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Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNV225-S2

Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNV225-S2
alaScore 91

371 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 371 reviews of Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNV225-S2. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNV225-S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNV225-S2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on

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This summary is based on the product: Kingston - Storage bay adapter - 3.5" to 2.5" [PC]

May, 2016

Expert review by: Nathan Edwards (

Kingston SSDNow V+


It seemed like déjà vu to us, too—didn't we review a Kingston SSDNow V+ as recently as December? Turns out we're not crazy (at least in this respect); that was the first-generation SSDNow V+, built on the same Samsung controller as the Corsair P256....

TRIM support; fast reads and writes; included upgrade and connectivity kit; competitive pricing

Not world-changing; random-access times lag behind Indilinx and Intel controllers

The second-gen Kingston SSDNow V+ is a strong performer and it gets brownie points for the included upgrade kit, as well as native TRIM support. It doesn’t offer a huge jump in performance, but users won’t be disappointed. And it’s less expensive than...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Jason Saundalkar (

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.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: James Galbraith (

Review: Kingston SSDNow V+ 128GB SSD


The SSDNow V+ offers decent performance, comparable price and only a modest decrease in read speeds over time.

We installed the SSDNow V+ into an easily upgradeable, late 2008 Unibody MacBook with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor and 2GB of RAM, and ran a series of tests on the MacBook’s internal 5400-rpm, 2.5-inch Toshiba hard drive to serve as a baseline before...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Abbas Jaffar Ali (

Kingston SSDNow V+ 128GB SSD Review


Feel like giving your PC a speedy experience? This Kingston will do just that

We tested the drive using HDTach and the following is the result that was posted.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Dan Shannon (

Kingston SSDNow V+ 128GB Solid State Disk


Series was reviewed back in July 2009, geared more towards the average enthusiast that wants the speed of an SSD, with the price of a HDD. The next level up in performance is the SSDNow V+ Series. Offering up to 512GB, and 230MB read speeds, this SSD...

Series is nothing special. The drive is wrapped in an anti static bag and held in place and prevented from moving around the container by a plastic shell and the other contents. The boxing is attractive and may catch your eye, sitting on the shelf, but...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Vijay Anand (

Kingston SSDNow V+ Series (SNV225) 64GB SSD -


Kingston has been selling SSD units based on Intel's 'mainstream' and enterprise class drive kits but the newer V series is Kingston's own internal design optimized for value.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Mark Taliaferro (

Kingston SSDNow V 40GB -


SSD's come in a lot of flavors and capacities but they only come in two basic types. Single level cell and Multi-Level cell. Multi-Level cell SSD's store two bits of information per cell and are less expensive. The storage of 2 bits of information in...

We've been waiting for SSD's to drop in price so they can mainstream and this may be the first shot in the mainstream war. It's not quite what we were hoping for but with the $85 (after MIR) price tag the Kingston SSDNow V is a major step in the right...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Olin Coles (

Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 64GB SSD SNV225-S2


Early on in their debut, Solid State Drives were planned as included equipment on new computers coming from tier one manufacturers such as Dell, HP, and Apple. In one way or another they made good on their word, but the inflated price for these premium...

Impressive 241 MBps read bandwidth with EVEREST ; 128MB Cache buffer overcomes 'stuttering' data problem ; Very low 0.14 ms random access time ; Lightweight compact storage solution ; Resistant to extreme shock impact ; Up to 256 GB of SSD capacity ;...

Unimpressive 150 MBps write bandwidth with EVEREST ; Metal case is heavier and less durable than plastic ; Poor IOPS performance ; Specifications and product documentation are unavailable ; Lacks integrated USB 2.0 Mini-B data connection ; Expensive...

Benchmark Reviews begins each conclusion with a short summary for each of the areas we rate. The first is product presentation, which takes packaging into consideration only to the extent that it provides adequate packing material and delivers...

Aug, 2009


Expert review by: Jake Mete (pureoverclock)

Kingston SSDNow V-Series


Targeted for entry level consumers, does this SSD compromise performance?

Solid State Drives offer some significant performance increases across the board for computer users, generally posting some outstanding read speeds and response times. Further, they offer many advantages over mechanical hard drives; namely silent...

Jun, 2009


Expert review by: Eric Garay (futurelooks)

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...

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Kingston introduces its SSDNow V+ solid-state drive to help consumers and organizations of all sizes enhance the performance and lifecycle of computers that have a Serial ATA (SATA) interface. Faster and more reliable than a standard hard disk drive. 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. The SSD and the HDD then co-exist to drive optimal performance in the upgraded desktop. 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. Kingston's SSDNow V+ offers performance gains and power consumption reductions at a fraction of the cost of a new system.

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Kingston Technology
Model:V+ / V+ Series
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

Type: None

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Data Transfer Rate:300MBps
Form Factor: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"
Form Factor (Short) (metric):6.4 cm
Hard Drive Type:Internal hard drive
Interface:Serial ATA-300