Product on Review: Kingston SSDNow V+ 128GB
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Kingston
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® 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.|
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 - 85°C
Operating temperatures 0 - 70°C
Dimensions 69.85 x 100 x 9.5 mm
Weight 84 gram
PCMARK® 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