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 Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 256GB SSD does great with the Samsung controller and 128MB of cache.
Random Access Write Test Results:
Benchmark Results: The write performance test results of the Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 256GB SSD were not the fastest that we have seen, but are still superb. The average access time ranged from 0.13ms to 31ms as you can see from the benchmark results above. With benchmark results like these, one should not expect that the Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 256GB SSD would stutter and our real world testing has found the drive to be stutter free thus far.
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 Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 256GB SSD is hands down a big step up from the original Kingston SSDNow V Series 128GB drive!