Kingston V Series 128GB SSD Desktop Kit Review :: Features

07-29-2009 · Category: Hardware - Misc

By Elric Phares

Kingston V Series 128GB SSD Desktop Kit Review

  • Fast up to 100MB/second read 80MB/second write performance
  • Innovative 2.5" form factor, uses NAND flash memory components
  • Silent: no mechanical moving parts
  • Reliable: Less likely to fail than a standard HDD
  • Shock Resistant: No moving mechanical parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology
  • Guaranteed: 3 year legendary Kingston warranty 24/7 tech support

Specification

  • Capacity 64GB, 128GB
  • Storage Temperatures: -40C to 85C
  • Operating Temperatures 0C to 70C
  • Vibration Operating; 2.17G (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration Non-Operation: 20G (20-2000Hz)
  • Power Specs: 128GB Active: 2.5W Sleep: 0.45W
  • Life Expectancy 1 million hours mean time before failure

Solid State Drives have existed in one form or another for many years with RAM chips instead of the Flash memory used in today's SSD drives. The Kingston V Series 128GB SSD drive uses NAND flash memory which has several advantages over a regular hard drive. The 128GB drive has a storage capacity of 128x1024MB as drive capacities are multiplied by 1024 instead of 1000.

The advantages of a SSD over a traditional HDD include faster startup as there is no disks spin up as found on a HDD, fast random access for reading as there is no read/write head to move as found on a HDD, low latency, constant read performance, no noise, high mechanical reliability, and a larger range of operating temperatures.

The read and write speeds of a drive are important to the user wanting the best performance out of their new drives. The Kingston V Series 128GB SSD has read speeds of 100MB/second and write speeds of 80MB/second as the rated speed. One of the big advantages of the SSD drive is the lack of moving parts meaning that it operates silently and without the chance of failing parts.

The Kingston V Series 128GB SSD drive has a life expectancy of 1 million hours mean time before failure (MBTF), which means that it will likely outlive the user before it fails. The Kingston drive has a 3 year warranty which is backed up by their Tech Support, and they have a comprehensive step-by step installation procedure on their website for the drive. Installation varies by what type of system you are putting in, but it will fit in most modern laptops and any system either MAC or PC without too much trouble.


Kingston V Series 128GB SSD Desktop Kit Review


Kingston V Series 128GB SSD Desktop Kit Review