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 corporate environments. Recently Kingston has developed a second-generation of the V+, which supports Windows 7 TRIM support, is available up to 512GB and provides faster performance over the previous version of the drive. Today we will be taking a look at the 128GB version of the drive.
Special thanks to Kingston for providing us with the SSDNow V+ 128GB Solid State Drive to review.
Features & Specifications
– 230MB/s read
– 180MB/s write
Innovative: 2.5” form factor; uses MLC NAND Flash memory components
Silent: runs silent and cool with no moving parts
Shock Resistant: no moving mechanical parts mean the SSD handles rougher conditions
Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
Guaranteed: three-year Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support
Interface: SATA 1.5GB/s and 3.0GB/s
Capacity: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Storage temperatures: -40°C to 85°C
Operating temperatures: 0°C to 70°C
Dimensions: 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm
Weight: 84 grams
Vibration operating: 2.17G
Vibration non-operating: 20G
Operation Shock: 1500G
Power Specs: 2.6W active; 0.15W idle
Life expectancy: 1,000,000 hours HTBF
The V+ Series drive comes in similar packaging as the other V-Series drive. On the back there is a list of specifications.
Opening the box up the hard drive itself is protected in a clamshell package and is inside an anti-static bag. Opening everything up you have the 128GB V+ Series drive and a getting started guide.