Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review

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Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:13 am

Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review

Kingston Digital recently began shipping the next generation of its most cost-effective SSDNow V Series solid-state drive, the Kingston SSDNow V300. This drive series is powered by the LSI SandForce SF-2281 Flash Storage Processor (FSP) that has been customized for Kingston, and optimized for industry-leading 19nm NAND Flash memory to deliver sequential read and write speeds of up to 450MB/s. Read on to see how this drive performs on our storage drive test system!

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Even though the read/write specifications by Kingston show 450MB/s performance for each, we were able to blow that out of the water on the ATTO benchmark by hitting speeds close to 100MB/s higher. However, we know that benchmark represents the best case scenario, especially for SandForce drives. When we moved to the benchmarks that use incompressible data we saw write speeds at sub 200MB/s and the read speeds meeting specification. Again, this is expected with the SF-2281 controller and represents some of the worst case scenarios. The true performance lies somewhere in between which is why we run our real world tests that showed the V300 to be no slouch against some of the best drives on the market...


Article Title: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2097/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $109.99 shipped for the bare drive
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Re: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review

Postby Kaos Kid » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:59 pm

Damn, now that I have a taste I can't wait to get this! Hopefully it is on the way and will be here soon.
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Re: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review

Postby FZ1 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:01 pm

You order one?
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Re: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:46 pm

we gave them away in last months forum contest
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Re: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review

Postby FZ1 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:00 pm

AH...didn't pay attention to who the winners were.
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Re: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review

Postby Kaos Kid » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:17 pm

...and since this will be my first SSD I'm sure I will have a TON of questions :lol:
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Re: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review

Postby rrplay » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:25 pm

very nice review and was really surprised to see how well the SSDNOW V300 performs. Sure look forward to getting my paws on that desktop kit, it sure looks very easy to it up.
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Re: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review

Postby amdcrankitup » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:32 pm

rrplay wrote:very nice review and was really surprised to see how well the SSDNOW V300 performs. Sure look forward to getting my paws on that desktop kit, it sure looks very easy to it up.



Looks like you going to have to post pictures and benches too! Let us all see what you got! Congrats and looking forward to your pictures and personal review too! LOL Enjoy
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