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Not so cheap when you factor in the time you'll waste returning/replacing them
on 19 January 2016
Slower write speeds than my HDD?! Tested with Crystaldiskmark and HDTune, check out the results in images attached. Read/write speeds do not come close to the advertised 450mb/s (read never higher than 400mb/s and max write 140mb/s). To put this in perspective my ageing 3TB HDD has write speeds of around 160mb/s (see images attached).
Only after installing and testing the drives myself did I learn about Kingston and their false advertising about product specs. I have a 2 year old Samsung 840 which still gives a consistent 550mb/s read/write in all software I've used to test it. Stupidly I bought two of these Kingstons to use in raid0 but given they write slower than a traditional HDD I'll be returning them for Samsung, Sandisk, or other manufacturer I know to be trustworthy (Sandisk do the Ultra II range for the same price as these Kingstons, but those drives actually to perform as intended).
I will never buy anything from Kingston again and will implore others to do the same.