Performance

When using the drive as the primary Windows operating system drive, the Windows Performance Index rating shows as a very high 7.1!

UWHS Review - Kingston SSDNOW V+100 SSD

Here are the specifics for the drive:

UWHS Review - Kingston SSDNOW V+100 SSD

USB 2.0 Connected

When connected in the enclosure via USB 2.0, the average Read is 33.3 MB/s.

UWHS Review - Kingston SSDNOW V+100 SSD

The average Write is 29.4 MB/s.

UWHS Review - Kingston SSDNOW V+100 SSD

And here are the file benchmarks:

UWHS Review - Kingston SSDNOW V+100 SSD

So about average really for USB 2.0.

SATA II 3.0 GB/s Connected

When connected to a SATA II 3.0 GB/s motherboard, the average Read shoots up to 219.3 MB/s.

UWHS Review - Kingston SSDNOW V+100 SSD

And the Write goes up to 189.2 MB/s.

UWHS Review - Kingston SSDNOW V+100 SSD

And here are the file benchmarks:

UWHS Review - Kingston SSDNOW V+100 SSD

So a very good speed. In fact, Kingston claim a write speed of 180 MB/s and I saw a speed of 189 MB/s, so even better than claimed!