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Kingston SSDNow V+100 256GB Upgrade Bundle review

Is this cheaper SSD still worth the price premium?

Box fresh SSDs are all very well, but they don't stay that way for long. Before testing, we give every SSD a going over by first installing a full copy of Windows 7 and then filling it to the brim with data. With early SSDs, this often exposed long-term performance problems. Happily, the latest SSDs take this sort of abuse in their stride.

Size

Formatted capacity – GB, bigger is better
OCZ IBIS HSDL 240GB: 223GB
Samsung SSD 470 Series 256GB: 238GB
Kingston SSDNow V+100 256GB: 238GB

Synthetic drive performance

ATTO Sequential read – MB/s, bigger is better
OCZ IBIS HSDL 240GB: 834MB/s
Samsung SSD 470 Series 256GB: 267MB/s
Kingston SSDNow V+100 256GB: 207MB/s

Synthetic drive performance

ATTO Sequential write – MB/s, bigger is better
OCZ IBIS HSDL 240GB: 700MB/s
Samsung SSD 470 Series 256GB: 261MB/s
Kingston SSDNow V+100 256GB: 189MB/s

Synthetic drive performance

HDTach Burst rate – MB/s, bigger is better
OCZ IBIS HSDL 240GB: 184MB/s
Samsung SSD 470 Series 256GB: 216MB/s
Kingston SSDNow V+100 256GB: 193MB/s

Synthetic drive performance

AS SSD 4k random reads – MB/s, bigger is better
OCZ IBIS HSDL 240GB: 24.75MB/s
Samsung SSD 470 Series 256GB: 11.89MB/s
Kingston SSDNow V+100 256GB: 12.76MB/s

Synthetic drive performance

AS SSD 4k random writes – MB/s, bigger is better
OCZ IBIS HSDL 240GB: 53.05MB/s
Samsung SSD 470 Series 256GB: 34.14MB/s
Kingston SSDNow V+100 256GB: 34.82MB/s

Synthetic drive performance

AS SSD 4k 64-thread random reads – MBs/second, bigger is better
OCZ IBIS HSDL 240GB: 417.94MB/s
Samsung SSD 470 Series 256GB: 117.56MB/s
Kingston SSDNow V+100 256GB – 16.30MB/s

Synthetic drive performance

AS SSD 4k 64-thread random writes – MB/s, bigger is better
OCZ IBIS HSDL 240GB: 289.38MB/s
Samsung SSD 470 Series 256GB: 42.35MB/s
Kingston SSDNow V+100 256GB: 35.39MB/s

Application performance

File decompression – Time taken, lower is better
OCZ IBIS HSDL 240GB: 29 seconds
Samsung SSD 470 Series 256GB: 32 seconds
Kingston SSDNow V+100 256GB: 32 seconds

File transfer performance

Copy 4.5GB file – Time taken, lower is better
OCZ IBIS HSDL 240GB: 25 seconds
Samsung SSD 470 Series 256GB: 43 seconds
Kingston SSDNow V+100 256GB: 62 seconds

Tech Specs

Product TypeSolid State Drive
Product FamilySSDNow
Drive InterfaceSATA
Drive Width2.5"
Drive Interface StandardSATA/300
Brand NameKingston
Drive TypeInternal
Storage Capacity256 GB
Maximum Read Transfer Rate230 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate180 MBps
Height9.5 mm
Width69.9 mm
Depth100 mm
ManufacturerKingston Technology Company
Product ModelSVP100S2B/256GR
Product NameSSDNow V+100 SVP100S2B/256GR MLC Solid State Drive
Package TypeRetail
Product LineSSDNow
Manufacturer Part NumberSVP100S2B/256GR
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.kingston.com
Marketing Information

SSDNow V+100 are ideal for demanding corporate environments and for system builders and integrators. It uses a standard SATA interface but unlike a regular hard drive, it's built with no moving parts. It provides durability and reliability to meet the needs of professionals in the office or on the road. Business travellers in any industry will appreciate its performance gains, as will medical professionals, software developers, video editors, designers, IT workers and law enforcement officials.

Packaged Quantity1
Package Contents
  • SSDNow V+100 SVP100S2B/256GR Solid State Drive
  • Installation Guide CD
  • 2.5 "SATA Enclosure
  • USB-To-Mini-USB Data Cable
  • Cable Serial ATA
  • 4-pin Molex To Serial ATA Power Adapter Cable
  • Brackets with Screws For 2.5" to 3.5" Conversion
Limited Warranty3 Year
Weight (Approximate)128 g