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Kingston Introduces New SSD With TRIM Support

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Kingston's new SSDs get a new TRIM

Kingston is cranking up its solid state drive offering with a second-generation model line named SSDNow V+. Most notable in this new generation is Windows 7 TRIM support, which will help keep performance of the drive consistent throughout its use.

”The new SSDNow V+ is an ideal solid-state drive for high-level consumers and in corporate environments where efficiency and performance are important as more system resources are in use,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. “Users will be more productive as the drive now features TRIM support, is available in higher capacities and is speedier overall with improved read/write speeds.”

The SSDNow V+ expands its size offerings to include 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities. As part of Kingston’s goal to provide an easy upgrade path, the drive is also available with a bundle that includes cloning software, 2.5" USB enclosure, 2.5" to 3.5" mounting brackets and SATA data and power cables.

Kingston SSDNow V+ Features and Specifications:

  • Sequential Speed: 230MB/sec. read; 180MB/sec. write
  • Innovative: 2.5" form factor; uses MLC NAND Flash memory components
  • Silent: runs silent and cool with no moving parts
  • Shock Resistant: no moving mechanical parts means the SSD handles rougher conditions
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
  • Guaranteed: three-year Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support
  • Interface: SATA 1.5Gb/sec. and 3.0Gb/sec.
  • Capacity: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Storage temperatures: -40° C to 85° C
  • Operating temperatures: 0° C to 70° C
  • Dimensions: 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm
  • Weight: 84 grams
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G
  • Operating Shock: 1500G
  • Power specs: 2.6W active; 0.15W idle
  • Life expectancy: 1,000,000 hours MTBF
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    doc70 , January 26, 2010 7:18 PM
    Wake me up when it gets below 2USD/Gb...
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    Aoster87 , January 26, 2010 7:15 PM
    Everything looks impressive, though I will stick to Intel. $268 is a lot to ask for 64GB.
  • 18 Hide
    doc70 , January 26, 2010 7:18 PM
    Wake me up when it gets below 2USD/Gb...
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    alvine , January 26, 2010 7:18 PM
    515gb ssd drive is almost 2 grand? wow you can build such a nice system for that.
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    okoaomo , January 26, 2010 7:23 PM
    Ill buy 4 of the 512GB when I win the lottery!!!
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    theguy82 , January 26, 2010 7:26 PM
    No SATA 3? There will be a day that these are affordable. When will that be?...
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    Gin Fushicho , January 26, 2010 7:29 PM
    Make the 128GB 200 bucks and I'll purchase it.
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    pocketdrummer , January 26, 2010 7:36 PM
    HA! These prices are a joke. I'm sorry, but I'm not prepared to purchase an anorexic drive for the price of an entire gaming system.

    So, I'm guessing regular people will be able to buy an SSD with a sane amount of storage in 2012. Sadly, we may die before we ever see that happen, lol.
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    pocketdrummer , January 26, 2010 7:40 PM
    Gin FushichoMake the 128GB 200 bucks and I'll purchase it.

    I'm thinking that price for the 256GB model. I've got about 100gb worth of important system files on my main drive right now. Not to mention the second partition for my recording software. I can't buy a drive with that little space...
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    cadder , January 26, 2010 7:48 PM
    I'm thinking the same thing- they won't move much into the mainstream until they get to $1/GB. I estimate it will take 12-24 months for that to happen.
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    SuckRaven , January 26, 2010 7:58 PM
    SLC please.
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    El_Capitan , January 26, 2010 8:01 PM
    Honest, the price doesn't warrant the speed. Speed is nice to have, and is important sometimes, but stability and space is more crucial. If people want to use SSD's for enterprise level applications, particularly for databases with a lot of I/O's, then SSD's will hit their write limit pretty quickly. There goes stability. Space? Raid 1 at the least, but more likely RAID 10, that just halves the storage space.
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    deuketc , January 26, 2010 8:12 PM
    SSD's need a price drop something serious!
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    cmartin011 , January 26, 2010 8:22 PM
    I can say not that impressed by the offerings of all these companies even you Intel. When I think of Solid state memory i think FAST not sorta fast with a whole bunch of downfalls. With SATA 2 being the target speed for today's offering round it off to 300MB\s They still can't reach with out raid array! Never mind big $ for GB and the wearing problems that plague all drives over time. How about some drives that max the interface Throughput and I\O's second then work towards SATA 3. I bet its a big long strung out game. I wanna see 128GB SLC with 40K IO 300MB/s-600MB/s read and 300mb/s+ write for under 300$ an SATA 3 you have me sold for a boot drive.
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    eklipz330 , January 26, 2010 8:23 PM
    the price drops for ssd's have been few in the past year, less market penetration i guess... i don't understand what's taking so long, and WHERE IS WD?!
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    Anonymous , January 26, 2010 8:32 PM
    64G boot drive is used to boot OS.
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    paesan , January 26, 2010 8:34 PM
    These prices are almost comical. No way is the price to performance ratio worth it. I will stick to having windows boot in 1 minute compared to 20 seconds (btw, I very rarely reboot my system anyhow). I keep my pc on 24/7 and use sleep mode. The only time I reboot windows is when I have to update. There is no way that these drives justify the cost. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!
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    fonzy , January 26, 2010 8:35 PM
    Where do they get off with these ridiculous prices,when I can get a 128GB for $199 then I will consider buying...and even then it's still a bit high.
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    Anonymous , January 26, 2010 8:37 PM
    Boot drive is for booting.
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    micky_lund , January 26, 2010 9:00 PM its the same model as the old ssdnow v, cept it supports trim, and so its price doubles?

    this is stupid.....
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    damien12g , January 26, 2010 10:00 PM
    i just bought a WD Black 1TB with coupon for $90 out the door from bestbuy...let me know when the prices get close to that! You think 12-24 months? You are kidding yourself. The penetration rate is negligible. I'm thinking 5 years at least, if ever.
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