Kingston SSDNow V+ 128GB SSD Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅12-10-10
Introduction

Product on Review: Kingston SSDNow V+ 128GB
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Kingston
MSRP: ฃ215



With prices slowly dropping on SSDs, never has there been a better time to invest in a rapid storage device for your windows boot drive. Being lower in capacity compared to the traditional hard drive has meant that many abstain from investing in 30-60GB for their boot drive which is understandable. But since 100GB+ is now available at a much more affordable price, there is a keen attraction to making the move.

Incorporating the Toshiba internals (SNVP325-S2) this drive is the 2nd generation supporting TRIM . So there is no need to flash firmware to get TRIM support, it comes as standard on this 128GB unit I am reviewing today. The V+ series boasts some speedy performance gains over the original V series of SSD using MLC NAND Flash and a claim of 1,000,000 hours MTBF (mean time before failure) which translates to 114 years just in case you wanted to try and out live the Guinness World record holder.



Kingston's Take:
Kingstonฎ introduces the new SSDNow V+ solid-state drive to help consumers and organisations of all sizes enhance the performance and lifecycle of computers that have a Serial ATA (SATA) interface. Faster and more reliable than a standard hard disk drive, SSDNow V+ is now available in 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB capacities.


Specifications
• Sequential Read Throughput — 230MB/s
• Sequential Write Throughput — 180MB/s
• Form Factor — 2.5"
• Interface — SATA 1.5 Gb/sec. and 3.0 Gb/sec
• Capacity — 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB
• Storage temperatures — -40 - 85ฐC
• Operating temperatures — 0 - 70ฐC
• Dimensions — 69.85 x 100 x 9.5 mm
• Weight — 84 gram
• PCMARKฎ HDD 2005 Score — 64 GB — 38,177
128 GB — 38,065
256 GB — 38,272
512 GB — 37,974
• Vibration operating — 2.17G
• Vibration non-operating — 20G
• Power specs — 2.6 W - active / 0.15W Idle
• Life expectancy — 1,000,000 Hrs mean time before failure
• Operating shock — 1500G

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