Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB Desktop Upgrade Kit Review - Gaming and Windows Boot Results Review

Next we get onto a spot of gaming with Crysis, where we run a timedemo at minimal graphical settings to put the focus on hard drive use.

Now this is more like it. In Crysis the Kingston 40GB again takes second place to the Intel in the SSD ranks, making it a pretty decent proposition for gaming. The only problem is, of course, that after Windows and a few essential applications are installed, you might not have room for bigger games, or at best will have to uninstall one before you can play another.

Finally we take a look at boot, restart and shutdown times for our test system.

Surprisingly, Intel gets itself a sound thrashing in our Vista tests, and the Kingston becomes the undisputed performance champion.

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