Kingston 128gb SSDNow drive -$119.99

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  1. KGWVU macrumors regular

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    After mail in rebate but still a screaming deal. Anybody have this drive and have a good experience with your MBP?

    http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=ShellShocker-_-20-139-135-_-02142011
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    IIRC Kingston V-series uses Intel controller so it's not a bad drive. Their firmwares are worse then Intel's though, at least in terms of performance.
     
  3. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep.
    Fitted it about 3 weeks ago.
    Easy swap, no problems and a very noticeable speed increase over std HDD.
    e.g. Boot from cold around 15 secs
    Neo-office took 12 "bounces" to launch, now takes 2
    Everything just feels nice and nippy, defiantly recommend at that price, got a good deal on mine too.
    The plan is to run it in my MBP until prices drop on 500GB models and then stick the kingston in my Mini.
     
  4. fibrizo macrumors 6502

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    Actually the SNV425 series uses a Jmicron controller. 618 if I recall correctly.

    Decent sequential speeds, but gets crushed by intel and sandforce drives in random 4k stuff.

    http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/kingston_ssdnow_v_series_snv425_s2_128gb,6.html

    Price isn't bad after rebates though, (75$ rebate is annoying though) and will still be faster than a spinning disk by far.

    Another review, again faster than spinning disk, but outclassed by any top tier SSD controllers
    http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=872
     
  5. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    There are certainly much faster drives out there, but very little around that price.
    The difference between various SSD`s is often hard to spot in normal use however the difference between any platter based drive and any SSD is usually very noticeable.
     
  6. thetruth1985 macrumors 6502

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    I also have this drive and it rocks. I have not tested in against another SSD but It's world's faster than the 7200 rpm drive that it replaced.
     

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