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Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2

Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2
alaScore 90

292 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 292 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and size are on the whole positive. The reliability and usability are also appreciated.

value for money, usability, reliability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 292 reviews)

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Kingston SSDNow V100 vs. Patriot Torqx 2 128 GB SSD Review


We put the Kingston SSDNow V100 128 GB up against the Patriot Torqx 2 in a battle of the latest SATA-300 solid state drives. Let's see which one wins!

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Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB SSD Review


Kingston's SSDNow series of solid state drives has done very well in the marketplace due to their range of value to performance oriented drives which cover the needs of just about any user. Available since the end of 2010, the V100 products land in the...

The Kingston SSD Now V100 offers solid performance at a competitive price and should be on the short list of SSDs to buy. With its included bundle and Kingston's 24/7 support, it continues to be the bread and butter of their SSDNow lineup.


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A Gamer’s perspective of Kingston's 128 GB SSDNow V100 series – revisited


This is not going to be the usual Solid-State Drive (SSD) review touting the theoretical advantages of the SSD over the mechanical Hard Drive (HDD).  This has been done over-and-over in many reviews and a particularly excellent evaluation was done by...

The SSD is of a magnitude faster generally than the mechanical hard drive in almost every way.  Windows startup is blazing fast ; Kingston’s SSDNow V100 128GB drive has improved in every way over the previous model ; Kingston's 128GB SSD offers great...

Price per GB compared to mechanical hard drives is still very high ; Limited storage compared to HDDs

As our MrK concluded last year, SSD technology is one of the most rapidly improving. With more and more motherboard manufacturers offering SATA 3 6Gb/s ports, the ceiling for maximum transfer speeds for disk drives has been doubled from the  SATA 2...


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Kingston SSDNow V100 Solid State Drive


) world I recommend installing a solid state drive

has set out a clear description of exactly what they intend to do, warm you up with promises of? an easy transition, and win you over with performance and new accessories. I for one, will not be sold so easily. Lets take a closer look


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To sum it up, the Kingston SSDNow V100 may not be the fastest SSD out there, but it's still a very competitive product in this quickly expanding market. If you're looking for a simple upgrade method that will result in a big step up in performance,...

Good overall performance ; Easy to upgrade using cloning software ; 2.5” USB enclosure included ; Excellent value

Struggles a bit with 4k random reads/writes

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Kingston SSDNow V100 (SV100S2D/128GZ) -


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TRIM Support ; 24/7 Support ; Excellent sequential read and write ; Good bundle

Weak in 4K read and write ; Weak in heavy threaded environment ; Higher power consumption

The Kingston SSDNow V100 offers an easy to upgrade kit for anyone switching over to the Solid State Drives. It may not be the fastest drive on the market but it definitely offers a noticeable speed increase over the platter drives. With the latest...

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Kingston SSDNOW V100 128GB SSD Review


Kingston's V100 128GB Solid State Drive (Part # SV100S2/128GZ) hits the market at $229 with read speads of 250MB/s and write speeds of 230MB/s. Check out our full video review and see if it's worth picking up.

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Kingston SSDNow V100 256GB Solid State Drive Review


Kingston has a strong track record of delivering solid performance with exceptional value with their value class products. Does the V100 continue that tradition?

When we concluded the Kingston SSDNow V+100 we noted that the drive had some very impressive features, but the high price kept us from scoring the drive with an award. The Kingston SSDNow V100 256GB loses some of the innovative features, but it also...

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Failed 4 times


Overall i will give it an egg for reliability. I will try to get an RMA from Kingston, otherwise I wouldn't spend anymore on Kingston SSD's

Fast SSD, when it works

I have installed this on my macbook pro, and failed 3x, then I updated the firmware to the latest. It worked perfectly for a couple of months then it started acting slow again. the following day my macbook would not boot anymore, switched to a regular...

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It was cheap

You get what you pay for. I have 16 of these drives in the field, slowly but surely they are coming back to me unrecognizable, no data recovery possible. There is a firmware upgrade available, but guess what? It erases the whole disk! Kind of hard to...

Product Specifications


Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: No
Rackmount:Not Applicable


Ethernet: No
Fibre Channel: No
Firewire: No
Serial ATA: Yes
Ultra ATA: No
Wireless LAN: No

General Features

BUS powered: No
BUS-powered: No
Internal / External:Internal