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Re: LR Turns 10 - 10 Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Giveaway

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:41 pm
by Augestflex
Congrats on the new drive!

Re: LR Turns 10 - 10 Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Giveaway

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:08 am
by Aoshi
Looks awesome! I'm jealous!

Re: LR Turns 10 - 10 Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Giveaway

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:44 pm
by brickman61
I received my V300 a few days ago. It's my first SSD, I can't wait to see how much faster it is than my Seagate 500GB HDD. Hopefully I'll have some time to install it this weekend.

Thanks again LR and Kingston! :supz:

Re: LR Turns 10 - 10 Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Giveaway

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:03 pm
by Kaos Kid
I got mine last week and finally got to install Win7 on it. So far Win7 loads faster than it did on my SATA II drive, but I've not installed everything I normally have yet. Currently loading Comodo, Malwarebytes, Peerblock, and the Ralink adapter for internet in under a minute. I still have to read up on it to see if there is something else I need to do pertaining to an SSD, I only formatted it and cloned my previous install using the included wizard but didn't really do anything else so if there is proprietary software I would still need to install that. I've been struggling with constant disconnects on that damned router I got last month so a lot of time has been wasted on it that could have been used more productively.

Thanks again Kingston and Legit Reviews for a great prize that I couldn't afford to get otherwise!


Here is a screenie of a crystalmark I ran, my speeds were VASTLY slower than Joe's in his review, possibly due to the Z77 test system whereas I'm using a long in the tooth B555 BE/4cores @ 3.2Ghz, 4Ghz of DDR3-1600 memory on a 785G board.


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Re: LR Turns 10 - 10 Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Giveaway

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:16 pm
by Apoptosis
yeah, it will be a tad lower with an OS on it. For example I used the V300 120GB SSD in my Mini-ITX build guide here - http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2096/1/

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It was getting 440MB/s read and 172MB/s write with the OS in CDM. In ATTO it was showing 550MB/s read and 530MB/s write.

Looking at your scores it looks like you are on an older platform with a SATA II interface to boot... That will really kill performance. Now you can see that old AMD 785G board is really holding you back!

Re: LR Turns 10 - 10 Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Giveaway

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:47 pm
by FZ1
Apoptosis wrote:Looking at your scores it looks like you are on an older platform with a SATA II interface to boot... That will really kill performance. Now you can see that old AMD 785G board is really holding you back!

^^this

Re: LR Turns 10 - 10 Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Giveaway

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:42 pm
by Major_A
Also keep in mind that the results in CrystalDiskMark depend on the data set used. See the attached picture.

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Re: LR Turns 10 - 10 Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Giveaway

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:25 pm
by Kaos Kid
FZ1 wrote:
Apoptosis wrote:Looking at your scores it looks like you are on an older platform with a SATA II interface to boot... That will really kill performance. Now you can see that old AMD 785G board is really holding you back!

^^this


Yeah looks like I need to have a massive extra parts selloff so I can get a newer platform. I was so hyped to upgrade my upstairs all purpose box that I forgot it wouldn't take advantage of SATAIII/6Gbs. My downstairs ASUS 890GX box with the 1100Tx6 does, but it is only used for videditing. If I would have been thinking ahead back then I would have gotten a mATX board for the Thuban, then I could move it upstairs but upstairs has no room for a full ATX tower--I still have the Fractal Design Case I won in the box, haven't been able to use or sell it--maybe time for a deep discount? ;)

Re: LR Turns 10 - 10 Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Giveaway

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:56 pm
by slugbug
Any updates on a possible redraw?

Re: LR Turns 10 - 10 Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Giveaway

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:40 pm
by altereDad
slugbug wrote:Any updates on a possible redraw?


Got a feeling others responded already.

Re: LR Turns 10 - 10 Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Giveaway

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:20 pm
by Augestflex
I'm looking at updating to a new MB, stuck with SATA II transfer speeds myself. Nice to see the scores though!!