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Kingston Launches SSDNow V+100 With 96GB

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A new SSD capacity size for you to consider.

Another new SSD is rolling out, this time with Kingston having expanded its line of SSDNow drives with a new V+100 offering that ranges from 64GB to 512GB. There is also a new 96GB intermediary size for those who want something bigger than 96GB, but want to spend as little as possible.

The 64GB is $220, and for 50 percent more capacity, the 96GB model is $290. Prices get spendy from there, all the way to $1,900 for the 512GB.

While Windows 7 users can enjoy the speedy benefits of TRIM, those on older operating systems or Mac OS X will appreciate the V+100's garbage collection feature that is not OS dependent.

The V+100's drive performance is also faster than the previous generation, by around 25 percent, according to Kingston. We're looking  at a sequential speed of 230MB/sec. read and 180MB/sec. write.

"Kingston SSDNow drives have been extremely well received in the worldwide IT marketplace. Our customers have told us that they need an SSD solution that ideally sits both price- and capacity-wise between the 64GB and 128GB drives," said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. "The feedback through our innovative customer facing programs yielded the 96GB V+100 as the perfect solution to meet these needs, especially as an SSD upgrade path is the preferred execution model rather than spending more on a new system in most corporate environments."

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    mavroxur , November 4, 2010 12:22 PM
    Quote:
    There is also a new 96GB intermediary size for those who want something bigger than 96GB, but want to spend as little as possible.



    I always wanted something larger than 96gb. Maybe a 96gb will fit the bill :-)
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    ALANMAN , November 4, 2010 12:31 PM
    Quote:
    There is also a new 96GB intermediary size for those who want something bigger than 96GB


    I can usually overlook spelling and grammatical errors, but come on Marcus, this is just careless!
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    AMD_pitbull , November 4, 2010 12:26 PM
    mavroxurI always wanted something larger than 96gb. Maybe a 96gb will fit the bill :-)

    I know I'm not alone when I say that a 96gb will fit the bill when it's $1/gb or less ;) 
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    mavroxur , November 4, 2010 12:22 PM
    Quote:
    There is also a new 96GB intermediary size for those who want something bigger than 96GB, but want to spend as little as possible.



    I always wanted something larger than 96gb. Maybe a 96gb will fit the bill :-)
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    AMD_pitbull , November 4, 2010 12:26 PM
    mavroxurI always wanted something larger than 96gb. Maybe a 96gb will fit the bill :-)

    I know I'm not alone when I say that a 96gb will fit the bill when it's $1/gb or less ;) 
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    ALANMAN , November 4, 2010 12:31 PM
    Quote:
    There is also a new 96GB intermediary size for those who want something bigger than 96GB


    I can usually overlook spelling and grammatical errors, but come on Marcus, this is just careless!
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    sstym , November 4, 2010 12:34 PM
    SandForce based SSD's can be bought for under $2 a GB. These SSD's are more expensive and slower.
    In one word, yawn.
  • 12 Hide
    house70 , November 4, 2010 12:42 PM
    Prices are so ridiculous...
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    belardo , November 4, 2010 1:04 PM
    I crapped myself...

    Seriously guys... its cheap. Get into the time-machine. In 2000, $200 bought you a 40GB HD.
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    atomyc , November 4, 2010 1:05 PM
    Quote:
    I know I'm not alone when I say that a 96gb will fit the bill when it's $1/gb or less


    i agree.
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    Anonymous , November 4, 2010 1:06 PM
    lol imagine the dumb folks who only got 96gb :p 
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    nforce4max , November 4, 2010 1:34 PM
    $69 for my tiny 30gb Kingston SSD is ok and only bought it because of it's decent random 4k read and write performance which made it ideal as a paging drive. My personal needs for a boot drive would cost me $10k due space and performance requirements.
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    utengineer , November 4, 2010 1:36 PM
    Don't expect SSD technology to drop in price significantly over the next few years. As long as there is demand for HDD technology, SSD's will come at a premium. SSD tech is evolving every quarter in terms of controller implementation. Sorry.
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    dalta centauri , November 4, 2010 1:56 PM
    Thanks to the "Spectacular Black friday Month Deal!" on newegg, or whatever it's called, I might get the 120gb SSD for under 250$.
    Still wish the price was lower, paying over 250$ for a 96gb storage device seems pretty...terrible actually.
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    skine , November 4, 2010 2:04 PM
    BelardoI crapped myself...Seriously guys... its cheap. Get into the time-machine. In 2000, $200 bought you a 40GB HD.

    Yes, but here in 2010, and for that same $200, I can buy 4TB of storage and still have cash to spare.
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    mavroxur , November 4, 2010 2:20 PM
    BelardoI crapped myself...Seriously guys... its cheap. Get into the time-machine. In 2000, $200 bought you a 40GB HD.



    However, we're not in 2000.
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    f-14 , November 4, 2010 2:58 PM
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    those on older operating systems or Mac OS X will appreciate the V+100's garbage collection feature that is not OS dependent.


    i would much rather hear if win98 supports these drives asa more people still use win98 then all the people using every mac OS.

    alanmanI can usually overlook spelling and grammatical errors, but come on Marcus, this is just careless!

    this is the product of socialist education systems, get used to it as it's going to be part of obamanation, but if the basketball/football team learns how to read and write, i guess i will call it progress!
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    Anonymous , November 4, 2010 3:11 PM
    $220 for 64GB is still too much!

    No way I'd pay more than $120 for 64GB!
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    Anonymous , November 4, 2010 3:29 PM
    "this is the product of socialist education systems" - not true :) . It's a very wrong stereotype.
    I come from socialist education system and I speak/write a couple of languages, including English and I know very well how to write complete and meaningful sentence.
    However, newer generations in my country - do not know it and they are all "formed" in modern, western-alike, "non-socialist" schooling.

    And as for the SSDNow.. nice thing, I'm thinking of throwing it in for my database.. but still way too expensive. I guess when profit margin falls below 200% it will be better
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    phate , November 4, 2010 4:33 PM
    "I guess when profit margin falls below 200% it will be better"

    Profit margins are in the single digits, and some products are sold at a loss in times of market saturation. The competition between silicon fabs is very intense.

    "The global market environment of the flash memory industry has undergone fundamental changes. The decline in growth of traditional NAND flash applications and further miniaturization of the NAND flash technology has made the global flash memory market intensely competitive. The leading payers in the flash memory market are Samsung, Toshiba, Intel, Spansion, SanDisk and Micron Technologies. The flash manufacturing companies compete mainly on the basis of price and constant technological developments. "

    http://marketpublishers.com/report/technologies_electronics/electronic_devices/global_flash_memory_market_report_2010_edition.html
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    renniz , November 4, 2010 4:55 PM
    Are storage manufacturers advertising the formatted capacity yet in the same mathematical system that the OS uses? When you have a small drive and you lose 5% just by formatting, they should state that as the capacity. It peaves me to no end, just like an LCD with a "class" size that rounds up the measurement.
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    kaoss , November 4, 2010 4:56 PM
    What a joke G.Skill Phoenix Pro 120GB is 249$ with 287/275 read/write and they selling this crap 96Gb for 220$ with 230/180
    they are insane
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    outerheaven , November 4, 2010 5:12 PM
    You are wrong. The 64 GB is $220 but the 96 GB is $290!
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