SSDNow V+ Overview
Just like most solid state drives available the SSDNow V+ drive comes in the 2.5-inch form factor. Don’t worry though Kingston does sell a bundle kit of this drive that does have 2.5-inch brackets that will allow you to mount the drive in a 3.5-inch bay. Also the drive will connect easily to the normal SATA power and data connectors you are used to using. The front of the drive has the Kingston logo on it and lists the capacity, nothing special here.
Flipping the drive over it is completely blank. You can see the 4 hex bolts that allow you to open the drive up. The drive itself is very lightweight compared to some of the other solid state drive we have reviewed in the past.
Opening the drive is easy just remove the 4 hex bolts on the bottom of the drive. To our surprise Kingston has the PCB facing down so we really could not take a look at the internal components of the drive.
From what Kingston tells us the SSDNow V+ drive is a 100% Kingston-branded drive. They have worked with Toshiba extensively on the controller and the NAND.
Jan 27, 2015 0