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Kingston 96GB V+100 SSD - £105.00 @ Ebuyer

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5y, 7m agoFound 5 years, 7 months ago
Great price for a solid (no pun !) unit, very close to the 'nominally magic' £1/GB

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Product Description
Kingston's SSDNow V+100 solid-state drives dramatically improve performance with impressive speeds. It makes any user more productive by speeding up boot times and application loads while removing hard drive crashes and other drive failures.

SSDNow V+100 are ideal for demanding corporate environments and for system builders and integrators. It uses a standard SATA interface but unlike a regular hard drive, it's built with no moving parts. It provides durability and reliability to meet the needs of professionals in the office or on the road. Business travelers in any industry will appreciate its performance gains, as will medical professionals, software developers, video editors, designers, IT workers and law enforcement officials.

SSDNow V+100 feature an independent garbage collection function that maintains a system at optimum performance level. This is especially important for systems running on Windows XP, which doesn't feature TRIM, and it will also help organizations extend the software cycle on their systems, delaying upgrades of operating systems and compatible applications.

(thx to Peter Parker on Hexus)
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4 Likes #1
I was kind of tempted when I saw this, I'd love to have a Solid State drive, but looking at reviews (http://www.storagereview.com/kingston_ssdnow_v100_review_96gb to name one) this drive comes bottom or nearly bottom on all the tests.

Don't get me wrong, this is still going to be an improvement over traditional HDDs, and if you want to give a laptop a boost in performance and battery life this is a great price per GB for an SSD, but it's easily bested by quite a few other Solid drives out there now if you're a power user.

Still voted hot for the value.
#2
Looks good to me - ordered - many thanks
#3
I have this drive (well, the 120GB version) in my Macbook and it's been great. The performance improvement was very noticable.

About the reviews - the other drives are faster in many tests but for instance a 90GB F90 drive is almost half the price again on top of the V100+.
#4
I agree totally Robpow, this drive is very cost effective, and I'm pretty sure anyone would see an improvement over normal HDD performance.
#5
When its 128gb for this price i'll bite for an upgrade, till then i'll made do with my 30GB one :)
#6
I have the 64gb version of this, its just gone back to ebuyer for replacement, it died with no warning, the most annoying thing is I now have to reinstall Win7 etc again as I didnt do a backup.....

:(
2 Likes #7
Although this drive isn't mentioned, you may want to be aware of an update that was released recently:
http://www.kitguru.net/components/ssd-drives/zardon/kingston-update-v100-firmware-to-stop-boot-failure/

Description:
We have discovered a technical issue with our SSDNow V100 which could result in drive failure. While we have observed this issue in only a small percentage of drives, Kingston strongly recommends that a firmware update be applied to all V100 drives to prevent possible failure.

The firmware update to fix the technical issue is available via Kingston Technical Support. As with any firmware update, we recommend that you back up your data prior to applying the firmware revision.
http://www.kingston.com/support/ssdnow/v100_firmware.asp
#8
Good drive tbh, have it as a boot drive and notice a lot of difference you don't need more than 64gb in a boot drive tbh but 96 isn't bad and this is a good deal, also Kingston's customer service is excellent
#9
I agree that this drive is not one of the fastest, but comfortably middle-of-the-road and most likely a notable improvement over HDD.
For me, I have been looking for some time for a cost-effective but still 'proper' performance increase SSD to replace my 74GB Raptor.....methinks this hits the mark ?
#10
Would this drive be able to replace a normal 2.5" HDD without any problems? Just wondering as I've heard some motherboards are not compatible with SSDs
#11
hdizzle
Would this drive be able to replace a normal 2.5" HDD without any problems? Just wondering as I've heard some motherboards are not compatible with SSDs

Should be able to to and ssd are compatiable with all modern motherboards but if they have got 6gb's Sata connections then it will slow the SSD as it won't be running at its full speed.
#12
These are my specs, any idea if an SSD would work to its full potential?

fmgod
hdizzle
Would this drive be able to replace a normal 2.5" HDD without any problems? Just wondering as I've heard some motherboards are not compatible with SSDs


Should be able to to and ssd are compatiable with all modern motherboards but if they have got 6gb's Sata connections then it will slow the SSD as it won't be running at its full speed.
#13
Doesn't state the motherboard there

Tbh you should notice a difference even if you can't get the 6GB P/S, also less noise etc
#14
not the best in market but still good price for an SSD. voted HOT!
#15
The motherboard is on there, its a Samsung R519/R719. Listed here.

fmgod
Doesn't state the motherboard there

Tbh you should notice a difference even if you can't get the 6GB P/S, also less noise etc



Edited By: hdizzle on Apr 28, 2011 15:51
#16
Same here but both the original and replacement both died on me. Went for a Corsair F60 and never looked back. Also just built one at work with an OCZ Vertex 2 and it's very quick. Boots into Windows 7 in 15 seconds.

jugglerb
I have the 64gb version of this, its just gone back to ebuyer for replacement, it died with no warning, the most annoying thing is I now have to reinstall Win7 etc again as I didnt do a backup.....

:(
#17
Still way to expensive imo, HDD are just fine until prices come down to about £40 for a 128gig. Think i'll be waiting awhile though :P

Edited By: VoON on Apr 28, 2011 17:06
#18
VoON, wouldn't we all love that :)

I think you will be watiing a while because the trend at the moment will not be to continue lowering prices of these first and second generation SSDs, but to move on and keep replacing them with faster and larger models. By the time a 128GB would be worth £80, the next fastest chip, or 256gb will start coming down in price. I think SSDs will be a premium option for a few years yet.
#19
jacksonliam
When its 128gb for this price i'll bite for an upgrade, till then i'll made do with my 30GB one :)

What sort of price do the smaller capacity ones go for?
3 Likes #20
RiTSo
jacksonliam
When its 128gb for this price i'll bite for an upgrade, till then i'll made do with my 30GB one :)

What sort of price do the smaller capacity ones go for?

Could you not just look up previous price on HUKD or on the web yourself? :S
#21
RiTSo
jacksonliam
When its 128gb for this price i'll bite for an upgrade, till then i'll made do with my 30GB one :)
What sort of price do the smaller capacity ones go for?

Watch out as the smaller SSDs are usually slower than the larger models as they have fewer memory channels.
#22
I don't know what to buy - this or a faster smaller one.

It's a luxury purchase anyway really as the PC is not heavily used.
#23
Hmm I don't know whether to plump for 2 of these or 2 750gb 7,200 seagate momentus drives anyone know if SSD drives benefit much from running in RAID 0?
#24
wastedcolumbo
Hmm I don't know whether to plump for 2 of these or 2 750gb 7,200 seagate momentus drives anyone know if SSD drives benefit much from running in RAID 0?

surely a proper ssd and hhd combo be better?
#25
There is no point having more then having one SSD in my view, just run one as a boot drive and for vital programs then use a HDD as a storage devices.
#26
brilly
wastedcolumbo
Hmm I don't know whether to plump for 2 of these or 2 750gb 7,200 seagate momentus drives anyone know if SSD drives benefit much from running in RAID 0?

surely a proper ssd and hhd combo be better?



Yeha but I have a RAID 0 controller in my laptop and it's just a shame to let it go to waste....
I might be able to live with 2 7,200 rpm drives, my laptop doesn't take that long to boot up, it just locks up sometimes for a few seconds while the HDD is being accessed it really ruins the immersion when I am running a game.
1 Like #27
raggets
I don't know what to buy - this or a faster smaller one.

It's a luxury purchase anyway really as the PC is not heavily used.


Well if space isn't an issue and its just for a fast os + basic programs drive then Intel will have a 20gb version of its 320 series SSD drive (Larsen Creek) available in the near future (when the Z68 chipset is released). While it's been released to take advantage of the Z68 hybrid drive technology (think momentus xt controller built into chipset ) it is just a small fast SSD.

As the 40gb drive is £70 they expect the 20gb will be around £45 which while is not as cheap per GB as some will offer good performance in a small drive for a relatively low price.
#28
GAVINLEWISHUKD

Well if space isn't an issue and its just for a fast os + basic programs drive then Intel will have a 20gb version of its 320 series SSD drive (Larsen Creek) available in the near future (when the Z68 chipset is released). While it's been released to take advantage of the Z68 hybrid drive technology (think momentus xt controller built into chipset ) it is just a small fast SSD.

As the 40gb drive is £70 they expect the 20gb will be around £45 which while is not as cheap per GB as some will offer good performance in a small drive for a relatively low price.


Cheers, gone for a Corsair 60Gb after reading a few reviews for this Kingson. Reckon if I want the SSD experience I'm as well going for a fast yin.
#29
Very very tempted.
#30
Price dropped to £103.95, so I went for it :)
#31
TehJumpingJawa
Price dropped to £103.95, so I went for it :)

I bought it yesterday and I still dont see a price of 103.95??
#32
£106 now
#33
Guess I was just lucky!



Item: Kingston 96GB V+100 2.5" SATA-II SSD - Read 230MB/s Write 180MB/s
Qty: 1Cost: 86.62


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Shipping method: FREEat:£0.00
Delivery: Order will be delivered no later than Wed 11th May 2011

Subtotal: 86.62
VAT total: 17.33
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Total: 103.95
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#34
£103.09 at this precise moment in time; 9 remaining in stock.
#35
Mine finally arrived....
They sat on the order for 5 days, and then sent it next day courier 0_o
Why they didn't send it asap I'll never know; it certainly cost them just as much as it would have if i'd chosen the premium delivery service.

Regardless, now done a fresh windows install & the drive is performing perfectly.
As far as effective single-purchases go, I think this is about as good as it felt moving from software rendering to my Voodoo 1.
Very happy!
#36
TehJumpingJawa
Mine finally arrived....
They sat on the order for 5 days, and then sent it next day courier 0_o
Why they didn't send it asap I'll never know; it certainly cost them just as much as it would have if i'd chosen the premium delivery service.


My thoughts exactly.

I have alienware M17x with dual HDD's. Got this one as boot drive and 1TB recently bought drive as 2nd hdd. Previously had 320GB 7200RPM in raid 0.

I didnt notice much performance difference. Boot times are somewhat similar. I havent even begun installing lots of applications. Need to observe more.
#37
wastedcolumbo
Hmm I don't know whether to plump for 2 of these or 2 750gb 7,200 seagate momentus drives anyone know if SSD drives benefit much from running in RAID 0?


Exactly what I thought and bought this instead and paired it up with Samsung 1TB 5400RPM drive. I can assure you, you will see better performance with the raid setup and the good thing is all of your data will be running at high speed. It would cost a lot cheaper as well.

See my post here

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