Kingston 256GB SSDNow V+ Series SSD Review

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HD Tune v3.50

HD Tune Pro 3.50 is an extended version of HD Tune which includes many new features such as write benchmark, secure erasing, AAM setting, folder usage view, disk monitor, command line parameters and file benchmark.

HD Tune File Benchmark

HD Tune File Benchmark

Benchmark Results: The Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 256GB MLC SSD does great again in HD Tune Pro 3.50 in both the read and write tests.  The spikes in the write benchmark look strange, but the average is 155.2MB/s, which is right where it should be. After all is said and done, the average read speed was found to be 191.3MB/s with a write speed of 155.2MB/s.  Both tests had an access time of 0.1ms and a CPU usage of ~2%.

HD Tune Benchmark Results

Comparison Chart: When comparing the Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 256GB SSD to other popular 2.5-inch hard drives like the Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB and the Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB, you can see that it clearly beats them in all the tests.  The Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 256GB SSD was right in the middle of the pack with the other SSDs in this benchmark. This makes sense as the Kingston V+ Series, Corsair P256 and OCZ Summit 120GB drives all have the same internals.  

64MB File Test

HD Tune File Benchmark

Benchmark Results: Running the built-in file benchmark test in HD Tune showed once again just how the drive performs with various file sizes. This test shows the Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 256GB SSD topping out at nearly 205MB/sec in the read tests and 180MB/sec in the write test.

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