Kingston Introduces New SSD With TRIM Support

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
Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Aoster87
    Everything looks impressive, though I will stick to Intel. $268 is a lot to ask for 64GB.
  • doc70
    Wake me up when it gets below 2USD/Gb...
  • alvine
    515gb ssd drive is almost 2 grand? wow you can build such a nice system for that.
  • okoaomo
    Ill buy 4 of the 512GB when I win the lottery!!!
  • theguy82
    No SATA 3? There will be a day that these are affordable. When will that be?...
  • Gin Fushicho
    Make the 128GB 200 bucks and I'll purchase it.
  • pocketdrummer
    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.
  • pocketdrummer
    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...
  • cadder
    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.
  • SuckRaven
    SLC please.