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Kingston Releases SSDNow V200 Series SSDs

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Kingston has released its SSDNow V200 Series SSDs, which offers twice the performance as the V100 series and up to 20 percent less in cost.

If Kingston's claim of both performance and price range ring true, the SSDNow V200 will be one of the best value to performance SSDs on the market for users. The SSDNow V200 uses SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface with a JMicron Controller. Kingston lists the performance of the new SSDNow V200, based on ATTO Disk Benchmark 2.41 / IOMeter:

  • Sequential Reads: 64GB — 260MB/s, 128GB — 300 MB/s, and 256GB — 300MB/s
  • Sequential Writes: 64GB —100MB/s, 128GB — 190MB/s, and 256GB — 230MB/s
  • 4k Random Read/Write: 64GB — up to 32K/up to 1.4K IOPS, 128GB — up to 36K/ up to 2.5K IOPS,256GB — up to 32K/ up to 4K IOPS


The SSDNow V200 is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities as either a stand-alone drive or as an upgrade kit to make installation easy in a desktop. The desktop bundle kit includes the SSD, cloning software, DVD with step-by-step installation video, cables (SATA data and power), and 3.5-inch hard drive mounting brackets and hardware. The notebook bundle includes the SSD, DVD with step-by-step installation video, cloning software and a 2.5-inch external enclosure for easy OS and data transfer from HDD to SSD during cloning.

You can learn more about the SSDNow V200 series at its product page

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    zanny , November 11, 2011 2:21 PM
    Waiting to see prices on newegg ;P

    They aren't up yet. I think the magic price point will be around $150 at 256gb with 300 read / write. If they hit that they would make a killing this xmas season.
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    mcd023 , November 11, 2011 2:24 PM
    me wanna me wanna me wanna...but that is my spending budget for the month. But ramen is pretty good too....hmmmmm...
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    nebun , November 11, 2011 2:26 PM
    i will stick with my revodrive x2 for now :) 
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    nordlead , November 11, 2011 2:47 PM
    It won't be $150 for 256GB. The current price on Amazon is $200 for 128GB.
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    josejones , November 11, 2011 5:53 PM
    At Amazon the Kingston V200 256 GB SSD is $460

    http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-SSDNow-2-5-Inch-Solid-State/dp/B0062IMD6S/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1321040658&sr=1-1

    I'll have to pass due to the price. I look forward to even better, faster SSD's with a 10 year warranty. I'll be more interested when SSD's are competitively priced with HD's.

    When will SSD's support SATA 4 and PCIe 3.0 ?
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    ojas , November 11, 2011 6:15 PM
    1400 to 4000 IOPS for random writes? THAT'S IT?
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    Anonymous , November 11, 2011 8:30 PM
    Just watch out with any SSD drive with SandForce chip set, the encrypt the data and Sandforce will no provide any assistance to data recovery companies to recover this drive, so if you want you data do no use sandforce SSD drives
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    hetneo , November 11, 2011 10:25 PM
    josejonesAt Amazon the Kingston V200 256 GB SSD is $460http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-SSD [...] 658&sr=1-1I'll have to pass due to the price. I look forward to even better, faster SSD's with a 10 year warranty. I'll be more interested when SSD's are competitively priced with HD's. When will SSD's support SATA 4 and PCIe 3.0 ?

    With floods on Thailand in few months prices will become competitive because HDD will catch up on SSD.
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    halcyon , November 11, 2011 10:51 PM
    Does Kingston offer any high-performance drives, something that would compete well with the Vertex 3's numbers?
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    jdwii , November 12, 2011 4:33 AM
    Why does that graph look like its from the 90's?
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    halcyon , November 12, 2011 9:22 AM
    __-_-_-__crucial M4 ftw cheaper and better and reliable.

    Ouch. I like my little old Vertex 3. It has done nothing but right by me.
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    bin1127 , November 14, 2011 12:46 AM
    jdwiiWhy does that graph look like its from the 90's?


    Windows 3.1 is da bomb
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    shqtth , January 1, 2012 12:54 PM
    V200 is a very bad SSD, use v100 or V series only. THe V200 has defective firmware, and onl offeres 30-50MB/ps write speed. the older versions perform better. And the 64GB model is very slow. So stay away from V200 until Kingston releases new firmware. THey said it should be out sometimes in Jan. They could of stuck with the same toshiba controller in the V100, and they wouldn't of had this problem, but instead they released a new product without proper testing. And the firmware is v1.0. THey said 'its in its baby state'.