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Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2

Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2
alaScore 90

310 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 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 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 V100 Series SV100S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (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 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 SSD V100 64GB SATA2 2.5inch Hard DriveKingston SSD V100 64GB SATA2 2.5inch Hard Drive

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (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 Solid-state drive 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

Dec, 2017

expert REVIEWS - BUDGET BUY!

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Kingston SSDNOW V100 64GB review

 

We've looked at several Kingston SSDs in the past, each of which impressed us with their combination of great performance and reasonable price. Because they use memory controllers designed by Toshiba instead of enthusiast-oriented Sandforce chips, each...

Surprising performance given its price, the V100 64GB is an excellent budget SSD that’s hard to beat.

May, 2011

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

Expert review by: MyCE (myce.com)

Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB Desktop Bundle review (12)

 

Excellent performance on sequential drive access, Silky smooth operation as a system drive and completely stable, Fast access times, Completely silent operation, Fast operating system load times, Fast application loading, Easy to use 3.5“ adapter set,...

Very slow when operating on small block sizes, Expensive with high cost per GB of user storage

Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below: It is very easy to use the desktop kit and install the drive in a 3.5“ drive bay. This kit also provides space to add a second 2.5“ drive. During our tests the drive showed a very...

Mar, 2011

MUST HAVE

Expert review by: Zardon (kitguru.net)

Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB SSD Review

 

Today's market is saturated with SSD drives and it is difficult to know which drive to buy. No one wants to pay over the odds for something they don't need, yet we all want to make sure the performance is up to stratch. This is how Kingston are...

Edit: 19th November, the price is lower than we expected and Dabs have it in stock now for £170 inc vat!

Nov, 2010

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: 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

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

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

Expert review by: Legion Hardware (legionhardware.com)

Kingston SSDNow V 100 256GB and SSDNow V+ 100 256GB

 

The SSD market has been an extremely competitive market place over the past few years and things do not look to be slowing down. It doesn't seem that long ago since the wave of SandForce SF-1200 based SSDs made a splash, offering what at the time...

Jan, 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

Product Specifications

Design

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

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Internal:N / Y

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:1.5 / 3
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1000000
Read speed:160 / 250
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 32 / 64
Solid-state drive interface: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 vibration:2.17
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 6.99
Height :9.5
Weight:77 / 78
Width:10 / 6.99