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Kingston Ships Near 1TB Consumer SSD In Value Series

Kingston started shipping the V310 SSD, its latest model in the SSDNow V300 Series. The SSDNow Series is a "value" line that emphasizes a low price to performance ratio. The V300 series is currently available in 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB. The new V310 expands that to a single 960GB capacity SSD.

The V310 comes with a Phison 3108 controller and can reach read and write speeds up to 450 MB/s each. The V310 random 4k Read/Write are 40,000 and 20,000 IOPS, respectively, and received a PCMark 8 score of 4,700, according to Kingston. While these marks are not particularly impressive when compared to the competition, this is Kingston’s first SSD nearing 1TB capacity and is marketed as a value model for consumers needing more storage. 

The V310 SSD comes as a single stand-alone drive or as a kit that includes cloning software and installation necessities. It is backed by an industry standard 3-year warranty.

While the V300 was regularly one of the cheapest SSDs you could buy, new V310 pricing has not been released, so we will wait and see how value oriented it truly is.

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  • Karsten75
    I wonder if they'll pull a stunt like this again?
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7763/an-update-to-kingston-ssdnow-v300-a-switch-to-slower-micron-nand
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  • chesterman
    I wonder if they'll pull a stunt like this again?
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7763/an-update-to-kingston-ssdnow-v300-a-switch-to-slower-micron-nand

    Nice to see that there are affordable large SSDs to come, but i'll keep a eye open after what i read in this article.
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  • Godloki
    I wonder if they'll pull a stunt like this again?
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7763/an-update-to-kingston-ssdnow-v300-a-switch-to-slower-micron-nand
    boycotting Kingston after I got screwed with the v300
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  • Amdlova
    kingston drop the good ssd on test... when go to store u get the worse tech in the world... Kingston for me ? never
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  • BulkZerker
    Depending on the price as long as it doesn't crap in its pants like early ssd s and need reformatted yearly to retain 50% of its "new" performance its a godsend to those wgod otherwise opt out of a ssd.
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  • soldier44
    Samsung 850 pro 1TB in my near future.
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  • RussK1
    Kingston and PNY pulled a doozy they'll never recover from. Send samples for review and switch out the parts for the consumer to buy. "What you thought you bought, but didn't".
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  • chaotixblade
    Yeah, I got ripped with the v300, I'm not buying from Kingston any more.
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  • chaotixblade
    Yeah, I got ripped with the v300, I'm not buying from Kingston any more.
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  • ozicom
    Most of the desktop pc's are not using at least one 5 1/4 drive bays. Why don't a manufacturer think to build a cheap 5 1/4 SSD. Quantum made Bigfoot HDD before and sell it at past. Also the drive can be combined with a slim DVD or Bluray player or can be sold as bundle.
    Just think about it.
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