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Kingston SSDNow V+ (Gen 2) 64 GB Solid State Drive

Kingston launched their second-generation SSDNow V+ series on January 28, 2010. The new SSDNow V+ solid state drives feature Windows 7 TRIM support, better performance and come in four capacities - 512 GB, 256 GB, 128 GB and 64 GB. Kingston lists these as the SSDNow V+'s key features :

  • Innovative - Uses MLC NAND flash memory components.

  • Silent - Runs silent and cool with no moving mechanical parts.

  • Shock Proof - No moving mechanical parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions.

  • Supports S.M.A.R.T. - Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology to help maintain a healthy drive

  • Guaranteed - 3 year legendary Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support.

In this review, we will be looking at Kingston's "starter kit" for the new second-generation SSDNow V+ series - the 64 GB Kingston SSDNow V+ upgrade kit. Let's find out how well this drive performs!

For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!

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Comprehensive Review


• SNVP325-S2/64GB (Drive only)
• SNVP325-S2B/64GB (Drive upgrade kit)

Formatted Capacity

• 64 GB

Guaranteed Sectors

• NA

Bytes Per Sector

• NA

Write Cache Size

• 128 MB

Memory Channels

• Unknown

Internal Data Transfer Rate

• 230 MB/s (sequential read)
• 180 MB/s (sequential write)

Maximum I/O Transfer Rate

• 3.0 Gbits/s

Input And Output Per Second (IOPS)

• Random 4K read : 4200
• Random 4K write : 263

Power On To Ready

• 1 second

Power Consumption

• 2.6 W (Read/Write)
• 0.15 W (Idle)


• Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s

Supported SATA Data Transfer Mode

• 3.0 Gbits/s
• 1.5 Gbits/s

SATA Hotplug Capability

• Yes

Maximum Height

• 9.5 mm
• 0.374 inches

Maximum Width

• 69.86 mm
• 2.75 inches

Maximum Length

• 98.9 mm
• 3.9 inches


• 84 g

Power Requirements

• 5.0 V ± 5%

Ambient Temperature

• 0 °C to 70 °C (Operating)
• -40 °C to 85 °C (Non-Operating)

Maximum Shock

• 1500 G (Operating)

Maximum Vibration

• 2.17 G @ 7-800 Hz (Operating)
• 20 G @ 20-2000 Hz (Non-Operating)

Maximum Altitude

• Up to +80,000 feet
• MIL-STD-810F, Method 500.4, Procedure II

Drive Acoustics

• 0 dBA

Non-Recoverable Read Errors

• NA


• Read : Unlimited
• Write : NA


• 1,000,000 hours


• 3 Years Limited Warranty


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