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Review: Kingston second-generation SSDNow V+ 128GB under the spotlight

by Tarinder Sandhu on 1 February 2010, 08:47 3.45

Tags: Kingston SSDNow V+ 128GB, Kingston

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General testing

Disk torture - writing 25,868 files (3.72GB) back onto drive
Time in seconds, lower is better
Corsair X128 SSD 128GBSamsung HD103UJ 1TBKingston SSDNow V+ 128GBKingston SSDNow V+ 64GB
96.2119.694.9100.3


Windows 7 HP loading time
Corsair X128 SSD 128GBSamsung HD103UJ 1TBKingston SSDNow V+ 128GBKingston SSDNow V+ 64GB
23322523


Far Cry 2 loading time
Corsair X128 SSD 128GBSamsung HD103UJ 1TBKingston SSDNow V+ 128GBKingston SSDNow V+ 64GB
35393436


Forgetting about synthetics for a moment, there's nothing of note to separate the three premium SSDs in the pragmatic tests.

It's possible to engineer situations where the second-generation Kingston V+ SSD looks mightily impressive, mainly concentrating around 4K random-write performance, yet, really, it performs practically identically to other premium drives.