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Kingston V310 960GB SSD Review

Rating: 7.0.

If you are one of those users who demands a massive primary drive in a system then today’s review will be of interest. We look at the new Kingston V310 Solid State drive, which ships in a whopping 960GB capacity. The big question which we answer today – does it compare well against market leaders such as the Samsung 840 EVO 1TB?

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Kingston SSDNow V310 Features and Specifications:

  • Faster: improves speed of loading applications and system boot up.
  • Reliable: with no moving parts, solid-state drives are less likely to fail than standard hard drives.
  • Convenient: all-in-one kits with all the components for easy installation.
  • Large capacity: enough space to migrate your entire HDD over to a SSD.
  • Form factor: 2.5-inch drive available in 7.0mm with adapter to fit in 9.5mm systems.
  • Silent: runs silent and cool.
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0.
  • Capacities: 960GB.
  • Power Consumption: 0.08 W Idle / 1.28 W Avg/ 1.16 W (MAX) Read / 5.39 W (MAX) Write.
  • Storage temperature: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C).
  • Operating temperature: 32°F to 158°F (0°C to 70°C).
  • Dimensions : 69.8mm x 100.1mm x 7mm.
  • Weight: 92.5g.
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz).
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10–2000Hz).
  • Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF.
  • Warranty/support: 3-year warranty with free technical support.
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW): 2,728TB 2.56DWPD8.

Baseline Performance:

  • Compressible Data Transfer (ATTO) – 450MB/s Read and 450MB/s Write.
  • Incompressible Data Transfer (AS-SSD and CrystalDiskMark) – 500MB/s Read and 440MB/s Write.
  • IOMETER Maximum Random 4k Read/Write – 40,000 IOPS and 20,000 IOPS.
  • Random 4k Read/Write – 27,000MB/s Read and 10,500MB/s Write.
  • PCMARK 8 Storage Bandwidth Score – 4,700.

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