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Written by Olin Coles   
Friday, 22 January 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Toshiba T6UG1XBG Solid State Drive Controller
Kingston SSDNowV SNVP325
Toshiba T6UG1XBG Performance

Kingston SSDNow V+ SNVP325

Adding an SSD to a desktop already using a standard hard disk drive is a smart and efficient way to upgrade. Transferring the operating system and applications from the HDD to the SSD allows the SSD to be used as a bootable drive that takes full advantage of the Flash-based technology. The SSD and the HDD then co-exist to drive optimal performance in the upgraded desktop.

For notebooks, SSDNow drives are a perfect replacement for hard drives resulting in faster, more reliable performance. Making this change will improve a notebook's efficiency in a wide range of tasks, from booting up to running the most robust operating system and demanding applications.Kingston_SNVP325_SSD_Splash.jpg SSDNow uses a standard SATA interface but, unlike a regular HDD, SSD is very rugged and built with no moving parts, making it ideal for power users and road warriors who push the limits of their notebooks. Other benefits include reduced power usage, less noise and less heat generation.

The addition of TRIM support helps keep the SSDNow V+ maintain optimal write speed throughout its lifespan. The SSDNow V+ is the latest addition to Kingston's SSDNow family of solid-state drives. It is available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities. As part of Kingston's goal to provide an easy upgrade path, the drive is also available with a bundle that includes cloning software, 2.5" USB enclosure, 2.5" to 3.5" mounting brackets and SATA data and power cables. The Kingston SSDNow V+ solid-state drive is backed by a three-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability.

Kingston SSDNow V+ Features:

  • Innovative - Uses MLC NAND flash memory components.
  • Silent - Runs silent and cool with no moving mechanical parts.
  • Shock Proof - No moving mechanical parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions.
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T. - Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology tells the user when a drive is about to fail
  • Guaranteed - 3 year legendary Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support

SNVP325 SSD Specifications:

  • Capacity - 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Storage temperatures - -40 - 85°C
  • Operating temperatures - 0 - 70°C
  • Dimensions - 69.85 x 100 x 9.5 mm
  • Weight - 84 grams
  • Vibration operating - 2.7G (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating - 20G (10-2000Hz)
  • Sequential Read Throughput - 230MB/s
  • Sequential Write Throughput - 180MB/s
  • Form Factor - 2.5"
  • Interface - SATA 1.5Gb/sec. and 3.0 Gb/sec
  • Power specs - 2.6 W - active / 0.15W Idle
  • Life expectancy** - 1,000,000 Hrs mean time before failure
  • Operating shock - 1500G

Kingston SSDNow V+ Series Part Numbers:

  • SNVP325-S2/64GB
  • SNVP325-S2/128GB
  • SNVP325-S2/256GB
  • SNVP325-S2/512GB

Upgrade Kits:

  • SNVP325-S2B/64GB
  • SNVP325-S2B/128GB
  • SNVP325-S2B/256GB
  • SNVP325-S2B/512GB

In the next section, Benchmark Reviews reveals some initial performance test results using the 2nd generation Kingston SSDNow V+ SSD based on the Toshiba T6UG1XBG controller...


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