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  1. #1
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    Exclamation WARNING: Kingston SSDNow V300 SSD

    An Update to Kingston SSDNow V300: A Switch to Slower Micron NAND

    If you are a forum active or a recent buyer of Kingston SSDNow V300 SSD, there is a chance that you're aware of its performance issues. In short, users have been reporting lower performance (up to 300MB/s difference in AS-SSD sequential read speed) of drives with 506 firmware pre-installed, which is the version retailers currently sell. I've received numerous emails regarding this issue from readers looking for answers, and now I finally have them.

    ... but I've been fairly certain that someone would sooner or later play dirty and use NAND packaging as a way to mask inferior NAND. Unfortunately that day has come, and as you can guess the OEM in question is Kingston and the product is their mainstream V300 SSD...


    Full story available at the following link,
    Click HERE
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    Nice...

    *pats samsung 840 pro*
    Asus P9X79-Deluxe, Intel i7 3930k @ 4.2Ghz, 16gb DDR3-1600 Kingston HyperX Memory, Coolermaster Storm Trooper case, Corsair AX850 psu, Zotac 970 GTX 4gB SLI, Corsair Model H100 w/c, Samsung 840 Pro 512gB SSD, Asus Blu-ray Writer 12x, Windows7 Pro x64

    MSI GS Series GS60 Ghost-003 Gaming Notebook 15.6", Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.40GHz, 16GB Memory 1TB HDD 128GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB, 4.36 lbs.

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    I'm still waiting for a decent competitor for the Samsung 840 Pro. Waiting over a year to buy another and the price of the 128GB basically has not budged.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    The only reason I have mine is xmas gift certificates from amazon (such a big help!). I also have the 830 (non-pro, 256gB) version which I really like; probably turn that into a dedicated gaming ssd (I hope 256gB will be enough!)
    Last edited by Huge; March 7th, 2014 at 12:49 PM.
    Asus P9X79-Deluxe, Intel i7 3930k @ 4.2Ghz, 16gb DDR3-1600 Kingston HyperX Memory, Coolermaster Storm Trooper case, Corsair AX850 psu, Zotac 970 GTX 4gB SLI, Corsair Model H100 w/c, Samsung 840 Pro 512gB SSD, Asus Blu-ray Writer 12x, Windows7 Pro x64

    MSI GS Series GS60 Ghost-003 Gaming Notebook 15.6", Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.40GHz, 16GB Memory 1TB HDD 128GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB, 4.36 lbs.

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    I've bought V300 in February as is was one of the cheapest SSD on the market. Now I wonder if I have the faster one or the newer version...

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    Just saw a new 500GB EVO for $229.99 yesterday.
    Doc

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    Quote Originally Posted by kredd
    ...I wonder if I have the faster one or the newer version...
    You can use free software such as CrystalDiskMark to benchmark.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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