I installed a Kingson SSDNow V100 64GB drive in an HTPC last year and just recently ran AS SSD Benchmark and got a score of 57. There's got to be something wrong with this score right? I am expecting scores in the 300-400 range?
Win7 x64 Ultimate
G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600
Athlon II X4 640
Asus M4A79XTD EVO
But more to the point, this drive should be under warranty and you should not experience this. I'd submit a claim to Kingston. They'll either tell you to upgrade the firmware (possibly a legit fix) or they'll replace the drive.
Glad they are replacing, and you should be Happier with the new design.
If memory serves me right, about that time frame Kington produce some SSD that were downright Crappy and only performed about 2x to 4x faster than a HDD - was documented in some reviews (about the score your seeing). At that time frame the V stood for "Value", but Not the word I would use
Awesome - I've only had mine at owrk for a short time, but I like it. And this has the SandForce controller in it (vs the Kingston-custom-who-knows-what controller in the v100).
So you should be ok with that one... chalk up the V100 as a learning curve for Kingston, now they've partnered with SandForce and grown up.