Kingston SSDNow V-Plus 200 

Released January, 2012
  • 240 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
6.5 Out of 10

Those looking for top notch performance should look towards Kingston's HyperX drive which really smokes.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2012)
Kingston has introduced their SSDNow V+200 line that's specifically marketed to enterprise/business customers for consistent, reliable performance.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2012)

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Kingston SSDNow V-Plus 200

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

SSDNow V-Plus 200
5.7
840 EVO
6.6
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

SSDNow V-Plus 200
6.7
840 EVO
6.9
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

SSDNow V-Plus 200
7.8
840 EVO
7.9
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

SSDNow V-Plus 200
6.3
840 EVO
6.7
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

6.5

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

SSDNow V-Plus 200
6.5
840 EVO
6.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Kingston SSDNow V-Plus 200

4K Random Read

SSDNow V-Plus 200
98.34 MB/s
840 EVO
318.8 MB/s
Samsung 840
303.68 MB/s

4K Random Write

SSDNow V-Plus 200
92.81 MB/s
SSDNow V300
33.3 MB/s
BX200
63.61 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

SSDNow V-Plus 200
7.8 s
HyperX
11.6 s
840 EVO
9.3 s

Avg. Power Consumption

SSDNow V-Plus 200
2.5 Watts
Samsung 840
1.69 Watts
SSDNow V300
1.81 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

SSDNow V-Plus 200
2.69 ms
SSDNow V300
7.51 ms
BX200
3.93 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

SSDNow V-Plus 200
2.54 ms
SSDNow V300
6.46 ms
840 EVO
0.78 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the Kingston SSDNow V-Plus 200


7.0
The 8GB difference between this total and the stated capacity accounts for firmware, overprovisioning, and other features the drive needs to work; after formatting the drive, you have about 112GB of usable space.

8.0
Although the SSDNow V+200 uses a SandForce controller like all the other drives test here, bar the Crucial drive (Marvell), it suffers against the rest of the drives as it's the only one using slower asynchronous NAND whereas the others use a mix of faster synchronous or Toggle NAND.

Overall

7.9 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

As such, manufacturers are continually pumping out new drives that push the performance ceilings trying to gain the top performer crown.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2012)
So it’s easy to understand the appeal of something like Kingston’s SSDNow V+200 upgrade system, which gives you everything you need to copy data from the spinning hard drive in your desktop or laptop to a solid-state drive (SSD) that will offer vastly improved performance and reliability.
by PCMag (Feb, 2012)
You're not losing much in the performance stakes, so it offers a relatively cost-effective way of hitting high SSD capacities.
by Tech Radar (Jun, 2012)

Speed

The drive supports 6Gbps SATA III, but if you install the drive in the enclosure and use that on the road, you have to contend with older and slower USB 2.0 rather than the zippier USB 3.0 that’s been gaining ground over the last year or so.
by PCMag (Feb, 2012)
Benchmark Results: As with the AS-SSD benchmark, CrystalDiskMark throws incompressible data at the drive which slows things down a bit.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2012)
On the incompressible data benchmarks, things slowed considerably which is typical of SandForce drives and even more pronounced in drives featuring asynchronous NAND which is noticeably slower in many benchmarks.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2012)

Price

Asynchronous NAND is more cost effective and allows Kingston to offer the drives at a more attractive price point.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2012)
Having said that, with retail prices of around £430 (around $670), this V+200 480GB drive still manages to break the magical £1 per GB barrier by a fair old margin.
by Tech Radar (Jun, 2012)
Only the sequential read speed of the Kingston drive is significantly off the pace compared with the much more expensive Intel 480GB drive.
by Tech Radar (Jun, 2012)

Interface

For the Kingston SSDNow V+200, the readout on CrystalDiskInfo 4.1.3 shows that both NCQ and S.M.A.R.T. are enabled, as well as TRIM and the interface is confirmed at SATA 6Gbps.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2012)
In terms of performance, we were able to best the rated specifications of 535MB/s reads and 480MB/s writes in the ATTO benchmark with 552MB/s reads and a hair under 515MB/s writes on the SATA III interface.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2012)
Along with the 2.5-inch drive itself, you get a DVD containing drive cloning software, a mounting bracket for use in a desktop computer, an internal SATA transfer cable, an adapter for converting a four-pin Molex cable into a SATA power cable, and, perhaps best of all, an external enclosure (complete with USB 2.0 data cable) that will let you take the drive with you wherever you go.
by PCMag (Feb, 2012)

Power

It provides an external USB enclosure (unfortunately USB 2.0 only), a mounting bracket to fit the drive in a 3.5-inch drive bay, SATA data and power cables and cloning software.
by Tech Radar (Jun, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 240 GB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller SandForce 2281
Memory type MLC

manufacturer performance

MTBF 1,000,000 hours

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Thickness 10 mm
Weight 90 g
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