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Kingston SSDNow V+100 Series SVP100S2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The usability and value for money also get good reviews, whereas there are some negative opinions about the design.

value for money, usability, reliability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Kingston SSDNow V+100 Series SVP100S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 190 reviews)

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Kingston SSDNow V+100 Review


I'm not sure what it is about SSD manufacturers and overly complicated product stacks. Kingston has no less than six different SSD brands in its lineup. The E Series, M Series, SSDNow V 100, SSDNow V+ 100, SSDNow V+ 100E and SSDNow V+ 180. The E and M...

Kingston, like many of its competitors, desperately needs a simplified product lineup. On the one hand, Kingston has hedged its bets. With three different controller makers supplying hardware for its six SSDs, Kingston can't go wrong. However, the...


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Kingston 96GB SSDNow V+100 performance evaluation


As with our last SSD evaluation, 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).  Instead, our evaluation is going to focus on Kingston's improved 96GB...

The SSD is of a magnitude faster generally than the mechanical hard drive in almost every way. Windows startup is blazing fast and shutdown is noticeably quicker ; Kingston’s SSDNow V100 96GB drive has improved in every way over the previous 100...

Price per GB is very high compared to mechanical hard drives ; Limited storage compared to HDDs ; 96GB is too small for a hardcore gamer; 128GB makes a difference

As our MrK concluded last year and we also concluded in our evaluation of the 128GB version a few months ago, SSD technology is one of the most rapidly improving. With more and more motherboard manufacturers offering SATA 3 6Gb/s ports, the ceiling for...


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The Kingston SSDNow V+100 96GB SSD Upgrade Bundle


Sometimes things just have a natural progression in the world of manufacturing and industry. It would make sense that Standard Oil would become the manufacturer of Vaseline and other petroleum based products for a time, even though Vaseline is far from...

Excellent Performance and Transfer Speeds ; Increased Application Performance and Start Up Times ; Excellent Included Software and Accessories ; 3 year Warranty With 24/7 Support ; Independent Garbage Collection Scheme For Improved Performance...


The Kingston SSDNow V+100 96GB is a very interesting drive. The V+100 absolutely crushes the reference enterprise class WD RE3 7200rpm in every benchmark and will go toe to toe with the Sandforce 1200 drives. The benchmark numbers are easy enough to...


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Kingston SSDNow V+100 128GB SSD Review


Kingston has rolled out their SSDNow V+100 SSD series which they claim is 25% faster than its predecessor even though it utilizes the same Toshiba controller. This drive has TRIM support for Windows 7 users and 'always-on' garbage collection for those...

The Kingston V+100 128GB SSD is a much improved version of the V+ drives of an earlier generation and rivals the performance of others in its class. Bundled with a very generous set of accessories and "always on" garbage collection, Kingston has done a...

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died after 1.5 years


Good thing it died before the two year warranty ran out...

ran for 1.5 years; improved boot speed (not that I reboot all that often)

after 1.5 years of use, it started to disappear from the system once every 10-24 hours. Not so good. RMA requested from Kingston

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Kingston SVP100S2/96G


Hard to complain about the speed when many of the SSD competitors have horrible reliability issues.

Low cost, paid less than .80/gb AFTER REBATE. Almost 1 year old and still running fine. Much faster than the 640 gb WD black drive it replaced

Speed is not as good as SSD models in the similar price class. Wish I had bought 2 of them when the prices were low

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GREAT in a Macbook Pro


After the first week, i thought my drive was going to die because i kept getting Kernel Panics every single day when i installed 10.7 Lion but it wasn't the case. RAM was good, too. I ran OSX Lion for about a month with the constant kernel panicks. OSX...

Nothing but good things ; I've purchased this 10 months ago. I've had nothing but great things to say. OSX boots up in 5 seconds after being loaded with Adobe suite 5(Photoshop, illustrator, etc), Microsoft office suit ; It's fast and loadup times for...

I've yet to find something bad about it

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Solid and Consistent


Got it for $80. Wish I would have bought 2! There are probably better performing drives now for the same price.

Good performance ; Stable ; Been running it for almost a year... so this is from a used drive ; Uncompressed data benchmarks (AS SSD) ; 187 MB/s Read, 182 MB/s Write (sequential) ; 13MB/s Read, 38MB/s write (4k random) ; Compressed data is pretty much...

no NCQ so random reads/writes are slower, however still MUCH faster than a platter HDD

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Kingston SSDNow V+100 SVP100S2B/64GR 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


Let's see... I upgraded to an SSD to see how fast it can be. While it is faster, the difference is minimal if you already have a fast desktop drive. Compared to a Samsung F1 1TB, the load time for everything is faster but negligible. If you already...

Fast, low energy usage ; 200MBs sustained read on HDTach ; 7.0 on WEI


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8 months of ownership, no issues.


After 8 months of daily use I have not had any issues with this drive at all. Because this was so fast/silent I've purchased a larger Kingston SSD and moved it between computers which required re-installing Windows a few times. No compatibility or...

Sometimes the Windows7 install would hang, it has never done that before without drives (SATA/SAS/SSD). Popping out the DVD and re-inserting would continue the install. Strange

Product Specifications


Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: No


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