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Windows 7: Info on Kingmax SSD

14 May 2014   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Info on Kingmax SSD

I can now get a 240GB SSD for $139 but it is a brand I haven't come across before and have had a look but can only find the usual sales pitch stuff. So does anyone know anything about this brand please??
Kingmax SME35 Xvalue 240GB SSD [SSD240KMSME35] - $139.00 : PC Case Gear


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14 May 2014   #2
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

KingMax does make some good memory card products, this ssd has a Silicon Motion SM2246 controller with Micron 20nm MLC NAND, reviews are fairly good. Good price, I know prices are a LOT higher down under. I send stuff to my daughter all the time as it's much cheaper for her. It's got a 3 year warranty, go for it.
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14 May 2014   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
KingMax does make some good memory card products, this ssd has a Silicon Motion SM2246 controller with Micron 20nm MLC NAND, reviews are fairly good. Good price, I know prices are a LOT higher down under. I send stuff to my daughter all the time as it's much cheaper for her. It's got a 3 year warranty, go for it.
Thanks Madcrater I shall get one for the next build just about to start
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14 May 2014   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here's a fairly good tear-down review of it John. It seems to be a good SSD.

Review, Teardown: Kingmax SME35 Xvalue 240Gb SSD | Gough's Tech Zone

Compare to this one for a bit more, about the same.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=24742
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14 May 2014   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Here's a fairly good tear-down review of it John. It seems to be a good SSD.

Review, Teardown: Kingmax SME35 Xvalue 240Gb SSD | Gough's Tech Zone

Compare to this one for a bit more, about the same.

Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB SSD [MZ-7TE250BW] - $179.00 : PC Case Gear
Thanks Gary I was sort of reviewing Lynne's build when I saw that there were several around the $139 - $159 mark but I had originally had saved that EVO you linked as my choice but if this Kingmax is ok then I might just give it a whirl
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14 May 2014   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

ICit2lol. I have a Kingmax SMP35 Client 240Gb. I had used it for a while & then decided to update the firmware, which resulted in it failing to boot. After a lot of fiddling & enlisting professional help it would boot from a cold start, but would not reboot from a restart. So I would have to shut down & manually restart if a restart was required.

Since then I have replaced it with a Samsung Pro, which I am very happy with. Recently I formatted the Kingmax hoping to be able to use it as a backup disc, but now the BIOS will not recognise it at all. It seems that there is some damage to some sectors or something. I have emailed Kingmax support but never received a reply.

If you do get one don't update the firmware.
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14 May 2014   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well I guess reviews can be misleading. I don't recognize the controller the Kingmax uses either.
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14 May 2014   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok well I might just give it a miss for the EVO or the Crucial M500 or even the SanDisk X110 as it is going to be a general use machine and will not need to be super fast.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water
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14 May 2014   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Ok well I might just give it a miss for the EVO or the Crucial M500 or even the SanDisk X110 as it is going to be a general use machine and will not need to be super fast.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water
Yup, I think any of the 3 should do well, I didn't look at all but Samsung and Crucial both have 3 year warranties too.
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14 May 2014   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Ok well I might just give it a miss for the EVO or the Crucial M500 or even the SanDisk X110 as it is going to be a general use machine and will not need to be super fast.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water
Yup, I think any of the 3 should do well, I didn't look at all but Samsung and Crucial both have 3 year warranties too.
Thanks mate I might even go the SanDisk as I have one in the laptop (plain Extreme) that has been really very good but I do prefer the Samsung or the Crucial over it as I have both of them as well
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