Kingston 40GB V Series Boot Drive SSD Review

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The Test System

Before we look at the numbers, here is a brief glance at the test system that was used. All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. The Intel Core i7 test system was run in triple-channel memory mode at 1866MHz with 8-8-8-24 memory timings. The ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 motherboard uses the Intel ICH10R south bridge chipset, which is what was used for testing.

Kingston SSD Test Drive

Intel LGA 1366 Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

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Processor

Core i7 975 Extreme

Motherboard

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2

Memory

6GB Corsair DDR3 1866MHz

Video Card

ATI Radeon HD 4770

Hard Drive

WD VelociRaptor

Cooling

TRUE

Power Supply

CoolerMaster UPC 1100W

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit

SSDs Included in the Benchmarking

  • Kingston SSDNow V series 40GB Boot Drive
  • Kingston SSDNow V series 120GB
  • Kingston SSDNow V+ series 256GB
  • Kingston M series 80GB (Generation 1 Intel 50nm MLC NAND drive)
  • Super Talent MasterDrive 64GB
  • Super Talent UltraDrive 64GB
  • Corsair P256 256GB
  • OCZ Vertex 120GB
  • OCZ Vertex EX 120GB
  • OCZ Agility 120GB
  • OCZ Summit 120GB
  • Intel X25-M 160GB (Generation 2 Intel 34nm MLC NAND drive)

Hard Drives Included in the Benchmarking

  • Seagate Momentus 7200.2 200GB
  • Seagate Momentus 7200.3 320GB
  • Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB
  • Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB
  • Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB

Let’s take a look at the benchmarks and see what the Kingston 40GB Boot Drive has to offer!

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