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Kingston Releases New SSDNow V+ Series Solid-State Drives

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  1. btarunr

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    Kingston Technology Europe Ltd., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the latest addition to the Kingston SSDNow family of solid-state drives, the Kingston SSDNow V+ Series. The Kingston SSDNow V+ Series is available in a wide range of capacities, and has higher and faster performance specifications to meet demands of performance-seeking users. The drive is the perfect upgrade solution for power consumers, system builders, integrators, and enterprise users looking at a cost effective way to increase performance and extend the life of existing systems.

    "The Kingston SSDNow V+ Series drive is an ideal solid-state drive for those users working in demanding environments where efficiency and performance are important, as more system resources are in use", said Steve Hall, Product Marketing Manager - Corporate, Kingston Technology Europe, "Users will be more productive as the drives' higher capacities allow for more data storage and faster boot and application load times".

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    Kingston continues its quest to expand the range of SSDNow family with solutions to suit all audiences and their areas of computing requirements. With the Kingston SSDNow V+ drives, computer's operating system will benefit from the drive's impressive random 4K read speeds of up to 6,300 IOPS, and random 4K writes of up to 291 IOPS. The Kingston SSDNow V+ drive has tremendous sequential read speed of up to 220MB/sec. and write speeds of up to 180MB/sec.

    The new Kingston SSDNow V+ drives are available in 64GB capacity only in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with 128GB and 256GB capacities expected to be available in September. Kingston SSDNow V+ drive uses a standard SATA interface and is extremely durable with no moving parts and less heat generation than a typical hard-disk drive. Additionally, the drive comes backed with a three-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability.

    For more information about the Kingston SSDNow Series, please visit our product page here.

    Kingston SSDNow V+ Series Features and Specifications:
    • Sequential Read Throughput: 64GB, 128GB & 256GB - 220MB/sec.
    • Sequential Write Throughput:
      o 64GB - 140MB/sec.
      o 128GB - 170MB/sec.
      o 256GB - 180MB/sec.
    • IOPS (Input and Output Operations per Second):
      o Random 4K read - 6,300 IOPS
      o Random 4K write: 64GB - 84 IOPS
      o Random 4K write: 128GB - 158 IOPS
      o Random 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 degrees C to 85 degrees C
    • Operating temperatures: 0 degrees C to 70 degrees C
    • Dimensions: 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5 mm
    • 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
     
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    i demand affordable prices!

    $2.50 per gb is stupid.

    i want to see $1.50 or less per gb.

    WD velociraptors are $1-1.25 per gb... why cant SSDs be somewhat comparable in price?

    the tech is not that new any more. indilinx even stated that drive manufacturers are overcharging.

    WTF
     
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    Well, it really depends on what you're looking for, right?
    If you are looking solely at $/GB numbers, hard drives will always win against SSDs.
    But hell, if $/GB is your only criteria, why don't you just go use tape drive media- $50 for 1600 GB :rolleyes:

    You're paying for the sequential performance and the random access times here, as well as lower power consumption, better environmental tolerances, etc, not just capacity. Where did Indilinx say that manufacturers are overcharging? (I'm not disputing this, just want to read it for myself)
    But anyway, for most any new high performance technology you will always be paying a larger premium.
    For instance, a 6GB DDR3-1866 CL7 kit certainly does not cost 3x as much to produce as a 6GB DDR3-1333 CL7 kit, despite what the prices can be. :p
     
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    you dont know anything about me so you cant speak.

    after trying several high dollar ddr3 kits i was one of the first to discover the crucial 1066mhz kits come with the same chips if not better ones than the expensive ddr3.

    the $71 crucial 1066mhz 3x2gb kit can hit 2090mhz with ease at only 1.71v 8-8-8-19-1t on x58.

    i have also had PLENTY ssds and i know what i expect from them.
     
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    HAhahaha chill out, guy.

    I'm not posting about DDR3 here, its an example to show how retail prices doesn't necessarily follow manufacturer's costs (including for SSDs).
    There is more manufacturing cost for a higher binned DDR3 kit, because they need to verify each kit at that speed individually. However, this extra manufacturing cost isn't proportional to the premium being charged for the higher speed rated kit.

    Of course a 1066 kit can POSSIBLY overclock to 2133+, much the same as the 1866 kit can POSSIBLY overclock to 2133+.
    Its definitely possible, but the point is that if you buy the more expensive kit, you're actually guaranteed 1866, rather than only guaranteed 1066 speed.


    To get back on topic, if you have had SSDs then you should know what to expect from them.
    And if you are comparing them solely on the basis of $-per-GB to a Velociraptor drive, then the solution is simple- don't buy the SSD.
    Buy a Velociraptor.
     
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    not "possibly"

    i've had at 14 sets now that all DID over 2000mhz.

    MANY others here on tpu will say the same as they have got them too.
     
  7. zads New Member

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    Are you in 5th grade or what?
    You're not listening to what I'm explaining, nor are you offering anything useful on this topic.
     
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    the point is,

    the consumers allow the companies to charge what they want for stuff buy buying it at the price the company sets.

    if the price is unfair, dont pay for it.

    make the price come down.

    im using your example on the ddr3.

    why pay $400 for cell shock d9jnl chipped ddr3 rated 1866mhz when you can get the same d9jnl's on $71 crucial kit that OC nearly identical?

    same with ssds.

    why pay ocz's price when supertalent offers the same drives at a lower cost?
     
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    welcome to earth Fitseries3 :)
     
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    So when you cram twice as much hertz through a piece of electronics than it's rated for and considerably increase the voltage, what happens to the longevity?
     
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    That's for guys that take that risk and challenge to figure out. Odds are that ram isn't as highly binned but as an overclocker, I've ran parts OC'd for years w/o issue, if you get the right parts that just might happen to be at the right price, and have a clue what you're doing and how to keep things in check voltage, stability and cooling-wise, issues won't be a commonplace.

    +1

    SSD's are going to be the way to go, but imo there's not enough value there yet, it'll happen, and when that happens the expensive stuff now will be old hat. It depends on your needs and experience, Fits is one of the most experienced guys I've seen on TPU build and oc-wise. If he says it aint worth it, I would take his word for it without second thought...he's helped me a ton, bashing a guy that's been there and done that isn't helping this thread either.

    :toast:
     
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    256GB - 180MB/sec.
    Random 4K write: 256GB - 291 IOPS
    Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
    Power specs: Active: 2.6W; Idle: 0.15W

    Im gonna add this to my wishlist:rolleyes:
    Even though I cant buy it right now but who knows:laugh:
    I might get lucky and win in a lottery without buying a ticket:roll:
     
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    Trying to milk us for every penny we have hehe. Drag it on as long as possible as i'm dam sure these companys can do waaay better than we see but whats the point in rushing when you have people who will buy still that is just a little better than before.
     
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    would love to see that vs X-25 G2
     
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    yeah big companys try to squeeze as much as they can for as little they can do :mad:
    and that plus the lack of money is the reason I still love those good WD HDDs
     

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