Kingston SSDNow V+ Series (Rev 2.0) 128GB SSD Review
31 January 2010
Summary: So, how does the Kingston SSDNow 128GB V+ Series Revision 2 SSD do versus much stronger competition? It does great against its predecessor and if all else is the same, and you're picking one up, make sure it is the Version 2. However, the Toshiba controller onboard just isn't up to scrapping with the Indilinx controller inside the slightly more premium priced Patriot Memory TorqX 128GB drive.
Pros: Toshiba Controller is a welcomed update, Faster than its predecessor, Price is about $50 cheaper than the competition, Still performs well at 50% capacity, Improves Boot times significantly as usual
Cons: SSDs are still generally an expensive upgrade but this one is a little cheaper than the rest
Kingston SSDnow V-Series 128GB Solid State Hard Drive Review
25 June 2009
Summary: So the question is, do we need a Kingston SSDnow V-Series...now? The answer to the question depends on what purpose an SSD fulfills. If you need the drive for a special purpose and performance, then even this value oriented 128GB model will suffice as your primary OS drive.
Ultimately, professional and power enthusiasts who have programs that can greatly benefit from SSD performance would be more than happy seeing their load times drop and productivity increase.
Pros: Faster sustained performance than hard drives, Perfectly silent during operations, 1ms response times, Lighter, far more compact than hard drives, Twice as many fit in a case, Great for laptops, Best value for cost
Cons: Limited capacities for the cost, Could use matching brackets, Slower than SATA II on small data blocks
Excerpt: 6 Flares 6 Flares × Today we are going to look at the Kingston SSDNow V+200 480 GB solid state drive. This is aimed at those users who require a high capacity solid state drive but don’t want to pay a premium for the performance offered by a HyperX drive. It features the SandForce SF-2281 controller which should enable some impressive performance figures. We’re excited to see how it fares in our tests.
Excerpt: 4 Flares 4 Flares × The Solid State market has been thriving in the last six months. Part of this growth has been caused by the Thailand floods which raised the prices of mechanical drives. If you are in the market for a new Solid State drive, but only have £100 to spend then the product we are reviewing today will be of interest.
Conclusion: While I would have been ready to call this a bog standard SSD with middling performance, when you take into consideration the price tag it completely changes what the Kingston SSDNow is. It’s not the boring looking performance drive it appears to be, but a fantastic entry level SSD. Most budget solid state disks are of around 60GB capacity, which isn’t enough for most mainstream users, especially when they cost upwards of £100 anyway.
Pros: Good performance, keeps pace with more expensive drives, Price is reasonable, Good capacity
Recensione: Kinsgton SSDnow V+ 200 da 120GB, l'economia dalla buona efficienza
14 March 2012
Conclusion: In sostanza per il Kingston V+ 200 valgono le medesime considerazioni già fatte per l'Agility 3. È un disco molto interessante per la classe mainstream che offre ottime prestazioni nell'uso generico, mentre diventa meno indicato per chi gestisce prevalentemente file audio/video. Vi invito inoltre a non farvi "ingannare" dai bassi risultati di Disk Speed Test, secondo i quali questa unità sarebbe equiparabile ad un modello SATAII.