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Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNVP325-S2B 512GB Gen 2 Solid State Drive - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 19, 2010 1:41 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Kingston Technology

Test System


Motherboard: ASUS P6T7 WS SuperComputer (Supplied by ASUS)
Processors: Intel 975 EE (Supplied by AVADirect)
Memory: Corsair Dominator 1600 MHz Triple Channel Kit
Graphics Card: Leadtek Quadro FX1700 (Supplied by Leadtek)
Enclosure: Lian Li V2000
Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 (Supplied by Noctua)
SAS Controller: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i (Supplied by LSI)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate X64


You can read more about TweakTown's Storage Product Testing Workstation and the procedures followed to test products in this article.


In our benchmark comparisons we already have a couple of next generation solid state drives. The RunCore Pro V uses the SandForce 1500 enterprise controller and the Crucial RealSSD has the Marvell SATA 6G controller. For pricing we are told the Pro V will cost just a little less than the Kingston SSDNow V+ 512GB drive, but that is for only 100GB of storage capacity.


The Crucial C300 hits store shelves in just a couple of days and it runs 799.00 USD for only 256GB of capacity. Based in this information, I can determine that price wise the V+ Series 512GB costs right around where I expect it to be. The V+ 256GB drive is available at Newegg for 700 USD, around 100 less than the Crucial C300. Let's take a look at the performance and see if the price vs. performance ratio fits.


ATTO Baseline Performance


Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34


ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.




The ATTO test shows us what a drive is capable of doing under the best circumstances. Here we see the Kingston SSDNow runs identical numbers to what Kingston claims in their marketing material.


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