Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Icy News: Kingston Digital Ships SSDNow V+200 2.5-Inch SSDs

"With 6Gb SATA SandForce controller, up to 480GB ($985)
Kingston Digital, Inc. announced the latest addition to its SSDNow family, the SSDNow V+200.


The SSDNow V+200 SSDs are the performance upgrade solution for the performance minded yet cost-conscious business or home user.

They features the second-generation high-speed SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) SandForce SF-2281 processor and 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. Upgrade kits include cables, brackets, cloning software and HDD enclosure - everything the business or home user needs to get started.

Kingston SSDs are backed by a three-year warranty and 24/7 live technical support.

SSDNow V+200 Features and Specs:
  • 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: 2.5"
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s), SATA Rev. 1.0 (1.5Gb/s)
  • Capacities: 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
Kingston SSDNow V+200 SSD Models
Part Number        Capacity and Features                              MSRP
SVP200S3/60G       60GB 2.5 SATA SSD (stand-alone drive)       $ 140.00
SVP200S3/90G       90GB 2.5 SATA SSD (stand-alone drive)       $ 196.00
SVP200S3/120G     120GB 2.5 SATA SSD (stand-alone drive)      $ 245.00
SVP200S3/240G     240GB 2.5 SATA SSD (stand-alone drive)      $ 479.00
SVP200S3/480G     480GB 2.5 SATA SSD (stand-alone drive)      $ 970.00
SVP200S3B/60G     60GB 2.5 SATA SSD (upgrade bundle kit)      $ 156.00
SVP200S3B/90G     90GB 2.5 SATA SSD (upgrade bundle kit)      $ 211.00
SVP200S3B/120G    120GB 2.5 SATA SSD (upgrade bundle kit)    $ 260.00
SVP200S3B/240G    240GB 2.5 SATA SSD (upgrade bundle kit)    $ 494.00
SVP200S3B/480G    480GB 2.5 SATA SSD (upgrade bundle kit)    $ 985.00" -via storagenewsletter.com

Kingston has always been a manufacturer of quality and affordable SSDs. Their new line of SSDNow V+200 SSDs are just that, quality and affordable SSDs. Their new line ranges from 60GB to 480GB capacity offering a perfect match for the new to SSD users or a company looking to make the big switch to SSDs. These new SSDs are SATA 3 with sequential read and write speeds up to 535MB/s and 480MB/s. Let us know what you think of Kingston's new SSD line.  

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