Kingston launches SSDNow V+ solid state disks

Posted on Monday, Aug 10 2009 @ 19:36 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Kingston introduced the SSDNow V+ Series solid state disks, these 2.5" units are available in capacities of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The 256GB model is the fastest of the pack, it features a sequential read speed of up to 220MB/s, sequential write speed of up to 180MB/s, 6,300 random 4K read IOPS and 291 random 4K write IOPS.
“The Kingston SSDNow V+ Series drive is an ideal solid-state drive for those users working in demanding environments where efficiency and performance are important, as more system resources are in use”, said Steve Hall, Product Marketing Manager - Corporate, Kingston Technology Europe, “Users will be more productive as the drives’ higher capacities allow for more data storage and faster boot and application load times”.

Kingston continues its quest to expand the range of SSDNow family with solutions to suit all audiences and their areas of computing requirements. With the Kingston SSDNow V+ drives, computer’s operating system will benefit from the drive’s impressive random 4K read speeds of up to 6,300 IOPS, and random 4K writes of up to 291 IOPS. The Kingston SSDNow V+ drive has tremendous sequential read speed of up to 220MB/sec. and write speeds of up to 180MB/sec.

The new Kingston SSDNow V+ drives are available in 64GB capacity only in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with 128GB and 256GB capacities expected to be available in September. Kingston SSDNow V+ drive uses a standard SATA interface and is extremely durable with no moving parts and less heat generation than a typical hard-disk drive. Additionally, the drive comes backed with a three-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability.


Changelog:
  • Sequential Read Throughput*: 64GB, 128GB & 256GB – 220MB/sec.
  • Sequential Write Throughput*: 64GB – 140MB/sec.
     128GB – 170MB/sec.
     256GB – 180MB/sec.

     
  • IOPS (Input and Output Operations per Second)*: Random 4K read – 6,300 IOPS
     Random 4K write: 64GB – 84 IOPS
     Random 4K write: 128GB – 158 IOPS
     Random 4K write: 256GB – 291 IOPS

     
  • Form Factor: 2.5"
  • Interface: SATA 1.5Gb/sec. and 3.0Gb/sec.
  • Capacity**: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
  • Storage temperatures: -40° C to 85° C
  • Operating temperatures: 0° C to 70° C
  • Dimensions: 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm
  • Weight: 84 grams
  • Vibration operating: 2.7G
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G
  • Power specs: Active: 2.6W; Idle: 0.15W
  • Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
  • Operating Shock: 1500G
  • Guaranteed: backed by a three-year Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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