Kingston announces the SSDNow UV400, a new line of 2.5" SSDs with TLC-based NAND flash memory and the Marvell 88SS1074 controller.
Available in capacities from 120GB to 960GB, these disks promise read speeds of up to 550MB/s, write speeds of up to 500MB/s and random 4k write performance of up to 50,000 IOPS.
I couldn't find US-based prices but over in Europe the disks are available for pretty low pricing. You can find the 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB models for as low as 38.90EUR, 56.09EUR, 110.61EUR and 253.90EUR, respectively. On a per gigabyte basis, this is around 0.23 to 0.32EUR per gigabyte, depending on the model.
Strangely enough, Amazon.de takes pre-orders for the 960GB model for just 146.96EUR, which is just 0.153EUR per gigabyte. This seems like an error as the pricing is too far out of range with other e-tailers but those who order quickly may just get lucky.
Data Transfer (ATTO):
120GB — up to 550MB/s Read and 350MB/s Write
240GB — up to 550MB/s Read and 490MB/s Write
480GB — up to 550MB/s Read and 500MB/s Write
960GB — up to 540MB/s Read and 500MB/s Write
Maximum Random 4k Read/Write (IOMETER):
120GB — up to 90,000 IOPS and 15,000 IOPS
240GB — up to 90,000 IOPS and 25,000 IOPS
480GB — up to 90,000 IOPS and 35,000 IOPS
960GB — up to 90,000 IOPS and 50,000 IOPS