Kingston 64GB SSDNow V SSD 2.5" SATA-II - Read = 200MB/sec, Write = 110MB/sec - £78.98 @ ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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Was £83.10 the other week. Now £78.98 and free delivery if you select the 5 day option.

Product Description
This is Kingston’s latest generation of SSDNow V series drive giving all the performance gains and power consumption reductions of a new system, at a fraction of the price.
At up to 200 MB/s. the V series offers twice its predecessor’s read speeds, and adds outstanding write speeds of up to 160MB/s (128 GB), 110MB/s (64 GB) and 50MB/s (30 GB). Compatible with any SATA interface-based computer, they can quickly extend the life of an organisation’s systems.
With Windows 7 and TRIM support built in, plus legendary Kingston® reliability, a three-year warranty and 24/7 tech support, they are an excellent low-cost way to improve productivity and reduce downtime. FOR MORE KINGSTON SSD DEALS CLICK HERE

Product Specification
Capacity = 64GB
Form Factor = 2.5”
Read speed = 200MB/sec
Write speed = 110MB/sec
IOPS = Random 4K read: 3,900, Random 4K write: 15
Stand-alone or kit
Interface = SATA I & II
Weight = 81.65 grams (+/- 2 grams)
TRIM Support = Yes
3 Year Warranty
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#1
hhmmmm this or pay extra 40 quid and get a vertex 2em. Decisions hhhmm
#2
good price
#3
live2giveuk
hhmmmm this or pay extra 40 quid and get a vertex 2em. Decisions hhhmm


I've got the vertex 2 - very very good but as you said quite a bit more expense. Depends on the application really.
#4
I will recommend getting a Vertex 2E - prices around £129 (ebuyer) but if you spending already £80 its not a massive difference in price but massive difference in performance

" Read 285MB/s Write 275MB/s" vs Read = 200MB/sec, Write = 110MB/sec
#5
i would think any ssd is fast due to the seek times or am i wrong
#6
Borat
i would think any ssd is fast due to the seek times or am i wrong


Your right but some are faster than others
#7
Borat
i would think any ssd is fast due to the seek times or am i wrong


You want to compare the read and write speeds when looking at hard drives. The higher the number, the faster the drive. In this case, the SSD in the OP has the following:
Read speed = 200MB/sec
Write speed = 110MB/sec

But the Vertex 2E that has been mentioned has the following:
Read speed = 285MB/sec
Write speed = 275MB/sec

So 2 SSD's that have the same storage, but with the Vertex 2E you're paying extra for faster read and write speeds, making the 2E a faster drive.

I hope this is correct information! :P
#8
Borrrrrring... Cold
#9
New intel SSD's are due in a few months, they should be faster and cheaper, i would wait for them.
#10
chrisxuk
Borat
i would think any ssd is fast due to the seek times or am i wrong

You want to compare the read and write speeds when looking at hard drives. The higher the number, the faster the drive. In this case, the SSD in the OP has the following:
Read speed = 200MB/sec
Write speed = 110MB/sec

But the Vertex 2E that has been mentioned has the following:
Read speed = 285MB/sec
Write speed = 275MB/sec

So 2 SSD's that have the same storage, but with the Vertex 2E you're paying extra for faster read and write speeds, making the 2E a faster drive.

I hope this is correct information! :P

Actually, what you really need to look at isn't headline sequential read/write speeds because they're essentially pointless for what will almost certainly be a boot drive. Far more relevant is 4k random read/writes - and of that the READs since this is what your OS will spend most of it's time doing. Hence why Intel drives are so highly regarded and yet seems pants when you look at sequential write speed. Not meant as a criticism against you just simply making people aware of where their money is best spent.
#11
I'm looking for a netbook drive. Won't be writing stuff a lot, but having a faster read time would be great. Shouldn't this be ideal?
1 Like #12
lewiep
I'm looking for a netbook drive. Won't be writing stuff a lot, but having a faster read time would be great. Shouldn't this be ideal?

Yes ideal for a netbook (provided the netbook takes a standard sata drive). The Vertex2 is overkill for a netbook imo.
#13
How does this do in the random 4k tests as compared to a more expensive drive? I can live with lower sustained speeds if it's fast enough elsewhere.
#14
Zoea
How does this do in the random 4k tests as compared to a more expensive drive? I can live with lower sustained speeds if it's fast enough elsewhere.

The Vertex2 is significantly (by several times) better on the random 4k speeds BUT you get what you pay for - the Vertex 2 is £50 or so more expensive. In just about any instance either the Kingston or OCZ Vertex2 will be a huge improvement over a mechanical drive.

Edited By: i87 on Aug 17, 2010 19:29: more facts
#15
£70.63 for a day I believe on the 9th of august. I think price is starting to go down very soon
#16
i bought the Vertex 2 over this due to reviews, Vertex 2 FTW!!!
#17
I am pretty sure my laptop only has SATA I which I believe is limited to a bandwidth of 150MB/sec. So would this be a waste of money? Was initially looking at the OCZ Vertex and Crucial C300, but there seems little point spending the extra if they are not going to be able to reach their full potential. Would I still notice a difference in speed with this over my current 5400rpm hard drive?
#18
brammers247
I am pretty sure my laptop only has SATA I which I believe is limited to a bandwidth of 150MB/sec. So would this be a waste of money? Was initially looking at the OCZ Vertex and Crucial C300, but there seems little point spending the extra if they are not going to be able to reach their full potential. Would I still notice a difference in speed with this over my current 5400rpm hard drive?

OK two points:
1. You would still find the Vertex2 to be better due to its much faster IOS rating.
2. Either would be a big improvement over your hard drive. Even at SATA1 speeds. A 5400rpm hard drive would likely ready at 40-60MB/s so the SSD should in theory ready about double that.
#19
Many thanks for the reply. Think I might take a chance on the Kingston one as it is £50 cheaper. As said it is going to be better than my current hard drive. Can't help but feel getting the Vertex would be wasted on my laptop due to the SATA rating...
#20
brammers247
I am pretty sure my laptop only has SATA I which I believe is limited to a bandwidth of 150MB/sec. So would this be a waste of money? Was initially looking at the OCZ Vertex and Crucial C300, but there seems little point spending the extra if they are not going to be able to reach their full potential. Would I still notice a difference in speed with this over my current 5400rpm hard drive?

I put one of these in my laptop which only has a SATA (not SATA 2) connection, replacing a 5400rpm hard drive and its decreased the boot time for Win7 (to login screen) from 46 seconds to about 20 seconds. The system is generally more responsive overall and it has given a new lease of life to my three and a half year old laptop.
#21
Can these still be RAID'ed ? Does it make a difference?
#22
Fanatastic, that's just what I wanted to hear. I know the Vertex and Crucial are better drives, but for the application I want it for, I think this will do just fine. I am considering one for my desktop too, but would probably get a slightly better drive for it. Will see how I get on with this one first.

I found a review on this drive which gives a good comparison between a stock mechanical drive and this SSD in a notebook. Although not perfect, for the price it sounds like a winner!

http://vr-zone.com/articles/kingston-ssdnow-v-series-64gb-review/8974.html
#23
Logged in to order and apparently Aberdeen has now moved to the Highlands of Scotland, so I have to pay £5.99 for postage. Not impressed! Holding off ordering in protest, although may given in later...
#24
swampsnake
Can these still be RAID'ed ? Does it make a difference?

Yes they can but there isn't much point unless you are using it for mirroring. They are best for a boot drive and keep your data on a hard drive raid setup.
#25
brammers247
Logged in to order and apparently Aberdeen has now moved to the Highlands of Scotland, so I have to pay £5.99 for postage. Not impressed! Holding off ordering in protest, although may given in later...

That's a bit off. Probably down to UPS - they take anything north of Fife as a different zone.
#26
Brilliant!! I was looking at getting the Crucial but that's £110-£120 in places so £80 is a bargin with the free 5 day delievery :) Heat added.
#27
i87
lewiep
I'm looking for a netbook drive. Won't be writing stuff a lot, but having a faster read time would be great. Shouldn't this be ideal?

Yes ideal for a netbook (provided the netbook takes a standard sata drive). The Vertex2 is overkill for a netbook imo.

Thanks.

It's this one I am getting:
http://www.oyyy.co.uk/product.php/111096/samsung-nb30-mini-notebook-pc-np-nb30-ka01uk
#28
Would these be compatible with a dell mini 9? I've searched online, and found conflicting advice. As far as I know the mini 9 takes SSD and there are no problems with 64gb drives.
#29
Bought. Nice one.
#30
swampsnake
Can these still be RAID'ed ? Does it make a difference?


yes it makes a big diff in desktop performance but most raid controllers take 15-=30 secs to initialise the bios so increasing the time before boot begins, raid striped is best for gaming.
#31
Sequential read/write shouldn't make a difference with solid state drives surely? They have algorithms on the drives to write data randomly across the drive so as to spread the wear of the memory. As it isn't mechanical there shouldn't be any difference if the data is sequential or randomly dispersed... there is no mechanical seek time involved.
#32
bingohighway
Sequential read/write shouldn't make a difference with solid state drives surely? They have algorithms on the drives to write data randomly across the drive so as to spread the wear of the memory. As it isn't mechanical there shouldn't be any difference if the data is sequential or randomly dispersed... there is no mechanical seek time involved.


i think its more down to how fast the controller, the efficiency of the wear levelling algorithm plus of course individual cell response times.
1 Like #33
Defacto
Would these be compatible with a dell mini 9? I've searched online, and found conflicting advice. As far as I know the mini 9 takes SSD and there are no problems with 64gb drives.

No because there is no space inside for any 2.5 drive in the Dell Mini 9. The Mini 9 uses a PCI-e card SSD's
like one of these :- 16GB PCI-e SSD and upgrade guide here :- Dell Mini 9 SSD upgrade

Edited By: src on Aug 18, 2010 11:24: typo and edit
#34
Buying an SSD is the best possible upgrade you can make to a laptop or netbook.
#35
now £78.98 only 3p difference
#36
Easy2BCheesy
Buying an SSD is the best possible upgrade you can make to a laptop or netbook.
I think a stripper would top an SSD as an upgrade to one's laptop... :p
#37
good deal! 3 year warranty is nice also! i would take this ova the vertex 2 purely on a value basis. if the vertex 2 dropped to £110 at most then it would be appealing but IMO this is the best SSD u can get right now on price vs perfromance terms. just my opinion tho. im still holding out for like a 96gb + SSD for like £50 next summer :D!!
#38
Updated the first post with the latest pricing.
#39
If you had a Sata 1 laptop would you not get a similarish performance increase (compared to SSD) by simply upgrading to a SATA 2 mechanical HDD = cheaper and more capacity?
Just wondering...I just put swopped out the 60gb SATA 1 drive in my daughters Dell for a £35 250GB SATA 2 7200rpm drive and the improvement is substantial.
#40
SenorFunkyPants
If you had a Sata 1 laptop would you not get a similarish performance increase (compared to SSD) by simply upgrading to a SATA 2 mechanical HDD = cheaper and more capacity?
Just wondering...I just put swopped out the 60gb SATA 1 drive in my daughters Dell for a £35 250GB SATA 2 7200rpm drive and the improvement is substantial.


ssd would give you a substantial improvement over the 250gb sata2 7200rpm drive

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