Kingston SSD 2.5 inch SSDNOW V+ Series 256GB MLC SATA300

  • Kingston SSD 2.5 inch SSDNOW V+ Series 256GB MLC SATA300
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Based on 34 scores, 62 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    15
  • Good:
    11
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Windows 7 TRIM support, Four size capacities, Works with either Desktop or Laptop configurations
  • Fast read speeds compared to standard hard drive.
  • TRIM support, Fast boot times, Very fast write speeds, Up to 512GB capacity, Includes lots of accessories, Includes a simple 2.5" USB enclosure

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Expensive, Low capacity compared to standard hard drives

Expert reviews and ratings

By eTeknix on 85

As we all know hard drives are a very important component of any computer system. If you look back to the days when drives were a measly couple of hundred megabytes in size but much more in expensive, the only direction the market seemed to be going...

By Vortez on -

In the last 6 months SSD prices have dropped significantly giving over to an increase in sales. As with all new technology you will pay a premium, but as we have seen SSDs mature and the increase in demand this has meant consumers can invest without...

By Overclock3D on 73

At the start we wondered if the increased capacity of the 256GB version of the Kingston SSD Now V+ would lead to an increase or a decrease in performance over the 64GB capacity V+ we tested in December 09.Clearly throughout our testing it shows a...

By Expert Reviews on 100

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

By Testfreaks on 100

One of the knocks about Kingston SSDs has been the lack of Windows 7 TRIM support; thankfully Kingston has put this issue to rest as the SSD saving technology is now built into their V+ Series Drives. The advertised speeds of 230MB/s read and 180MB/s...

By ITP.net on 80

Kingston’s brilliant 128GB SSDNow V+ offers a simple, straightforward upgrade path to lightning quick performance....

By Macworld on 60

The SSDNow V+ is a middle-of-the-road SSD that, when compared to standard spinning hard drives, offers limited capacity, a high price per gigabyte and fast performance. Compared to other SSDs, the SSDNow V+ offers decent performance, comparable price...

By BeHardware on -

With the size of pages and blocks of NAND increasing on these new chips, the controllers that use them will be aiming to make up for the losses in speed for smaller accesses that are inherent in these changes. Moreover, while this flash memory...

By Good Gear Guide on -

Kingston's SSDNow V+ SSD comes with a comprehensive accessory bundle, but its performance is less extraordinary.Like Crucial, Kingston is renowned for supplying computer memory, particularly aftermarket RAM modules. The company currently has a range...

By PC Advisor on 70

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...

By Tech ARP on -

As a memory manufacturer with a a long history of retail experience, Kingston appears to have a different strategy for their solid state drive products. By bundling it with a USB enclosure, Kingston has taken the solid state drive out of the realm of...

By Tbreak.com on 80

An insanely fast SSD that will make you love using your PC. A bit expensive though. Although Solid State Drives still belong to a more or less enthusiast sector, I can very easily see them becoming the standard in in the next couple of years. With...

By The Tech Report on -

The Kingston drive is the least expensive of the bunch at just $319 online, making it particularly appealing for budget-conscious folks. What's more, the SSDNow is actually pretty quick, at...

By ComputerPowerUser on 60

We should point out the Kingston SSDNow V+ Series is offered in two configurations—either as a bare drive or in a “desktop upgrade kit” that includes an external USB drive enclosure and software to help transfer data from an existing installation to the...

By X-bit Labs on -

Benchmarking solid state drives is a highly exciting venture as it is always unpredictable and prone to produce heaps of new information. With hard disk drives, dramatic innovations occur but rarely and you often can foretell how the particular model...

By Bigbruin on -

There is no doubt that solid state drives have come a long way, and can continue to push the limits. Kingston is right up there with the other leading manufacturers by implementing the latest technology as it becomes available. While the Intel drive...

By Bit-tech.net on 70

There’s a lot to like about Kingston’s relaunch of the SSDNow V+ series, not least – the typical headline for SSDs and the benefits they offer. The inclusion of TRIM right out of the box is great too – we’ve had to wait...

By Techgage on -

The new Kingston SSDNow V+ series featuring Toshiba's controller and flash memory has proven itself to be a worthy alternative as a slightly less expensive solid-state drive that doesn't compromise on performance. With TRIM able to keep the SSD...

By TechwareLabs on -

The blazing fast read and write speeds of the Kingston SSDNow V+ make it a force to be reckoned with. When looking at the price tag of $512 (MSRP), you must keep in mind that this drive is geared solely to the enthusiast. The average person really...

By ThinkComputers on -

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 out a V+ series drive which had better speeds and was targets at high-level users and...