Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB Solid State Drive Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
Once the drive is formatted you have 111GB of usable space.  This drive actually has 128GB of physical memory on it, but 8GB is used for over provisioning.  That is why you see it advertised as a 120GB drive.

Opening up CrystalDiskInfo we can see all of the information about the drive.  It supports S.M.A.R.T., APM, NCQ and most importantly TRIM.

For testing the drive we will be using the following benchmarking programs, we have provided links to each so you can run the benchmarks as well.

HDTune Pro (download)
ATTO Disk Benchmark (download)
CrystalDiskMark 64bit (download)
AS SSD Benchmark (download)
Anvil Storage Utility Professional (download)

We also made these optimization changes…
– No power saving options in the BIOS
– ACHI enabled in the BIOS
– Windows 7 User Account Control (UAC) is disabled
– Windows 7 power saving settings are disabled

So let’s get into testing!

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