Kingston SSDNow V+ 64GB

Technical Specifications and Test System

Technical Specifications and data-sheet
The Kingston SSDNow V+ series come with a three-year warranty and 24/7 technical support.
The Data sheet taken directly from the Kingston webpage, viewable here are :
Features :
o Innovative – Uses MLC NAND flash memory components.
o Silent – Runs silent and cool with no moving mechanical parts.
o Shock Proof – No moving mechanical parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions.
o Supports S.M.A.R.T. – Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology tells the user when a drive is about to fail
o Guaranteed – 3 year legendary Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support
Data-sheet and Technical Specifications :
o Sequential Read Throughput – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB - 220MB/s
o Sequential Write Throughput – 64GB - 140MB/s, 128GB - 170MB/s, 256GB - 180MB/s
o Form Factor – 2.5"
o Interface – SATA 1.5 Gb/sec. and 3.0 Gb/sec
o Capacity* – 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
o Storage temperatures — -40 - 85°C
o Operating temperatures — 0 ~ 70°C
o Dimensions — 69.85 x 100 x 9.5 mm
o Weight — 84 gram
o IOPS** (Input and Output Operations Per Second) —
   Random 4K read: 6300 IOPS
   Random 4K write: 64GB = 84 IOPS
   Random 4K write: 128GB = 158 IOPS
   Random 4K write: 256GB = 291 IOPS
o Vibration operating — 2.7G
o Vibration non-operating — 20G
o Power specs — 2.6 W - active / 0.15W Idle
o Life expectancy** — 1,000,000 Hrs mean time before failure
o Operating shock — 1500G
So far, nothing particularly earth shattering and about on par with other offerings using the Samsung combination.
Test Setup
For the battery of tests we're running today we're using an i7 system to ensure that the other parts of the PC can provide the data as swiftly as possible. We're also be comparing results against a Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, to see if the speed increase is sufficient that the reasonable pricing makes it worth the jump to SSD.
CPU : Intel Core i7 920 @ 3GHz
Motherboard : Biostar T-Power X58A using the A13 BIOS dated 13/10/09
RAM : 6GB Corsair Dominator GT @ 1600MHz
GPU : ASUS 4870X2
OS : Windows 7 64 Bit
Drives : Kingston SSDNow V+ 64GB. Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB
Click on for the first of the synthetic benchmarks.
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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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