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Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 128GB Solid State Drive
Author: Steven Kean
Manufacturer: Kingston
Source: Kingston
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March 10, 2010

Kingston is a name that people may think of when discussing memory. They have many years of experience in developing high quality system memory and flash memory devices, and they have now become a serious player in the solid state drive (SSD) market, as well. They offer SSDs for a variety of budgets and performance levels, but gained a good deal of attention with their value (SSDNow V and V+ Series) drives. This review is going to focus on a newer product in the V+ Series, the 128GB SSDNow V+ Series Performance Upgrade Kit.

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The promotional image above shows the 128GB drive included in this Kingston SSDNow V+ Performance Upgrade Kit. In addition to the MLC NAND flash based solid state drive (available in several capacities up to 512GB), you get a variety of accessories to make setup a snap.

Before taking a closer look at the sample provided for review, let's take a look at some published information taken from the official product page on the Kingston website.

Features:

» Innovative - Uses MLC NAND flash memory components.
» Silent - Runs silent and cool with no moving mechanical parts.
» Shock Proof - No moving mechanical parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions.
» Supports TRIM - Enhances device wear leveling by eliminating merge operation for all deleted data
» S.M.A.R.T. Functions - Supported
» Guaranteed - 3 year legendary Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support

Specifications:

» Capacity - 128GB
» Storage temperatures - -40 - 85°C
» Operating temperatures - 0 - 70°C
» Dimensions - 69.85 x 100 x 9.5 mm
» Weight - 84 grams
» Vibration operating - 2.7G (7-800Hz)
» Vibration non-operating - 20G (20-2000Hz)
» Sequential Read Throughput - 230MB/s
» Sequential Write Throughput - 180MB/s
» Form Factor - 2.5"
» Interface - SATA 1.5 Gb/sec. and 3.0 Gb/sec
» Power specs - 3.5 W - 4.2 W - active / 0.065 W - 0.075 W Idle
» Life expectancy** - 1,000,000 Hrs mean time before failure
» Operating shock - 1500G

Bundle Kit Includes:

» SSDNow drive
» Hard drive cloning software and installation guide CD
» USB-to-mini-USB Cable 2.5"
» SATA Enclosure with accompanying USB cable
» Serial ATA data cable
» 4-pin Molex to Serial ATA power adapter cable
» Brackets w/screws for 2.5" to 3.5" conversion

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