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Kingston SSDNow V+100 256GB Solid State Drive Review - The Kingston SSDNow V+100 256GB SSD

Kingston is making big moves in the SSD market in 2011. Today Chris shows us their current V+100 drive.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 11, 2011 10:56 am
TweakTown Rating: 82%      Manufacturer: Kingston Technology

The Kingston SSDNow V+100 256GB SSD


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Here we get our first look at the Kingston SSDNow V+100. The drive is heavier than it looks; a testament to the quality of the aluminum case that holds the PCB. The top label includes the drive's capacity and model number.


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The back of the drive is fairly straight forward with all of the mounting points located where they should be.


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The side mounting points are also located within spec, so you won't have any problems installing the drive in a desktop adapter or notebook drive sled.


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On the back we found the SATA power and data connectors also where they should be.


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On the inside we found a large thermal transfer pad covering the entire surface mount component side of the drive. This allows the drive to withstand a higher shock than drives without the extra protection and also aids to pull heat from the components.


The Kingston SSDNow V+100 uses the Toshiba controller and pairs it with Toshiba flash. A 128MB Micron cache module is also used on the V+100 and acts as a buffer so the drive doesn't stutter when writing data.


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The back of the PCB is pretty bare and void of components. There is an identifying sticker for use by Kingston, but that is about all on this side.


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