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Kingston SSDNow V100 256GB Solid State Drive Review (Page 6)

By Chris Ramseyer on Mar 15, 2011 09:12 pm CDT - 0 mins, 59 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 81%Manufacturer: Kingston Technology

HD Tune Pro

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.00
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HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

Benchmark: measures the performance
Info: shows detailed information
Health: checks the health status by using SMART
Error Scan: scans the surface for errors
Temperature display

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.


The higher sequential rating for the V100 came through in HD Tach where we measure reads across the drive. The V100 scored an average read speed of nearly 205MB/s.


The sequential write speed across the drive was a bumpy road for the SSDNow V100. The maximum speed of 191MB/s is respectable, but the drive managed to dip all the way down to 98MB/s, something we've seen with JMicron based drives in the past. The average score suffered as a result of the dips, but 157MB/s is still faster than most platter drives available on the market today.

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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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