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Kingston Technology 120 GB Solid State Drive 2.5 inch V300 SATA 3
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- Faster - improves speed of loading applications and system boot up^Reliable - with no moving parts, solid state drives are less likely to fail than standard hard drives^Economical - design optimised to make migrating to an SSD more affordable^Convenient - all-in-one kits with all the components for easy installation^Multiple capacities to fit your workload
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Revive Your Computer
Get more life out of your computer and maximise your existing investment by replacing your old hard drive with a Kingston SSDNow V300 solid-state drive. Dramatically improve the responsiveness of your system -- and it's less disruptive than migrating your data to another system.
SSDNow V300 is backed by free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.
Kingston's SSDNow V300 is:
Faster -- improves speed of loading applications and system boot up Reliable -- with no moving parts, solid-state drives are less likely to fail than traditional hard drives Economical -- design is optimised to make migrating to an SSD more affordable Convenient -- all-in-one kits are available with all the components needed for a fast and easy installation Multiple capacities -- up to 480GB, to fit your workload Silent -- runs silent and cool
Dependable and Durable
SSDNow V300 features an LSI SandForce controller customised for Kingston and optimised for next-generation Flash memory to deliver the utmost in quality and reliability from two leading SSD brands. Because it's made with solid-state components and has no moving parts, it's shock-proof and withstands drops and bumps.
Features Compressible Data Transfer (ATTO) 450MB/s Read and 450MB/s Write speed and Incompressible Data Transfer (AS-SSD and CrystalDiskMark) 180MB/s Read and 133MB/s Write speed.
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Tests are showing the newer V300 drives are performing at less than half the speed of the earlier V300s. Kingston are using inflated results from benchmarking software which is sympathetic to the dynamic data-compression used by the SandForce controller in the V300 to claim that the new drives still meet their "on the box" performance claims. Whilst technically correct, the real-world performance of the newer drives is significantly reduced compared to the earlier versions of the drives.
The Kingston V300 in its initial form (as I purchased four months ago) was a genuine five-star product, but this new incarnation (along with the associated deception) is simply a mediocre SSD trading off the reviews of the original drive.
I ordered one, and then found out from a friend; fortunately there was no problem returning it unopened. Didn't even have to pay for the return shipping! (That's why I'm giving one star rather than zero)
As an alternative, I recommend Crucial MX100 series. They are a similar price but (at least) twice the performance; and you don't feel like you've been ripped off.
Read speed 180 MB/s
Masured with AS SSD Benchmark and with CrystalDiskMark
Don't buy. It is slower then an new HDD. I will return it back.
Very dishonest by Kingston, I will no be buying any of their products again.
The car salesman tells you it can go 250MPH.
You go home, you can't wait to try the car.
Turns out it can only actually go 80MPH, just like the ford mondeo that it replaced.
You ring up the car company and complain.
Turns out Ferrari replaced the V8 engine with the cheapest engine they could find, and didn't think they should tell anyone.
Apparently this is an okay think to do.
TL;DR: Kingston is ****
So I have to agree with one of the techies on Overclockers.com in that the vast majority of us are not inclined to undertake specific examinations of the products we buy. We tend to trust the supplier. I had my own retail business for many years and the general view is that for every 1 displeased customer they'll go tell 13 others and that will cascade ..
I accept that the SSD performance is far better than the HDD but now its not about performance but the attitude of the company. I don't like being treated like a fool so I wont recommend this company to anyone and if asked ill point to reviews and others can make their own mind up. Its Sad really.. Kingston had a good reputation
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A CHEAP AND GOOD SSD SPEEDS UP MY LAPTOP I COULD NOT BELEAVE THE BOOT UP TIME AND THE READ/WRITE SPEEDS THE ONE PROBLEM I FOUND WAS THE CLONNING SOFTWEAR IT DID NOT WORK SO I HAD... Read morePublished 1 hour ago by Amazon Customer
Suddenly died after less than 6 months. No warning signs, just suddenly drive unresponsive and all data gone.Published 6 hours ago by Robin Marlow
Excellent budget SSD. I use it to boot my OS and it is alot faster than a regular HDD.Published 1 day ago by Connor
Very reliable, I've had no issues with it. Replaced the standard HD in my iMac with this, using it as a boot disk with the OS etc on, speeds up the Mac so much. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Charlie
Fantastic bit of kit. Coming from a standard HDD setup, I can say that this thing trounces all over the HDD boot times.Published 5 days ago by Simon
Brilliant. Intel Atom powered netbook (MSI Wind) boots in many less seconds. Was Windows 7 and now Windows 10. Great.Published 6 days ago by birdwes