Reviews and Problems with Kingston SSDNow V - Series (SNV425-S2 / SNV125-S2)
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Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2 128GB
10 October 2010
Summary: The Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2 series is all about value, though having said that they do not fare too badly in terms of performance either. Although we did find some weaknesses when running synthetic benchmark applications such as random small writes, we were not able to replicate this in...
Kingston SSDNow V-Series 30GB Solid State Boot Drive Review
8 March 2010
Summary: Final Thoughts
The biggest thing that is holding many people back from getting solid state drives is the cost. No one wants to spend $700 for a 256GB solid state drive when you can get 1TB SATA drive for around $100.
Pros: – Great price for people to get their hands on a SSD, – Performs as advertised, – The desktop bundle has everything you need to install the drive, – Supports Windows 7 TRIM
Kingston SSDNow V Series (2nd Gen) 128GB SSD Review - JMicron JMF618 Makes an Appearance!
17 February 2010
Excerpt: Kingston's 'V Series' of SSD's has gone through a few iterations over the past year. It started out with 64 and 128 GB JMicron 602B drives. After some time, a 40GB model was added, this time with a stripped down version of the Intel G2 controller .
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 SSDNow V 40GB Boot Drive SSD performs in operations against direct competitor products.
Pros: Very good 197 MBps read bandwidth with ATTO Benchmark, 2nd-generation Intel PC29AS21BA0 SSD controller boosts IOPS, Very low 0.16 ms random access time, Outstanding total-package value, Resistant to extreme shock impact, Lightweight compact storage solution, 3-Year Kingston limited product warran...
Cons: Unimpressive 47 MBps write bandwidth with ATTO Benchmark, Metal case is heavier and less durable than plastic, Low 40GB storage capacity, Lacks integrated USB 2.0 Mini-B data connection, No public firmware updates available
Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive Desktop Upgrade Bundle
29 October 2009
Conclusion: The Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot drive is a cost effective way to increase the overall performance of your system. This drive has very fast read speeds which will allow your system to boot and shut down faster and overall increase access performance of your system.
Pros: Very fast read speeds, Everything included in bundle, Low cost, Fairly easy installation
Cons: Slow write speeds, Can be time consuming when moving files and folders
Conclusion: As a single performance drive for use in a desktop system it’s a miss then, although it’ll undoubtedly be a lot more tempting for laptop or netbook users. £80 is a reasonable ask and on these mobile platforms where sequential write performance isn’t so important, and the V Series 40GB does still...
Conclusion: What are SSDs? NO... it's not a disease! SSD stands for Solid State Drive. It's a computer hard drive that comes in a 2.5" form factor, however there are NO moving parts. Most SSDs are shock-proof and offer much longer life than standard mechanical hard drives (with moving/spinning parts).