Kingmax 128GB SATA II SSD Review

By on December 27, 2011
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Speedy, small and affordable.

Good: Fast operations, very slim profile, looks good, TRIM support, RAID compatible
Bad: With SATA II ports, this SSD should have been out at least a year back.
Price: AED 550
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

I have used ATTO Disk Benchmark to get the average read and write speeds, while the burst speed was measured using HD Tach.

Since the HyperX SATA III SSD will lead in everything, I’ll just talk about comparisons with the WD Caviar Black and the V-Series SSD.

Obviously the burst speed in the Caviar Black is pretty high due to the faster SATA III interface, and the huge 64MB cache. The read and write speeds advertised by Kingmax are up to 260mbps and 150mbps respectively. The write speed may not be up there, but the read speed definitely is.

Ultimately the Kingmax KM21 128GB SATA II SSD represents extremely good value for money in a very attractive form factor. Speeds are as high as one would expect from a 120GB SATA II SSD by seriously boosting overall system performance. If you’re planning to upgrade your laptop to an SSD, the Kingmax KM21 128GB SSD should be on top of your list.

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From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

  • sam

    Hi Taimoor, where can I purchase this model in Dubai?

    • Taimoor Hafeez

      Golden Systems in Al Ain Center will be selling it by February.

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