Alright so today I am going to review a Kingston 64GB V Series SSD. I will also compare it to my Seagate Baracuda 7200 rpm HDD. One of the most common questions is "Will a SSD give me a performance boost in games. So what I did was compare 3Dmark Vantage Scores between a regular HDD and an SSD.
Overview of the Kingston 64GB V Series SSD:
- 200 mb/s Read
- 100 mb/s write
- mounting options for desktop and laptop
- was priced at $110 at NCIX
- Lifespan: 1,000,000 hours
The SSD was not mine but instead was my friends. We used my system for the tests though since it was able to run 3Dmark and PCmark Vantage. It wouldn't run on his system since his comp was a bit old and he was just trying to breath new life into it with this SSD (which it actually did and it ran much faster).
An SSD will not give you a performance boost in gaming. Any performance boost that can be associated with it is so minor that you wouldn't be able to tell the difference (unless your eye can distinguish between 1 FPS). What an SSD will do is help boot your system a lot faster and all programs being run on the SSD will have a tremendous speed increase. Photoshop took 2 seconds to load and that was after 3 seconds after starting up the computer. That is simply wow. If you don't believe me, the second your computer logs in, try starting photoshop and see how long it takes (even on a 955 BE it took like 12 seconds or more). My friends i7 can't even boot it that fast on a regular HDD. So the final verdict is this: Good for overall system performance, No difference in gaming.