Author: Bob Buskirk
- System Overview & Testing Procedures
- Testing - HD Tune Pro
- Testing – ATTO Disk Benchmark & CrystalDiskMark
- Testing – Anvil & AS SSD
- Final Thoughts
Solid State Drives are becoming the more cost effective upgrade to the traditional home computer. Adding a solid state drive will speed up Windows boot up time, will allow your applications to load faster and make data transfers much easier. Today we are taking a look at Kingston’s latest solid state drive, the SSDNow V300. This drive boasts sequential read and write speeds of 450MB/s, which is about 7-10 times faster than your traditional hard drive. The V300 is also Kingston’s first drive to use Toshiba’s 19nm NAND flash memory. Kingston is aiming the V300 at consumers who want to get the most for their money. Read on as we take a look…
Fast — 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard drive
High Quality — features an LSI® SandForce® controller customized for Kingston
Reliable — with no moving parts, solid-state drives are less likely to fail than standard hard drives
Economical design optimized to make migrating to an SSD more affordable
Convenient — all-in-one kits with all the components for easy installation
Multiple capacities — to fit your workload
Guaranteed — three-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability
The SSDNow V300 comes in Kingston’s typical packaging. On the front of the box there is a photo of the drive and some information on the drive. It lets us know this is the desktop upgrade kit. The drive does come in a standalone and laptop upgrade kit as well. On the back of the box there are steps to get your drive up and running and a list of everything that comes inside.
Getting everything out you have the SSDNow V300 drive, software CD, installation DVD, SATA to Molex power adapter, SATA cable and 3.5-inch to 2.5-inch drive adapters. This is the first time I’ve seen an installation video come with a hard drive.
To give you a good idea of how the SSDNow V300 comes and for a brief overview check out our unboxing and overview video.