I had the opportunity today to put my hands on a new SSD. If the first one was Intel, second one Samsung, this year I went on Kingston. The model is Kingston SSD V300 120GB
Since the SSD market, at present is in a stagnation point, even if they read / write faster, the differences are not too great. We limit of 600 MB / s SATA connection, so whatever I want, higher speeds will not be in the next period.
The producers still try switching to PCI Express and SATA Express, but don’t know how stores would want to sell us something now. There are still many people who haven’t switched to SSD and have to buy such a device.
Kingston V300 SSD technical features 2.5 “, 120GB, SATA 3
- Form factor: 2.5 “
- Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb / s) – compatible with SATA Rev. 2.0
- Controller LSI SandForce SF-2281 customized specifically for use with the 19mm memories
- Type Memory: 19nm 8GB MLC Toshiba Toggle Mode NAND flash
- Sequential read: SATA Rev. 3.0: 450MB
- Sequential write: SATA Rev. 3.0: 450MB / s
- Maximum random: 4k read / write2: up to 85,000 / up to55,000 IOPS
- Consumption: 0.640W Idle / 1,423 W Read / Write W 2052
- Life expectancy: 1 million hours of MTBF
- Bytes total writing (TBW): 64TB (data capacity that can be written on the flash drive to reach the limit – for a period of five years would be screm about 40 GB of information per day)
- Dimensions: 69.8mm x 100.1mm x 7mm
- Weight: 86g
- Warranty: 3 years
SSD uses the SandForce SF-controller in 2281, but it has a downside, that we get lower performance in writing uncompressed data. Memories used are the latest from Toshiba, and these are MLC chips.
This SSD is not the best, but it was the cheapest I found today. It is true that there are others with IOPS with a higher performance, but the price is much higher.
I hope to be as reliable as the other two SSD’s that I have.