Legit Storage Reviews
Kingston 128GB V+ Series SNV325-S2 SSD Review
|Date:||Tue, Jan 26, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
HD Tune v3.50 - Random Access
When HD Tune Pro 3.50 was released in December 2008 it included a brand new Random Access test. The random access read and write test is a very important performance area to look at on solid state drives as some controllers have problems with random writes.
Random Access Read Test Results:
Benchmark Results: When it comes to the random access read performance test the second generation Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 128GB drive with the Toshiba controller and 128MB of cache does pretty well. For example, this drive scored 6238 IOPS in the 4KB test file size. The Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB boot drive that we reviewed this past fall did better with the 4k IOPS as it scored 9823. The original Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 256GB SSD that we also reviewed scored 9739 IOPS. As you can see this drive isn't breaking any records, but let's look at random access write speeds.
Random Access Write Test Results:
Benchmark Results: The write performance test results of the Kingston SSDNow V+ Series showed great performance at the larger file sizes, but just okay performance at the 512 bytes and 4KB sizes. We've seen Kingston's first generation V+ Series 256GB drive score 7455 IOPS and their 40GB boot drive score 16,504 IOPS in the 4K random access write test, so a score of 3115 IOPS isn't anything to write home about.
4KB Random Write File Test Results Chart:
Benchmark Results: Many of our readers have asked for a chart showing side-by-side comparisons of the drives we have tested in the 4KB random access write test. You can see from this chart that the second generation Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 128GB drive is the slowest SSD we have ever tested.
Next Page - SiSoftware Sandra 2010
Page 1 - Kingston's SNV325-S2/128GB SSD
Page 2 - Inside The 2nd Gen SSDNow V+ Drive
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - HD Tach v126.96.36.199
Page 5 - HD Tune v3.50
Page 6 - HD Tune v3.50 - Random Access
Page 7 - SiSoftware Sandra 2010
Page 8 - CrystalDiskMark v2.2
Page 9 - ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.34
Page 10 - PCMark Vantage
Page 11 - AS SSD Benchmark
Page 12 - Capacity and Windows 7
Page 13 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions