Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 64GB SSD Review
Andy Ruffell / 9 years ago
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 was up, both in terms of size and performance but also in price.
Thankfully things took a move in the right direction for the consumer with hard drive sizes rising and performance increasing but with more and more competition on the market the price war began. We saw the likes of Western Digital and Hitachi battling it out for the hard drive crown. Seagate, Samsung and many other various manufacturers also joined in, trying to get a piece of the pie.
The consumer wondered where this would all be heading and whether performance would keep increasing whilst sizes doubled and sometimes even tripled whilst still giving us fantastic prices. This is truly the case as we see 3TB drives entering the market using large amounts of cache and newer technology but we still see mechanical hard drives being the bottleneck of any system due to their spin rate amongst other factors.
This is where manufacturers went back to the drawing board and came up with SSDs or Solid State Drives which incorporated technology from the tried and tested hard drive as well as the influence of a simple flash drive. This allows for faster speeds in terms of read and write, longer life and a reduction in noise.
SSDs are aimed at different markets including the desktop and laptop markets and are available from many different manufacturers including of course Kingston. When we hear the name SSD we automatically associate them with the word speed. In simple terms this means if you’re using a desktop computer or laptop you’re going to be seeing a performance increase well in comparison to the older mechanical drives that we all know and love.
Kingston have quite a few product ranges in their SSD catalogue including the V+ series which come in a variety of sizes, including the 64GB version that we’re looking at today. According to every type of branding and marketing they are classed as a performance upgrade kit. Products that appear in Kingston’s catalogue include SSDs aimed at servers, corporate environments and of course consumers and remember Kingston also make memory as well.
Lately we have seen more of these products from memory manufacturers as opposed to hard drive manufacturers. A prime example is Kingston with their SSDNow V+ Series 64GB SSD.