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Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNV225-S2

Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNV225-S2
alaScore 92

283 reviews

Jan, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 reviews of Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNV225-S2. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

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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 products in the same category on

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Jan, 2019

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


Since their release, Solid State Disks (SSD's) have been geared towards enthusiasts. With the ability to offer the user phenomenal read speeds and shockingly fast writes, loading games, pictures, and applications is a breeze. The Kingston SSDNow V...

The blazing fast read and write speeds of the

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Bob Buskirk (

Kingston SSDNow V+ 128GB Solid State Drive Review


A little while ago we took a look at Kingston's SSDNow V-Series 128GB solid state drive that was targeted at entry-level and mainstream users. Kingston had put

– Far better write improvement over the original V+ Series drives ; – Windows 7 TRIM support ; – Available in up to 512GB capacities

– None that I found

As we have stated earlier in the review this is an update to the already released V+ Series solid state drives form Kingston, a second-generation. So what really is new about these drives? Probably the most important thing that sticks out to most...

Jan, 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

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.


Audio decoders:Dolby TrueHD,DTS
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby TrueHD, DTS


Color of product:Black / Blue
Internal: No
Product color:Blue

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (write):4.5
USB powered: Yes


LED Indicators: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, HE-AAC, LPCM, MP1, MP2, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG
Subtitle formats supported:PGS / SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB
Video compression format:ASF, DAT, IFO, ISO, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, MXV, SMV, TP, TRP, TS, VOB
Video compression formats:ASF, AVI, DAT, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, RM, RMVB, VOB, WMV / ASF, H.264, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV


Manufacturer:Kingston Technology
Model:V+ / V+ Series
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Kingston SSDNow


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No


Flash memory:128 / 16
Internal memory:128
Internal memory type:DDR2


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7


Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet

Operational Conditions

Non-operating shock:20
Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 60
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 60
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 85
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 85

Other Features

Battery Type:AAA
Built-in camera: No
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Fan:1 / 40 mm / Y
Internal: No
Number of batteries supported:2
Supported data transfer rates:10/100 Mbps
USB powered:Y
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC, AV, HDMI, USB / AV, HDMI, USB / Composite, HDMI, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Printed user guide: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Read Speed:195
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interfaces:USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A
SSD form factor:2.5"
Write Speed:160

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1 / 2
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.3
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


Power consumption (write):4.5


Internet radio: Yes

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Still Image

Slide show: Yes


Built-in storage media: Yes
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD / SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1500 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Maximum storage capacity:2
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of hard drives supported:1
Supported file systems:FAT12, NTFS / FAT32, HFS, NTFS / FAT32, NTFS
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

Technical Details

Non-operating shock:20
Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 85

TV Tuner

TV tuner integrated: No


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum video resolution:1080p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.69 / 6.3
Height:0.472 / 2.36
Width:2.89 / 8.86