For those wishing to migrate from an old mechanical disc toward higher performance storage units, the best route is always the purchase of a SSD SATA despite the arrival on the market technologically advanced solutions, both for economic reasons, given the drastic reduction in the cost per GB of this type of drive, but, above all, for the greater compatibility of the same with platforms not just recent.
If we think that even the notebook latest, with the exception of a few high-end models, hardly offer the ability to use the latest PCIe SSD with M.2 interface, this explains why the SSD SATA continue to be the first choice of users who wish to upgrade previously mentioned.
One of the most attentive manufacturers to this particular type of user is undoubtedly Kingston Technology which, in addition to being the leading independent manufacturer of memory in the world, also boasts an SSD catalog among the most complete in circulation.
The new Kingston SSDNow UV400 line was developed to meet this particular need, offering at an affordable price performance and significantly higher strength than those of a traditional hard drive, thanks to the use of an advanced controller like the Marvell 88SS1074 in conjunction with the economic, but valid, TLC NAND flash from Toshiba production.
The new line offers models with capacities of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB, going to cover most of the possible areas of use, especially within companies, where this type of update can give lifeline to older systems with a significant savings over buying new PCs.
The Kingston SSDNow UV400 is also available as a stand-alone drive or can be purchased as an upgrade kit, which is complete with everything you need to install it (adapter, USB cable and Acronis True Image) software.
During today’s review we analyze in detail the model SUV400S37 / 480G, whose characteristics are shown in the table below.
Model. KINGSTON SUV400S37 / Capacity. 480GB
Maximum read speed seq. 550 MB max write speed seq. 500 MB /
Interface. SATA III controller
Marvell 88SS1074 – DDR3L 256MB DRAM CacheNAND Flash Type
Toshiba’s production TLC
command set supportSMART, TRIM, APM, NCQ
operating temperature0 ° C – 70 ° C
storage temperature-40 ° C – 85 ° CDimensions and weight100x69,9x7mm – 57gVibration functionPeak 2.17G (7-800Hz)resting vibrationspeak maximum 20G (10-2000Hz)MTBF1 million hours (TBW 200TB)
warranty3 years of free technical support serviceForm Factor2.5 ”
0.672W standby – average 0.693W – 0.59W (MAX) reading – 2.515W (MAX)Writing