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Kingston SSDNow V+ 64GB SSD review.

by Tarinder Sandhu on 19 October 2009, 10:00 3.5

Tags: SSDNow V+ 64GB, Kingston

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The solid-state disk (SSD) market will soon be reinvigorated when Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 operating system hits the retail shelves.

SSD manufacturers are acutely aware of the Windows 7 effect and will launch renewed campaigns highlighting the multifarious benefits of SSDs when compared to traditional hard drives.

Prices, however, haven't dropped by as much as we'd hoped. A quality 64GB drive - close to the minimum size for a full operating system and associated programs - continues to hover over £100.

Kingston's SSD Now value-oriented series bucked the trend by coming in at £99 for a 64GB model, complete with backup software and, in the case of the notebook kit, a 2.5in USB caddy. As we found out in our review, performance was distinctly average.

The memory manufacturer is now back with a performance drive that should give the competition a run for their money. Priced at £135 for a 64GB model, the SSD Now+ is under the review spotlight.