It has been an interesting month, here in our gadgets section, at Softpedia, as we were literally assaulted by a number of cool devices that we were able to play with and ultimately provide you with a view on what to expect from them. On that note, Kingston continues to make its presence felt among our reviews, specifically with its line of SSDNow drives. In approximately one month, we were able to play with a number of the company's SSD products, including the small V 40GB model
, as well as the notebook bundle for the 128GB SSDNow V series
. Today, we'll be taking a look at two other drives, both of which are part of the company's line of performance-driven V+ series.
The Fountain Valley, California-based memory vendor has made a strong entrance in the SSD market this year. The company has expanded its lineup from the previous, Intel-based drives, to its own line of SSDNow consumer-focused drives, consequently providing end-users with a wider choice for an alternative to traditional hard disk drives. With the V Series being oriented to those value-minded consumers, and the V+ series to those looking for a considerable performance boost, Kingston can pride itself on a complete SSD lineup.
Following our coverage on the company's family of V-series drives, we were presented with the opportunity to test a couple of V+ series solutions that were designed to enable a better performance for end-users. We had two drives to put through our benchmark applications, namely a 128GB and a smaller, 64GB model, both of which can be used either as a primary storage solution for notebook PCs, or as a performance drive that can increase boot times, the speed of installing applications and better system responsiveness.
Testing the drives was rather easy, as these two are designed for performance and installing a fresh copy of Microsoft's Windows 7, as well as all the other applications that we require for benchmarking their performance.