Thursday, September 23rd 2010

Kingston Introduces SSDNow V+ 180 Series

Kingston expanded its SSD product lineup for Europe with the new SSDNow V+ 180 series. These drives come in the 1.8-inch SATA form factor, and are suited for both enterprise (servers) and consumer (notebooks). Kingston started off its SSD lineup with Intel's expertise, and this seems to be similar. Making use of MLC NAND flash chips, the SSDNow V+ provides read/write speeds of upto 230 MB/s (read), 180 MB/s (write). The controller has its dedicated 128 MB of DDR3 memory, and uses the SATA 3 Gb/s interface, it supports the TRIM function in supported OSes. The MTBF of 1 million hours seems to add to its prospects of making it to enterprises. It is available in capacities of 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB; priced at €180, €312, €737, respectively.
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8 Comments on Kingston Introduces SSDNow V+ 180 Series

#1
kid41212003
The reason this is so expensive compare to SandForce is because its form is 1.8-inch?
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#2
ebolamonkey3
It's made for "enterprises", that's why.

But yea, 1.8' is not popular at all, hopefully price can come down so I can get one for the thinkpad.
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#3
Salsoolo
MTBF of 1 million hours
is that 115 years? :laugh:
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#4
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Salsoolo
is that 115 years? :laugh:
Yeah, something like that...that's far out. Must be a typo or something...
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cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Kreij
What 1,000,000 MTBF (MTTF) means
Interesting paper, however, they repeat themselves so many times, it's pretty boring.:laugh:

And I am aware that MTTF refers to number of failures within warranty period. At least, that's what I've always understood.

I mean really, stuff dies.
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Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
Yeah ... it's a white paper. Usually not the most entertaining reading, but it explains it pretty well.
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#8
cadaveca
My name is Dave
But not many people understand MTTF. To me, that means one in 23 drives will fail within warranty. That's a bit over 4%. For enterprise use, I do not feel that is acceptable.
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