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Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2

Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2
alaScore 90

309 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 reviews of Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

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

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kingston SSD V100 64GB SATA2 2.5inch Hard DriveKingston SSD V100 64GB SATA2 2.5inch Hard Drive

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

45% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kingston SSDNow V100 256GB SATA II 3GB/s 2.5 Inch Solid State Drive SV100S2/256GZKingston SSDNow V100 256GB SATA II 3GB/s 2.5 Inch Solid State Drive SV100S2/256GZ

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Hardware Secrets (hardwaresecrets.com)

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

 

We can see from our tests that the Kingston SSDNow V100 and Patriot Torqx 2 128 GB solid state drives perform similarly on the whole, even though there were a few instances where one drive did have a clear performance superiority. In the sequential...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Legit Reviews (legitreviews.com)

Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB SSD Review

 

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.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Techware Labs (techwarelabs.com)

Expert Review

 

Kingston reported a 250 MB/s read and 230MB/s write speed on the front of their drive. This is a 20MB/s read and a 50MB/s write  increase over the high end performance drive one year ago. The tests don't lie. I threw the kitchen sink at this drive and...

Feb, 2011

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by : apoppin (alienbabeltech.com)

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...

Feb, 2011

TOP RANK PRODUCT

Expert review by : Jackie Mueller (tweaknews)

KINGSTON SSDNOW V100 128GB SSD SOLID STATE DRIVE REVIEW

 

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

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Victor Wu (bjorn3d.com)

Kingston SSDNow V100 (SV100S2D/128GZ) - Bjorn3D.com

 

CoolIT's Vantage A.L.C. cooling system is the latest in a series of CPU coolers designed for computer enthusiasts who want to push their CPU beyond stock performance with an all-in-one cooling platform.

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...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Elric Phares (motherboards.org)

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.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : thessdreview.com (thessdreview.com)

Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB SSD Review – Benchmarks

 
Nov, 2010

Expert review by (tweaktown.com)

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...

Expert review by : Charles Arthur (guardian.co.uk)

Review: Kingston 256GB V100 SSD: your machine, on speed

 

Solid state drives offer a new lease of life for ageing machines - and will put more than a spring into the step of any system. Laptop owners in particular will like Kingston's offering which work with any OS

Extremely fast; quiet; lower power demand; no risk from being dropped; unaffected by magnets; contains firmware that does TRIM function if not provided by OS

Expensive (about £350 for a 256GB drive, compared to around £60 for the same size of rotating drive for a laptop); lifetime depends on usage

has to be 5 stars, despite the price, because anything that lets you completely revive your machine for less than half its cost is definitely worth the money.

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

Design

Certification:CE, FCC
Color of product:Grey
Internal:No / Yes
Size:2.5
SSD form factor:2.5"

Energy Management

Power consumption (read):6.4
Power consumption (standby):1 / 1.0, 6.4
Power consumption (write):6.4

Operational Conditions

Non-operating shock:20
Non-operating vibration:20
Operating shock:2.17
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 85

Other Features

Internal:No / Yes

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:1.5 / 3
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1000000
Read Speed:160 / 250
S.M.A.R.T support: Yes
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 32 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA II
TRIM support: Yes
Write Speed:145 / 230 / 70

Power

Power consumption (read):6.4
Power consumption (standby):1 / 1.0, 6.4
Power consumption (write):6.4

Technical Details

Non-operating shock:20
Non-operating vibration:20
Operating shock:2.17
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.75 / 3.94
Height:0.374
Weight:2.72 / 2.75
Width:2.75 / 3.94