- Introduction, Specs and Closer Look
- Test Setup and Methodology
- Anvil Benchmarks
- AS SSD Benchmark
- ATTO Benchmark
- CrystalDisk Mark Benchmark
- Futuremark Benchmarks
- IO Testing
- Access Test
- Online Purchase Links
On most counts, Kingston SSDNow UV400 is a good drive for its cost. This entry-level will attract a lot of people moving out of 5,400 RPM/7200 RPM mechanical drive, mostly general purpose PCS and notebooks. It is just strange that Kingston doesn’t provide the space with this pack. Kingston UV400 does have a desktop upgrade kit which has a spacer too. All they have to do is fight the price war with other makes for the entry-level as well.
Since Kingston does not make its own chips and controls, therefore relying on NAND and controller makers where some of them have their own products, it needs to be competitive and easily available.
This is also a good drive if you want to have your own USB 3.0/3.1 drive due to its sequential read and write performance. Just get a casing and enjoy the space it provides. But come on! No spacer? Really? Your potential entry-level customers are going to give you a dirty look when they find out other entry-level SSDs do provide the spacer. A Lenovo Y50 notebook’s HDD caddy is 9.5mm z-axis, as an example.
Those with heavy write intensive tasks should look at the better options available for a higher price and a backing of a 5-year warranty. Regular SSD users will just say meh, but on the bright side, they wouldn’t argue about it after seeing the price tag for a 240gig drive. No surprises here. Keeping all this mind, I have no hesitation to give it a bronze award to acknowledge the value this drive provides for the general crowd.