Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB Review

HD Tach, IO Meter and ATTO

Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB

HD Tach

Smoother than Jims car after an afternoon with the wax. Both the 8MB and 32MB results give very good results across the board, even beating Kingstons claims.

Sequential Read 8MB                                               Sequential Read 32MB

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IO Meter

IO Meter is a new test to us and we're still working on how to present its results in the most useful manner. However the important thing to note is that using a small 4KB chunk read and write test the results mirror those above. This will become important below, and in the Crystal Disk Mark later.

Read 4KB chunks                                                    Write 4KB chunks

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ATTO Disk Benchmark demonstrates the solidity of the results from the SSD Now V+. The moment we get to 64KB chunks, and above, the V+ is rock solid all the way through to 8MB.

Below 64KB though, we have a slight curiosity. Even given our knowledge that small data sizes always lead to a much slower transfer rate than the larger chunks, these are still very slow transfers. We'd expect something more in the 60MB/s bracket than 11.

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Most Recent Comments

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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