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Kingston 240GB V300 SSD SATA Upgrade Bundle Kit with Adapter

Kingston 240GB V300 SSD SATA Upgrade Bundle Kit with Adapter

Item: 104018    Model: SV300S3B7A/240G

Kingston 240GB V300 SSD SATA Upgrade Bundle Kit with Adapter
4.5stars
( 47 reviews)
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  • 240GB
  • SATA III (6 Gb/s) Interface / Up to 450 MB/s max write / Up to 450 MB/s max read
  • Fast - 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard drive
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240GBSATA III (6 Gb/s) Interface / Up to 450 MB/s max write / Up to 450 MB/s max readFast - 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard driveEachKingston 240GB V300 SSD SATA Upgrade Bundle Kit with Adapter240GBSATA III (6 Gb/s) Interface / Up to 450 MB/s max write / Up to 450 MB/s max readFast - 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard driveKingston 240GB V300 SSD SATA Upgrade Bundle Kit with Adapterhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0599454_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0599454_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0599454219.99USD/Kingston-240GB-V300-SSD-SATA-Upgrade-Bundle-Kit-with-Adapter/product_104018
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Kingston 240GB V300 SSD SATA Upgrade Bundle Kit with Adapter
 
4.4

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (30)
  • Fast (23)
  • Easy to set up (13)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Compact (9)

Cons

  • Difficult to set up (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (15)
  • Professional (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (21), Budget shopper (13), High-end shopper (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (38), Business (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Good Price, Great Product, & FAAAAST!

This SSD drive continues to please me each time I boot up or shut down. It allows me not quite enough time for a brief visit to the bathroom in the morning before it...Read complete review

This SSD drive continues to please me each time I boot up or shut down. It allows me not quite enough time for a brief visit to the bathroom in the morning before it is awaiting my sign-in password. Its that quick.

Booting up & shutting down were not a real concern since switching to Windows 7. But now booting is FAST. I mean really fast. The system doesn't even have time to display the windows logo.

Essentially any activity that is disk speed dependent is much faster. How fast? One benchmarking program rates my fastest mechanic drive at 2.3 (most are 1.8); this drive is off the scales at 58.8. That's right, 58.8.

However, if an activity is constrained by other aspects of your system (such as graphics card or memory or another disk), you won't get much benefit.

The [explitive deleted]-ware bundled with this drive was from Acronis (one of the least competent software publishers I have ever had the dissatisfaction of working with). It failed on numerous tries to ready the disk, as did another program I use. But I had downloaded a full featured program called Reflect by Macrium (free) that successfully cloned my old hard disk. And in a short time after was good to go.

I consulted Kingston's tech support before purchase, and they were easy to reach & suggested the Reflect software.

My bundle came with a USB2 enclosure that facilitated cloning my old system disk. Alas, it is only USB 2.0 rather than 3, so the transfer isn't very fast.

Note that an SSD drive "wears out" thru successive erasing & re-writing. Thus, it is NOT advised as a data disk, or anything for which files are often changing. Since programs & windows files don't change often, it is suitable for a system disk.

Also, for those unaware, do NOT defragment an SSD drive, for exactly the reason just mentioned. The more things are written & erased, the sooner your drive will fail. And when it fails, it will be all-of-a-sudden and that-is-all-she-wrote.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Not as easy as stated

I got to the last step and it would not install. I contacted customer support and the reply was "Unfortunately because this is not the full version of Acronis (included software) ,...Read complete review

I got to the last step and it would not install. I contacted customer support and the reply was "Unfortunately because this is not the full version of Acronis (included software) , some features are limited. Nonetheless there is another application that we have received good reviews on. With that said , please feel free to give Macrium Reflect a try." IE I can't help but maybe you can get help elsewhere. I am returning the product.

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5.0

Great Upgrade

By radioman1948

from Virginia

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Kingston 240GB V300 SSD SATA Upgrade Bundle Kit with Adapter:

Laptop boots much, much faster. Navigation much faster. No worry about bouncing laptop and messing up hard drive. Did not use software that came with SSD, but used a program called "REDO" to transfer data from old hard drive to pocket drive, then back to new SSD with no problems.

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5.0

SSD is a complete success

By Mark Anthony Germanos

from Cameron Park, CA USA

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Kingston 240GB V300 SSD SATA Upgrade Bundle Kit with Adapter:

I deployed this in a client's notebook and migrated her data to this drive. The notebook is running faster now. I am a big fan of Solid State Drives. They have no moving parts, they generate less heat and they work. I have never had to replace a failed Solid State Drive.

I know I know I know, they are more expensive than the old fashioned magnetic drives. That is true. You're paying for a much more advanced technology. This is more reliable since it has no moving parts. It generates less heat. It just works.

The Kingstons are consistently competitive on the price front. I am a big fan and will buy more.

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4.0

Very Nice Drive

By Mr. Mac

from North Carolina

Verified Buyer

Comments about Kingston 240GB V300 SSD SATA Upgrade Bundle Kit with Adapter:

I really am enjoying the SSD. Lightning fast and loads up the OS so much faster than HDD. The only thing that keeps it from 5 stars for me is the price.

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5.0

Improvement

By Mickie

from Nj

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast
  • Reliable
  • Rugged
  • Slim
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional

    Comments about Kingston 240GB V300 SSD SATA Upgrade Bundle Kit with Adapter:

    beats the heck out of the old HDD. what an improvement over the old HDD. The speed and response is tremendous. So far no hangups or freezes. I wish I had done this upgrade years ago. I would recommend it to anyone who is considering doing this. You won't be disappointed.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    Absolutely Amazing

    By Harvey

    from Seaford, NY

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer
    This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

    Pros

    • Computer Like New
    • Fast
    • Lightening Fast
    • Reliable
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kingston 240GB V300 SSD SATA Upgrade Bundle Kit with Adapter:

        My computer was re-born!!! Now, as fast as I click, that's how fast the page loads. The only thing I am sorry about is that I did not know about this months ago. I would have switched right then and there. I am now considering changing my other lap tops over to this new drive as well. No need for a new computer as it is now lightening fast. I don't know why the manufacturers don't use this to begin with when the computers are made. I needed a systems restore as my computer was operating at a snails pace and the difference between a systems restore and this was only $70. best $70 I ever spent!!!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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