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Thursday, December 06, 2012
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB review

2. The package

The SSDNow V300 retail package is shown below:

The package of the stand-alone version of the drive includes a 3.5" bracket & mounting screws, SATA data & power cables, a hard drive cloning software (CD) and an installation video (DVD)

Externally, the SSDNow V300 looks just like all the "V" series SSDs available by Kingston with a gray aluminum shell and the familiar black and red Kingston branded sticker on the front with the drive model and capacity displayed.

Inside the exterior casing there is the drive's PCB with the SandForce SF-2281 flash storage processor and 16 modules of Toshiba’s brand new 19nm 8GB MLC Toggle Mode NAND flash memory.

There is actually 128GB of total NAND flash memory although 8GB are reserved for SandForce over provisioning needs, so once formatted, 112GB of available capacity is available to the user.

This drive has a SATA connection, and although it is backward-compatible with SATA 3Gb/s, a native 6Gb/s motherboard is required for maximum performance.

The drive came with firmware Ver. 505ABBF0 installed and as you see below, the available capacity for the end-user is 114.473MB. The difference is mostly the conversion of GB to GiB plus a bit of space set aside for over provisioning that the controller uses to maintain the drive over time in an effort to mitigate performance degradation.

The readout on CrystalDiskInfo shows that both NCQ and S.M.A.R.T. are enabled, as well as TRIM and the interface is confirmed at SATA 6Gbps:

 





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