Solid State Drives are one of the most desirable upgrades for modern PC users. No matter what your hardware preferences are, or even what the main use of your system is for, pretty much everyone wants a Solid State Drive to power their system with.
Unfortunately the major stumbling block has always been the enormously steep price point that even the lowest end SSD comes in at. To purchase a tiny, slow, SSD for about twice the price of an enormous standard hard-drive is a decision that almost nobody makes, and certainly few who do so are satisfied.
The problem then lies in that to purchase a high-performing, sensible capacity drive needs a large outlay of cash, something most of us either haven't got to hand or would prefer to spend on something that has a more obviously visible improvement such as a graphics card or a beefier processor.
However, here at OC3D we consider an upgrade to an SSD to be about the most important upgrade you can make. Kingston agree and have given us their SSDNow V+ 64GB to test. Have they hit the price/performance sweet spot we all desire?
Kingston Technology are one of the most important names in the PC world. They employ over 4000 people throughout the world and provide over 2000 different memory products that support every electronic device that supports memory. With over $4 billion in sales last year they are at the forefront of memory technology.
If you have been living under a rock for the last 20 years and are wondering why the fanfare, Kingston started in 1987 by inventing the Single In-Line Memory Module (SIMM) from which all Memory modules since have been based. So the simple nature of our memory installations these days is wholly thanks to them.
Today we are looking at their entrant into the mid to high end Solid State marketplace with the SSDNow V+ 64GB. Enough preamble, on with the show.