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Kingston V+ SNVP325-S2 128GB SSD

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Posted March 11, 2010 by Jake in Storage
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Another month, another SSD release from Kingston Technology. Every time we turn around it seems they’re announcing something new to hit the market. Hey, we’re not complaining; we love new tech, but we’re suffering a bit from new release-itis and whiplash in trying to keep track of all these drives. The reason is that they’re all called the V-Series or the V+, but they’re all based on different internals and specifications. We really need to find a Kingston SSD Decoder Ring.

In any event, the SNVP325-S2 is a 2nd generation SSD from Kingston that uses Toshiba internals to boost performance and support TRIM out of the box. We do love that, no question. Flashing, firmware, and TRIM can be confusing to consumers, and it’s nice to see that Kingston has eliminated that potential anxiety.

We’ve seen some very fast SSDs, and the Indilinx-based drives have proven extremely popular amongst enthusiasts. But Kingston has been working diligently to penetrate further into the marketplace via Intel-rebadged drives, and they’ve had a couple hit and misses, but this new Toshiba drive looks very impressive from its specifications. But it is in a tough segment in the mainstream SSD market.

Let’s take a closer look at the Kingston SNVP325-S2 128GB and see how it fares on the speed wheels we have for it.

Thanks go to our friends at Kingston Technology for supplying the review sample.

Founded in 1987 with a single product offering, Kingston? Technology now offers more than 2,000 storage products that support nearly every device that uses storage, 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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