Wednesday, February 10th 2010

Kingston Boosts Speed, Adds TRIM Support to Entry-Level SSD Line

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it will ship its second generation SSDNow V Series solid-state drive (SSD) on February 15. Targeted for mainstream consumers and small and medium businesses, the new Kingston SSDNow V Series offers higher performance than its predecessor and supports Windows 7 TRIM functionality while maintaining pricing. Capacities are 30GB, 64GB and 128GB and the drive comes as a standalone unit or with a bundled solution for desktop or notebook systems.

"Kingston has really increased the performance on the new second generation SSDNow V Series drive without raising the price. A first-generation SSDNow V Series 64GB bundle upgrade kit can be found for about $150 (U.S.) at retailers and e-tailers so maintaining pricing will be huge for our customers," said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. "By bundling together all of the software, hardware and step-by-step instructions with the drive, we make it easy for everyday users to upgrade with an SSD. The addition of TRIM support is a key benefit because it enables the SSD to maintain optimal performance throughout its lifespan."
Kingston's SSDNow V Series upgrade bundles are the simplest, most efficient upgrade path to inject new life and performance into an existing desktop or notebook PC. There is no need to reload the operating system or do anything that would alter critical data files. The included cloning software makes it simple to move the contents of the existing hard-disk drive (HDD) to the SSD.

The SSDNow V Series upgrade bundle kits include:
  • Kingston SSDNow V Series solid-state drive
  • Acronis True Image cloning software and CD installation guide
  • 3.5" mounting brackets and hardware (desktop bundle only)
  • SATA data and power cable extenders (desktop bundle only)
  • 2.5" USB SATA external enclosure (notebook bundle only)
The Kingston SSDNow V Series and bundle are backed by a three-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability.

Kingston SSDNow V Series Features and Specifications:
  • Sequential Speed*:
  • o 128GB: up to 200MB/sec. read; 160MB/sec. write
    o 64GB: up to 200MB/sec. read; 110MB/sec. write
    o 30GB: up to 180MB/sec. read; 50MB/sec. write
  • PCMark HDD 2005**:
  • o 128GB: 20,177
    o 64GB: 21,317
    o 30GB: 18,900
  • Performance: enhances productivity; makes users more efficient
  • Innovative: 2.5" form factor; uses NAND Flash memory components
  • Silent: runs silent and cool with no moving mechanical parts
  • Reliable: less likely to fail than a standard hard drive
  • Shock Resistant: no moving parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions than a hard drive
  • Supports TRIM: TRIM notifies the SSD which data blocks are available to be written to
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
  • Guaranteed: backed by a three-year Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support
  • Capacity: 30GB, 64GB, 128GB
  • Storage temperatures: -40° C to 85° C
  • Operating temperatures: 0° C to 70° C
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G (20–2000Hz)
  • Power specs: 128GB, 64GB Active: 5.2W (TYP); Sleep: 0.7W (TYP)
  • 30GB Active: 1.7W (TYP); Sleep: 0.05W (TYP)
  • Life expectancy: 128GB , 64GB: 1 million hours MTBF
  • 30GB: 500,000 hours MTBF
* Based on internal testing. Performance may vary based on system settings.
** Test System: Intel DG45ID Desktop Motherboard; Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 CPU at 2.83GHz; 4GB system memory; Windows XP SP3
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12 Comments on Kingston Boosts Speed, Adds TRIM Support to Entry-Level SSD Line

Wow, that makes the 128GB V series nearly as fast as the 128GB V+ series which is a fair bit more expensive. Shame about the mediocre write performance of the smaller drives though...
Doesn't seem like a huge price difference though, at least not compared to what they're sold for locally for me.
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(FIH) The Don
maybe i should get one of those, just to try it out then
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(FIH) The Don
who gives a shit about 5w?

when most systems today uses 400w or more
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(FIH) The Don said:
who gives a shit about 5w?

when most systems today uses 400w or more
laptop users on battery.
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oh, and most systems dont use 500W. mine uses 450W gaming, with both cards in - you can bet your arse most users dont have heavy OC's, 8GB of ram, 10 HDD's and two high end GPU's ;)
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Now if they add 256GB and hopefully 512GB versions and still stay in price range I'll get one.
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(FIH) The Don said:
maybe i should get one of those, just to try it out then
Ones you try out SSD you won't go back to old mechanical HDD.
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(FIH) The Don
have tried SSD, but havent got the money for it yet:roll:
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Bird of Prey
I want one of these but not sure if the ones on Newegg are these are not. Id love to get a bundle in the 64GB flavor for 150 bucks, would make moving a ton easier.

No sooner had I said that, I found this on

Not 150, but 161.92 plus free shipping is not bad at all! I am getting this as soon as the wife and I get our taxes, which should be this week!
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