Thursday, October 29th 2015

Kingston Unveils the SSDNow UV300 Line of Mainstream SSDs

Kingston announced the SSDNow UV300 line of mainstream solid-state drives. Built in the 5 mm-thick (Ultrabook-compatible) 2.5-inch form-factor (with spacers for 7 mm and 9.5 mm thickness), these drives embed TLC NAND flash memory, driven by a Phison S10 class processor. Available in 120 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB capacities, the drives offer sequential transfer rates of up to 550 MB/s reads, with up to 510 MB/s writes; with endurance (TBW) rated at 64 TB, 128 TB, and 256 TB, respectively. 4K random access speeds are rated at 85,000 IOPS for the 120 GB and 240 GB variants, and 75,000 IOPS for the 480 GB variant. Kingston didn't reveal pricing.
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13 Comments on Kingston Unveils the SSDNow UV300 Line of Mainstream SSDs

#1
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
Ever since Kingston did the bait and switch with the V300 series I wouldn't bother buying the SSDs in their mainstream / value lineups.
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#2
AsRock
TPU addict
Yup, bitten once twice shy.
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#3
Ikaruga
crazyeyesreaper said:
Ever since Kingston did the bait and switch with the V300 series I wouldn't bother buying the SSDs in their mainstream / value lineups.
Fury is cheap and still good if you are on the budget imo.
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#4
Arjai
AsRock said:
Yup, once bitten twice shy.
FTFY
:D
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#5
Chaitanya
AsRock said:
Yup, bitten once twice shy.
same here, almost 90% of the v300 ssds I used in pc builds have failed miserably.
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#6
bug
Meh, TLC has very poor life if it's not the 3D variant.
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#7
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
Ikaruga said:
Fury is cheap and still good if you are on the budget imo.
well if is about fury memory ... cannot complain at all... i have choosen it in several builds for friends and that memory is awesome....

Regards,
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#8
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
Nah more that the V300 series was marketed as a synchronous NAND drive. AKA higher performance than Asych, Partway through they started using Asynch NAND this ment that IOPS / Max transfer speeds stayed the same but real world performance suffered greatly sometimes to the tune of 30%. They justified it and swept it under the rug.

Summed up by Kingston themselves:
The company's own data show a 37% difference between the synchronous and asynchronous versions of the SSDNow V300 in PCMark 8's storage bandwidth test.

http://www.thessdreview.com/daily-news/latest-buzz/harsh-reality-false-bait-switch-ssd-claims-learning-run-flash/
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7763/an-update-to-kingston-ssdnow-v300-a-switch-to-slower-micron-nand
http://techreport.com/review/26664/alleged-bait-and-switch-tactics-spur-kingston-pny-ssd-boycott
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#9
Chloe Price
peche said:
well if is about fury memory ... cannot complain at all... i have choosen it in several builds for friends and that memory is awesome....

Regards,
Fury is also a product line of HyperX SSD's.
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#10
LTUGamer
Acctually HyperX Fury is one of the slowest SSD in the market and also uses Sandforce SF-2281 which haves lowest reputation. However this one SSD could be good choice
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#11
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
LTUGamer said:
Acctually HyperX Fury is one of the slowest SSD in the market and also uses Sandforce SF-2281 which haves lowest reputation. However this one SSD could be good choice
interesting fact, i almost buy one some minutes ago, then decided to get crucial again!

Regards,
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#12
LTUGamer
peche said:
interesting fact, i almost buy one some minutes ago, then decided to get crucial again!

Regards,
Good choice :) Crucial and Transcend suggests best entry class drives at this moment :)
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#13
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
LTUGamer said:
Good choice :) Crucial and Transcend suggests best entry class drives at this moment :)
M4 forever!
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