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June 30, 2012

Kingston SSDNow V+200 90GB SSD Review

 

 

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China, and sales representatives in the United States, Taiwan, China, India, Australia, Vietnam, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and Latin America. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com/en/

 

About the SSD

 

Today we will be looking at Kingston SSDNow V+200 90GB SSD drive from Kingston .

Kingston’s SSDNow V+200 solid-state drive combines exceptional quality and performance with an affordable price, making it ideal for businesses and consumers alike. This innovative drive features a second-generation SATA Rev. 3.0 SandForce Processor for best-in-class sequential read/writes combined with Asynchronous NAND. V+200 offers Data Integrity Protection that features DuraClass™ Technology plus RAISE™ for advanced data reliability.

 

Features and Specifications

 

  • Multiple capacities — the right capacity to meet your storage standards
  • Endurance — Data Integrity Protection featuring DuraClass Technology
  • Dependable — RAISE™ for advanced data reliability
  • Secure — Self-Encrypting drive (128-bit)
  • Durable — DuraWrite™ optimizes writes to extend endurance
  • Guaranteed — three-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability

 

The Specifications for the SSD are below ,

 

  • Form factor: 2.5inch
  • Interface: SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s) , SATA Rev 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacities: 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
  • Sequential reads:
    • SATA Rev. 3.0 – 535MB/s
    • SATA Rev. 2.0 – 280MB/s
  • Sequential writes:
    • SATA Rev. 3.0 – 60GB – 460MB/s | 90GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB – 480MB/s
    • SATA Rev. 2.0 – 260MB/s
  • Warranty/support:
    • three-year warranty with free 24/7 support
  • Power Consumption:
    • 0.565 W (TYP) Idle / 1.795 W (TYP) Read / 3.230 W (TYP) Write
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C ~ 85°C
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C
  • Dimensions: 69.85 x 100 x 9.5mm
  • Weight: 115 grams
  • Vibration Operating: 2.17G
  • Vibration Non-Operating: 20G
  • MTBF: 1,000,000 Hrs

 

Packaging and Unboxing

 

 

Kingston SSDNow V+200 comes in pretty much standard box . It is enclosed in the hard plastic case in which you can clearly see the SSD itself before buying which we think is quite good because in this case consumer can have a good look at the product . Also some of the features are mentioned on the box like Sanforce Controller and Free Tech Support , Also read and write speeds are also mentioned on the sticker placed on the box .

The packaging includes a manual and the Kingston SSDNow V+200 SSD itself . Note that there is not mounting bracket included in it like it was included in HyperX 3k .

Closer Look at the SSD

 

The Front side of the SSD is standard design , You can see the model of the SSD and the capacity in this case 90GB is mentioned on the front . The SSD itself has very nice quality regarding the body .

The back side of the SSD have the necessary connecter for the SATA Data cable and SATA power cable . The SSD is very sleek in design as it should be . You might have no problem in tucking this SSD in any place in your computer case.

Benchmarking and Results

 

The rig we will be using today for testing Kingston SSDNow V+200 90GB is ,

  • Intel Core i7 2600K CPU
  • ASUS P8Z68 V PRO
  • 8GB Patriot Memory RAM
  • Kingston SSDNow V+200 90GB SSD ( OS )

 

The results for ATTO Disk Benchmark , Crystal Disk , HD Tune , are below .

 

Tests

Read ( MB/s )

Write ( MB/s )

AS SSD

203

120

ATTO Disk Benchmark

542

490

HD Tune

503

486

Crystal Disk

517

498

 

 

In The end ( Conclusion )

 

In the end all we have to say that this SSD is amazing in performance for its given price . The Kingston SSDNow V+200 is the best choice for those who have a little tight budget and want to upgrade to SSD from standar mechanical drive. This will definitely give them a huge boost in performance .
Also this SSD is very durable and strong in built quality . Moreover Kingston is covering this SSD with 24/7 support and 3 years warranty which is also a plus point .
We are very pleased to announce that Kingston SSDNow V+200 90GB SSD receives award at TechTipsnReview due to its performance and the price to performance ratio .

 

 

 

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