Kingston SSD 2.5 inch SSDNOW V Series 40GB MLC SATA300 SNV125

  • Kingston SSD 2.5 inch SSDNOW V Series 40GB MLC SATA300 SNV125
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Based on 21 scores, 41 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    10
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • System Is Snappier, Fantastic RAID Like Speed, Quiet, Never Gets Hot, Standard SATA Interface, Easy To Hide In The Chassis, Did We Mention Fast Really Fast
  • Strong read performance, Published transfer rate data may actually be conservative, Internals by Intel (controller and memory), Very attractively priced, Desktop upgrade kit includes items to make installation a snap, Bootable version of Acronis to make e
  • Very good 197 MBps read bandwidth with ATTO Benchmark, 2nd-generation Intel PC29AS21BA0 SSD controller boosts IOPS, Very low 0.16 ms random access time, Outstanding total-package value, Resistant to extreme shock impact, Lightweight compact storage sol...

Cons:

  • Price Still Higher Than Traditional Platter Drives, Write Speed Mediocre
  • Write performance is well below average at 40MB/s, Not convinced 40GB is enough for a boot drive or stand-alone

Expert reviews and ratings

By Techgage on

The hard disk drive has always been a stalwart, if not a not-so-silent workhose. As long as it gets the job done, works, and gives us a reasonable assurance that our data isn't going to vanish into digital oblivion anytime soon, it just isn't...

By ComputerPowerUser on 70

If you haven’t experienced the benefits of an ultra-low-latency SSD as your OS/application volume, we highly recommend it. With its relatively low price and included migration tools, the Kingston 40GB SSDNow V-Series might be all the motivation you’ll...

By Hardware Canucks on

Reviewing a drive such as the Kingston SSDNow V-Series is a bit of a tough proposition because of the conflicts we all have within us when it comes to budget-oriented products. The enthusiast in our hearts cries out again and again for blistering,...

By Engadget on

At less than $100, the Kingston 40GB SSD is a superb value and is certainly a solid system upgrade. If you're building a new system and can spare the extra cash, don't even think about it -- you won't regret having an SSD at the helm. The...

By Motherboards.org on

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By ASE Labs on

Newegg has this drive for $130 at the time of writing. This is an excellent price to get your feet wet in the SSD market and gain some overall system speed in the process. If you've been on the fence about purchasing a SSD over price, this might...

By Pureoverclock on 90

The Kingston SSDNow V-Series 40GB Solid State Drive is a bit of a misnomer. It really shares no similarities with its V Series sibling, nor its V+ cousin either, both in terms of internal architecture and performance results. This drive should have a...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

We've been reviewing quite a few high-end SSDs recently, with suitably high-end price tags to match. The notable exception here has been Kingston with its , coming in at around £100 for 64GB's worth. Now we have the even cheaper SSDNow V...

By Bjorn3D on 85

We've been waiting for SSD's to drop in price so they can mainstream and this may be the first shot in the mainstream war. It's not quite what we were hoping for but with the $85 (after MIR) price tag the Kingston SSDNow V is a major step in...

By PCPer on

Kingston certainly surprised us by taking the initiative to work with Intel and release their own 'custom' version of the X25-M G2. While the 50% reduction in flash channels effectively cut most of the specifications in half, read speeds and...

By TechRadar on 90

We've been having such problems with solid state drives, haven't we? First it was fresh, fast and exciting, then Intel's initially exciting drives started nose-diving in speed. Price was a problem, but the performance issues were more of a...

By ITP.net on 80

A quick option that offers desktop PC users an inexpensive way into the world of SSDs....

By Bigbruin on

The new wave of Kingston SSDNow V Series solid state drives puts an interesting new twist on their value line. With Intel's second generation controller and 34nm MLC NAND flash memory, many might argue the internals are the best presently on the...

By Computeractive on 80

Gives a real speed boost, and includes all the parts and software you will...

By Benchmark Reviews on 88

Benchmark Reviews begins our conclusion with a short summary for each of the areas that we rate. The first section is performance, which considers how effective the Kingston SSDNow V 40GB Boot Drive SSD performs in operations against direct competitor...

By RegHardware on 90

Kingston has delivered a disguised Intel X25-M that will transform your PC for a trivial amount of cash. ® More SSD Reviews... Intel X-25M Crucial CT256M225 Patriot Torqx OCZ...

By HEXUS.net on 77

Kingston's decision to release a relatively cheap but decent-performing SSD, to perform as a boot drive, means it's needed to adopt some different underlying technology than used on any previous SSDNow model.Grouping SSD speed and value in a...

By Testfreaks on 90

The Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot drive is a cost effective way to increase the overall performance of your system. This drive has very fast read speeds which will allow your system to boot and shut down faster and overall increase access...

By Bit-tech.net on 60

As a single performance drive for use in a desktop system it’s a miss then, although it’ll undoubtedly be a lot more tempting for laptop or netbook users. £80 is a reasonable ask and on these mobile platforms where sequential write...

By FutureLooks on 88

Before you go kicking your platter drives out the window, it’s obvious that the purpose of the Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB solid state drive isn’t to replace your current platter drive entirely. In fact, its purpose is only intended to...