Kingston SSDNow V 

Released June, 2009
  • 128 GB
  • 2.5" SATA II
  • 64 MB
5.6 Out of 10

As such, performance isn’t going to be the best in the industry but you should expect an SSD to still outperform most hard drives, especially when it comes to read performance.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)
Kingston also hinted at a twin-pack bundle for those who may want to utilize a RAID 0 configuration to increase performance.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Kingston SSDNow V

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

SSDNow V
5.2
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

SSDNow V
5.1
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

SSDNow V
6.6
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

SSDNow V
5.6
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

5.6

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

SSDNow V
5.6

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Kingston SSDNow V

4K Random Read

SSDNow V
11.53 MB/s
BX200
194.99 MB/s
SSDNow V300
38.7 MB/s

4K Random Write

SSDNow V
5.91 MB/s
BX200
63.61 MB/s
SSDNow V300
33.3 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

SSDNow V
23.4 s
SSDNow V300
8.3 s
HyperX FURY
10.8 s

Avg. Power Consumption

SSDNow V
2.49 Watts
SSDNow V300
1.81 Watts
HyperX FURY
2.54 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

SSDNow V
42.17 ms
BX200
3.93 ms
SSDNow V300
7.51 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

SSDNow V
21.68 ms
BX200
1.27 ms
SSDNow V300
6.46 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the Kingston SSDNow V


8.0
A pair of SNV125-S2s will spew out data at a scarcely believable 383MB/s – much faster than an X25-M.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

While you'll still see a nice performance boost by upgrading from an HDD in Windows and application loading, there are going to be some aspects of your daily use that you may see no change or even a loss in performance due to the writes.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)
Back in the real world, where such trivialities as money actually matter, SSD performance doubts present a real conundrum.
by Tech Radar (May, 2010)
Not much has changed over the the past seven years and enthusiasts are still looking at small, but fast 'boot drives' to run their operating system on.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)

Speed

The bundled Acronis True Image HD software is easy to use but limited in that it only helps you migrate your OS to the new drive.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)
Write performance is admittedly more modest at 113MB/s, but it's still quicker than the Intel drive.
by Tech Radar (May, 2010)
In our game level-load benchmark it's a dead heat, while the RAIDed Kingstons are a couple of clicks quicker in file decompression.
by Tech Radar (May, 2010)

Price

Legit Bottom Line: For those looking to get an SSD but can’t afford the $4+/GB prices of most drives, the Kingston 30GB V Series boot drive is an attractive option due to its pricing which trumps the lackluster writes. You won’t see the performance of the more expensive drives but it should be an overall improvement over most hard drives and won't empty your bank account in the.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)
At the very least, we could pull the trigger on an array of pointlessly pricey solid state drives without caring whether their snappy performance would last longer than a week.
by Tech Radar (May, 2010)
Thanks to the unusually low price for an SSD, however, it offers the tantalising prospect of tag teaming a pair for 55GB's (formatted) worth of mahoosive RAID-powered, solid-state performance.
by Tech Radar (May, 2010)

Capacity

If you turn off the page file or at least reduce it, it will free up space reserved on the drive commensurate with the amount of RAM you have since the OS allocates drive space for it.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)
+ Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and this is not available for data storage.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)
At 30GB in size, the new SNV125-S2 is cutting things fine in terms of capacity.
by Tech Radar (May, 2010)

Throughput

The idea of an SSD boot drive like the Kingston 30GB V Series drive works well of a lot of users who just can’t dump a load of money into a drive but would really like to get rid of the HDD bottleneck in their system.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 128 GB
Cache 64 MB
Interface SATA II
Interface speed 3 Gbit/s
Controller JMicron JMF618
Memory type MLC

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Weight 79 g

manufacturer performance

MTBF 1,000,000 hours
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