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Kingston 128GB SSDNow V200 Series 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) - SV200S37A/128G

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Bad performance

by LK on 12/28/2011

I have two of these. The performance is not half as good as my V+100 96GB. Very disappointed with the performance, no where close to the specs. Kingston support is also sub par. I never heard back from them. They updated their tech support to use 3rd party request submission. I can't find a phone number to call any more... Kingston, if you are listening, you better change back to the old support model or you are losing this once loyal customer.

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Good SSD with new firmware

by Jason on 8/18/2012

I bought the drive with the new firmware already installed. The old firmware had an aweful write bug but has since been fixed with the new firmware. Some bechmark results - Ran the tests as Sata2 and NOT Sata3. Seq Read: 230 mb/s- Seq Write: 190 mb/s- 4k Read: 18 mb/s (This is one of the drives weaknesses)- 4k Write: 42 mb/s- Latency/Access Time - Read: 0.121ms and Write is: 0.081ms- Those scores were from AS SSD Bench. Sata2 controller, and Win7 Prem- Tip: Make sure you have Write Caching Enabled but NOT Buffer Flushing under the Policies setting! Make sure Trim is turned on. (Open cmd.exe as Admin and put in: " fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify " - If it comes back with: " DisableDeleteNotify = 0 " then Trim IS On. If it is 1 iand Not 0 then its off. If its off you can turn it on by putting this in the same cmd.exe window: " fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 0 "-- Be sure to check out the: SSDLife, SSDTweaker, and TweakPrefetch (Set to Boot Only) programs for some more ways to get the most from your ssd drive. :) Jason

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Product Overview

Kingston’s SSDNow V200 lets you stretch your system without stretching your budget. Designed for notebook and desktop hard drive replacements and upgrades, it maximizes your computer investment while boosting the performance of the system and its applications. It’s available in 64GB, 128GB and 256 GB capacity kits that make switching to an SSD easy and affordable. Kits include cables, brackets, cloning software and HDD enclosure and installation video — everything needed to get started.

SSDNow V200 makes computers more responsive than ever. Boot up is quicker and applications load faster than ever before. More reliable and more durable than a traditional hard drive, V200 is backed by a three-year warranty, 24/7 technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.


Kudos to Kingston for recognizing a problem and dealing with it professionally, which is a rare commodity now days. The SSDNow V200 has made a successful comeback, and just plain works from the moment you plug it in. For those of you on a budget that are looking for an inexpensive way to get yourself in the SSD game, but still want a drive that performs as advertised, the Kingston SSDNow V200 deserves a serious look.Given that the Kingston SSDNow v200 has a terrific price, and performs as advertised or above, it’s easy to award it our Overclockers Tech Gold Award!

-Overclockers Tech [Link]

At the end of the day, the Kingston SSDNow V200 is a remarkable comeback story about an underdog SSD that was knocked out of the ring and came back like a champion. We'll refrain from making too many Rocky movie references, but this sequel is probably worth the price of admission ... particularly when you consider that Kingston is aggressively pricing the V200 with a MSRP that is "40 percent lower" than the original V200 and actual retail store prices expected to approach around $1 per GB.
As we mentioned near the beginning of this review, the 7mm V200 should be of particular interest to modern laptop owners since standard hard drives and SSDs that are 9.5mm thick can't fit inside many new notebooks and most Ultrabooks. In those cases a 7mm drive is your only option and the V200 with new firmware looks like a great choice.
We will keep an eye on the new V200 (and we're sure our discussion forum members will as well) to make sure there isn't an unusual performance drop over time, but at this point all indications are that the Kingston SSDNow V200 is a great SSD choice for notebook owners looking for a 7mm SSD upgrade.
Pros: One of the most affordable SSDs on the market; A great solution for people needing a 7mm SSD; Finally fixed with the new firmware!
Cons: As fast or faster than advertised but still not the fastest SSD on the market.[Link]


Manufacturer Kingston
Mfg Part# SV200S37A/128G
SKU 226050639
UPC 740617194913
UPC 14 00740617194913
Faster — boots system and applications faster
Reliable — with no moving parts, solid-state drives are less likely to fail than a standard hard drive
Multiple capacities — to fit your needs
Form Factor — 2.5-inch drive available to fit more systems
Silent — runs silent and cool
Tech Specs
Form Factor: 2.5"
Capacity: 128GB
Interface: SATA III
Width: 69.8mm
Depth: 100.1mm
Height: 7mm
Weight: 88g
Max Sequential Read: Up to 300 MB/s
Max Sequential Write: Up to 190 MB/s
4KB Random Read: Up to 36,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write: Up to 2,500 IOPS
MTBF: 1,000,000 hours
Power Consumption (Idle): 0.49W
Power Consumption (Active): 1.87W
Operating Temperature: 0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature: -40°C ~ +85°C
Max Vibration Resistance: 20G
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Form Factor Internal
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