Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB Review

HD Tune and Everest

Kingston SSD Now V+ 256GB

HD Tune Pro

Now and again we mention about how flat a graph is. Normally it's akin to the write graph you can see on the right here. But let's stop a moment and have a look at the read graph on the left.

Seriously, is that the flattest graph it's possible to have? Barring a little spurt as the test began, it is flatter than a pancake, made in the Netherlands, imported to the Fens, run over by a steamroller and then ironed. Consistency almost doesn't do it justice.

Write speeds are, understandably, not quite as smooth as the read speeds. Although not much would be. Nonetheless there aren't any major troughs and it is all within 10mb/s or so.

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Everest Ultimate

In keeping with the smoothness we see above, the Everest Ultimate read test also gives us a very flat, albeit oddly purple, graph.

When we compare it to the current OC3D champion, the Corsair Nova, we see that although the Nova is faster, there is a marked fluctuation in performance. The Kingston is like a train, it just keeps ploughing onwards.

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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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