Kingston SSDNow V+ 64GB

Synthetics continued

Benchmarks continued..
Crystal Disk Mark
The final synthetic we're going to look at is Crystal Disk Mark 2.2. Unlike our previous benchmarks this can run multiple data sets of a user-defined size. To ensure that the SSDNow V+ was put under the best possible strain five runs using 500MB data were run.
Firstly the sequential tests. Once again these show a fantastic level of read performance, although not as high as the tests on the previous page, and equally impressive writing performance. It's common that the read performances of drives are around the manufacturers claims, because people like the massive number than the read can produce. But it's rare to see a company consistently underestimate their writing performance. As the small size of the drive means it is best suited as an Operating System drive rather than data storage, write speed is equally important.

As we move down the scale towards the 512K test, it is clear that we are starting to reach the tipping point of SSD technology. They are always much faster than standard HDDs, but once you reach the smaller file sizes they start to slow down.
Finally the very small 4K size test results. These are much slower than any of the tests on the previous page led us to expect, and repeated runs and tweaking didn't improve matters. The speed of both the Kingston drive on test today and the Samsung drive being compared were much lower than anticipated, and so these results are more for completions sake as no other testing gave such an anomalous result.
Excluding the anomalous Crystal Mark 4K result, it's obvious that despite the smaller price tag than its contemporaries, the Kingston SSDNow V+ hasn't cut any corners or lacks for any ability.
Hopefully these speeds will translate to actual usage.
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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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