Old 22-12-2010   #1
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Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB Desktop Bundle review

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In this review MyCE takes a close look at the Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB desktop bundle. The drive is specified with a 250 MB/s read and 230 MB/s write speed. See how the drive performed in our in-depth look.
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Old 24-12-2010   #2
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Good review, Liggy, this SSD is a 4K joke!
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Re: Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB Desktop Bundle review

I wouldn't call it a joke. It's not that this drive is acutally bad. It is just not on par with other drives that are available these days. It's still a huge improvement compared to a harddisc drive but it's definitely slower than Indilinx or Sandforce based drives when reading small blocks. On the other hand it can even be faster than Sandforce drives when it comes to sequentially writing data that cannot be compressed.
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Re: Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB Desktop Bundle review

Well, considering Windows sector size is 4K it just hits the pot there
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Thanks for the review, Liggy.
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Well, considering Windows sector size is 4K it just hits the pot there
The 4K sector size of Windows is irrelevant to an SSD, as they use 512K blocks, and 20MB/s 4K random performance is still 20 times more that the fastest HDD.

Also people seem to be getting hung up on 4K performance again. Having huge 4K performance is only useful if you can use that bandwidth, and only a server serving a huge amount of small files will benefit from huge 4K performance. 20MB/s 4K read bandwidth is a hell of a lot of 4K files in 1 second, and much more than most PC users will ever need, whereas sequential performance will always matter.

The real key to a really fast SSD is threaded performance, with a mixture of small random files and sequential files.
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Kingston have released an updated firmware for this drive.
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This firmware revision is for Kingston SV100 Series SSD only and fixes following issue:
1. Drive hangs with System BIOS, boot failure.
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Re: Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB Desktop Bundle review

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Does anyone know what the 'V+100' version improves over this 'V100' -??
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Does anyone know what the 'V+100' version improves over this 'V100' -??
The V100 uses a JMicron SSD controller while the V+ uses a Samsung PB22-J SSD controller,
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Re: Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB Desktop Bundle review

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The V100 uses a JMicron SSD controller while the V+ uses a Samsung PB22-J SSD controller,
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Thank you for that answer - in your opinion - is one controller better than the other?

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Re: Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB Desktop Bundle review

The Samsung controller is slightly faster, but there isn't a huge difference.
IMO, both give pretty good desktop performance, and at least appear to be quite reliable.
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Re: Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB Desktop Bundle review

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The Samsung controller is slightly faster, but there isn't a huge difference.
IMO, both give pretty good desktop performance, and at least appear to be quite reliable.
Yo Wendy-

Again - many thanks for that piece of knowledge.

I have two Kingston SSD's - the first is in my Burning Computer (below) and the new V+100 96Gb is currently in my new i7-2600 ZT computer and the V+100 is definitely the faster of the two. I have a Crucial RealSSD C300 128Gb on order - mainly to utilize the SATA III feature of the Gigabyte mobo in the i7-2600 ZT computer - repositioning the V+100 to my Work Computer (below) which will eventually become the Burning Computer - and the current one will go to a deserving grand daughter in high school.

I'm more than a little concerned about the 'Trim' function on the Crucial running SATA III (as you reported in your review) or has that been fixed with the revisions due to the SATA problems of a couple of months ago?
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Re: Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB Desktop Bundle review

P67 native SATA 3 has great speed, and I re-tested the C300 on P67 and you can see how it performs in this review of the OCZ Vertex 3
http://www.myce.com/review/ocz-verte...ntroduction-1/

Unfortunately P67/Z68/H67 native SATA 3 has some problems, and you can read about them in the same review (final thoughts and conclusion page - Stability), linked above.
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Re: Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB Desktop Bundle review

Yo Wendy-

Again - many thanks for the knowledge sharing.
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