Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V+100 - series (SVP100S2)
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[REVIEW] Kingston SSDNOW V100+; quality & reliability comes to budget buyers
23 July 2011
Excerpt: Last month Kingston sent us a review sample of the Kingston SSDNOW V100+ series, to be specific we got hold of the 128GB edition. Kingston proclaims this SSD to be “The ultimate upgrade” for any PC user who wants to benefit from a sign
Conclusion: When it comes to single-component upgrades, there's nothing quite like a fresh new slab of super-fast flash memory. Kingston's 96GB SSDNow V+100 might not be the quickest or most capacious SSD on the market, but its competitive pricing and strong mid-range specification make it an excellent upgrade to existing SATA 3Gbps systems.
Kingston SSDNow V+100 vs. Samsung 470 Series 256 GB SSD Review
3 May 2011
Summary: It’s clear from our tests that the Samsung 470 Series 256 GB unit is the fastest out of the two SSDs on test as it came out on top in most of the benchmarks. But there were some benchmarks in which the Kingston SSDNow V+100 proved superior.
The Kingston V+100 drive performed better than the Samsung 470 Series in random read tests in CrystalMark which use 4 KB and 512 KB blocks.
Summary: From a performance standpoint the Corsair Force F180 was lacking, at least when it came to our test suite. It was at a disadvantage in this regard as we use a large amount of compressed data (JPEGs, MP3s, XVID-encoded AVIs) which negates one of the main advantages of its SandForce controller. This was definitely a factor as replacing the files in our large file copy test with completely uncompressed AVIs, resulted in a 40% speed boost.
Excerpt: One of the biggest surprises we learned at CES 2011 was that Kingston had joined Team SandForce for the SF-2000 Series of products. After CES we learned from Digitimes that Kingston was also moving to acquire a larger stake of controller manufacturer JMicron at the same time. Kingston has been gaining attention for their solid state drive products for the last two years and slowly gaining market share.
Summary: The Kingston V+100 128GB SSD is a much improved version of the V+ drives of an earlier generation and rivals the performance of others in its class. Bundled with a very generous set of accessories and “always on” garbage collection, Kingston has done a nice job to appeal to a wide user base regardless of platform.
Conclusion: Kingston, like many of its competitors, desperately needs a simplified product lineup. On the one hand, Kingston has hedged its bets. With three different controller makers supplying hardware for its six SSDs, Kingston can't go wrong. However, the Toshiba powered SSDNow V+ spans the gamut from mediocre random write speed to chart topping performance in some of our workloads.
Excerpt: There's no such thing as a cheap solid state drive. But you do at least have the choice between merely pricey and downright punitive. The new Kingston SSDNow V+100 256GB falls into the former camp.
Pros: Decent performance, good bundle, If the Toshiba controller is good enough for Apple...
Cons: Beaten by SandForce drives for performance, Cheaper than some SSDs, but not actually cheap
Excerpt: At KitGuru we spend a lot of time testing the latest and greatest components on the market for PC enthusiasts across the globe. But today we have set aside some time for Mac users, namely those who want to make the most out of their machine. Anyone who has looked into buying a new Macbook recently will know that Apple demand hundreds of pounds to install a solid state drive into your system, making it a less than desirable option.
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