
Flubit = "We'll create you a lower price on anything you can find on Amazon.co.uk"
I literally just returned one of these after 12 months of it working fine. It started to randomly not be detected in the BIOS. Sometimes it was there, others it wasn't. Tried everything from changing cables, SATA ports, motherboards but it was just complete hit & miss. Sent it back and have gone for one of these. We'll see how it goes...

I dunno, I'm a big fan of SSD's, they are great for performance and in theory should be more reliable than Hard Drives as there's no moving parts but you can't ignore the fact that they are a relatively new technology and one which, IMO, hasn't been perfected quite yet.

After another 8 seconds on Google I am now a Flubit expert

Disclaimer. We're evolving. Only accepting Amazon.co.uk URLs


Anyone can visit flubit.com/
ALiasEX

I have this and it came with firmware 506-. With AS SSD Benchmark I only … I have this and it came with firmware 506-. With AS SSD Benchmark I only get 172MB/s read and 134MB/s write sequential. I am only using a SATA2 connection but the speeds still seem on the slow side. One person on the internet has claimed their drive with firmware 505- is faster than their drive with firmware 506-.I haven't found a way of downgrading or even upgrading these drives. AS SSD Becnhmark: http://i.imgur.com/azfccZZ.jpg



Bulk transfer rates mean nothing, seek time is the main speed benefit you see, the next for an os drive is 4k random read/write.
I'm pretty uneducated when it comes to this stuff. Would an SSD like this also fit into a laptop? I have a Dell XPS L701x (a few years old) but was looking to potentially upgrade from the current HDD to an SSD like this. Would this work?
burns94

Same price at amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00A1ZTZOG



niceeee. gonna flubit it and get it a bit cheaper, not impressed with them so far but may as well knock a few quid off as I think I will definitely get this. I was going to get a 250gb SSD but for this price I'd rather pay this while I test the waters. Not had an SSD yet and that's the only reason why I want one lol

EDIT: I might just go with this one from CCL, would the one on Amazon come with the adapter?
Edited by: "liltman" 10th Sep 2013
Dan26788

I'm pretty uneducated when it comes to this stuff. Would an SSD like this … I'm pretty uneducated when it comes to this stuff. Would an SSD like this also fit into a laptop? I have a Dell XPS L701x (a few years old) but was looking to potentially upgrade from the current HDD to an SSD like this. Would this work?




Yeah man it will fit without a problem
PlaggyTerry

I literally just returned one of these after 12 months of it working … I literally just returned one of these after 12 months of it working fine. It started to randomly not be detected in the BIOS. Sometimes it was there, others it wasn't. Tried everything from changing cables, SATA ports, motherboards but it was just complete hit & miss. Sent it back and have gone for one of these. We'll see how it goes...I dunno, I'm a big fan of SSD's, they are great for performance and in theory should be more reliable than Hard Drives as there's no moving parts but you can't ignore the fact that they are a relatively new technology and one which, IMO, hasn't been perfected quite yet.



How did that work out for you? Mine has started doing the exact same thing and kingston software doesnt detect it anymore.
Dan26788

I'm pretty uneducated when it comes to this stuff. Would an SSD like this … I'm pretty uneducated when it comes to this stuff. Would an SSD like this also fit into a laptop? I have a Dell XPS L701x (a few years old) but was looking to potentially upgrade from the current HDD to an SSD like this. Would this work?



Always check the manual to see whether it is SATA connectors, if you mean a few as post 2010 then most likely it will have SATA connectors.
Got the 60gb version of this sitting in my SATA II netbook. Boots in ten seconds. Seems to be the perfect ratio of price/performance too.
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Maybe you should have an exclusive deal for members here at hukd

Any chance of getting something to review for my site
I got this SSD from Ebuyer for £50 last Summer and it's worked well for me so far.
aLV426

ShayKaPow - I too was ignorant of Flubit, however less than 15 seconds … ShayKaPow - I too was ignorant of Flubit, however less than 15 seconds found the answer via Google (you should give a try)Flubit = "We'll create you a lower price on anything you can find on Amazon.co.uk"



Cheers
Spark

I got this SSD from Ebuyer for £50 last Summer and it's worked well for … I got this SSD from Ebuyer for £50 last Summer and it's worked well for me so far.



Awesome SSD.

Kingston
SAMSUNG
Crucial
Intel

Are the top 4 for me.

OCZ & Corsair are 50/50. Amount of PC's I have built for customers using OCZ/Corsair, I've had a bunch of faulty products.
Always use Kingston, SAMSUNG & Crucial
ShayKaPow

Awesome SSD.KingstonSAMSUNGCrucialIntelAre the top 4 for me.OCZ & Corsair … Awesome SSD.KingstonSAMSUNGCrucialIntelAre the top 4 for me.OCZ & Corsair are 50/50. Amount of PC's I have built for customers using OCZ/Corsair, I've had a bunch of faulty products.Always use Kingston, SAMSUNG & Crucial



Out of these, only Kingston and Crucial have UK RMAs so yeah. This is a bargain if you can flubit and get it for £55

Maybe Intel actually
Edited by: "Warnoq" 11th Sep 2013
ShayKaPow - thats your personal experience and is not really a true representation. To provide any stats worthwhile you would need to know the manufacturing process and the amount of product out there versus the amount of faulty units. The last time I tried to explain it on here I got a lot of yawn comments. This is HotUKdeals so the deal should come first - users on here should know how to use Google and find out information for themselves. Posting anecdotal information only serves as entertainment...
Just to give you a heads up, Hynix (responsible for about 30% of the worlds NAND chips) had a major factory fire - knocking out production. This will have a similar effect (ripple if you can excuse the pun!) to the SSD industry that the HDD industry suffered following the floods...
Is it possible that SSD prices will increase as a consequence? Only time will tell...
ShayKaPow

Cheers



It's OK but I much preferred it when it was "we'll create you a lower price on pretty much anything you can find on the internet from a British retailer".
Oh and for the record this drive is better than the previous offering (8k IOPs) as this has up to 85,000 read and up to 55,000 write IOPS
aLV426

ShayKaPow - thats your personal experience and is not really a true … ShayKaPow - thats your personal experience and is not really a true representation. To provide any stats worthwhile you would need to know the manufacturing process and the amount of product out there versus the amount of faulty units. The last time I tried to explain it on here I got a lot of yawn comments. This is HotUKdeals so the deal should come first - users on here should know how to use Google and find out information for themselves. Posting anecdotal information only serves as entertainment...Just to give you a heads up, Hynix (responsible for about 30% of the worlds NAND chips) had a major factory fire - knocking out production. This will have a similar effect (ripple if you can excuse the pun!) to the SSD industry that the HDD industry suffered following the floods...Is it possible that SSD prices will increase as a consequence? Only time will tell...



If you read the second reports the Hynix fires werent nearly as bad as anticipated and analysts went as far as to say the it will have no effect, let alone 1%. I was quite surprised to be honest, I'll try find the link although im sure you can find it
markeh

How did that work out for you? Mine has started doing the exact same … How did that work out for you? Mine has started doing the exact same thing and kingston software doesnt detect it anymore.



After I opened a support ticket with Kingston and described the symptoms and troubleshooting steps I'd taken they confirmed it was faulty and asked me to contact my reseller for a replacement. The drive was sent back to dabs.com.

Luckily because sometimes it worked I was able to take an image of it and then just apply the image to the new SSD.
I have the 60gb of this drive and had it for about 6 months and its still working fine. I cant comment on speed but its tons faster then a platter hardrive boot time and app loading are fantastic. I want more space so this is a great price for 120 i paid the same for 60gb
Warnoq

I just got my Flubit offer for this for £55... now I think thats a … I just got my Flubit offer for this for £55... now I think thats a bargain and the drives seem to have decent coupled read & write. I've noticed a lot of 120/128GB SSDs that have 500MB read but only 250MB write... this seems to be nice in the middle. Would like to know anyone's bad experiences though, if any? Anyone know where the kingston RMA base/address is?



what did u put in the flubit offer to get it to 55? did you say you were male and what did u say the product was for? i only got a offer of £60
Good tip about Flubit.

Created an account today, which was lucky as they are saying that the website is now closed to all new users.
Got it with Flubit for roughly £59 I am happy with that. Would also love to know what the other person put to get it for £55 lol. However £59 is a bargain so I am happy
PlaggyTerry

After I opened a support ticket with Kingston and described the symptoms … After I opened a support ticket with Kingston and described the symptoms and troubleshooting steps I'd taken they confirmed it was faulty and asked me to contact my reseller for a replacement. The drive was sent back to dabs.com.Luckily because sometimes it worked I was able to take an image of it and then just apply the image to the new SSD.



Thanks for the reply, I think I'll clone an image of the drive and follow suit then.
Guys will any adapter work, I assume so?
Also, do SSD drives come with a Sata Lead or will I need one separately?
Would this fit directly in an old Dell D520 Latitude Laptop?

Thanks,

Ian.
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