Kingston SSDNow V310 SSD Review (960GB) – The Complete Entry Level Migration Kit

Kingston SSDNow V310 SSD COMPONENTS

The Kingston SSD features the standard packing that we are used to, however this is one is jam-packed with extra components not normally seen accompanying a SSD, especially all at the same time. Our kit includes the 2.5″ SSD, a 2.5″ USB enclosure, Hard drive cloning software, and a 7mm to 9.5mm adapter.

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What really drives the appeal of this migration kit is the ease of migration from that old HDD to a SSD, and included in this kit is everything you need to make that migration flawless.

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What is really interesting about this kit is the included USB enclosure. This simple, yet ingenious bonus allows you to pop out your old 2.5″ HDD or SSD, and access the old files for easy file transfer and migration. We tested the Kingston enclosure quickly to install a SSD in a Macbook Pro and it worked flawlessly! The simple design features nothing more than a blue indicator light found next to the mini-USB port. The install of a drive into the enclosure is as easy as inserting the drive into the SATA port.

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yougottabekiddinme
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I took the time and read the review. Wasted 5 minutes. And wasted 5 minutes more cause I’m even writing this. Again, lame review, basically apologizing for poor performance and mediocre price, while you can get everything in the bunde of a dime.
So no, not a good option for a new SSD user (at 600 bucks), everyone even thinking of buying this drive must be either nuts or living in an underground hole, since crucial and samsung are the obvious choice here.
Kingston has no market share for a reason. And that reason is stated in this review.

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Aside from crazy pricing i really can’t wrap my head around the fact, that they managed to extract soo little performance outta that drive. Micron 20nm is better than this, so is the Phison S8 (just look at the Corsair Force LS). Either they are using some really crappy NAND bins or they just went ahead and detuned the firmware to a point, that it can barely be called an SSD (im guessing the latter). Either way, unless this is a lot cheaper than competition, i really really don’t see the point in buying this. I mean, m500 retails on… Read more »

Dan
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But, but, but it’s already selling for 46% off at Amazon. It MUST be a bargain.

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This site continues to be my source for incompetent reviews of ssds. With review articles such as this, I will always have a good laugh. Thank you for your incompetence.

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“This is what all migration kits should have included a long time ago…”

What is with the almost emotional numerous mentions to the migration package? I have the same cheap plastic case and Acronis True Image that came with their V300 that came with the upgrade kit from years ago. Typical Kingston, repackaging features instead of reinventing.
Even their pricing scheme is dubious. Kingston are too slick for their own good.

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“This is what all migration kits should have included a long time ago”

Actually somebody did do this years ago. Kingston packaged the same cheap plastic case and migration items with the V300. As with the Fury SSD this typical Kingston, just repackaging the same old stuff.