Friday, January 20, 2012

Icy News: Kingston SSDNow V+200 Released

"Kingston released the new SandForce SF-2200 based SSDNow V+200, replacing the Toshiba-powered SSDNow V+100, and bumping speeds to take advantage of SATA 6.0Gb/s interfaces. The new V+200 will be available in a wide range of capacities, including 60, 90, 120, 240, and 480GB versions with peak read speeds topping out at 535MB/s and write speeds of 480MB/s. With a three-year warranty, Kingston is pricing these drives to start at $140 for the 60GB model and maxing out at $985 for the 480GB version...The SSDNow V+200 is aimed at small businesses and consumers who want a low-cost high-performance SSD. Compared to the SSDNow V+100 before it, this is a huge upgrade in the performance category. All the Kingston SSDNow V+200 models will include Intel 25nm asynchronous NAND, which will be comparable to OCZ Agility 3 and Corsair Force 3 models." -via Storagereview
Kingston has been working on their successor to the V100 series, and without a doubt, improved the performance of their SSD without much of a price increase. The $140 price tag for a 60GB SSD is cheap when you know that the product just came out and if you shop around, may be able to find a cheaper price. With so much difference choices that you can take, will you be purchasing this SSD? Let us know why or why not!

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