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Kingston SSDNow V Series 64GB SSD £83.24, 128GB SSD £[email protected]
Kingston SSDNow V Series 64GB SSD £83.24, 128GB SSD £150.74@MyMemory

Kingston SSDNow V Series 64GB SSD £83.24, 128GB SSD £[email protected]

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Features:
- Fast: Up to 100MB/sec. read; 80MB/sec. write
- Performance: Enhances productivity; makes users more efficient
- Innovative: 2.5" form factor; uses NAND Flash memory components
- Silent: Runs silent and cool with no moving mechanical parts
- Reliable: Less likely to fail than a standard hard drive
- Shock Resistant: No moving parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions than a hard drive
- Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology tells the user when a drive is about to fail
- Guaranteed: Three-year Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support

EDIT: Just so people are clear on what they are buying these drives have the model number SNV125-S2 - first generation Kingston SSDNow V-Series drives.

Review;

legitreviews.com/art…/1/

There is a new revision of these drives that came out this year, SNV425-S2.

Review;

legitreviews.com/art…/1/

Very poor naming on Kingston's part.
- satchef1

33 Comments

decent price

Nice find.

This has the following Life expectancy — '1 million hours mean time
before failure'
AND
'Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology tells the user when a drive is about to fail and has a mean'

This means the cutting edge SMART technology will kick in, on around Sunday 21th May 2124. :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Only downside on these - no ]TRIM command. Still a good price.

Sootie;8437867

Only downside on these - no ]TRIM command. Still a good price.



It has according to their website - kingston.com/ukr…d=2

I have refused to accept one of these after reading a lot about SSDs
Apparently these are rebadged low-end Toshiba/Jmicron ones, in other words, one type of worst SSDs you can possibly buy.
If you want a SSD, I would say stretch budget and go for intel X25-M G2, or stick to WD Velcociraptor Raid0
I am not saying they are rubbish, but in comparason to intel they are not very good, you get what you pay for

And regarding trim - yes, with a firmware update it should support it. But the intel SSD toolbox software is simply easiest way to optimize performance and its for intels only.

Original Poster

fort;8438253

It has according to their website - … It has according to their website - http://www.kingston.com/ukroot/ssd/v_series.asp?id=2



I stand corrected - didn't used to!

One of the slower SSDs on the market but I run a fanless system and having no moving parts and a lower power draw + quick random reads as hugely tempting!

Good price. These are most suitable if putting into a laptop or computer with SATA 1 as the faster drives will max out SATA 1.

Also bear in mind that at the moment only Windows 7 has trim so not suitable for XP or Vista.

In other words best for an old computer with SATA 1 running the most recent OS Windows 7!

If you'd perhaps read a little more you'd see that the stuttering issue that was common in earlier versions of the JMICRON controller wasn't reported to be found in this revision. This was due to a firmware Kingston took 6 months to develop with JMICRON and 4 x as much cache on the controller as well as limiting the transfer speeds slightly.

Personally i'd take the re-branded intel (the Kingston E and M) over this but for the money you'll struggle to find one, at the price it's going for it's not bad at all. As for TRIM early Samsung units didn't have TRIM and managed just fine even beating the lyndix in certain tests, even if the drive does support TRIM you also have to consider the OS, controller and if you plan on using the SSD as part of a RAID array but as this is Hot UK Deals and not 'specmethebestpckit.com'. Can you find the same kit at a better price or a better option at a comparable price ?


*EDIT* Just noticed a possible (though unlikely from reading the Quidco comments) 6% cash back at QUIDCO. For £78.24 it's cheaper than buying a 64GB pen that kind of money it'd be a shame not to upgrade my old laptop.

I wouldn't mind putting one of these in my tablet pc but it has an older 2.5 IDE drive in it at the moment.

intime;8437524

This has the following Life expectancy — '1 million hours mean time b … This has the following Life expectancy — '1 million hours mean time before failure'AND 'Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology tells the user when a drive is about to fail and has a mean' This means the cutting edge SMART technology will kick in, on around Sunday 21th May 2124. :thumbsup:



Is this when it becomes self-aware and takes over?

EDIT : Deleted a right load of nonsense. Whoops

I thought the Kingson drive was based on (or even a rebranded from) an intel one...but I might be wrong.

Anyway, while this is slow for a SSD, it's still fast for a traditional drive. This generation don't really suffer form the problems of earlier drives either.

In my opinion, the best bit of having a SSD drive is the initial seek time - there's no hardware to spin up so you get a noticeable boost in responsiveness. I rarely sit wating for long data copies so the general speed is not a big deal for me but responsivelenss is. Gaming is also a nicer experience with an SSD due to load times.

Is 60Gb enough?
Kind of.


- I load OS (Win7x64 Ultimate), normal desktop apps plus my profile onto the SSD.
- Pictures, Music & video sit on a cheap HDD (my old system drive) as there's zero benefit of burning up your valuble SSD disk space.
- Steam & game installs ARE on SSD, but I move all game folders over to HDD (using symlinks) apart from one or two favourites I'm playing most at the time (so I get max loading speed benefit).

This leaves be a healthy chunk of SSD empty - I'm sure I read they perform better with a fair chunck of free space (annoyingly).

I nearly bought one of these, but ended up going for an OCZ Vertex 60Gb SSD before xmas (£140 while they were on a deal from OCUK, instead of £160-£180+).

At this price, I might pick of of these up for my netbook to replace a 160gb 2.5" HDD (I run Win7 on a N110 upgraded to 2GB ram & I love it) - this should increase the battery life even more.

Last point - SSD was a better "Bang-for-buck" upgrade to me personally than my graphics upgrade from 8800GT to R5850 (a BIG jump!). I rate SSD THAT highly.

Dan

ps- Wish I had them at work!!! :thumbsup:

There's two generations of Kingston SSDNow along with the SSDNow+ drives. Looking at the speeds and the model number it looks like this is the 1st generation SSDNow.

I've got the 2nd Gen 128GB drive and it's great! An utter bargain for the price I bagged it for. Not as fast as most SSDs, but fast enough that it's a huge leap up from a mechanical drive. Not so sure I'd touch the 1st gen though, too many problems with them.

Nom;8438850

Not true - as mentioned above, these 2nd Generation drives DO support … Not true - as mentioned above, these 2nd Generation drives DO support TRIM.Please don't spread mis-information - these 2nd Generation drives not NOT use the old and broken JMicron controller. It's a revised version, and no longer suffers from stuttering.£82.24 for the 64GB drive is an absolute bargain :thumbsup:



Please don't spread misinformation. These aren't 2nd gen drives. The second generation is SNV425-S2 rated at 200MB/s read and 160MB/s (128GB) or 110MB/s (64GB) write. These drives are SNV125-S2 rated at 100MB/s read and 80MB/s write.
:thumbsup:

Nice one

H+R

satchef1;8439174

Please don't spread misinformation. These aren't 2nd gen drives. The … Please don't spread misinformation. These aren't 2nd gen drives. The second generation is SNV425-S2 rated at 200MB/s read and 160MB/s (128GB) or 110MB/s (64GB) write. These drives are SNV125-S2 rated at 100MB/s read and 80MB/s write.:thumbsup:



]Heh :whistling:

COCO

Nice, ordered the last 64GB one they had in stock. My Thinkpad X61 should fly with this inside.

Thanks for sharing!

the 2ng gen are £120 @ scan.co.uk/Pro…ail thats twice as fast for an extra £30+

I'd wait till these are a little bit cheaper. Still a bit too expensive only a fool would buy it now when it will be standard and much cheaper.

Slow speeds. its probably best to wait for the new generation of SSDs to come down in price.

Poor controller -> Slow and no TRIM = fail

Win, cheap and cheerful SSDs are always win.

For some serious geek fun, RAID0, yes you lose trim but SSDs do actually scale nicely in RAID0 unlike spining discs.

TeddyT;8440041

I'd wait till these are a little bit cheaper. Still a bit too expensive … I'd wait till these are a little bit cheaper. Still a bit too expensive only a fool would buy it now when it will be standard and much cheaper.



Is a fool and someone with bundles of cash to spare the same thing? Yes I guess they are.

I'm not either I these. At least I hope not. Next.

Tried the code and it doesn't work.
128 still shows as 200.
Didn't go as far as complete registration, so I assume it could be expired.
Nice find though

want SSD cheaper thanks. they;re still profiteering on the back of tech which should be less than 1 GBP per GB with 200MB/s R/W

no matter some of you guys think I am spreading wrong info or whatever, still I think it is better to keep refreshing scan's today only page. This month I have seen intel X25-M 80GB G2 with free 3.5" cooling rack for £170-179 pop up quite a few times. The akasa cooling stuff worth around £6. the intel SSD is certainly one of the best of the best you can possibly buy

Most modern SATA hard drives will keep up with this in bulk transfer, ok random read will suffer.

But when you can get a 1TB for £60 with 75-80% of the performance of this drive it ain't worth the cash.

annodomini2;8442428

Most modern SATA hard drives will keep up with this in bulk transfer, ok … Most modern SATA hard drives will keep up with this in bulk transfer, ok random read will suffer.But when you can get a 1TB for £60 with 75-80% of the performance of this drive it ain't worth the cash.


Stop beating a dead horse.

This SSD will easily outperform any 7200rpm laptop hard drive by miles.

If on the other hand it is an SSD for the desktop PC you are after, double the budget and stop wining that the cheaper models aren't up to your requirements.

annodomini2;8442428

Most modern SATA hard drives will keep up with this in bulk transfer, ok … Most modern SATA hard drives will keep up with this in bulk transfer, ok random read will suffer.But when you can get a 1TB for £60 with 75-80% of the performance of this drive it ain't worth the cash.



You're right, but only in the event of you doing something like transcoding where you're doing large amounts of read/write operations. Even then you'd have to have 2 to allow you to stream the data.

When it comes to booting up, gaming and most programs then the old school drives get mullered.

They may not be worth the price (is that minute you save on boot and faster app loading time worth £50? 100? etc.) but they are much faster.

satchef1;8439174

Please don't spread misinformation. These aren't 2nd gen drives. The … Please don't spread misinformation. These aren't 2nd gen drives. The second generation is SNV425-S2 rated at 200MB/s read and 160MB/s (128GB) or 110MB/s (64GB) write. These drives are SNV125-S2 rated at 100MB/s read and 80MB/s write.:thumbsup:


You're absolutely right - I misread the 1 as a 4 !

Doh !

Apologies for spreading misinformation :thumbsup:

I_SHOULD_COCO;8439298

]Heh :whistling:COCO


What on earth does the Atom processor have to do with an SSD :? :?

annodomini2;8442428

Most modern SATA hard drives will keep up with this in bulk transfer, ok … Most modern SATA hard drives will keep up with this in bulk transfer, ok random read will suffer.


But random reads and writes are exactly what your system does when you boot,, install software, load programs, etc. etc. - a decent SSD will absolutely decimate a modern SATA hard drive in these scenarios. Bulk transfer is a fairly meaningless statistic unless you simply want to move large files from A to B.
annodomini2;8442428

But when you can get a 1TB for £60 with 75-80% of the performance of this … But when you can get a 1TB for £60 with 75-80% of the performance of this drive it ain't worth the cash.


See above - a 1TB drive doesn't offer anywhere near the same level of performance for certain tasks.
Ideally you want one of each - an SSD to store your operating system and programs, and a Mechanical for your data files :thumbsup:
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