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Old 04-12-09, 01:30 AM
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OC3D Review: Kingston SSDNow V+ 64GB

Von Blade takes a look at the Kingston SSDNow V+ 64GB to see if the low price means a drop in performance.

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Old 04-12-09, 03:45 AM
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Very nice review mate, after reading;

"Luckily you aren't the type who want the quick answer otherwise you'd have skipped on to the conclusion", I decided to continue reading as I am the kind of person referred to that skips on !

I do agree that an SSD is the best performance upgrade for a PC, however the price is still way too high and unfortunately it doesn't look like it will be dropping soon. That said, I know I will have one/three soon ! Good job.
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Old 04-12-09, 08:33 AM
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damn tempting for Red October Mk2... really want something a bit bigger, but £130 for a fast as hell drive is tempting, and I imagine 64gb is enough for Windows 7 and a handful of games... damn you, I want this now!

Still, those write speeds are very impressive, anyone know how much the 128Gb model costs?
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Old 07-12-09, 10:14 AM
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Nice review VB of a decent budget drive, it would deffo make a nice boot drive

I'm managing to resist buying anything until the new year becasue I think once the sata3 ssd's arrive the sata2 tech should drop in price.
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Old 07-12-09, 12:54 PM
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going on play.com for £120... is that the same drive?

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/2358/16...rchtype=genre#

Cause if it is I might just buy one, or get Santa to get me one
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Old 07-12-09, 02:33 PM
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going on play.com for £120... is that the same drive?

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/2358/16...rchtype=genre#

Cause if it is I might just buy one, or get Santa to get me one
I don't think it is... The reviewed drive is the V+... That is the V and it looks slower...
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Old 07-12-09, 08:59 PM
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Where are you seeing it for £130?
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Old 10-12-09, 03:50 AM
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Great review.

All we really need now is for another company to undercut Kingston by £20 and the cycle of sanity can continue.

I do agree that the pricing of this is 'good' in comparison with it's fellow suspects, but on the whole, whilst also considering the traditional drive it's reviewed against, I strongly disagree with the 9 rating in the price category. I personally think ssds should start with a '5' rating handicap on general principle.

What does bother me is whilst it boots an OS nicely faster by some 10-15s usually, the files in consideration against the game loading are not a fair template for comparison. What I took from it is that forgiving 10-15s, the traditional harddrive is an awesome purchase, whilst ssds are what they are.

If a traditional harddrive comes out with a 128mb (or even 64mb) cache, the ssd drive will look pretty poor. This ofc will only happen with those manufacturers who don't make ssds.
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All scores for pricing within reviews are taken against similar products.

Otherwise the HD5970 should get 1 because you can get a X1950 for £20. Logical fallacy.
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Old 14-12-09, 03:37 PM
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That an@logy has never worked for me. I can't think of anything relevant to today that the X1950 could do better than the HD5970. Mode promote to an external tv whilst using mpclassic perhaps as the drivers are old enough and u could use an unupd8d xp.

Whereas the F1 can do what HDD's were designed for alot more than all but 1 (that I know of) single SSD can. And that's to store more pr0n, I mean data.
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