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Kingston SSDNow V-Series SNV125-S2

Kingston SSDNow V-Series SNV125-S2
alaScore 91

243 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 243 reviews of Kingston SSDNow V-Series SNV125-S2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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 SNV125-S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kingston SSDNow V-Series SNV125-S2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Kingston SSDNow V-Series SNV125-S2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive 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 SSDNow V Series 128GB SATA2 2.5 inch Drive Notebook Upgrade KitKingston SSDNow V Series 128GB SATA2 2.5 inch Drive Notebook Upgrade Kit

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kingston SSDNow V-Series SNV125-S2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Kingston SSDNow V-Series SNV125-S2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kingston SSDNow V Series 30 GB SATA 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SNV125-S2/30GBKRKingston SSDNow V Series 30 GB SATA 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SNV125-S2/30GBKR

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Jeremy Laird (techradar.com)

Kingston SSDNow V Series 30GB review

 

Kingston makes SSD-on-SSD RAID array sexy-time more affordable

Huge read performance in RAID ; Very cheap for an SSD ; TRIM support

Shonky random performance

The RAID option is interesting, but a larger single drive makes more sense

May, 2010

Expert review by: Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB Desktop Upgrade Kit

 

An SSD for under £100 sporting an Intel controller? We find out what gives.

Getting onto the drive, its construction inspires more confidence than most. While by no means even remotely fragile, most of the SSDs that come through our office are made using a strong upper shell and weaker metal baseplate. The Kingston, on the...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Kingston SSDNow V Series 64GB

 

It's one of the cheapest SSDs around. Can it possibly provide the performance to make it a bargain?

Physically, the drive is everything you would expect; it measures 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm, the screw holes are in the standard position, and the SATA connectors are where they always are. The only thing that's of note is the rather fetching rough...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: AkG (hardwarecanucks.com)

Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB SSD Review

 

Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB SSD Review Manufacture's Product Page: Click here Part Number: SNV125-S2BD/40GB TechWiki Info: Kingston SSDNow V 40GB

Price ; Good read speeds ; Good real world performance ; Excellent small (4k) write performance ; Best in class accessories (desktop upgrade kit only) ; Uses the Intel X25-M generation 2 controller

Size ; Only 32mb of slow onboard cache ; Controller is only working in 5 channel mode ; Abysmally low sequential file write speed ; Lacking Trim support (right now)

Reviewing a drive such as the Kingston SSDNow V-Series is a bit of a tough proposition because of the conflicts we all have within us when

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Harry Butler (bit-tech.net)

Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB: Intel X25-X

 

In the world of performance storage, users will soon be polarised into the haves and the have-nots; whether you have an SSD or not. The huge impact they can make on a performance PC, especially when it comes to boot times, installing patches and the...

As a single performance drive for use in a desktop system it's a miss then, although it'll undoubtedly be a lot more tempting for laptop or netbook users. £80 is a reasonable ask and on these mobile platforms where sequential write performance isn't so...

Oct, 2009

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

Expert Review

 

What are SSDs? NO... it's not a disease! SSD stands for Solid State Drive. It's a computer hard drive that comes in a 2.5" form factor, however there are NO moving parts. Most SSDs are shock-proof and offer much longer life than standard mechanical...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Sift Ninja (businesscomputingworld.co.uk)

Kingston SSDNow V Series Kit

 

Kingston is no stranger when it comes to storage products, so it was only a matter of time before the company jumped on the SSD (Solid State Drive) bandwagon. The company's SSDNow V Series Kit is an upgrade bundle specifically targeting mass-market...

Kingston is pitching the bundles (choice of 64GB or 128GB) at cost-conscious consumers wanting an instant performance increase on an existing computer at a reasonable price point. The company is trying to garner mass-market adoption of SSDs by bundling...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Kingston 40GB SSDNow review

 

From the moment that we heard of the new 40GB Kingston SSD, we couldn't help but get our hopes up. Who knows if (or more likely, when) SSD drives will ever com...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Elric Phares (motherboards.org)

Kingston SSDNow V Series 30G Twin-Pack Review

 

Fast, secure and stable are just a few things the new Kingston TwinPack 30GB SSDNow brings to the table.

From a pure storage point of view one or even two Kingston 30GB SSDNow V drives is not adequate for the standalone user with no other drives in their system. From the enthusiast point of view, however, two of these drives in RAID 0 Mode are fast, very...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Legion Hardware (legionhardware.com)

Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2 128GB

 

The Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2 series is all about value, though having said that they do not fare too badly in terms of performance either. Although we did find some weaknesses when running synthetic benchmark applications such as random small...

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

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. 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. SSDNow V Series drive helps organizations of all sizes and consumers enhance the performance of computers with a Serial ATA (SATA) interface. By improving a computer's performance and durability, SSDNow V Series drives help increase productivity, and extend the life of existing computers.

Design

Colour of product:Grey / Grey, Red
Internal: No
SSD form factor:2.5"

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Internal:N

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:3
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1000000 / 500000
Read speed:100 / 170 / 180
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 30 / 40 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Write speed:40 / 50 / 80

Power

Power consumption (read):0.15 / 5.2
Power consumption (sleep):0.06 / 0.45 / 0.7
Power Consumption (Standby):0.7
Power consumption (write):0.15 / 2.5 / 5.2

Technical Details

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