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Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNV225-S2

Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNV225-S2
alaScore 92

287 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 287 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 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 SNV225-S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNV225-S2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNV225-S2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.co.uk.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2017

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 64GB review

 

We've reviewed previous SSDs from Kingston. Although they were fast, they were also very expensive. We therefore weren't expecting much from Kingston's keenly priced 64GB V+ SSD, but the results of our benchmarks surprised us.

The 64GB V+'s consistently quick performance and reasonable price make it a good value SSD and perfect as a boot drive.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Kingston SSDNow V+ review

 

Kingston's SSDNow V+ SSD comes with a comprehensive accessory bundle, but its performance is less extraordinary.

The Kingston SSDNow V+'s results aren’t bad, but better drives are available for the same kind of money. The inclusion of a drive caddy and software are attractive, but when paying this much we’d rather take the faster drive - and one capable of...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Kingston SSDNow V+ 128GB review

 

Kingston's latest 128GB 2.5in solid state disk (SSD) for laptops comes with a comprehensive kit of accessories. A USB 2.5in disk enclosure and disk imaging software are included for copying all your files from your existing hard disk to the SSD, before...

Kingston's latest SSD is fast and comes with everything you need, but its comparatively low capacity and high price make it a poor choice for most laptop owners.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Leo Waldock (reghardware.co.uk)

Kingston SSD Now V 128GB

 

It could be quicker - but it could be a lot more expensive. Kingston's SSD strikes a nice balance between the two.

Kingston has struck a clever balance between price and performance with the SSDNow V Series and we guarantee that it will transform your laptop.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (goodgearguide.com.au)

Kingston SSDNow V+

 

Kingston's SSDNow V+ SSD comes with a comprehensive accessory bundle, but its performance is less extraordinary.

Bundled software and drive caddy

Expensive, performance wasn't spectacular

The Kingston SSDNow V+'s results aren't bad, but better drives are available for the same kind of money. The inclusion of a drive caddy and software are attractive, but when paying this much we'd rather take the faster drive -- and one capable of...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Nathan Edwards (maximumpc.com)

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 (itp.net)

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 (macworld.com)

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 (tbreak.com)

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 (techwarelabs.com)

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

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

Audio Decoders:Dolby TrueHD, DTS

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue
Internal: No
SSD form factor:2.5"

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10cm
Height:9.5mm
Weight:84g
Width:7cm

Ergonomics

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 formats:ASF, AVI, DAT, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, RM, RMVB, VOB, WMV / ASF, H.264, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported:ASF, DAT, IFO, ISO, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, MXV, SMV, TP, TRP, TS, VOB

Header

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

Loudspeakers

Built-in speaker(s): No

Memory

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

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Networking

Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Battery Type:AAA
Built-in Camera: No
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Fan:1 / 40 mm / Y
Internal:N
Number of Batteries Supported:2
Supported data transfer rates:10/100 Mbps
USB powered:Y

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Read speed:195
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface: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
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

Power consumption (write):4.5
USB powered: Yes

Radio

Internet Radio: Yes

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Still image

Slide show: Yes
Slideshow:Y

Storage

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:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:3.5
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

Capacity:128GB/256GB/64GB
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 (T-T):0 - 60
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 85

TV tuner

TV tuner integrated: No

Video

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.9 / 16
Height :1.2 / 6
Width:22.5 / 7.35