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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Most Recent Comments

15-09-2010, 13:55:58

silenthill
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.

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16-09-2010, 04:54:14

VonBlade

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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16-09-2010, 05:34:22

AMDFTW
i guess thats a good comparison to look at,as yes ite is basicly mem modulesQuote

16-09-2010, 12:07:42

steve30x
I hope SSD's start getting cheaper soon. I know its basically memory but at their current price its not a good choice to buy an SSD. I am waiting for SSD's to become affordable to upgrade.Quote

16-09-2010, 12:36:30

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by steve30x View Post

I hope SSD's start getting cheaper soon. I know its basically memory but at their current price its not a good choice to buy an SSD. I am waiting for SSD's to become affordable to upgrade.
Really depends on the size, imho any enthusiast spending big money on a GPU and CPU should have a SSD, just depends how big you want it.

Ive actually got one of these drives in my own rig, I had to stop at 256 because the missus would have been eating poridge for a month if Id got the 512 I wanted! Perhaps I should have done this review eh Veebs, you lucky bugger

As with all new tech prices will fall in the end. But there will always be something new(er) to take the expensive slot for us all to moan about Quote
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