Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review



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Over the years, Kingston have been one of the leading manufacturers of solid state drives and their selection of drives range from entry level consumer options right up to their top end HyperX editions. Whilst it’s great having a top end drive, most day to day users either don’t have the needs to push a HyperX drive to the limit or don’t have the money for the top end options. This is where the V series of drives come in, offering solid state benefits without the same high price tags. Though this is not to say though that they are couch potatoes and are not worth buying. For many first time users, these drives are a great first step into the world of solid state storage.

The V300 is the latest edition to the V family and over its predecessor, the V200, we find a new set of flash IC’s and a new level of performance to suit. Similar to the older drives we do get the same extensive range of bundle options including vanilla packaging with the drive only, but also desktop, notebook and combo kits that both include a USB enclosure. Other new features include a lowered 7mm profile, ideal for installation into the latest generation of ultrabooks and a customised SandForce controller specifically for Kingston.

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One Response to “Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD Review”
  1. Wayne says:

    It’s pricey at the moment probably because it hasn’t saturated the retail channel yet. You can easily find Kingston’s same capacity HyperX 3K going for a bit less. Hang on a while & it’s sure to drop in price. On another note Kingston always use that yucky green pcb on all of their DRAM modules, even the high end ones which can be easily noticed but on this drive they use a nicer looking blue pcb which should never be seen. Go figure.

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