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Kingston SSDNow

Kingston SSDNow
alaScore 91

228 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews of Kingston SSDNow. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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 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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Kingston SSDNow from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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 KC380 1.8 inch 480GB SATA 3 Micro Solid State DriveKingston KC380 1.8 inch 480GB SATA 3 Micro Solid State Drive

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kingston SSDNow

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Kingston SSDNow from Amazon.com. 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.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kingston SSDNow V+Series 128 GB SATA 3GB/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive with Notebook Upgrade Kit Bundle SNVP325-S2B/128GBKingston SSDNow V+Series 128 GB SATA 3GB/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive with Notebook Upgrade Kit Bundle SNVP325-S2B/128GB

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Simon Crisp (techradar.com)

Kingston SSDNow V+ 200 480GB review

 

Less than £1 per gigabyte for decent SSD speeds

Large capacity ; Good value ; RAISE technology ; SandForce controller

Average performance ; Slow write speeds ; Struggles with incompressible data

Tech Specs Product TypeSolid State Drive Product FamilySSDNow V+200 Drive InterfaceSATA Drive Width2.5" Drive Interface StandardSATA/600 --> Brand NameKingston Drive TypeInternal Storage Capacity480 GB Maximum Read Transfer Rate535 MBps Maximum...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Matthew Murray (pcmag.com)

Kingston SSDNow V+200 (120GB) Upgrade Kit

 

The Kingston SSDNow V+200 kit provides a no-nonsense—and almost too no-frills—way to upgrade your spinning drives to SSD speed.

Good write performance. Included accessory kit is a full-featured upgrade solution. Affordable.

Inconsistent read performance. Utilizes last-generation transfer technologies.

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Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: don (reevoo.com)

Kingston SUV400S37/240G

 

Installed in old HP laptop with no problems. Installed windows 10. Boots up much fasted as expected.

No bad points so far. Only time will tell. Hoping it will prove as reliable as it's much slower predecessor.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Les (reevoo.com)

Kingston SUV400S37/240G

 

Despite the flimsy plastic housing I believe that the Kinston name for quality will shine through. Can't believe the speed improvement and silent operation.

Far too early to give a reliability rating as only installed two days ago but cannot recall any issues with Kingston. The price compared to a normal hdd hurts.p

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Kingston SUV400S37/120G

 

Laptop went from 2mins 20sec boot up time to 21 seconds.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Robert (reevoo.com)

Kingston SUV400S3B7A/480G

 

Everything you need to mount the SSD in a 3.5 inch bay or use it as an external USB drive is in the pack,

Hand-drawn instructions. I probably used the wrong screws initially to mount it onto the 3.5 inch internal plate. Then the screws that did work didn't seem to tighten very well; I thought I was going to destroy the philips head of the screws.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Clive (reevoo.com)

Kingston SUV400S3B7A/240G

 

One really needs to have used this product for some time to rate it fairly, hence the mostly middling scores. However I will comment that the Acronis disk cloning software worked perfectly, defying the criticism made by some other evaluators, and the...

Although I understand the economics of it, being left with a bag of bits from the fitting kit after doing the job is nevertheless annoying!

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Kingston SUV400S3B7A/240G

 

It works. I can't rate for reliability after one week of use.

I would recommend this as add-on storage but not as a replacement system disk. The provided software for cloning the system disk did not work even after suggestions from the Kingston support desk. I eventually got it to work, but only after downloading...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Nicolae (reevoo.com)

Kingston SUV400S37/240G

 

Fast and relaible.

None.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Kingston SUV400S37/240G

 

Easy to install. Recognised by bios. Increased speed quite a bit.

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Red / Grey
Internal:No / Y / Yes
Protection features:Shock Resistant
Size:6.35 / 63.5
SSD form factor:2.5"

Operational conditions

Non-operating shock:20
Non-operating vibration:20
Operating shock:1500 / 2.7
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85

Other features

Country of origin:Taiwan
Device connectivity:Wired
Internal:N / Y
Internal Memory:245760 / 61440
Internal memory type:Flash
Memory layout:1 x 245760
Module configuration:(N/A) (N/A)
Rack mounting:(N/A) SSD 2.5-inch 7mm / (N/A) SSD 2.5-inch 9.5mm
Registered: No
Warranty:3 Yrs
Warranty note:3 Yrs

Packaging Data

Cables included:SATA, USB

Performance

Data Transfer Rate:3 / 6
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1000000
Memory Type:MLC
Random read (4KB):12000 / 20000 / 30000 / 32000 / 36000 / 43000 / 85000
Random write (4KB):1400 / 2500 / 30000 / 4000 / 43000 / 44000 / 47000 / 55000 / 60000
Read speed:220 / 230 / 260 / 300 / 535
S.M.A.R.T support:Y
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 128 / 240 / 256 / 480 / 512 / 60 / 64 / 90
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA II
TRIM support:Y / Yes
Write speed:100 / 180 / 190 / 230 / 460 / 480

Power

Power consumption (read):1.795
Power consumption (sleep mode):0.15
Power consumption (sleep):0.15
Power Consumption (Standby):0.15 / 0.491 / 0.565
Power consumption (write):1.87 / 2.6 / 3.23

Software

Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Technical Details

Non-operating shock:20
Non-operating vibration:20
Operating shock:1500 / 2.7
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:2.17
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 100 / 7
Height :10 / 7 / 9.5
Weight:105.2 / 115 / 84 / 88 / 92 / 92.3
Width:6.98 / 6.99 / 69.85