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5.0 out of 5 starsAwesome speed, performance, price, and reliability
Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2018
Have purchased over 60 of these drives in the past year, never had a bad one yet and the price and performance is outstanding. All of them have been a mix of 60/120/240/256/512 models. Great drives and great price.
I am a small local computer shop that has been in business for over 10 years. I have been upgrading customer's computers with SSDs for really the last 4 years now and I have a crate of these that have all failed. I have purchased over 1000 SSDs in the last year where half of them were Silicon Power and the other half bigger brand names. In the last 12 months I have had more than 25% of the Silicon Power drives come back to me DOA. Where I have had maybe 1 or 2 bigger name brand drives come back to me only FAILING not completely dead. I know I am a small sample size but that failure rate is terrible. Yes, they might work fine for half a year or right when you pull it out of the box and write your review of only owning the product for 1 day. I have been waiting to write this review to let some time pass to think it was a fluke but to this day I am still getting these drives back. Their RMA process is awful and at this point I would not want more of these drives. Thanks
We buy a lot of these cheap SSDs to refurbish work computers with and they generally work great. The failure rate has been pretty low (nothing notable) so we've constantly bought the cheapest brand available at the time.
This is the only brand with a very high failure rate, and it's the annoying type where it works great out of the box then fails mysteriously without warning in a few weeks/months. We're pulling these out of service and cloning to another brand. Maybe just a bad batch, but I'd avoid these very specific branded drives.
I've had a lot of SSDs and I run multiple rigs between work and home. I was using this drive for a few games that I wanted to run faster. It works for that purpose, however, I noticed about 2 months in that sometimes I'd lose connection to the drive. Sometimes rebooting worked back then, now it just doesn't show up at all. I've tried switching rigs and haven't gotten any good news from that. I want to like this SSD but unfortunately I can't but another with these issues.
EDITED AFTER ONE MONTH OF USE: Had some hiccups/hiccoughs (whichever spelling you prefer) when cloning my boot drive over to the SSD. Most likely the software used. Once I finally flashed my bios I was able to select it as the boot device. Man this thing is fast. Edit: It failed one month in. Not sure if it was the lack of an esd wrist strap during installation but it is no longer functioning. Back to the platter hard drive. They won't RMA it. $130 is a pretty cheap lesson learned. Don't use it for data storage. Thankfully I was just using mine as the boot drive at the time.
PLEASE NOTE: This product was also paired with an aftermarket heatsink. While unlikely given the circumstances, it is entirely possible that the SSD's failure is a result of the heatsink.
Installed in my Acer E 15 laptop. Used it as the main boot drive for windows 10. The drive worked fantastic for the first month. Great loading times, and no issues what so ever. However, one morning with the laptop at about 90% charge, one google tab open, with no other processes besides the basics that ran on the laptop, I got a blue screen error. I attempted to restart the device, but I received the error "no bootable device found". After running some diagnostics I determined that the SSD had completely failed and would not be recognized by the system despite my best efforts.
Tl;dr SSD was working great, but it failed unprovoked after a little over a month.
Will come back to tell you about it in a couple months but so far so good.. read and write is as advertised will let you know how it holds up in performance with someone using pro tools!!
Update: it’s still going but after less then a week of working with pro tools my hdd writes and reads faster then this thing here smh Use your money wisely and don’t buy this product at all I’ll change my stats to two stars just because it’s working.. It did however manage to speed up boot time !!
This solid state drive worked for 17 months before bad clusters were detected and so data was lost. I couldn't back up the hard drive using Macrium Reflect without disregarding bad sectors. I had been getting fatal blue screens previous to the backup attempt. Not recommended for operating systems.
Installed hard drive and got on line to download software. OOPS! If you're expecting to get the free cloning software be prepared to go online to a secret address found only on the back of the HD (already installed) to a link which cannot be downloaded without first entering an email address, registering the product, and waiting for an email with a code. According to the description the software came with the product and there were no conditions. Purchase many other brands and did not have this problem. Tried to call the US number and it just disconnects. Never again. I'll stick with Western Digital or Seagate in the future.
Worked alright for 9 months, then failed in the middle of the night with no warning or indication of problems prior, 20 hours before the weekly backup. I regret not getting a 'data protection' plan, because I cannot afford lab fees.
My SSD currently has my OS installed on it and is starting to degrade with less than 3 months of use. Currently in the warranty process, the good thing is that it comes with a 3 year warranty that is through amazon. Will keep this post updated.