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Kingston SSDNow V100 256GB Solid State Drive Review (Page 4)

Chris Ramseyer | Mar 15, 2011 at 09:12 pm CDT - 1 min, 6 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 81%Manufacturer: Kingston Technology

The Kingston SSDNow V100 256GB SSD

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Here we get our first look at the Kingston SSDNow V100. 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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Inside the case we found a thermal transfer pad on the Toshiba branded JM618 controller. The SSDNow V100 uses sixteen Toshiba 32nm flash modules - eight on each side.

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On the opposite side we see the other eight Toshiba flash modules and a 64MB cache module made by MIRA. This is the first time we've seen MIRA in a SSD. At CES we talked to Toshiba and heard them talk about offering customers like Kingston a total Toshiba solution where the flash, cache and controller are all from Toshiba, but the V100 and V+100 both use cache from other manufacturers.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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