Kingston Upgrades SSD Solutions for Business and Consumer Use James White January 20, 2012 Press Release 3 Flares 3 Flares × 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. Full Press Release » Kingston Digital Ships High Performance SSD Upgrade Solution for Business and Consumer Use Next-Generation SSDNow V+200 Balances Performance with Price Wide Capacity Range Ideal for Corporate Deployment, Personal Users Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the latest addition to its SSDNow family, the SSDNow V+200. The new Kingston® SSDNow V+200 solid-state drives are the ideal high-performance upgrade solution for the performance minded yet cost-conscious business or home user. The SSDNow V+200 features the second-generation high-speed SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) SandForce® SF-2281 Processor and outstanding sequential read and write speeds of up to 535MB/s and 480MB/s. The SSDNow V+200 enables fast system start-up, rapid data access and speedy copying of large files such as videos, presentations and graphics illustrations. “Kingston constantly strives to offer the perfect upgrade solution to cover each market segment. The SSDNow V+200 drive has been specifically designed to meet the needs of both business and home users looking for an inexpensive yet powerful upgrade,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. “The SSDNow V+200 is equipped with all essential tools needed to extend the lifecycle and boost a system’s performance to the maximum. The balance between performance and price makes this SSD deliver the best ROI as an upgrade for a fleet of corporate notebooks or desktops or the home PC.” The SSDNow V+200 is available in 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities as either a stand-alone drive or as an upgrade kit to make installation easy and quick. Upgrade kits include cables, brackets, cloning software and HDD enclosure — everything the business or home user needs to get started. A video of the new SSDNow V+200 can be found here. Kingston SSDs are backed by a three-year warranty and 24/7 live technical support. For more information visit www.kingston.com Kingston SSDNow V+200 Features & Specifications: Dramatic performance for any system upgrade Multiple Capacities: the right capacity to meet your storage standards Endurance: Data Integrity Protection featuring DuraClass™ Technology Dependable: RAISE™ for advanced data reliability Secure: Self-encrypting drive technology Durable: DuraWrite™ optimizes writes to extend endurance Form Factor: 2.5² Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s), SATA Rev. 1.0 (1.5Gb/s)s Capacities1: 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB Sequential reads: SATA Rev. 3.0: 535MB/s (SATA Rev. 2.0: 280MB/s) Sequential writes: SATA Rev. 3.0: 60GB – 460MB/s; All Others – 480MB/s (SATA Rev. 2.0: 260MB/s) Sustained Random 4k Read/Write 60GB – 12,000/47,000 IOPS 90GB – 20,000/47,000 IOPS 120GB – 20,000/44,000 IOPS 240GB – 36,000/43,000 IOPS 480GB – 43,000/30,000 IOPS Max Random 4k Read/Write 60GB – 85,000/60,000 IOPS 90GB – 85,000/57,000 IOPS 120GB – 85,000/55,000 IOPS 240GB – 85,000/43,000 IOPS 480GB – 75,000/34,000 IOPS Power Consumption: 0.565 W (TYP) Idle / 1.795 W (TYP) Read / 2.065 W (TYP) Write Storage Temperatures: -40° C to 85° C Operating Temperatures: 0° C to 70° C Weight: 115g Vibration Operating: 2.17G Vibration Non-operating: 20G MTBF: 1,000,000 Hrs Warranty/Support: three-year warranty with 24/7 support 1 Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide. 2 Based on “out-of-box performance” with IOMeter 2008. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage.