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Kingston Releases SSDNow V200 Series SSDs

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

  • zanny
    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
    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
    i will stick with my revodrive x2 for now :)
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  • nordlead
    It won't be $150 for 256GB. The current price on Amazon is $200 for 128GB.
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  • josejones
    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
    1400 to 4000 IOPS for random writes? THAT'S IT?
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  • 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
    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
    Does Kingston offer any high-performance drives, something that would compete well with the Vertex 3's numbers?
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  • jdwii
    Why does that graph look like its from the 90's?
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