Kingston SSDNow V Series 128GB 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 128GB MLC SSD does okay in HD Tune Pro 3.50 in both the read and write tests, but nothing stands out too much. All said and done, the average read speed was found to be 99.4MB/s with a write speed of 70.0MB/s.  Both tests had an access time of 0.2ms and a CPU usage of ~2%.

HD Tune Benchmark Results

Comparison Chart: When comparing the Kingston SSDNow V Series 128GB MLC 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 has a fight with the high performance hard drives.  The Kingston SSDNow V Series was actually slower in the write test than both the Seagate 7200.3 and 7200.4 series of hard drives. The average read speed, though, is better than any hard drive. The burst speed was again the lowest we have ever seen on this test system and the random access was higher than most SSDs.

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 128GB MLC SSD topping out at nearly 120MB/sec in the read tests and 85MB/sec in the write test.

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