Kingston Rolls Out New SSDNow V+ Line

Kingston yesterday threw another entry into the SSD mix by introducing the SSDNow V+ line, available in capacities up to 256 GB.

The memory company boasts that its new V+ line is capable of sequential read speeds of up to 220 MB/sec. and write speeds of up to 180 MB/sec. The new drives also feature random 4K read speeds of up to 6,300 IOPS, and random 4K writes of up to 291 IOPS.

Full specifications are as follows:

Kingston SSDNow V+ Features and Specifications:

  • Sequential Read Throughput*: 64GB, 128GB & 256GB - 220MB/sec.
  • Sequential Write Throughput*:64GB - 140MB/sec.128GB - 170MB/sec.256GB - 180MB/sec.
  • IOPS (Input and Output Operations per Second)*: Random 4K read - 6,300 IOPSRandom 4K write: 64GB - 84 IOPSRandom 4K write: 128GB - 158 IOPSRandom 4K write: 256GB - 291 IOPS
  • Form Factor: 2.5"
  • Interface: SATA 1.5Gb/sec. and 3.0Gb/sec.
  • Capacity**: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
  • 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: 2.7G
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G
  • Power specs: Active: 2.6W; Idle: 0.15W
  • Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
  • Operating Shock: 1500G
  • Guaranteed: backed by a three-year Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support

Manufacturer suggested retail prices are: $254 for the 64 GB; $500 for the 128 GB; and $992 for the 256 GB.

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.
  • tipoo
    Seems like we've already hit the performance limits with SSD's on SATA 3.0Gib/s. Bring on the new SATA spec!
  • insider3
    Instead of 1000$ for 256GB Now, I'll just wait a few years and spend 256$ on a TB.
  • jodelvonstuagi
    'random 4K writes of up to 291 IOPS'
    Is this a typo? Very low value compared to vertex or x25-m
  • Shadow703793
    What controller? Indilinx or something else? At any rate, more compitition = better prices. For example, the Intel G2 drove down the prices for the Vertex,etc.
  • TidalWaveOne
    Prices are way too high.
  • nitto555rchallenger
    Still freakishly over-priced.
  • nachowarrior
    I third the opinions on high price point. It's just annoying that ssd's don't seem to come down in price nearly as quickly as many other PC techs are, well, considering price vs performance anyway.
  • Yes, what about the controller? As far as I've heard it's Samsung, so don't expect miraculous performance ;]
  • midnightgun
    And the controller is...
  • outlw6669
    To bad it still uses that crappy JMicron controller...