My Kingston SV200S3D7/64G
died today! I had Win 7 32-bit loaded using a G.SKILL 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBSQ
. It ran fine for a couple of days although I had to use the HP Pin and Win98 flash
to get BIOS from 7 (as delivered) to ver 08 they have on their site. I also noticed the BIOS would occasionally have issue seeing the SSD, if it didn't identify a Hard Drive: Kingston...
in the BIOS it wouldn't boot, just recycle into SETUP. On those occasions it would list simply "Hard Drive" and couldn't boot. Switching between IDE and AHCI sometimes would trigger it to "see" the SSD. Then, a couple o' days ago it started crashing overnight! I'd go to bed leaving a file playing in MCE and the system would sleep in 2 hours... next morning I'd power on the 30" and the system was crashed! This happened several nights which concerned me. Then I began having issue with the CCC.exe and MON.exe crashing or not being able to run and was going to reload my OS today... no luck, before I could get this done it lost the SSD entirely! No matter what I did it couldn't see the SSD. I removed it from the system and connected it to another PC - no dice. It couldn't be seen there or in an external SATA to USB enclosure. It's just dead! Those pesky lil' mail in rebates will keep me from returning it to Adorama since they want the UPC intact
! I've initiated a RMA through Kingston.
I sure hope these issues were all manifested in the faulty SSD, although I did wonder if the heat in the Nettop could have killed the SSD? Has anyone had drive issues on their system? One other thing, the WEI was 3.8 due to the processor eventhough the graphics was at 5.7 & 6.1 (as I recall). Also, it said I have 2.5 GB usable RAM (including the 512MB I "forced" for the video in BIOS) for a total of exactly 3GB of the 4GB stick it sees. I thought the 32-bit OS "limit" was under 4GB not exactly at 3GB - in fact, my main
HTPC sees my 4GB and says 3.25 GB usable on its 32-bit Win 7 OS.