Kingston SSDNow V+100 128GB SSD Review

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ATTO & AS-SSD Synthetic Benches

ATTO v2.41

ATTO is one of the oldest drive benchmarks still being used today and is still very relevant in the SSD world. ATTO measures transfers across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and places the data into graphs that can be very easily interpreted. The test was run with the default runs of 0.5kb through 8192kb transfer sizes with the total length being 256mb.

V+100 ATTO

Benchmark Results: Really nice performance here for the Kingston V+100. It goes toe-to-toe with the SandForce drives and comes out looking very good. Frankly, I was surprised as I was expecting to see something closer to the original V Series 30GB drive scores being that they share the same controller. But, as Kingston promised, performance has increased as a result of the firmware change.

V+100 ATTO GRID

AS-SSD Benchmark

We have been running the AS-SSD Benchmark app for over a year now and found that it gives a broad result set. Many testers are using the 4k file size read/write results for the IO Meter benchmark which is an old tool and the AS-SSD benchmark essentially shows the same metric in its results set. The programmer worked very hard on this software and continues to make updates often so if you use it, show him some love.

V+100 AS-SSD

V+100 AS-SSD GRID

Benchmark Results: Again, most of the numbers out up are on par with some of the best SATA II drives we have tested. The sequential writes and 4k reads were especially good but the 4k writes had a bit of a weak showing and this obviously impacted the overall score.

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