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Kingston SSDNow V+180 Series SVP180S2

Kingston SSDNow V+180 Series SVP180S2
alaScore 89

113 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and size. The value for money and reliability also get good comments.

usability, reliability, value for money, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Kingston SSDNow V+180 Series SVP180S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 113 reviews)

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Great SSD Drive


Fast, Reliable, Long Life MTBF >1,000,000Hrs


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Rock solid reliability


Installed in my laptop along side the Hard Drive, Boot times from cold boot is around 17 seconds. wake time is near instant. The price is really the only issue, it is still pricey in comparison to its 2.5" drive cousins, but being able to use it...

Incredibly fast ; Reliable


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Very fast, when it works


I purchased the 128G version of this product from Staples, it was very fast. I was able to load Windows 7 as quicker than I ever loaded any OS... well maybe Ubuntu, but who is counting. I got great test scores using Passmark system score, Then, when I...


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Bad Sectors


I started noticing the bootmgr errors before my return policy ran out at Newegg. Should've returned it when I had the chance. It's completely unusable after less than 2 months. A little disappointed. I liked the idea of having a larger and faster...


Bad Sectors

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In order to use the msata as the O/S, I had to back it up and then pull the existing 2.5 inch drive out in order to install the O/S on the msata drive. This took some research online as well as trial and error.

Good O/S drive for my Y570 Lenovo notebook. Good value for a 64GB SSD (especially compared to other competing msata drives). Easy to connect. Amazingly small if you haven't seen an msata drive, probably not much thicker than five business cards and...

Small size for a O/S drive. Difficulty forcing the Y570 to use the msata as the primary drive (see other thoughts below). Performance seems about 75% of a true 2.5 inch SATA SSD (based upon my subjective view -- no hard numbers)

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Very nice


Very nice replacement drive for my MSI Windpad. The 32 GB that came with it was nice but just not quite enough space


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fast and easy to install


Most USB to SATA adapters, with a SATA to microSATA cable will not recognize the drive. This is a problem with the cable(s) and not the drive. I got an eSATA to microSATA cable (with separate USB pigtail to power the drive) and the computer (Lenovo...

very fast, cloning the drive was easy once I had the right cable


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So far so good


Installed this as my primary drive in a new hp elitebook 2540p. OS loaded fine, 236GB formatted capacity. Running Windows 7 Pro x64. with core i7 and 8GB DDR-3 Ram. Laptop and apps feel very responsive. power on to OS desktop ~25 secs. Word and Excel...

Works ; Fast (compared to other 1.8" drive options)

none so far

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Has extended the use of our older laptops


Significantly increased performance of our 3 year old HP Elitebook 6930's & 8440's

great performance

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Kingston SSDNow mS100 64 GB Solid State Drive


Before installing this device, our W520 took minutes to start up. With this SSD, it's now seconds! It was a bit of a pain re-installing everything, but well worth the effort in the improved start up times.


Product Specifications


Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: No
Rackmount:Not Applicable


Ethernet: No
Fibre Channel: No
Firewire: No
mSATA: Yes
Serial ATA: Yes
Ultra ATA: No
Wireless LAN: No

General Features

BUS powered: No
BUS-powered: No
Internal / External:Internal