Kingston SSDNow V+ 64GB


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
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.
SSDNow V+ 64GB
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.
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Most Recent Comments

03-12-2009, 23:45:26

Very nice review mate, after reading;

"Luckily you aren't the type who want the quick answer otherwise you'd have skipped on to the conclusion", I decided to continue reading as I am the kind of person referred to that skips on !

I do agree that an SSD is the best performance upgrade for a PC, however the price is still way too high and unfortunately it doesn't look like it will be dropping soon. That said, I know I will have one/three soon ! Good job.Quote

04-12-2009, 04:33:19

damn tempting for Red October Mk2... really want something a bit bigger, but £130 for a fast as hell drive is tempting, and I imagine 64gb is enough for Windows 7 and a handful of games... damn you, I want this now!

Still, those write speeds are very impressive, anyone know how much the 128Gb model costs?Quote

07-12-2009, 06:14:27

Mr. Smith
Nice review VB of a decent budget drive, it would deffo make a nice boot drive

I'm managing to resist buying anything until the new year becasue I think once the sata3 ssd's arrive the sata2 tech should drop in price.Quote

07-12-2009, 08:54:36

going on for £120... is that the same drive?

Cause if it is I might just buy one, or get Santa to get me oneQuote

07-12-2009, 10:33:45

Mr. Smith
Originally Posted by name='GavX'
going on for £120... is that the same drive?

Cause if it is I might just buy one, or get Santa to get me one
I don't think it is... The reviewed drive is the V+... That is the V and it looks slower...Quote

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