The Kingston SSDNow V+ 64GB SSD is a fast drive for its capacity. Larger drives from the same series will produce better benchmark numbers, but their cost will also increase. The cost is really the only remaining question, but since the drives are not available we are not sure about the final price. With the SSDNow M Series dropping in price by a fairly large margin recently, I think that the V+ drives will be very affordable and well within reach for enthusiasts.
For enthusiasts the SSDNow V+ represents a great opportunity to install a RAID array that will continually work at very high speeds. Since Indilinx has such high requirements for keeping the drive in optimal conditions, it really isn't wise to use them in RAID and expect high, long lasting write performance. The Samsung controller doesn't have this limitation, so if you are going to run RAID put the V+ class of drives on your watch list.
Joe Sixpack mainstream users can also benefit from the Self-Healing feature since it is automatic with no user input given at all. The sad thing is that most V+ users will never even realize that their SSDs are actually working to maintain optimum performance when the system is resting, since Kingston isn't advertising this feature.
Next month we will be able to put the RAID capabilities to the test and dive deeper into the Self-Healing feature. As a single drive we can recommend the V+ to mainstream users looking to take advantage of the extremely low access times that make solid state drives so much better than platter drives when used to store the operating system. Enthusiasts will want to stick with the higher capacity drives since that is where the best performance sits, or perhaps double up two smaller drives.
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