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Kingston SSDNow V Series 128GB (Gen 2) SSD Desktop Bundle

Date: April 20, 2010
Product: SVN425-S2BD/128GB SSD
Company: Kingston Technology
Author: Jason Rabel

Kingston SSDNow V Series 128GB (Gen 2) SSD Desktop Bundle



The SSD market has been fiercely competitive with every company fighting for their piece of the action. Kingston has diligently been keeping pace with the industry and offers four separate lines of SSD drives for consumer and enterprise customers (V Series, V+ Series, M Series, and E Series). The baseline model for consumers, dubbed the "V Series", is one of the most affordable models on the market from any of the big name companies.

This product we are reviewing is a "second generation" SSDNow V Series drive. The first generation V Series drives (that have been discontinued) used a JMicron JMF602 controller (as did most first generation entry-level SSD products). Everyone knows that model controller had its drawbacks (most notably no TRIM support). An upgrade to this second generation is the use of the JMicron JMF618 controller. The V Series drives now are capable of supporting TRIM (assuming OS support), and the performance issues in relation to the previous controller have been resolved.


Manufacturer's Features and Specifications:


  • Performance Enhances productivity; makes users more efficient
  • Innovative 2.5" form factor; uses NAND flash memory components
  • Silent Runs silent and cool with no moving mechanical parts
  • Reliable Less likely to fail than a standard hard drive
  • Shock Resistant No moving mechanical parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions
  • Supports TRIM Enhances device wear leveling by eliminating merge operation for all deleted data blocks
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.
  • Guaranteed 3-year legendary Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support


  • Capacity 30GB, 64GB, 128GB
  • Storage Temperatures -40C to 85C
  • Operating temperatures 0C to 70C
  • Vibration Operating 2.17G (7800Hz)
  • Vibration Non-Operation 20G (202000Hz)
  • Sequential Speed
    • 30GB 180MB/sec. read; 50MB/sec. write
    • 64GB 200MB/sec. read; 110MB/sec. write
    • 128GB 200MB/sec. read; 160MB/sec. write
  • PCMARK HDD 2005 Score
    • 30GB 18,900
    • 64GB 21,317
    • 128GB 20,177
  • Power Specs
    • 30GB Active: 1.7W (TYP) Sleep: 0.05W (TYP)
    • 64GB Active: 5.2W (TYP) Sleep: 0.7W (TYP)
    • 128GB Active: 5.2W (TYP) Sleep: 0.7W (TYP)
  • Life expectancy
    • 1 million hours mean time before failure; 64GB/128GB
    • 500,000 hours mean time before failure; 30GB
  • Cache 64MB onboard cache


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