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Kingston SSDNow V200 128GB Review

airman    -   August 16, 2012
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Conclusion:

The results are rather all over the board with this SSD. Start up/shut down is very quick and the PCMark Vantage tests show more real world figures. Pairing this with the inherent reliability of Kingston products (especially with this drive geared towards consumers), you get a reasonably quick and reliable SSD for a good price. However, the asynchronous memory gives the drive a little bit of a disadvantage in the low-level synthetic benchmarks. However, the asynchronous memory saves costs, which can in turn allow for a more inexpensive drive.

I'm seeing these pop up on the web at around $100 a piece — a very worthy upgrade to essentially double your computer's loading rate, even in a laptop. However, for those wanting the absolute fastest in every category, it might be more suited for you to look at synchronous memory equipped drives. However, for an inexpensive upgrade to a desktop or laptop it will make a very large difference in day-to-day performance of that system.

 

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • Consumer-class reliability

 

Cons:

  • Only rated to 300MB/s
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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Testing: Setup
  4. Testing: HDTune 4.60
  5. Testing: HD Tach, SiSoft Sandra
  6. Testing: Crystal Disk Mark
  7. Testing: ATTO
  8. Testing: AS SSD
  9. Testing: IO Meter
  10. Testing: PCMark Vantage
  11. Testing: Startup & Shutdown
  12. Conclusion
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