Kingston SSDNOW V Series 30GB MLC SATA300

  • Kingston SSDNOW V Series 30GB MLC SATA300
78
Based on 25 scores, 51 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    11
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Respectable read speeds, Overall performance is just fine for most uses, Competitively priced, Bundle of accessories makes installation easy
  • Great price for people to get their hands on a SSD, Performs as advertised, The desktop bundle has everything you need to install the drive, Supports Windows 7 TRIM.
  • Faster than Kingston specs, TRIM Support, Inexpensive

Cons:

  • Slow write speeds
  • Rather slow write speeds

Expert reviews and ratings

By Motherboards.org on

The SSD drive has become popular as drives have faster random access times, faster start-up times, consistent read performance and little performance degradation from file fragmentation as a HDD would. SSD drives have no platters, no spindle and...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

You're on a budget. You want to know if it'd be better to stripe a couple of smaller SSDs or simply buy one larger performance-oriented drive. Today we're comparing one, two, and four 30 GB Kingston SSDNow V drives to Zalman’s new 128...

By Kitguru.net on 90

High levels of performance, combined with a very tempting price point make this drive a...

By Bit-tech.net on 60

It usually turns out that you get what you pay for: if you can’t budget for more than the cheapest SSD and absolutely need the ruggedness and silence of such as device (rather than performance), then the Kingston drive wins by default as the...

By Tech ARP on

As a second-generation model, the new Kingston SSDNow V 30 GB SSD is a pretty polished product and it shows. Kingston used a nice cast metal case with a rough finish, giving it a really solid feel. We have no complaints as far as build quality is...

By HardwareHeaven on 80

It should be noted that the 30GB model is really aimed at being a boot/OS drive and those who want to install applications without a dedicated storage drive will want to purchase the higher capacity models in the series (64GB for £99) or combine two of...

By InsideHW on

The trend of ever cheaper SSD devices appearing on the market is evident, but these savings are in general mostly reflected on lowered capacities of such devices and cheaper (slower) controllers. Kingston’s SSDs are positioned in a price range well...

By DigitalVersus on 40

3 versions for 3 usages The Kingston SSDnow V series 64GB comes in 3 versions: either on its own, with a 3.5-inch bay to install it in a PC, or as an improvement kit for laptop (with cable and cloning software). You can easily use it as a system disk...

By TechRadar on 80

Many things would make our computing lives simpler. A Euromillions lottery win, for instance, wouldn't exactly hurt. Even a little one that we had to share with a syndicate of bakers from Turin and a nice old lady from County Tipperary. At the very...

By ZDNet UK on

High prices for solid-state disks (SSDs) have historically restricted the business market to enterprises requiring performance for large databases or financial services, where microseconds really...

By VR-Zone on 81

On the whole, we got to say that we were not very impressed with the Kingston SSDNow V. While it had the stock HDD in the SL410 soundly beaten in most aspects, it failed to shine in the one area which mattered most: its random write performance. And...

By Bigbruin on

When low capacity solid state drives started being more heavily promoted I couldn't see them being a practical solution. Sure, the prices were about as appealing as you could get with SSDs, but I wasn't sure 30GB was even enough to make them...

By Overclockers Club on

The end result of the testing is that the SNV425-S2BD-128GB drive delivered some pretty impressive numbers when it came to the read scores. The write scoring was up and down - depending on the test - but putting that in perspective, it is worlds...

By Pureoverclock on

The Kingston SSDNow V-Series 30GB Solid State Drive is a bit of an interesting animal. It continues in the confusing trend of having different internal architectures and successive technologies each sharing the same V moniker in Kingston's SSD...

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 AnandTech on

The story goes like this: Intel let Kingston build a value version of its X25-M G2 drives. This became the 40GB Kingston V Series Boot Drive. When Intel added TRIM support to the G2 drives, Kingston was told to wait. Kingston would get TRIM support...

By HardwareLogic on

By the time this review is posted, the drive will be available from a few different stores. You can check Amazon and Newegg right now to get a great deal on this just released product. While we think it is an excellent deal at the MSRP of $125 ($110...

By ThinkComputers on 100

Upgrading from a normal hard drive to a solid state drive can be quite expensive and for most people it really does not make that much sense. Solid state capacities are getting larger, but that just brings the price of the drives up even higher....

By Legit Reviews on

Kingston has released another SSD boot drive and this time it is of the 30GB variety with a JMicron/Toshiba controller and being the lowest capacity drive in the SSDNow V Series lineup. SSD boot drives are an economical approach to getting into the...

By Testfreaks on 90

The Kinston SSDNow V Series Boot Drive is an inexpensive and easy solution to speed up your computer.The price of SSD drives now is still very high, and unfortunately out of reach for a lot of people out there, the Kingston SSDNow V boot drive offers...