Conclusion: When first compiling the initial announcement of the Kingston SSDNow V310 SSD a few weeks back, our staff looked at one another and simply asked “What have they been smoking?” The MSRP was unbelievably high with IOPS unbelievably low. It caused quite a stir, that of which Kingston really didn’t need at that point and time. And then we took a closer look.
Excerpt: Solid State drives are definitely one of the hottest computer products in the market now. And every day it just feels like they are getting more affordable for consumers to buy them. As we all know with technology and time, products that were once expensive are much cheaper after a period of time. Not only are they cheaper, but they work a lot faster and better than their previous models.
Kingston SSDNow E50 Enterprise SSD Review (240GB) – Little Brother to the Popular SSDNow E100
4 November 2013
Conclusion: Random performance is a mixed bag. Synthetic read performance, across the board, is worst than the competition. Write performance with compressible data is excellent and easily beat the S3500 from Intel. Random data, on the other hand, causes the E50 to trail the S3500 by a wide margin. But, when our tests turned to mixed workloads in our server profile tests, the E50 held its own when read/writes were involved.
Conclusion: Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below: I therefore give the ‘Very Good’ rating to the Kingston V+ 200. “You may comment on this review below. Also, feel free to post inour SSD forum if you have other SSD related questions or content you want to share with thecommunity.
Pros: Excellent operation as a system drive., Excellent sequential read/write speeds on sequential data, Very good access times., SATA 6Gbps support., External case and cloning software included in the package., TRIM support under Windows 7., Fast operating system start-up and shutdown times., 3 year warranty.
Kingston 200GB SSDNow E100 Enterprise SSD Review – Kingston Gets Back to the Enterprise
21 November 2012
Conclusion: With all of the SandForce-powered drives on the market, it sure is easy to get lost in the crowd. Kingston differentiates the E100 with power-loss-protection, a SF-2582 controller, and some 30,000 PE cycle Toshiba Toggle. The only box lacking a check-mark is the one next to “5 Year Warranty”. Despite the premium pricing and endurance, Kingston has deemed that 36 months of warranty coverage is enough.
Summary: The Kingston SSDNow E100 aims to fill an increasingly competitive entry enterprise space. This market segment is being flooded by a variety of MLC and eMLC SSDs in a land grab to earn key enterprise accounts with a mainstream and budget-friendly SSD. To Kingston's credit, they're offering a robust SSD for this category, complete with capacitors for data protection in the event of power loss and thermal pads for transferring NAND and controller heat into the metal case.
Pros: Sturdy metal chassis with attention to thermals, Offers an edge in performance over other SandForce-based eMLC SSDs, Includes power loss data protection, Most attractive pricing in the enterprise eMLC market
Cons: Shorter than normal warranty, Gains in performane may come at a cost of lowered endurance
Summary: At a street price of Rs.10,000, the Kingston V+ 200 is a quite an expensive proposition for just 90GB. We recommend you put in a little more and pick up their HyperX series of SSDs. You can get the 120GB HyperX SSD, which has the Synchronous NAND flash for about Rs.12,500. The performance will no doubt be better than the V+ 200.
Conclusion: Force 3 is simply “okay” to me. SSDNow v+ 200 90GB is little bit better overall to consider over Force 3, but HyperX 3K looks sweet that many hardware end users would be tempted to purchase. So it all comes down to pricing of the drive and people’s experience with service. This is the pricing for SSDNow V+ 200 90GB desktop upgrade kit: 90GB Standalone Kit: Compare it now with HyperX 3K’s standalone kit: Kingston HyperX 3K 90GB Standalone Kit: Do you need the desktop...
Excerpt: The V+ 200 is offered in several different size variations including: 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB. The drive takes advantage of a SandForce SF-2281 controller that has made a big name for itself over the past year and a half. And if you have been in the market for a SSD you should that the SF-2281 controller is capable of reproducing some really nice data transfer number which we will talk about in the review.
Kingston SSDNow V+200 vs Zalman F-Series 60 GB SSD Review
14 June 2012
Summary: We can see from our tests that the Zalman F-Series offers a slightly better level of performance than the Kingston SSDNow V+200 in most cases.
Despite the two drives having almost identical hardware inside, we found the Zalman F-Series to perform better when dealing with incompressible data than the Kingston V+200. On all of the incompressible data tests in CrystalDiskMark, the Zalman F-Series showed significant performance advantages over the Kingston V+200.