Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB Review

SSD Now V+ Up Close

Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB

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Today we have quite a pleasant surprise as Kingston have send us the full retain version of the SSD Now V+. Often we get the bare drive in some form of packaging so it's nice to get all the bells and whistles.

The box itself is very clean with the Kingston mascot head on one side and all the important information on the other.

Inside we have a marvel of compact design. Only an inch high and the size of a CD we are surprised at how much Kingston fit into the box.

Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB     Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB  

We have the drive itself. A CD containing Acronis True Image software. A SATA to Molex adaptor. A SATA and USB cable. Two mounting brackets to allow the drive to be inserted into a 3.5" bay and a caddy should you wish to use it via the USB. Definitely a comprehensive package.

Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB     Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB  

The V+ itself comes in the anti-static bag that all memory products come in and needs to be handled remembering that it's basically an enormous, and more complex, memory module. The housing is a textured aluminium that's finished in a very nice gun metal colour that suits most cases it'll find itself in.

Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB     Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB  

As befits something costing the average of a fortnights full-time wage, the USB caddy is very well engineered with the SATA to USB mount fitting both easily, and snugly. There is nothing worse than either having to ram something in and fear breaking it, or have to find alternative methods to keep things tight. None of that is an issue with the Kingston.

Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB     Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB

With the lid in place it's very swish indeed. Onwards.

Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB

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15-09-2010, 10:08:40

At the end of last year we looked at the 64GB V+ and found it a superb SSD choice. How does its big brother fare at the end of 2010?

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15-09-2010, 13:55:58

I really can't understand why the SSD are so expensive because there isn't a huge demand on them unless they are excluded from the law of supply & demand.


16-09-2010, 04:54:14


The fact that this is so fast, and it's basically memory, is also something that you have to keep in mind when you look at the pricing. Sure compared to a HDD it's expensive, but try and buy 256GB of super-fast DDR3 and see how much it is in comparison.

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