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 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...
Summary: We have to change some of our thinking when looking at a drive designed and marketed towards business users. The workload is quite a bit different than what enthusiasts put their drives through.
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.
Pros: Includes upgrade kit and cloning software, Fast speeds, Competitive pricing, Three year warranty