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Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 64GB review

Alan Lu
26 Aug 2010
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
125
inc VAT

The 64GB V+'s consistently quick performance and reasonable price make it a good value SSD and perfect as a boot drive.

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Specifications

64GB sata solid state disk

We've reviewed previous SSDs from Kingston. Although they were fast, they were also very expensive. We therefore weren't expecting much from Kingston's keenly priced 64GB V+ SSD, but the results of our benchmarks surprised us.

The V+ excelled in our large files tests, writing them at just over 121MB/s and reading them at 151.1MB/s. It was also very quick at writing small files, doing so at just over 100MB/s. The only disappointment was its speeds reading small files. At 64.6MB/s, it's slower than the fastest SSDs we've seen, but it's still faster than many internal hard disks. Despite the relative sluggishness of its speeds reading small files, it still managed to load our challenging Crysis level in just 26 seconds which is very quick.

Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 64GB

Included in the box are all the accessories you're likely to need. There's a copy of Acronis True Image cloning software and a USB enclosure so you can copy the contents of your existing hard disk to the V+. The program can even be used to securely wipe your existing disk if you're going to dispose of it. Once you're ready to fit it inside your PC, a mounting bracket as well as the necessary SATA power and data cables are included. If it all sounds a bit daunting, a well-illustrated PDF manual is included on the software disc.

The Kingston 64GB V+ SSD is a great all-round disk with consistently good performance at a reasonable price. The useful set of accessories, well-chosen for upgraders, is another plus. It's a great boot drive and wins a Best Buy award.

Basic Specifications

Rating*****
AwardBest Buy

Storage

Capacity64GB
Formatted capacity59.6GB
Price per gigabyte£1.95
InterfaceSATA II
Power connectorSATA
Cache128MB
Seek timeN/A
Bearing technologyN/A
Noise (in normal use)N/A

Buying Information

Price£125
Warrantythree years RTB
Supplierhttp://www.kikatek.co.uk
Detailswww.kingston.com

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