Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V+ Series (SNVP325 / SNV325 / SNV225)
Showing 1-10 of 52
22 February 2010
Conclusion: For now the only competitors able to beat
Kingston's V+ in terms of performance are the top end drives from Intel and OCZ
etc. which are only slightly faster in benchmarks (not at all noticeably faster
in real world experience) and cost twice as much.
Excerpt: Since their release, Solid State Disks (SSD’s) have been geared towards enthusiasts. With the ability to offer the user phenomenal read speeds and shockingly fast writes, loading games, pictures, and applications is a breeze.
Kingston second-generation SSDNow V+ 128GB under the spotlight
1 February 2010
Conclusion: We consider any product score above '50%' as a safe buy. The higher the score, the higher the recommendation from HEXUS to buy. Simple, straightforward buying advice. The rating is given in relation to the category the component competes in, therefore the SSD is evaluated with respect to our...
Conclusion: Benchmark Reviews begins our conclusion with a short summary for each of the areas that we rate. The first section is performance, which considers how effective the Kingston SSD Now V+ series performs in operations against direct competitor products.
Pros: Impressive 238/188MBps read/write speed with ATTO, Toshiba T6UG1XBG controller include native TRIM/Garbage Collection, Good enthusiast operational I/O performance, Lightweight compact storage solution, Resistant to extreme shock impact, Up to 512GB of SSD storage capacity, 3-Year Kingston limited...
Cons: Lacks integrated USB Mini-B data connection, Expensive enthusiast-level product, No public firmware updates available
Summary: Final Thoughts
As we have stated earlier in the review this is an update to the already released V+ Series solid state drives form Kingston, a second-generation. So what really is new about these drives? Probably the most important thing that sticks out to most people is Windows 7 TRIM support.
Pros: – Far better write improvement over the original V+ Series drives, – Windows 7 TRIM support, – Available in up to 512GB capacities
Conclusion: Benchmark Reviews begins each conclusion with a short summary for each of the areas we rate. The first is product presentation, which takes packaging into consideration only to the extent that it provides adequate packing material and delivers important consumer information for an informed purchase.
Pros: Impressive 241 MBps read bandwidth with EVEREST, 128MB Cache buffer overcomes 'stuttering' data problem, Very low 0.14 ms random access time, Lightweight compact storage solution, Resistant to extreme shock impact, Up to 256 GB of SSD capacity, 3-Year Kingston limited product warranty, Low power ...
Cons: Unimpressive 150 MBps write bandwidth with EVEREST, Metal case is heavier and less durable than plastic, Poor IOPS performance, Specifications and product documentation are unavailable, Lacks integrated USB 2.0 Mini-B data connection, Expensive enthusiast-level product, No public firmware updates...
Kingston Technology 64GB SSDNow V+ SATA Solid State Drive Review
23 September 2009
Summary: So with all the benchmarks out of the way, the question is, where does this SSD Place on the Food Chain?
The Kingston 64GB SSDNow V+ is obviously much faster than the original Value series in every respect.
Pros: Good performance for the price, Latest controller/firmware cleans itself, Works well with Windows environments
Cons: Self cleaning doesn't work for Linux/OSX environments, No update software from Samsung, Currently, no TRIM support (Yet?)
Conclusion: From the moment we opened up the SSDNow V+ 128GB’s packaging and found a load of goodies waiting for us, we had a special place in our hearts for this drive. Kingston really knows how to treat their customers right and makes them feel like they got their money’s worth from their faith and monetary...
Excerpt: So you've won the lottery and aren't too sure what to spend your money on. We're here to help. Solid State Drives are something all of us should have by now, or at least be at the top of our wish-list, in some form of another.