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.
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.
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”.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 HyperX 3K 240GB and SSDNow V+200 240GB Review
25 May 2012
Summary: Although the HyperX 3K outpaced the original HyperX in virtually all of our tests, we should note that we're using data recorded from last year as we no longer have the drive. In other words, it's possible that when loaded with the latest firmware, the HyperX may deliver the same performance as the...
Conclusion: TRIM Performance: While SSDs offer many benefits, there are some downsides to using flash memory. One of the biggest issues people run into is performance degradation. Over time, an SSD will run out of fresh blocks and will have to write over data the file system has marked as deleted.
Pros: Available in 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities, SandForce SF-2281 processor with DuraClass, DuraWrite and RAISE technologies, Excellent sequential read and write speeds, SATA 6Gb/s interface, Supports SMART, TRIM and Garbage Collection, Available as stand-alone drive or as part of an ...
Cons: Considerably slower with incompressible data, Asynchronous NAND flash