Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V+200 - series (SVP200S37A / SVP200S3B7A)
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Kingston V+ 200 240GB SSD Review (5)
23 January 2013
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 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.
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB and SSDNow V+200 240GB Review
25 May 2012
Conclusion: 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 newer drive. Regardless, the HyperX 3K was certainly impressive, generally matching the performance of Intel's 520 Series .
Pros: Excellent performance, good value at $1.16 per gigabyte. Solid performance for an asynchronous SSD.
Cons: Still carries a small premium over competing SSDs. No more reliable than the HyperX 3K, yet it's much slower and pricier.
Summary: The Kingston V+ 200 shows the performance numbers of what is typical of a SandForce powered solid state drive. Much of the time we saw the V+ 200 number were pretty constant across the board. Some times we are so focused on the peak and valleys of the performance charts, we forgot that isn't the most important detail. And what else amazed us was the fact the drive still performed well with all the self encrypting it is performing.
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. This procedure is very complicated and can slow an SSD's write speeds considerably. To address this problem, most manufacturers have added TRIM support to their SSDs.
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 upgrade kit, Self-encrypting drive technology, Well constructed design, Reasonably priced, 3 year warranty
Cons: Considerably slower with incompressible data, Asynchronous NAND flash
Excerpt: Since launching the HyperX SSD several months ago, Kingston has taken a liking to SandForce's SF-2281 controller. With the HyperX and HyperX 3K SSDs available at the high-end for enthusiasts, Kingston is now working the controller into their mainstream and business class SKUs as well.
Review of Kingston SSDNow V+200 120GB SATA III 2.5” SSD
29 March 2012
Conclusion: The Kingston SSDNow V+200 Drive is a worthy performer as it is close in performance to the enthusiast branded Kingston HyperX SSD. While there are some performance tradeoffs you may notice them unless running side by side with an enthusiast SSD. Kingston has recently priced their SSD models to be competitive in this increasing crowded market.
Pros: Includes upgrade kit and cloning software, Fast speeds, Competitive pricing, Three year warranty
Kingston SSDNow V+200 Enterprise 120GB Solid State Drive Review
19 March 2012
Summary: At present, the Kingston 120GB SSDNow V+200 is the fastest asynchronous SSD available. We hope that other companies rise to the occasion as well so that more consumers can enjoy the benefits of SSDs. Its performance falls more towards the premium SSD side without the cost to match. And, it offers the best comprehensive upgrade bundle of any SSD. Users get everything needed to get started on any desktop or laptop.