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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 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.