Kingston 128GB SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2 Gen 2 SSD Review

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Kingston 128GB SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2 Gen 2 SSD Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:41 am

Kingston 128GB SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2 Gen 2 SSD Review

Last July, Legit Reviews had a go at Kingston's first generation SSDNow V Series SSD and awarded it the Legit Reviews Value Award. Just six short months later, the second generation of this entry-level SSD is on our test bench - but will it earn similar honors? The new Kingston SSDNow V Series is said to offer higher performance than its predecessor and supports Windows 7 TRIM functionality!

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Article Title: Kingston 128GB SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2 Gen 2 SSD Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1237/1/
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Re: Kingston 128GB SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2 Gen 2 SSD Review

Postby czesiu » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:06 am

Hello,

Could you make an additional simple test, that is checking how many seconds would it take to save a big file (from fast source) using Windows explorer?
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Re: Kingston 128GB SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2 Gen 2 SSD Review

Postby FZ1 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:20 pm

I can do that...I am currently traveling but will test it with teracopy when I get back.
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Re: Kingston 128GB SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2 Gen 2 SSD Review

Postby FZ1 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:31 pm

1GB file from my Torqx to the Kingston - 15.865 seconds!
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Re: Kingston 128GB SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2 Gen 2 SSD Review

Postby czesiu » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:43 pm

Thanks!

65MB/s...
Shouldn't this be closer to reported value of 140-190?
Other SSDs seem to slow down outside synthetic benchmarks too?
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Re: Kingston 128GB SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2 Gen 2 SSD Review

Postby FZ1 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:56 pm

It all depends on how the OS is writing the files. If you look at the ATTO bench scores, the 8K writes are around 65MB/s. The page file size of the NAND is 8k so it may be writing in 8k blocks and hence the speed we see.
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Re: Kingston 128GB SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2 Gen 2 SSD Review

Postby ashrack » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:37 am

I am seriously considering buying this drive. Which costs 245€ for a PC bundle. Even though I am a PC enthusiast I still need a lot of persuasion in order to shell out that kind of money for a new disk. Since I keep saying to myself that I can live with the current HDD, and the prices will get cheaper over the time, ...

MY machine is a MSI K9A2 CF, Athlon X3 720 @ 3500 MHz, 6GB RAM, 320GB WDC 7200RPM, Win 7 x64 Ultimate.

1. What kind of improvements can I expect from this drive compared to the current HDD?
2. Is this the right time to buy a SSD or should I wait a bit more?
4. All the people who own this drive, please give me your insight?
5. If I buy this drive, then I intend to use it for at least 3 years. It's speed will not degrade over time, since it has TRIM, right?
6. thx for the great review. Would also like to view some real word testing when compared to a traditional 7200RPM HDD.
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