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Kingston SSDNow V+ 200 RAID 0

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Posted February 29, 2012 by Jake in Storage
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Introduction

We’ve seen SandForce-based solid state drives become very popular over the last couple of years, prices have continued to drop and consumers are taking notice of the impressive overall system boost that SSDs can offer. Today we will be taking a close look at a cost effective drive offering from Kingston, the SSDNow V+200 120GB SATA III drive. The primary reason for the lower cost is Kingston’s choice of asynchronous (Async) NAND flash memory.

This drive is similar in configuration to the OCZ Agility, Corsair Series 3, ADATA S510 and OWC Electra in that it uses async NAND. As we saw recently in our single drive review, the V+ 200 performed admirably. But what happens when we pair up two in RAID 0?

Strap in, you’re about to experience some serious speed.

Founded in 1987 with a single product offering, Kingston Technology now offers more than 2,000 memory products that support nearly every device that uses memory, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones. In 2007, the company’s sales exceeded $4.5 billion. With global headquarters in Fountain Valley, California, Kingston employs more than 4,500 people worldwide. Regarded as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in America” by Fortune magazine, Kingston’s tenets of respect, loyalty, flexibility and integrity create an exemplary corporate culture. Kingston believes that investing in its people is essential, and each employee is a vital part of Kingston’s success.

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2 Comments


  1.  
    Angel

    I only get about 500MB/s Write 1000MB/s read, is something wrong with the way I set the array or is it espected on AMD? (Using a Gigabyte 990FX UD5)




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      There are differences between setups and results, that could vary. Also if you’re using Intel drivers or not, AMD vs Intel. There will be some discrepancies between results that you see and what others may show, so keep that in mind. 1000MB/s Read is awfully fast, sounds like you’re not far off the top speed and where things should be.





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