Kingston announced the SSDNow V100, a new line of budget solid state disks with capacities of 64GB to 256GB. These SSDs use a SATA 3Gbps interface and offer TRIM support, a MTBF of 1 million hours an a 3-year warranty. All three models offer a sequential read speeds of up to 250MB/s, the 128GB and 256GB versions offer a write speed of up to 230MB/s, while the 64GB model is limited to 145MB/s.
The SSDNow V100 is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities for $119.99, $224.99 and $489.99, respectively. The disks can also be bought in desktop or notebook upgrade bundles for an additional $10.
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent leader in memory products, today announced the SSDNow V100, the latest addition to the SSDNow V Series family of solid-state drives (SSD). Designed for mainstream consumers, the Kingston® V100 SSD is the best performance enhancer and most cost-effective upgrade path for desktops and notebooks, short of a total system replacement.
The V100 expands the V Series line with the addition of a 256GB capacity drive. Also available in 64GB and 128GB capacities, the new V100 has Windows® 7 TRIM support and features an optimized controller and advanced NAND Flash technology for increased read and write performance. Consumers looking to extend the life cycle of their current system will notice quicker bootup and application load times as well as a faster overall user experience with the new V100.
“We are determined to stimulate the consumer upgrade market through Kingston’s various upgrade bundle kits that provide cloning software and all of the accessories needed to advance one’s desktop or notebook PC from a hard-disk drive to an SSD,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. “Our new SSDNow V100 drives do just that as they represent the best value for an affordable upgrade solution with a low price vs. performance ratio.”
The SSDNow V100 drives ship as either a stand-alone unit or as an upgrade bundle kit. The desktop bundle kit includes the SSD, cloning software, cables (SATA data and power), and 3.5″ hard-drive mounting brackets and hardware. The notebook bundle includes the SSD, cloning software and a 2.5″ external enclosure allowing the replaced hard drive to be used as extra storage.
Kingston SSDs are backed by a three-year warranty and 24/7 live technical support.