Kingston 128GB V+ Series SNV325-S2 SSD Review

A place to give your thoughts on our reviews!

Kingston 128GB V+ Series SNV325-S2 SSD Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:30 am

Kingston announced the SSDNow V+ series of SSDs on August 10, 2009 and aimed the product at mainstream consumers who wanted to switch over from a hard drive to a solid-state drive. Legit Reviews did a review on the 256GB V+ series SSD last fall and found it to be using all Samsung components and was an overall solid performing mainstream drive. Kingston announced their second generation of V+ series SSDs yesterday and we have spent the past several weeks playing around with one of these new drives. What has Kingston done differently with their second generation of V+ series drives? Well, for starters they have moved over to a Toshiba controller with Toshiba MLC NAND Flash. The drive also features Windows 7 TRIM support right out of the box, is available in higher capacities and is said to be speedier overall with improved read/write speeds.

Image

Kingston Technology's second generation of their SSDNow V+ Series of SSDs performed very well and was stutter free no matter what the task was that we threw at it on the desktop or in our notebook. The Kingston SSDNow V+ was said to have sequential read speeds of up to 230MB/sec. and write speeds of up to 180MB/sec. We were able to meet or exceed those rated speeds when using benchmarks like ATTO.



Article Title: Kingston 128GB V+ Series SNV325-S2 SSD Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1197/1/
Find us on Facebook to discover the faces behind the names!
Follow Me on Twitter!
User avatar
Apoptosis
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 32986
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2003 8:45 pm
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Re: Kingston 128GB V+ Series SNV325-S2 SSD Review

Postby gwolfman » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:13 pm

Hmmm, odd behavior. Looks like it might be too expensive though. We'll see.
gwolfman
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
 
Posts: 662
Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:57 am
Location: USA

Re: Kingston 128GB V+ Series SNV325-S2 SSD Review

Postby Wwhat » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:02 pm

I don't quite see how you can seriously argue desktop use doesn't require 4K reads so much, desktop use is actually more small files, like icons and ini's and what not.
Although since they are small I guess slower speed isn't so much the issue as fast access times are.
In that light, a comparative test of how fast windows starts would be of interest too with SSD's, it reflects one of the things users generally rave about most (which shows it's experienced as a notable thing), and is a good reflection of the actual read performance in use.
Wwhat
Legit User
Legit User
 
Posts: 13
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:09 am

Re: Kingston 128GB V+ Series SNV325-S2 SSD Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:12 pm

Wwhat wrote:I don't quite see how you can seriously argue desktop use doesn't require 4K reads so much, desktop use is actually more small files, like icons and ini's and what not.
Although since they are small I guess slower speed isn't so much the issue as fast access times are.
In that light, a comparative test of how fast windows starts would be of interest too with SSD's, it reflects one of the things users generally rave about most (which shows it's experienced as a notable thing), and is a good reflection of the actual read performance in use.


I see what you are saying. Let me go back over that and see if I can explain that a little better.

As for the comparative test on how fast windows starts. We are going to start doing that in the future. ;)
Find us on Facebook to discover the faces behind the names!
Follow Me on Twitter!
User avatar
Apoptosis
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 32986
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2003 8:45 pm
Location: St. Louis, Missouri


Return to Legit Reviews Review Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests