Hello, I have been using my SSD drive as my primary hard drive for about two months now. However one day I tried to use my computer and it no longer booted. So i tried changing around the sata cables and found it to be a problem with the SSD as my secondary hard drive works fine with both sata connections. Bios no longer recognizes the SSD drive and it is not recognized by disk partition either. So i reinstalled windows unto my secondary hard drive to try and see if I can make windows recognize it.
With windows installed, I found out that it would not read the drive whilst connected to sata cables. I did manage to at least get it recognized one way. I changed the hard drives on my external hard disk enclosure and got my computer to recognize my SSD drive through the USB connection. It seems that it will show up on "my computer" but when I try to view the contents, it will not load. I tried copying the drive and paste but my computer just stays busy until I turn off the external. In addition, the SSD is recognized by disk partition through this method. I tried to make it an "active partition" but once again it goes busy until I turn my external off.
I really need to get inside this drive and recover a few files which is the reason why I did not try to format it (if I am even able). I have already contacted Kingston and am still waiting on an answer from them (which will probably be to turn it in). If there are any other suggestions, please let me know. Thank you for reading.
I had the same exact problem with my Kingston SSD drive this morning. I called them and they told me the same thing, send them my old drive and they will send me a new one. I am not sure I want to use there product..if it is not reliable.
Did you have any luck getting files off of your SSD drive? I sure would like to get some files off of mine.
I have had 2 of 15 of these drives fail after only being in service for 3 months. One was installed in a desktop and the other in a laptop. I had the Kingston SSD v series drives in service for about a year with no problems. The V100 series seem to have reliability problems. I tried all of the tricks I use on mechanical drives but could not retrieve the user's data.
Hi, I work for Kingston Technology Europe and I have just come across your comments. A small percentage of our SSDNow V100 have experienced a technical issue on the firmware. We recommend that a firmware update be applied to prevent possible data loss.