+1 to that.Just another reason why I have never been a fan of Adata. They are a cheapo, scandalous, fly by night type outfit if you ask me. I have never purchased any Adata product, and despite the fact that Tom's hardware tries very hard to force their recommendations for Adata storage devices down our throats, I never will. I trust them even less than Team, but maybe just a little more than OLoY, whom I also would never buy anything from.
I once bought Adata USB flash drive (2GB in size) and that died less than year in use and i didn't use mine that much either. Learned my lesson and now, only USB flash drives i buy are Kingston. Still have my old Kingston Data Traveler 2.0 (8GB) in working conditions but after 8 or so years, i retired it due to the small capacity. Now, i'm using Kingston HyperX Savage (128GB) as my USB flash drive.
Kingston with it's SSDs is like Be Quiet! with it's PSUs, you need to know which ones are good. E.g i have Kingston HyperX 3K (240GB) SSD which has served me reliably for 4 years now. But with SSDs, you're better off with Samsung or Crucial drive rather than trying to find which Kingston SSD is the good one.And personally i doubt i will be buying any Kingston products for myself either. My A400 was a gift to begin with.
I am still waiting on a warranty replacement for my Kingston A400 to arrive.
The drive died on Thanksgiving when it was less than a year old and kingston was closed on black friday so it took awhile till they responded to my rma request. The rest of the process was slow and involved me paying shipping to send the SSD to them. Needless to say, I'm not a big fan of kingston anymore.
As least they didn't flag me for the broken warranty sticker.
Meanwhile my brothers ancient system has a small Crucial BX200 drive. No problems whatsoever, even though its a budget crucial model tyat is 4 times as old as my a400. Then there is 2 intel 660ps and an MX500 in the laptops around the house. Have not had issues with any.
Though, Kingston USB flash drives, SD/microSD memory cards and RAM are very solid with good performance. I have several those Kingston products in use and i have 0 issues with them. In some sense, Kingston is like MSI, where Kingston it excels in flash drives, memory cards and RAMs but does poorly on SSDs. MSI excels in MoBos, GPUs and monitors production but their PSUs were complete crap.
Speaking of MSI (and getting back to the topic), i know that their PSUs were complete failure but what i don't know, who was the OEM of MSI PSUs? I even haven't seen any of the MSI PSUs. Anyone willing to give some backstory about MSI PSUs?