Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB SSD Review

Introduction

Kingston always takes special attention to low-cost SSD products, with a great price to capacity ratio. Last year Kingston released the UV300 SSD series, which was their low-cost budget friendly Solid-State Drive (SSD) with company’s first TLC NAND drive, but its custom LSI controller didn’t have a great performance. With new advancements in controller technologies and improvements in TLC NAND Flash, Kingston redesign and bring the UV400 series drives with much faster speed and higher capacities ranging up to 960GB. Kingston used the Marvell 88SS1074 SSD four-channel controller and 15nm 2D planar Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash memory to ensure great performance, with 550MB/s read and up to 500MB/s write speeds for sequential performance, and the maximum random 4K Read/Write speeds would be up to 90,000 and 50,000 IOPS.

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Specifications

Form factor: 2.5″
Interface:
SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
Capacities2: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
Controller: Marvell 88SS1074
NAND: TLC
Baseline Performance1:
Data Transfer (ATTO):
120GB — up to 550MB/s Read and 350MB/s Write
240GB — up to 550MB/s Read and 490MB/s Write
480GB — up to 550MB/s Read and 500MB/s Write
960GB — up to 540MB/s
Read and 500MB/s Write
Maximum Random 4k Read/Write (IOMETER):
120GB — up to 90,000 IOPS and 15,000 IOPS
240GB — up to 90,000 IOPS and 25,000 IOPS
480GB — up to 90,000 IOPS and 35,000 IOPS
960GB — up to 90,000 IOPS and 50,000 IOPS
Power Consumption:
0.672W Idle / 0.693W Avg / 0.59W (MAX) Read / 2.515W (MAX) Write
Storage temperature:
-40°C~85°C
Operating temperature:
0°C~70°C
Dimensions:
100.0mm x 69.9mm x 7.0mm
Weight: 57g
Vibration operating:
2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
Vibration non-operating:
20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
Warranty/support3:
Limited 3-year warranty with free technical support
Total Bytes Written (TBW)4:
120GB: 50TB
240GB: 100TB
480GB: 200TB
960GB: 400TB
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  • https://graphicscardhub.com/ Akshat Verma

    How it fared against Samsung 860 Evo ?

    • teckknow

      Samsung 860 Evo is pretty similar to UV400, but 860 EVO has better write speeds and 4K IOPS on writing, on the read side almost the same. The EVO has 1.5 Million Hours Reliability compare to 1 Million of UV400. Though keep it in mind the 860 EVO is more expansive than UV400.