Here is a bit of a 'heads-up' for those that already have Kingston Solid State Drives particularly the SSDNow SV200S3. Kingston SSD has discovered a technical issue with the SSDNow SV200S3 drives related to intermittent sequential write slowdowns. This firmware update will restore your SSD’s sequential write speed and improve the random read and write performance. A detailed firmware update video, model number information, along with download links follow. Might as well follow along carefully after the break, to find out if this firmware update applies to you.
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SV200S37A/64G, SV200S37A/64GBK, SV200S3B7A/64G,
SV200S3D7/64G, SV200S3N7A/64G SV200S37A/128G,
SV200S37A/128GBK, SV200S3B7A/128G, SV200S3D7/128G, SV200S3N7A/128G
We recommend that you back up your data prior to applying the firmware revision.
Please check your SSDNow for the following number: “E111008a” (see illustration for location).
If you have “E111008a” on your SSDNow and want to improve your drive performance, you should apply this firmware update.
If you DO NOT have “E111008a” on your SSDNow as shown in the illustration, then your drive is up-to-date and you DO NOT need this firmware.
Firmware Update (64GB and 128GB Drives)
Release notes PDF
Firmware Update Procedure PDF
Please note: Kingston is not responsible for damages or data loss arising from the download and/or installation of the SSD firmware.