Bought 10 of these to upgrade old PCs for a local school. They are inexpensive and work fantastic. And the speed difference is great when compared to old school HDDs.
Very fast shipping, high quality.The ssd works perfectly!
The lastes model is better faster and durable. I mean the grey and red model. Regards
piece of garbage, dont buy. thanks.
120 gb of storage is not much for games, but when you graduate from a 5400 RPM hard drive, the only thing better than this is maybe a m.2 or a pci-e card, overall the aesthetics are good, and it is decently fast.
It's fast. Running Windows 10 on it and it feels like it starts up very quickly. Easy to install into Desktop PC. It didn't come with mounting brackets or a SATA cable though. Running reliably for a few months now.
I installed this on my home computer. It is easy to install, very fast. It is a big upgrade over traditional hard drives. I am pleased with its performance as my computer boosts faster and programs seem to launch much faster now.
solid state drives for the win! 5 times faster than a harddisk drive.
Worked great. Made my 7 year old PC operate like a teenager again.
Replacing a traditional spinning hard drive with one of the SSD hard drives, is one of the least expensive ways to speed up your computer. And Kingston makes one of the least expensive SSD hard drives out there, although not the fastest.My experience with the SSD hard drives has been that Samsung SSD drives are usually the fastest, but they lose performance over time, compared to Kingston and Intel drives.I used this Kingston SSD hard drive to upgrade my 2008 MacBook Pro, which had a 2.5 inch, 9 mm traditional hard drive. Although this instant hard drive is 7 mm, extra space was not a problem.Overall, I think Kingston SSD drives are great value for money.
Hm hard to think of what to say about an SSD drive - it works properly and seems to meet its speed claims in subjective observation.
Kingston has really improved their solid state drives since I last bought one. This drive is light and compact, and nicely priced. I bought one just a year and a half ago at almost twice the price. It's hard to tell how fast this drive is, since I have no way to do benchmarks or comparisons, but it does seem from what I read that the speed is not tops on the market but great for the price.The drive comes bare bones so you have to find a place and the screws to mount it. Luckily I had both. This small size limits what you can put on it of course, but it works well to put the operating system on this and then have a larger hard disk drive for the bulkier files.All in all, I'm impressed.
The product works well once installed, but not hardware, software or instructions are included. Some time on the Kingston website or another resource is necessary to figure it out.
My son took apart my desktop all-in-one, and as one of the upgrades created a stand-alone boot drive using this; the result is a computer that starts right away, works faster, and stops having the death screen. The on-line installation instructions were fine, we just did not do it that way. Very pleased with the result....
Reasonably fast for the money. You can get a little faster performance for around double the cost for a 120GB drive. This drive is compact, only 5 mm thick, so it should fit in some small places. Higher capacity SSD's tend to be a bit faster, but in the real world that's hardly noticeable. The drive needs to be initialized and formatted, and it comes with no software or cables. Quick formatting only took about 12 seconds. If you would like to use this as a boot drive, or if you just want to copy another drive to this, I've made good use of Clonezilla software and a cheap USB HD dock. Kingston offers free tech support to get things going if needed.
Love the fact that if you have an older laptop, and need a quick fix to make your old laptop fast again. This is the perfect choice. I installed it on a Intel core i3 laptop with 4 gig or ram. This fixed the slow computer problem. It installs easy in any standard laptop. I love the fact that within seconds it boots up with ease. The only thing i wish is it was a 512 Gig hard drive instead.
Most of the SSD I have installed are Kingston Digital's. The main reason that got me started using them was their pricing. The main reason I continue using them is they all have been working without a glitch so far. I travel around the world, and the mechanical hard drives are not ideal for many reasons: they can be damaged easier than SSD, they use more power, they are heavier, and most importantly, they are much slower. SSD is expansive, but Kingston makes is affordable, and the quality is good.I recommend it!
It's affordable, but also basically bare-boned. This SSD drive came to me in a cardboard and plastic package that opened easily enough (I was able to slide a fingernail down the side of the cardboard and then lift the plastic to easily get access to the drive) and yet protected the drive well enough to survive whatever the A-Z's partner shipping organization might do to it. Actually that isn't quite true as I'm pretty sure that if the shipping organizations wanted to they could mangle this pretty well, for example, if they tried to fold it and jam it into my fairly small mailbox at the community mailbox station where I live. They've done that to me previously, and actually I would make the suggestion that Kingston could perhaps take more of the approach that Toshiba/OCZ did with the drive that I had recently ordered: (Toshiba OCZ Trion 150 480GB 2.5" 7mm SATA III Internal Solid State Drive TRN150-25SAT3-480G) and installed in my ASUS 11-Inch X202E Laptop [OLD VERSION].That trusty little laptop had worked relatively well with the old spinning 500GB drive that was in it, but admittedly the OCZ Trion 480GB did make a pretty darned sweet little upgrade for it. With that nice performance boost gained, I started looking at another of the lower end laptop systems that I have - a Dell i3169-0011RED 11.6" HD 2-in-1 Laptop (Intel Core m3 6Y30 0.9GHz Processor, 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM, 500 GB HDD, Windows 10) Tango Red.Swapping out the spinning drive in that system for this 120GB drive required a bit of coercing to get the partition sizes down (hello old friend, MiniTool partition Wizard) so that I could then easily make use of Macrium Reflect to do the necessary drive cloning from old to new. Understand, this particular drive (for me a 120GB A400) is relatively small when it comes to storage capacity. I'd rather have a size or so up from that lower end drive, but all told, the 120GB drive did easily hold all of the files that were needed for the operating system and installed applications and still had a fair amount of space left over. If I were to get something bigger, I could probably settle easily enough on a Kingston Digital, Inc. 240GB A400 SATA 3 2.5 Solid State Drive SA400S37/240G 2.5" SA400S37/240G (a big brother, capacity wise, to the 120GB that I am currently using and reviewing here).With the work needed to do the drive swap (which also included hooking the original drive up to my desktop PC so I could do the required partition resizing and cloning more easily -- I ran into an issue during the resizing where I couldn't shrink the original OS partition due to immovable files that were on the drive, those were easily moved when the drive was attached to my desktop PC) completed, I easily installed the 120GB A400 into that Dell i3169 and fired the system up so I could check out the difference in performance for myself.I have to caution anyone that expects miracles to slow their roll a bit. Replacing a spinning drive with an SSD definitely improves performance, especially with boot times, but it still doesn't result in miracles. A PC like the i3169 is a budget system, with a budget processor that is designed to save power and offer somewhat long battery life. The memory in that device can't be upgraded or replaced (not in the model I have) and the CPU can't be replaced so the only place you can really hope for a performance boost is the disk storage. Dropping in the SSD does deliver performance gains as boot up is very noticeably faster. Starting up applications is also faster (for the few applications I have installed on this device), and all told, replacing the original drive with a cost-effective and/or affordable SSD is easy enough for me to recommend to others.For anyone that is curious, for that particular device the install required removing about 8 or so screws on the bottom of the case. Gently slide a fingernail around the edge of the case and it will allow you to take the bottom of the lower part of the system off. There's then a total of 3 small screws holding the drive bracket in place, and 4 small screws holding the original drive in that bracket. Put the SSD drive into that bracket, put the screws into the bracket to hold the drive in place, put the screws into the bracket to hold the bracket in place, and finally put the bottom of the case back in place and put the original screws back to hold the bottom of the case on the system as expected. (Search your favored video warehouse site for videos on the process if you must.)Assuming you can make do with a smaller capacity drive, this is easily a 5 star device. If you need a bit bigger, the big brother device isn't that much more spendy. If you want something more in the 500GB size, you could go for one of those and still not really break the bank. Prices are continuing to come down for these and there is a lot of competition in this marketspace to benefit consumers like you and me. I look forward to even larger capacity drives coming down to these same price points or lower.