Kingston SSD V100 64GB SATA2 2.5inch £77 / Or Desktop Bundle for £80.99 (Possible next day) @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Great price - includes delivery

Furthermore, it seems amazon are offering free Amazon prime 1 month trials again. Which means you can get it next day, like me.

I've purchased the desktop bundle, as i needed the mounting bracket.

Great performing SSD, definitely the cheapest price with next day delivery if you are given the prime option.
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#2
Ebuyer has them for the same price. Hot though.
#3
tommo111
Ebuyer has them for the same price. Hot though.

Yerp.

Listed the Amazon one due to the possibility of free next day delivery with Prime

I had a 1 month prime trial when it first came out - today i noticed that it's been offered to me again, is listed as one of the delivery options. So i'm assuming that this should be the same for most.
#4
In reality, how does this stack up against the slightly more expensive Crucial, OCZ and Corsair offerings? Is it worth spending ~£10 less on this one?
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http://www.ssdreview.com/ssd-review/compare/ocz-vertex-2-e-120gb-25-inch-123,crucial-realssd-c300-64gb-0002,kingston-ssdnow-v-100-64gb-25-inch-d100811a/conclusion.html

Both the C300 and Vertex are better drives - real world though - you aren't going to notice a hell heap of difference. Since SSD of this size aren't typically used as storage, more a medium speed up the OS or applications.
#6
spritey
http://www.ssdreview.com/ssd-review/compare/ocz-vertex-2-e-120gb-25-inch-123,crucial-realssd-c300-64gb-0002,kingston-ssdnow-v-100-64gb-25-inch-d100811a/conclusion.html

Both the C300 and Vertex are better drives - real world though - you aren't going to notice a hell heap of difference. Since SSD of this size aren't typically used as storage, more a medium speed up the OS or applications.


There is some difference. The link you posted suggest installing Photoshop CS4 will take nearly 3 times more of waiting than Vertex and C300.

For just 10 quid, go for crucial/ocz.

Just realized they tested a vertex 120GB so it is a slightly unfair comparison. You can get [email protected] for 85 delivered. It worth the extra 8 quid.

Edited By: ciro on Feb 23, 2011 15:20
#7
Kingston SSD V100 64GB

Sequential read throughput:
250MB/sec

Sequential write throughput:
145MB/sec

PCMARK® Vantage HDD Suite Score+:
19,932
#8
My 2p.

I almost got one of the Kingston's a couple of weeks ago, till I saw the write speeds, which are very poor compared to the OCZ Vertex, so I bought a Vertex instead from Dabs (cheapest at the time) and with quidco too.

OK its £10 more, comes with a 3.5" bracket (which I know the desktop bundle does too), but significantly faster and a history of firmware updates regularly.
It is worth noting the Vertx is 60GB not the 64GB of the Kingston though.
#9
There are still a lot of reasons to save the £10. I'm interested in a fast drive for a mame (games) box and possibly one to speed up an old mac (limited to 100MB/s) with a sata to ATA converter. Any kind of dedicated media box would also hardly benefit, if at all, from faster write speeds.

For my main computer I did pay the extra for a better sandforce drive though.



Edited By: pubjoe on Feb 23, 2011 16:29: Stupidity
#10
i bought amazon prime a few years ago and they forgot to stop it. off topic but i remembered as i read the description
#11
Amazon Prime one month trial kicks in every 13 months. It won't appear for people who used it more recently than that.
banned#12
I agree that your better off spending the money on an OCZ or Crucial. These Kingston drives always receive poor reviews and are poorly supported with updates. If it was a £30, £40 difference then ok but for £8 more, go with the Crucial.
#13
MajorCockUp
i bought amazon prime a few years ago and they forgot to stop it. off topic but i remembered as i read the description

Erm ... doesn't Prime carry on unless you cancel it (i.e. its you that needs to cancel it, and not Amazon).

Are you sure that Amazon hasn't charged you for it?


Edited By: wightmad on Feb 23, 2011 19:14
#14
i also got the vertex 2 the other day, and i'm not sure how these stack up against mine, but boot time is like 12-13 seconds from starting windows to desktop and opening programs like office and cs5 is next to instant. Payed 89.99 at the time, they gone up by a fiver now.
#15
See - i personally wouldn't go for the Vertex 2.. For one reason... Over provisioning and 25nm.

They've recently moved over to it, resulting in the formatted space being 51.2GB... There is also no way to tell the difference, or judge which drive you may get. They've likely cleared the old stock with the move, so it's probably going to be 25nm.

Many people have sprung up recently, as they've noticed their new Vertex 2 drives only have 51.2GB of capacity. OCZ started shipping then around the end of Jan.

The Kingston drives formats to 59.5GB

So with the Vertex 2, you're getting 8.3GB less space to use.. Which is kind of a bid deal, considering the space of the drives.

They're also 40% slower in some benchmarks.

Where performance wise (V100, C300 and old Vertex), in terms of what you do real world, you're going to see little advantage except for writing (Which most applications when installed, don't do a great deal of, if any)

When these type of drives reach 250GB to 1TB at a reasonable price, it will be very important how drives perform in terms of write and read.. For now, being used mostly used to increase OS speed and application launch time, it's much of a muchness and more to do with response time. Unless you buy some older SSD, where they were still working out the controllers.

C300 would be a better purchase over the Vertex - which will set you back £90-£92 odd with a mount.

Couple of friends have C300 / Kingston V100 - honestly couldn't take the difference in performance with Windows, loading applications or games.. So i'd prefer to save the £10-£12. Bragging rights doesn't interest me, what i actually experience does.


Edited By: spritey on Feb 23, 2011 20:52: .
#16
i think ssd perfomance depends on your system, i have seen many benchmarks on my drive, and they have all been different. All i know is im finding it hard seeing any drive that is faster then mine at the momment, And looking on youtube, these kingstons seem really slow, and i was going to get the C300, after i heard about the horrible fail rates they get.
#17
I have the 30GB one, took it out of its 2.5" shell and added it to my laptop in the tiny little space there was.
I'd be interested in swapping for 60GB at this price, but does anyone know the size of the board inside the enclosure?
This is mine: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2010/08/kingston-ssdnow-v-series-review-30gb/kingston-vseries-30g-7.jpg

Or any other 60/64GB SSD that is this small?

BTW anyone umming and arring about this, go for it, people in my Uni groups with i5/i7 laptops are completely jealous about how my 13.3" SU9400 with 8 hours battery life boots in under half the time of theirs and starts eclipse and even compiles the programs so much quicker.
Just don't get the 30GB one, its a pain making everything fit!

Edited By: jacksonliam on Feb 24, 2011 09:42
#18
i got this drive from ebuyer a while back, only about 25mbps slower than my 80gb x25m-g2 with average/maximum reads around 260mbps instead of 285mbps

not bad considering the intel cost twice the price for 16gb more.
#20
the_fbi
My 2p.

I almost got one of the Kingston's a couple of weeks ago, till I saw the write speeds, which are very poor compared to the OCZ Vertex, so I bought a Vertex instead from Dabs (cheapest at the time) and with quidco too.

OK its £10 more, comes with a 3.5" bracket (which I know the desktop bundle does too), but significantly faster and a history of firmware updates regularly.
It is worth noting the Vertx is 60GB not the 64GB of the Kingston though.
I wouldn't buy a vertex 2 drive today. OCZ are in hot water over mislabeling and falsely advertising the latest revisions. If you buy a vertex 2 today, you are likely to get a drive that is smaller AND slower than the vertex 2 drives sold 2 months ago.

Corsair's F series are a safer bet (avoid the ones with an 'A' at the end of the name unless you're OK with the slightly reduced performance)
#21
tommo111
Ebuyer has them for the same price. Hot though.

try returning HDDs to ebuyer and you will wish you avoided them. its an insanely obstructive process.

Edited By: spaceinvader on Feb 24, 2011 17:12
#22
spaceinvader
tommo111
Ebuyer has them for the same price. Hot though.

try returning HDDs to ebuyer and you will wish you avoided them. its an insanely obstructive process.

I've done it with both HDD's and enclosures, its easy.

Put it in online, takes 2 minutes, ring them up, tell them the problem (takes about 5) and they send you an RMA number and a link to choose a date for someone to collect the parcel.

Not like returning something to PLAY.com which IS a nightmare.
#23
Installed :)

Honestly can't tell the difference over the C300 i've got, once installed, everything is as snappy and quick to use.

Mounting system is much nicer than the trays some drives are bundled with.

Edited By: spritey on Feb 24, 2011 20:06
#24
Just a comparison of two drives i got in my sys currently.

Used the 750GB WD, as its empty.

http://i54.tinypic.com/10o1aae.png

Edited By: spritey on Feb 24, 2011 22:28

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