Legit Storage Reviews
Kingston SSDNow V+100 128GB SSD Review
|Date:||Mon, Nov 22, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Joe Evans -|
HD Tach & CrystalDiskMark Synthetic Benches
HD TACH 188.8.131.52
HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives (ZIP/JAZZ), flash devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device as possible.
Benchmark Results: Performance here is not bad either for the V+100 although it does trail the leaders by a significant amount on the writes. However, the drive exceeded my expectations and it's looking like the firmware changes to the Toshiba controller have definitely paid off.
CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for drives and enables rapid measurement of sequential and random read/write speeds. Note that CDM only supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with a queue depth of 32 (as noted) for the last listed benchmark score. This can skew some results in favor of controllers that also do not support NCQ.
Benchmark Results: Sequential writes were very strong here and the reads were at least in the ballpark with the leading SATA II based drives. The 4k write performance again was relatively weak but still much improved with the new firmware.
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Page 1 - Kingston SSDNow V+100 128GB SSD
Page 2 - Kingston V+100 - The Internals
Page 3 - Kingston V+100 - Test System
Page 4 - ATTO & AS-SSD Synthetic Benches
Page 5 - HD Tach & CrystalDiskMark Synthetic Benches
Page 6 - PCMark Vantage Synthetic Benchmark
Page 7 - Kingston V+100 - Real World Tests
Page 8 - Capacity, Final Thoughts & Conclusions