Kingston SSDNow V Series 128GB SSD Review

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HD Tune v3.50 – Random Accesss

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:

HD Tune Random Access Benchmark

Benchmark Results: When it comes to the random access read performance test the Kingston SSDNow V Series 128GB MLC SSD does fairly well for a drive with a JMicron controller.

Random Access Write Test Results:

HD Tune Random Access Benchmark

Benchmark Results: The write performance test results of the Kingston SSDNow V Series 128GB MLC SSD were a little alarming.  The average access time ranged from 127ms to 203ms, which is much higher than we’d like to see. With benchmark results like these, one would expect that the SSDNow V Series would stutter, but recent firmware updates have implemented a workaround that seems to work. Even though the drive doesn’t stutter in the real world these benchmark numbers are flat out ugly to look at and are the worst scores that we have ever seen in the Random Access Write test!

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