128GB SSD Kingston V200 128gb £58.99 with free delivery @ Dabs
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128GB SSD Kingston V200 128gb £58.99 with free delivery @ Dabs

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Found 28th Jun 2012
Seems like the cheapest I've seen 128GB SSD's as yet! Don't know if it's the fastest speed but bet it'll be faster than astandard HDD!

Thanks to Demonblade for letting us know, it's still dropping! they'll be free in your cornflakes soon!

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- 2.5" SATA-III
- Read 300MB/s Write 190MB/s

it's only got 2500 IOPS in 4k write, which is slow. samsung 830 has got 30000, m4 has got 35000

but good price, especially if you're on SATA2 only.

otherwise, spend bit more on a much faster drive.
Edited by: "kunyk" 28th Jun 2012

kunyk, need to order one of these today, which would you recommend Samsung or m4?

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twist

kunyk, need to order one of these today, which would you recommend … kunyk, need to order one of these today, which would you recommend Samsung or m4?



I own Samsung. I say go buy Samsung. M4 is the second choice though.

Original Poster

No, it'll not compete with the absolute fastetes, of course not, but then again it's a very 'cheap' way into SSD at a useful size and is 7mm so good for slimmer laptops, and also this shoudl ship with the latest frimware, solving the slowdown problems reported from the first issue of V200 SSD's.

Should hopefully give my old i3 laptop a new lease of life as I back up regularly to a 1.5TB desktop dock and the cloud so don't need TB of onboard storage, just fast operation.

Found this on the device which seems to be positive, but yes, not for those looking for the absolute fastest, just those looking for SSD speeds on the cheap!

notebookreview.com/def…p=2

I have had the V100 96gb version for about a year, and have found it very reliable, and speeds are very fast compared to a mechanical drive. If you want to run benchmarks etc you might benefit from a faster drive, but in real world usage you won't notice any difference between this and the faster drives. Depends how you feel about the £15 saving - personally I think it's worth saving, but to others it's nothing.

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clemf

I have had the V100 96gb version for about a year, and have found it very … I have had the V100 96gb version for about a year, and have found it very reliable, and speeds are very fast compared to a mechanical drive. If you want to run benchmarks etc you might benefit from a faster drive, but in real world usage you won't notice any difference between this and the faster drives. Depends how you feel about the £15 saving - personally I think it's worth saving, but to others it's nothing.



trust me, you will notice difference between 2500 and 30000 IOPS even in real world use.

Although not while browsing on Facebook.

Edited by: "kunyk" 28th Jun 2012

kunyk

trust me, you will notice difference between 2500 and 30000 IOPS even in … trust me, you will notice difference between 2500 and 30000 IOPS even in real world use.Although not while browsing on Facebook.


I don't use facebook

supermod

http://www.dabs.com/images/product/uni2/DigitalContent/7v/7V53_B985E617-7DB5-4770-BC6F-7B02DCADFDA6_large.jpg

Bumping as we are getting lots of reposts, thanks for posting Seraphim3000

Grrrr, can't decide between this, the M4, or the Samsung!!! Like London buses these bloody SSDs.

You beat me to it (I reposted this...) looks like a good deal to me...

Not sure why I didn't see it when I searched for Kingston SSD...
Edited by: "Goldeneye243" 28th Jun 2012

Im kidding myself holding out for a £100 Samsung or M4 256gb ssd aren't I?

sportable

Grrrr, can't decide between this, the M4, or the Samsung!!! Like London … Grrrr, can't decide between this, the M4, or the Samsung!!! Like London buses these bloody SSDs.



If you can afford to spend another tenner don't go for this one.
This is the Kingston V200 and NOT the Kingston V200+

There were performance issues with this model, might be solved by firmware updates.

Went for this as a boot drive for my N40L

blackbanana118

Im kidding myself holding out for a £100 Samsung or M4 256gb ssd aren't I?



lol that's exactly what I'm doing but hey, it's not like I desperately need it. I'll give it another 3 or so months

Im kidding myself holding out for a £100 Samsung or M4 256gb ssd aren't I?

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plap

If you can afford to spend another tenner don't go for this one.This is … If you can afford to spend another tenner don't go for this one.This is the Kingston V200 and NOT the Kingston V200+There were performance issues with this model, might be solved by firmware updates.



if you can afford another £7 on the top of that don't go for V200+.

830/m4 ftw.

kunyk

if you can afford another £7 on the top of that don't go for V200+.830/m4 … if you can afford another £7 on the top of that don't go for V200+.830/m4 ftw.


Where is the V200+ available for £7 more, I could not find it in Dabs or even a Google search.
Thanks

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ukcobra

Where is the V200+ available for £7 more, I could not find it in Dabs or … Where is the V200+ available for £7 more, I could not find it in Dabs or even a Google search.Thanks



£7 on top of V200+ buys you 830.

kunyk

£7 on top of V200+ buys you 830.



But we are talking about the V200 here for £59.98. So a link to a Samsung 830 for £67 would be great .

blackbanana118

Im kidding myself holding out for a £100 Samsung or M4 256gb ssd aren't I?



Eventually, no.

As for the short term, I have a feeling we'll see the Samsung's and Crucial M4's hit 50p/gb during July. After that, it really does depend on supply/demand & competition. The SSD manufacturers seem to be in a bit of a price war atm which means one of 2 things: either there is an excess of supply and they need rid of it; or they are looking to increase their installed user base to ensure they are major players in the future storage markets. Either way, if it goes on for too long, the perceived value of SSD's will reduce and prices will need to stay low to ensure the same level of product sales.

Personally, I think we'll see SSD manufacturers try to compete with mechanical HDDs in most situations. That will require them to be able to say their drives have a similar value to a significantly larger, if slower HDD. So, within a year, they will need to be able to supply a boot drive SSD for a cost that does not add too much to the average PC build cost. Maybe £40-50 for a 128Gb SSD? If they leave it any later, mechanical HDD manufacturers will be back to capacity and offering 4tb for £100 and PC manufacturers will find it hard to turn their noses up at being able to advertise 4Tb as part of their spec.

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ukcobra

But we are talking about the V200 here for £59.98. So a link to a Samsung … But we are talking about the V200 here for £59.98. So a link to a Samsung 830 for £67 would be great .



you need to read the whole thread.

Original Poster

I read that the difference between the V200 and v200+ was the firmware only (that was the original problem with the SSD) This should be fixed on units shipping now and a firmware patch is available if not for the 60 and 128gb models (the 256Gb model wasn't affected apparently). the specs on the Dabs site show read and write speeds for the v200+ (325 and 190mbs read/write respectively)

This was in the aritcle linky I posted earlier after reading reviews, only posted as I thought it'd be a good cheap start to SSD's, and I know if you spend more you get more but a few of those 'spend 10%20%30%... more and get X instead' steps and you're far away from cheapest 128gb SSD and into Super Duper Hyper Awesomeness X 500GB Sata 3 drive territory!

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Seraphim3000

I read that the difference between the V200 and v200+ was the firmware … I read that the difference between the V200 and v200+ was the firmware only (that was the original problem with the SSD) This should be fixed on units shipping now and a firmware patch is available if not for the 60 and 128gb models (the 256Gb model wasn't affected apparently). the specs on the Dabs site show read and write speeds for the v200+ (325 and 190mbs read/write respectively)This was in the aritcle linky I posted earlier after reading reviews, only posted as I thought it'd be a good cheap start to SSD's, and I know if you spend more you get more but a few of those 'spend 10%20%30%... more and get X instead' steps and you're far away from cheapest 128gb SSD and into Super Duper Hyper Awesomeness X 500GB Sata 3 drive territory!



sequential speeds are relatively OK, it's the 4K write that is more than tragic. it's an improvement over any HDD, but if anyone owns a SATA3 board/laptop, this is a no go.
Edited by: "kunyk" 28th Jun 2012

im running the 200+ version....its amazing the performance is instant.photoshop loads in 2 seconds!!!
best upgrade ive done in a long time.

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kunyk

sequential speeds are relatively OK, it's the 4K write that is more than … sequential speeds are relatively OK, it's the 4K write that is more than tragic. it's an improvement over any HDD, but if anyone owns a SATA3 board/laptop, this is a no go.



True, if anyone owns a sata 3 board, then this would be considered slow.

However, i don't think anyone owning sata 3 would be looking at this anyway, as this is as stated relatively 'low end' (for an SSD), it's like saying why don't we put standard alloys on a porche 911! people looking at getting into SSD useage won't always be looking to save microseconds, just the big initial leap from HDD to solid state that this should (in theory) offer! There is always something faster, doesn't mean 'quite fast' isn't useful!

Half of them appeare to have gone now so only 76 left when I last checked, so they must be ok for some people!

kunyk

sequential speeds are relatively OK, it's the 4K write that is more than … sequential speeds are relatively OK, it's the 4K write that is more than tragic. it's an improvement over any HDD, but if anyone owns a SATA3 board/laptop, this is a no go.



The Write speeds on the V+ appear to be much better, by a factor of at least 10.

I can only go on my experience, and with my v100 win 7 loads in about 12-13 seconds, and my programs load more or less instantly, some taking nearly a second. This is on a sata3 motherboard with an i3 2100. I have used a friends similar specced machine with an i5 and an M4 and notice no difference in load times. If there is a difference it would be in the range of second or two for boot and tenths of a second at best for load times of programs. That is what is meant by real world comparisons. To the average user the difference is negligible. While the difference between the ssd and the mechanical drive for me was huge. Unless you have 2 ssds transfer speeds of large files are largely irrelevant as the mechanical drive or flash drive will be the bottleneck. I fail to see why this sort of a drive is a no go for a sata 3 motherboard.

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ukcobra

The Write speeds on the V+ appear to be much better, by a factor of at … The Write speeds on the V+ appear to be much better, by a factor of at least 10.



i just put "V200+" into google and all i'm getting is reports and forum posts on its poor performance.

that tells a lot.

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clemf

I can only go on my experience, and with my v100 win 7 loads in about … I can only go on my experience, and with my v100 win 7 loads in about 12-13 seconds, and my programs load more or less instantly, some taking nearly a second. This is on a sata3 motherboard with an i3 2100. I have used a friends similar specced machine with an i5 and an M4 and notice no difference in load times. If there is a difference it would be in the range of second or two for boot and tenths of a second at best for load times of programs. That is what is meant by real world comparisons. To the average user the difference is negligible. While the difference between the ssd and the mechanical drive for me was huge. Unless you have 2 ssds transfer speeds of large files are largely irrelevant as the mechanical drive or flash drive will be the bottleneck. I fail to see why this sort of a drive is a no go for a sata 3 motherboard.



look. this drive is plain slow compared to ones Intel 520, vertex 4 and even m4 and 830. you're talking about start up times, which are hardly that relevant and then transferring large files.

that is wrong thinking. i mean who transfers large files between SSDs?

OS uses and handles mostly small size files and uncompressed data making 4K read and especially write more important.

that's where the V200 fails big time. also, the reliability is more important than raw speed. that's why many people would prefer other SSDs to the V200.

TL;DR : it's an ok, cheap drive, but is no match to the usual suspects - m4,830 and above, which really aren't that much more expensive.

Edited by: "kunyk" 28th Jun 2012

plap

If you can afford to spend another tenner don't go for this one.This is … If you can afford to spend another tenner don't go for this one.This is the Kingston V200 and NOT the Kingston V200+There were performance issues with this model, might be solved by firmware updates.



I just read they were solved with the new firmware, also wanted to point out this is a 7MM model, might attract more attention since this is an absolutely ridiculously good price for 7mm!!

Decent enough, but not the best SSD. The OCZ is probably worth the extra £10 but if you're on a tight budget this is good.

kunyk

look. this drive is plain slow compared to ones Intel 520, vertex 4 and … look. this drive is plain slow compared to ones Intel 520, vertex 4 and even m4 and 830. you're talking about start up times, which are hardly that relevant and then transferring large files.that is wrong thinking. i mean who transfers large files between SSDs?OS uses and handles mostly small size files and uncompressed data making 4K read and especially write more important.that's where the V200 fails big time. also, the reliability is more important than raw speed. that's why many people would prefer other SSDs to the V200.


I hope you get some converts, but I won't be one. This drive is a great deal at the moment. I notice no difference in drive performance between my v100 and an m4. If you have run comparisons and the difference is a problem for you, I can only say my experience is different.

lemming3k

Decent enough, but not the best SSD. The OCZ is probably worth the extra … Decent enough, but not the best SSD. The OCZ is probably worth the extra £10 but if you're on a tight budget this is good.


depends, I would've gone for the agility 3 but I found out the laptop has a 7mm hdd slot so it really limited the choice...

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clemf

I hope you get some converts, but I won't be one. This drive is a great … I hope you get some converts, but I won't be one. This drive is a great deal at the moment. I notice no difference in drive performance between my v100 and an m4. If you have run comparisons and the difference is a problem for you, I can only say my experience is different.



lol, I'm not trying to convert anyone. let everyone's wallet decide. I couldn't care less.

but this drive is 25% cheaper for a reason. the reason is that it's slow.

Desktop deal here, possible better value?

Desktop Bundle SSD

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monkey82

Desktop deal here, possible better value?Desktop Bundle SSD



how is 64GB with £5 bracket included better value than 128GB?

kunyk

how is 64GB with £5 bracket included better value than 128GB?



Sorry, didn't even read it properly, didn't see 64GB

kunyk

lol, I'm not trying to convert anyone. let everyone's wallet decide. I … lol, I'm not trying to convert anyone. let everyone's wallet decide. I couldn't care less.but this drive is 25% cheaper for a reason. the reason is that it's slow.




Couldn't care less?? I don't know about that Kunyk -- you always hover around these threads, steering people to the more expensive SSD's (they are better, don't get me wrong --- but the margins for improvement that we are talking about are so minimal!).

I personally went for the Kingston HyperX 3K from Scan for £64.99 delivered. That was a big price drop, and is probably indicative of what other major suppliers have in the pipelines.

As for the V200 - it isn't the best of drives...but it is good for the price. & better still is that Kingston have GREAT customer service (already had to use them once for an issue of my own creation - they were really swift in helping solve the problem. & they have warranty repair facilities in the UK, unlike so many other major SSD brands).

nice find
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