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Is this one any good? For the price? I may get one
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Is this one any good? For the price? I may get one
For an SSD, its power consumption is actually pretty high. I have two of the older V-series (128GB), and also a 128GB V+ series. The two V-series both run pretty hot - 45-50C on idle.

The Kingston spec page illustrates this:

V100 Power Specs:
6.4W Active (Typical)
1.0W Idle (Typical)

V-Series Power Specs:
5.2W Active (Typical)
0.7W Idle (Typical)

V+ Power Specs:
3.4W - 4.2W Active (Typical)
0.065W - 0.075W Idle (Typical)

Western Digital Scorpio Black (2.5", 7200rpm HDD) Power:
1.75W Active (Typical)
0.80W Idle (Typical)

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So on idle, the V100 and V-series both consume the same power, or a bit more, than a 7200rpm HDD. The V+ on idle draws very little, ~10x less on idle.

I personally wouldn't get either the V100 or the V-series, especially not for a laptop. The two that I have, well, I've had to put them into desktops with active cooling... which really sucks, I suppose.

Just my opinion... I haven't gotten anymore Kingston SSDs because of the power consumption. And I'm certain it's not a faulty sensor since the drives *are* hot to the touch after being active for a while...
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It's for a desktop's boot drive and it has. So I'm not worried about power consumption or heat. The price/GB is really attractive though, and the benchmarks show it's not half bad. Thanks for your reply!
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It's for a desktop's boot drive and it has. So I'm not worried about power consumption or heat. The price/GB looks really good though, and the benchmarks aren't half bad.
For that kind of application, then sure. The random access performance will be a benefit. I'm not saying it's slow or anything - just that it's the only one of my many SSDs that seems to have a "faulty" design by running so hot. None of my other SSDs - Corsair Force, OCZ Vertex 1 & 2, Mushkin Io & Callisto - run that hot... I'm really not BS-ing, I really do have one each of all of those in production . Which is why I think the V/V100 series may have a design flaw...

But for that price... I suppose you can get a couple of years of benefit out of it before you might have to replace it
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I'm not denying that this SSD might have heat/power consumption issues, but like you said in my application it won't matter. I'm just looking for a cheap boot drive. Cheers!
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I bought one of this Kingston`s SSD V100 series 128 GB last week for a laptop and it has been a headache since. I didn´t realize it has to use 6,4 W after some days of research.

No too hot but much hotter than expcected and not comfortable for my left wrist. I was expecting 30 degress and I´m getting nothing less than 44 degress with smooth use and economic energy using settings.

I´m sure (I´ve been talking with some tech guys about it) that´s something about an excessive frequency rate. They did so to increase the transfer rate but they are using too much energy.

Any ideas on how to underclock the frequency rate of the SSD in order to decrease its power usage?

I´ve already made an intensive research on Google and asked Kingston about it. I did not find any software to even measure clock speeds in hard drives (tried several) and Kingston technicians told that was "internal information".

I tried several OS settings (and even Ubuntu but nothing changed).

If someone has any idea idea on how to underclock a hard drive (and/or reduce) power consumption it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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