For performance testing on the Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB Desktop Upgrade Kit we used our usual test bed:
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad QX9770
Motherboard: Asus P5E3
Memory: 2GB Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3
Graphics Card: AMD ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 using Catalyst 9.4 drivers
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
The SSD is initially added as an unformatted slave drive, and subjected to read and write test runs of HD Tune Pro.
Wow, just look at that read speed, and on the other hand, damn, just look at that write speed. In terms of reading data, this is one of the fastest performers we’ve yet seen, coming second only to Intel’s own SSD. Yet, from being nearly the best at reading, this Kingston goes to being the worst write performer by quite a margin.