Kingston SSDNow V Series 128GB SSD Review

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PCMark Vantage

PCMark Vantage Benchmarking

PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista PC from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and hi-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. The PCMark Vantage benchmark was run in 64-bit mode for the results shown below.

PCMark Vantage Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: The Kingston SSDNow V Series 128GB MLC SSD had an overall score of 11,128 and the individual test results can be seen in the image above.

PCMark Vantage Benchmark Results

Comparison Chart Results: This is the first hard drive review that we have included PCMark Vantage Hard Drive test results in and have only had the time to benchmark six of the drives over again. The Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB hard drive does great in many of the other tests, but falls short of even the slowest SSDs in many of the ‘real world’ tests that PCMark Vantage tests out. It was interesting to us that the Super Talent MasterDrive OX 64GB scored higher than the Kingston SSDNow V Series 128GB MLC SSD as both use JMicron controllers, but the Kingston V Series uses new firmware that helps prevent the stutter. This newer firmware revision obviously impacts performance just slightly, but we would think that consumers should prefer less performance over having stutters while multi-tasking.

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