Monday, July 21st 2014

Kingston Debuts the SSDNow V310 Solid State Drive

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced its latest addition to the SSDNow V300 series, the V310. The Kingston SSDNow V310 solid-state drive dramatically boosts system responsiveness while also offering 960 GB capacity to store all movies, music, games, files and applications.

The new SSDNow V310 is 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard-disk drive. Powered by a Phison 3108 controller, the drive achieves 450 MB/s read and write speeds. With no moving mechanical parts, SSDNow V310 is shock-proof, uses less energy and stays cool making it more reliable and less likely to fail than standard hard-disk drives. The large capacity of the SSDNow V310 allows enough space for a true HDD replacement so users can migrate their entire hard drive over with storage to spare.

"Since 2009, our V 'Value' series solid-state drives have delivered the best price to performance ratio as possible to enable consumers on a budget or entry-level users to experience the benefits of SSD technology. Our new V310 continues that along with providing the biggest capacity ever in a Kingston SSD," said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. "SSDNow V310 with its large 960 GB capacity is the perfect upgrade to an existing system as it improves boot speeds and application load times helping maximize one's computer investment."

SSDNow V310 is available in 960 GB as a stand-alone drive or as all-in-one kits that include all the accessories needed plus software to clone files and OS to make for an easy install. SSDNow V310 is backed by a three-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

Kingston SSDNow V310 Features and Specifications:
  • Faster: improves speed of loading applications and system boot up
  • Reliable: with no moving parts, solid-state drives are less likely to fail than standard hard drives
  • Convenient: all-in-one kits with all the components for easy installation
  • Large capacity: enough space to migrate your entire HDD over to a SSD
  • Form factor: 2.5-inch drive available in 7.0mm with adapter to fit in 9.5mm systems
  • Silent: runs silent and cool
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6 Gb/s) - with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0
  • Capacities: 960 GB
  • Baseline Performance:
  • Compressible Data Transfer (ATTO) - 450 MB/s Read and 450 MB/s Write
    Incompressible Data Transfer (AS-SSD and CrystalDiskMark) - 500 MB/s Read and 440 MB/s Write
    IOMETER Maximum Random 4k Read/Write - 40,000 IOPS and 20,000 IOPS
    Random 4k Read/Write - 27,000 MB/s Read and 10,500 MB/s Write
    PCMARK 8 Storage Bandwidth Score - 4,700
  • Power Consumption: 0.08 W Idle / 1.28 W Avg/ 1.16 W (MAX) Read / 5.39 W (MAX) Write
  • Storage temperature: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
  • Operating temperature: 32°F to 158°F (0°C to 70°C)
  • Dimensions: 69.8mm x 100.1mm x 7mm
  • Weight: 92.5g
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10-2000Hz)
  • Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
  • Warranty/support: 3-year warranty with free technical support
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW): 2,728TB 2.56DWPD
Package Contents

Desktop Upgrade Kit
  • 3.5" bracket & mounting screws
  • SATA data & power cables
  • Hard drive cloning software (CD)5
  • Installation video (DVD)
Notebook Upgrade Kit
  • 2.5" USB enclosure
  • Hard drive cloning software (CD)5
  • Installation video (DVD)
  • 7 mm to 9.5 mm adapter
Desktop/Notebook Upgrade Kit
  • 2.5" USB enclosure
  • 3.5" bracket & mounting screws
  • SATA data & power cables
  • Hard drive cloning software (CD)5
  • Installation video (DVD)
  • 7 mm to 9.5 mm adapter
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14 Comments on Kingston Debuts the SSDNow V310 Solid State Drive

#1
Roph
And then after it's been reviewed, they'll switch out the NAND for cheaper, lower performing chips and keep the same model number again?
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#2
natr0n
by: Roph
And then after it's been reviewed, they'll switch out the NAND for cheaper, lower performing chips and keep the same model number again?
That's a crying shame if that's done.
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#3
Dj-ElectriC
My V300 sample was newer one, it got a pretty low score and i'm happy with this.
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#4
Solid State Brain
Did anybody notice the write endurance on this drive under its technical specifications? I wonder how other manufacturers will respond to that since they usually keep that figure artificially low to not cannibalize their enterprise SSD line up. It looks like Kingston is going to break their "gentlemen's agreement".
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newtekie1
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by: Roph
And then after it's been reviewed, they'll switch out the NAND for cheaper, lower performing chips and keep the same model number again?
First batch/second batch problems. As long as the second batch meets the advertised specs there is no problem.
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#6
Octavean
Didn't see a price,....

A 1TB Samsung 840 goes for about ~$445 USD and a 1TB Crucial M500 / M550 would cost about the same to a little more (~$460). The Samsung 850 would cost more but for good reason given their new stacking tech.
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xorbe
by: Roph
And then after it's been reviewed, they'll switch out the NAND for cheaper, lower performing chips and keep the same model number again?
This.

by: newtekie1
First batch/second batch problems. As long as the second batch meets the advertised specs there is no problem.
Except that all the reviews suggest the drive is 3 times faster than it really is, and people could be getting much better drives for their money.
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newtekie1
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by: xorbe
Except that all the reviews suggest the drive is 3 times faster than it really is, and people could be getting much better drives for their money.
Show me one review that shows it is 3 times faster than the current version. And show me these much better drives for the same money.

$95 for a 240GB SSD that can do 450MB/s read and write is going to be pretty tough.
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xorbe
by: newtekie1
Show me one review that shows it is 3 times faster than the current version. And show me these much better drives for the same money.

$95 for a 240GB SSD that can do 450MB/s read and write is going to be pretty tough.
Linear r/w and random access are two different things. Hit up AT for the details. http://bit.ly/1rFpDDq Some of the results are really bad as shown on the nordichardware site links from AT. http://www.nordichardware.se/SSD-Recensioner/nya-kingston-v300-du-betalar-fullpris-men-far-40-av-prestandan/Testresultat-NHSB-och-Robocopy.html#content But hey, it's your money.
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#10
blobster21
by: xorbe
Linear r/w and random access are two different things. Hit up AT for the details. http://bit.ly/1rFpDDq Some of the results are really bad as shown on the nordichardware site links from AT. http://www.nordichardware.se/SSD-Recensioner/nya-kingston-v300-du-betalar-fullpris-men-far-40-av-prestandan/Testresultat-NHSB-och-Robocopy.html#content But hey, it's your money.
This time hopefully there will be no need to use solvent on chips labels in order to print their own over it :
It's a phison 3108 controler packed with micron 20nm NAND MLC chips (here)

then again, THIS DOCUMENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE, isn't it , Kingston ? (forewarned is foraremed)
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newtekie1
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by: xorbe
Linear r/w and random access are two different things. Hit up AT for the details. http://bit.ly/1rFpDDq Some of the results are really bad as shown on the nordichardware site links from AT. http://www.nordichardware.se/SSD-Recensioner/nya-kingston-v300-du-betalar-fullpris-men-far-40-av-prestandan/Testresultat-NHSB-och-Robocopy.html#content But hey, it's your money.
So that is a no on you being able to show me anything showing three times the performance then, got ya.;)

You realize the difference that you did show will make no real world performance difference, right? And again, we're talking insanely cheap drives here, in most cases the cheapest on the market. As long as they are in the advertised specs, you should be happy. The funny thing is they already said they are going to change the NAND again. It shouldn't matter as long as the drives are within spec.

However, we've got entitled little cry babies that see a review that gives performance way over the advertised specs and think they are, for some reason, guaranteed that performance. Sorry to break it to you, but you're only guaranteed what is advertised. Welcome to real life.
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xorbe
by: newtekie1
So that is a no on you being able to show me anything showing three times the performance then, got ya.;)
Reading large files, 2.5x slower. I guess you missed the charts? I think you would notice simple things like that. Other people did, which is what started the whole fiasco.

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newtekie1
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by: xorbe
Reading large files, 2.5x slower. I guess you missed the charts? I think you would notice simple things like that. Other people did, which is what started the whole fiasco.


2.5x<3x I guess you never learned math?

And again, it is just entitled bitching. The drives perform in spec. It is just like the people that bitched because some of the reviews for the GTX465 said it could be unlocked to a GTX470, but when they got their GTX465 it couldn't be unlocked. You paid for a GTX465, you got a GTX465, so shut up about it. And that is why I'm not going to argue with you about it anymore. If you want a better drive, then pay for it. If you want a cheap drive that performs well, not the best but well, then the Kingston is a good buy.
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#14
xorbe
With specs that say "up to 450 MB/s", even a brick would be in spec.
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