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    Default Kingston SSDNow SNV425-S2 128GB SSD

    Today brings both a surprise and a non-surprise. The non-surprise? Kingston has added another SSD in its lineup. The surprise? This drive is the same capacity as competing premium SSDs but retails for about $100 less. So what's the catch? Well, the catch is that the performance specifications on this Kingston drive aren't quite as impressive as say, the Indilinx-based drives, for example. However, this Kingston SNV425-S2 does support TRIM out of the box. And costs $100 less. Does curiousity have you interested yet?



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    Good review ! decent performance for an SSD in this price range.

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    Very Nice.

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    why didn't you compare it to the v+ 128gb drive, there is about 50 difference with them in Finland, which one is better. Or would the SNV425-S2 64GB be better, 2 in raid0? One 64gb has only 110mb writing and the 128gb has 160mb. Loading times, nothing else matters. thanks, sorry bad english

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    Welcome to PureOC! No worries about the English, you're fine.

    A couple things on your comments: the V+ is definitely better and faster than the V Series. The write speeds are the difference, but also the small random files as well. The prices always change though, so it's important to check the cost before you order.

    The size depends on what you need. As for RAID, that's a tricky one. TRIM isn't supported in RAID. I personally would go with a single, larger capacity drive that works with TRIM. SSDs are so bloody fast to begin with over hard drives, I'm not sure you'd really notice the difference unless you were working with massive files in sequential write situations.

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    well i bought the SNV425-S2 128GB SSD, it was 70 euros cheaper, if it is not fast, then i will buy second one, and but them in raid, and then it must be fast enough. My old raid is getting slow. And it is so much faster when you load a game from SSD than HDD(even if raid).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    Welcome to PureOC! No worries about the English, you're fine.

    A couple things on your comments: the V+ is definitely better and faster than the V Series. The write speeds are the difference, but also the small random files as well. The prices always change though, so it's important to check the cost before you order.

    The size depends on what you need. As for RAID, that's a tricky one. TRIM isn't supported in RAID. I personally would go with a single, larger capacity drive that works with TRIM. SSDs are so bloody fast to begin with over hard drives, I'm not sure you'd really notice the difference unless you were working with massive files in sequential write situations.

    Hey Skyguy, I think SSD's can now be run in raid with trim............ You need the right drivers.......

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    There's one way to find out I'll email my contact there and ask .

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    I'm pretty sure it's a pass through for drives in RAID, not TRIM for the drives in RAID. Our resident SSD expert Obamaliar should be able to comment further.

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    I just emailed Kingston , with any luck we should have an answer today

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    Here's the answer I received from Kingston:

    Assuming we are talking about Intel motherboards, the Intel RST driver will pass the TRIM command to a non RAID'ed single drivewith the BIOS in RAID Mode. If a RAID array is created with more than one drive, TRIM is no longer functional.

    THis means that TRIM works on a single drive running under RAID mode using the latest Intel RST driver. RAID sets of multiple drives will not receive the TRIM command The performance benifit of RAID typically far outweighs the performance the performance benifit of TRIM.

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    good that i didn't buy the intel 80gb, cause i have allready 81gb in use. So much faster than my 2x500gb samsungs in raid0. Sometimes it like hangs for a while, i read that the drive maintain circuit or something might cause it, and update could fix that. Can i use the Intel SSD Optimizer in vista to do the manual trim, or do i just use hdderase like every month? Vista takes over 20gb when you do the sp1->sp2.

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