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Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNVP325-S2

Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNVP325-S2
alaScore 92

297 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 297 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The reliability is also mentioned favorably. The size and value for money get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNVP325-S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Kingston SSDNow V-Series (128GB)


While this solid state drive costs less than its competitors, its performance could be improved.

The Kingston SSDNow V-Series isn’t the fastest SSD on the market, but at ’49, it’s much less expensive than its competitors, and offers a significant improvement over 7,200-rpm hard drives. The bundled upgrade kit adds even more value, as it allows you...

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Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 128GB


The SSDNow V+ Series desktop kit retails for US $371 or $2.89 per gigabyte. Luckily there's performance to back this price up

Kingston's brilliant 128GB SSDNow V+ offers a simple, straightforward upgrade path to lightning quick performance.

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Kingston SSDNow V+ 128GB (SNVP325-S2/128GB) -


I will be including the installation on two new CPU coolers. One of these Is from a company that we all know about from their top-of-the-line CPU thermal paste GELID. The other is from a proven manufacturer of CPU/GPU coolers that most of us have come...

The Kingston SSDNow V+ is without a doubt a blazing fast drive and will provide a boost to any system running a platter drive. SSD's are still expensive, but the best technology always is. Purchasing one and being on the cutting edge of technology...


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Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 128GB SNVP325-S2B/128GB


The SNVP325-S2B/128GB is a second generation V+ Series product incorporating a Toshiba controller with TRIM support. It is a worthy upgrade over the V Series.

The SNVP325-S2B/128GB kit retails for about $380 (Newegg Link) at the time of review which is in line with most other higher performing SSD drives today. The V+ Series offer more performance over the the more mainstream V Series, but the price may be...

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Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 128GB


A couple of weeks ago, Kingston announced a revision to its V+ series of SSDNow drives. In addition to a brand-new controller from Toshiba being utilized, along with Toshiba NAND, the new V+ drives support TRIM right out of the box. This, along with...

The new Kingston SSDNow V+ series featuring Toshiba's controller and flash memory has proven itself to be a worthy alternative as a slightly less expensive solid-state drive that doesn't compromise on performance. With TRIM able to keep the SSD from...

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Kingston 128GB V+ Series SNV325-S2 SSD Review


Kingston announced their second generation of V+ series SSDs yesterday and we have spent the past several weeks playing around with one of these new drives. What has Kingston done differently with their second generation of V+ series drives? Well, for...

The second generation of Kingston SSDNow V+ SSDs are solid performing mainstream drives that come in capacities of up to 512GB and feature TRIM support!

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G2 Kingston SSDNowV+ Series SSD SNVP325


Solid State Drive technology is developed for two groups of users: large-scale Enterprise environments and individual end-users. Kingston Technology has been in the business of satisfying enthusiasts and gamers for many years, and their SSDNow series...

Impressive 238/188MBps read/write speed with ATTO ; Toshiba T6UG1XBG controller include native TRIM/Garbage Collection ; Good enthusiast operational I/O performance ; Lightweight compact storage solution ; Resistant to extreme shock impact ; Up to...

Lacks integrated USB Mini-B data connection ; Expensive enthusiast-level product ; No public firmware updates available

Benchmark Reviews begins our conclusion with a short summary for each of the areas that we rate. The first section is performance, which considers how effective the Kingston SSDNow V+ series performs in operations against direct competitor products....


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Kingston SSDNow V+ 64GB


Can the new architecture compete with the top SSDs?

The Kingston SSDNow V+ 64GB Solid State Drive is a bit of a misnomer. It really shares no similarities to its V-Series predecessor, both in terms of internal architecture and performance results. This drive should have have a different name to...

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Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 64GB Solid State Disk


The Celeron 300A of solid state drives? An icon in the making, take a look! Introduction

The Kingston SSDNow V+ 64GB SSD is a fast drive for its capacity. Larger drives from the same series will produce better benchmark numbers, but their cost will also increase. The cost is really the only remaining question, but since the drives are not...


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Kingston SSDnow V-Series 128GB Solid State Hard Drive


When the subject of Solid State Drives or "SSD"comes up, price and storage capacity are still the two main obstacles facing the product category. Although issues with early controllers dampened ...

Faster sustained performance than hard drives ; Perfectly silent during operations ; 1ms response times ; Lighter, far more compact than hard drives ; Twice as many fit in a case ; Great for laptops ; Best value for cost

Limited capacities for the cost ; Could use matching brackets ; Slower than SATA II on small data blocks

SSD modules (and USB drives) use non-volatile ICs called Flash NAND which doesn’t require power to hold data. When your system is powered off, it will reliably store and retain any data you've added to it. NAND producers are few which accounts for the...

Product Specifications

Adding an SSD to a desktop already using a standard hard disk drive is a smart and efficient way to upgrade. Transferring the operating system and applications from the HDD to the SSD allows the SSD to be used as a bootable drive that takes full advantage of the flash-based technology. For notebooks, SSDNow drives are a perfect replacement for hard drives resulting in faster, more reliable performance. Making this change will improve a notebook's efficiency in a wide range of tasks, from booting up to running the most robust operating system and demanding applications. SSDNow uses a standard SATA interface but, unlike a regular HDD, SSD is very rugged and built with no moving parts, making it ideal for power users and road warriors who push the limits of their notebooks. Other benefits include reduced power usage, less noise and less heat generation. SSDNow V Series drive helps organizations of all sizes and consumers enhance the performance of computers with a Serial ATA (SATA) interface. By improving a computer's performance and durability, SSDNow V Series drives help increase productivity, and extend the life of existing computers.

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Kingston Technology
Model:E-Series/M-Series/M-Series Bundle Kit/V-Series/V-Series Desktop Upgrade Kit/V-Series Notebook Upgrade Kit
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Kingston SSDNow


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Type:Solid state drive

Storage Controller

Controller Interface Type:Serial ATA-150 / Serial ATA-300/Serial ATA-300
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB/USB
Type:None/Serial ATA

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Data Transfer Rate:300MBps
Form Factor:2.5 / 2.5"/2.5 x 1/8H / 2.5" x 1/8H/2.5"/2.5" x 1/8H / 2.5 x 1/8H
Form Factor (metric):6.4 cm/6.4 cm x 1/8H
Form Factor (Short):2.5 / 2.5"/2.5"
Form Factor (Short) (metric):6.4 cm
Hard Drive Type:Internal hard drive
Interface:Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-150 / Serial ATA-300/Serial ATA-300
Interface Type:Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300