There was some talk mid last year that Kingston was falling behind other companies in their storage solution department. Kingston was quick to prove them wrong with the HyperX SSD that quickly became one of the best SSDs on the market. Well, Kingston has an entire product line of SSDs and it's time for them to get an update. Here are the new SSDNow drives, the V+ 200.
I am not 100% sure, but I believe V+ stands for "value plus" as Kingston uses this line as a balance between cost and performance. These drives are not intended to win any performance crowns or act as the entry level SSD drive to be used as a cache. No, the SSDNow V+ 200 is what you get when you want the best of both worlds.
Don't misunderstand me now. I don't mean this will be one of those 2 or 3 drive releases you have seen before. This is an entire lineup of drives from 60 GB to 480 GB. And while not targeted at taking the performance crown, these drives are Intel 25nm 3K Async NAND with a SandForce SF-2281 controller, getting speeds up to 535 MB/s read and 480 MB/s write (on SATA 3.0). If you are serious about moving to an SSD, but don't want to break the bank doing it, then you should take a look at the SSDNow V+200 lineup.