Kingston 128GB V Series Notebook Upgrade Kit Review :: Test Setup and Performance

03-04-2010 · Category: Hardware - Hard Drives

By Benjamin Sun

One thing to note on the test software we use is the AS SSD test is designed for SSD drives and not on HDDs. The test takes forever on a regular HDD. ATTO, CrystalDiskMark, PCMark Vantage HDD test, Sisoft Sandra Disk benchmark, HD Tach Read and Write tests are tested under Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode as Windows 7 is not tested.

Performance is a mixed bag on the Kingston V Series SSD Notebook Replacement drive. The Kingston drive offers decent performance for its class but is not as good as the V+ Series which is newer. As a replacement Notebook drive the performance is excellent and will be much faster than any standard hard drive you could use, not to mention the durability of a non moving part storage drive.

Test System

  • Intel X58SO Motherboard running latest drivers and BIOS
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB Video card running Catalyst 9.11 drivers
  • 6 GB Kingston KHX1600 DDR3-1600 MHz running at 1333MHz
  • Windows 7 64-bit Premium
  • Kingston 128GB V Series SSD

Test software

  • AS SSD Test
  • AS SSD Copy test
  • ATTO
  • CrystalDiskMark
  • HD Tach
  • HD Tune
  • Sisoft Sandra Disk benchmark
  • PCMark Vantage