The Kingston SSDNow V Series is the value product form the company and sometimes it is easy to forget that when looking at the benchmark results. These drives were never meant to run in servers or for that matter enthusiasts / power users systems. The performance just isn't available from the JMicron controller to deliver that level of performance. The Kingston SSDNow V Series is designed for entry level operation, business notebook users and those not looking to spend a bunch of money on an SSD.
With that information in mind, we have to see if the V Series is able to find its spot in the market. With Indilinx Barefoot drives selling for 300 USD at Newegg for 128GB capacity the ceiling for where Kingston is able to sell their V Series is getting pretty low. Kingston has recognized this and has the bare drive version of the V Series priced at 259.00 USD, a full 41 Dollars less than the ADATA S596 Indilinx Barefoot drive.
If you move to one of the bundle packages like the Notebook Bundle that we are reviewing here today, the Dollar figures get quite a bit closer to Indilinx levels. Certainly there is value in getting an external drive enclosure and having the ability to clone your existing drive, but for 20 Dollars more you could move up to a much faster drive, but will be on your own on installing the drive into your notebook. What side of the fence you fall on is a matter of personal preference. On one hand you get a faster drive and on the other you get convenience of installation.
The Kingston SSDNow V Series is available now in three different capacity sizes, two bundle options or as a standalone SSD. When it comes to cost the Kingston SSDNow V Series is about as low as you can go, but the performance parallels the low cost.
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