Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Kingston Digital Announces the UV400 Series SSD

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping UV400 SSD. The "ultra value" UV400 SSD allows fast boot times, application loading and file transfers for mainstream users at a great price point. UV400 is powered by a four-channel controller for incredible speeds of up to 550 MB/s read and 500 MB/s write, and is 10x faster than a 7200 RPM hard-disk drive (HDD).

UV400 is rugged and more durable than a mechanical hard drive as it is shock and vibration resistant making it more reliable for use in notebooks and other mobile computing devices. It is available as a stand-alone drive or as a bundle kit with all the accessories needed (2.5" USB enclosure for notebooks and 3.5" adapter for desktop, SATA cable and Acronis data migration software download coupon) for easy do-it-yourself installation. UV400 comes in 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB (shipping soon).
"We are proud to bring UV400 to market allowing users of all levels to replace their current mechanical hard drives with an SSD and see the benefits of higher performance," said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. "The combination of a powerful four-channel controller and TLC NAND makes UV400 perfect for consumers who want to upgrade their existing system at an entry-level price."

UV400 is backed by a limited three-year warranty and legendary Kingston support.

UV400 Features and Specifications:
  • Form factor: 2.5"
  • Interface SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) - with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacities2: 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
  • Controller: Marvell 88SS1074
  • NAND: TLC
  • Baseline Performance:
  • Data Transfer (ATTO)
    o 120GB - up to 550MB/s Read and 350MB/s Write
    o 240GB - up to 550MB/s Read and 490MB/s Write
    o 480GB - up to 550MB/s Read and 500MB/s Write
    o 960GB - up to 540MB/s Read and 500MB/s Write
  • Maximum Random 4k Read/Write (IOMETER)
    o 120GB - up to 90,000 IOPS and 15,000 IOPS
    o 240GB - up to 90,000 IOPS and 25,000 IOPS
    o 480GB - up to 90,000 IOPS and 35,000 IOPS
    o 960GB - up to 90,000 IOPS and 50,000 IOPS
  • Power Consumption
  • 0.672W Idle / 0.693W Avg / 0.59W (MAX) Read / 2.515W (MAX) Write
  • Storage temperature: -40°C~85°C
  • Operating temperature: 0°C~70°C
  • Dimensions: 100.0mm x 69.9mm x 7.0mm
  • Weight: 57 g
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10-2000Hz)
  • Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
  • Warranty/support: Limited 3-year warranty with free technical support
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW):
    o 120GB: 50TB
    o 240GB: 100TB
    o 480GB: 200TB
    o 960GB: 400TB
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27 Comments on Kingston Digital Announces the UV400 Series SSD

#1
hojnikb
hmmm, those are out for some time now..
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#2
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
<€60 for the 240GB version, <€120 for 480GB. €40 for 120GB. Actually very good, given the three year warranty.
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#3
Chaitanya
Frick<€60 for the 240GB version, <€120 for 480GB. €40 for 120GB. Actually very good, given the three year warranty.
You are going to need that warranty more than once, in my experience Kingston had the highest failure rate of SSDs that I sold to clients. Almost 75% of the SSDs sold returned within 24hrs due to flash failure.
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#4
dj-electric
Performance-wise these are trash, but at least they push the market to make cheaper SSDs
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#5
lZKoce
With or without the swag I'd still pass on this one. I am just biased about these series of Kingston.
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#6
TheLostSwede
Note that these are Marvell based, so they might actually not totally suck...
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#7
Roph
Harder to trust kingston after they were caught sending reviewers high speed NAND-filled V300s and selling shitty NAND V300s to consumers.
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#8
hojnikb
TheLostSwedeNote that these are Marvell based, so they might actually not totally suck...
it's a 4 channel budget affair, so its bound to sux. Also, it uses 2d tlc, which means no amount of controller power can help.
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#11
hojnikb
Prima.Veranot even 50 megs for the write???
Thats 2D TLC for ya.
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#12
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
OK, then they are not worth it. At all.
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#13
TheLostSwede
Prima.Veranot even 50 megs for the write???
Please be realistic at least, no SSD's are that bad these days.
It can do close to 270MB/s sequential...
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#14
hojnikb
TheLostSwedePlease be realistic at least, no SSD's are that bad these days.
It can do close to 270MB/s sequential...
When you fill the SLC cache (which is just a few GBs) speed drops to low 60MB/s as it's evident from my benchmark.
Thats not really acceptable performance. Old HDDs and flash drives can top that.
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#15
TheLostSwede
hojnikbWhen you fill the SLC cache (which is just a few GBs) speed drops to low 60MB/s as it's evident from my benchmark.
And who are you? Maybe a link would be handy or at least a screenshot to show us, rather than making unsubstantiated claims.
Also, how many consumers do long continuous write operations?
I'm not saying that these are amazing SSD's, but at the same time, they're cheap, so you get what you pay for and for most consumers, they'll most likely be great.
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#16
hojnikb
TheLostSwedeAnd who are you? Maybe a link would be handy or at least a screenshot to show us, rather than making unsubstantiated claims.
Also, how many consumers do long continuous write operations?
I'm not saying that these are amazing SSD's, but at the same time, they're cheap, so you get what you pay for and for most consumers, they'll most likely be great.
I linked the benchmark above. And this is a retail unit, not some beefed up reviewer unit. So what you see is what you get.

They may be cheap, but you can usually get MLC models for just a few $ more.
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#17
TheLostSwede
hojnikbI linked the benchmark above. And this is a retail unit, not some beefed up reviewer unit. So what you see is what you get.

They may be cheap, but you can usually get MLC models for just a few $ more.
I think you forgot the actual link, since there's nothing to click on...
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#18
hojnikb
TheLostSwedeI think you forgot the actual link, since there's nothing to click on...
hojnikbi.imgur.com/S0QDkBJ.png exmaple of 120GB performance
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#19
TheLostSwede
Yes, there's no link to click there... It's just text.
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#20
hojnikb
TheLostSwedeYes, there's no link to click there... It's just text.
Works fine on my side
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#21
Caring1
TheLostSwedeYes, there's no link to click there... It's just text.
^^^
This
No link for me either.
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#22
hojnikb
thats odd, i'm seeing pictures and links just fine...
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#23
TheLostSwede
hojnikbWorks fine on my side
That one works just fine.
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#24
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
Actually i like that design!!

Regards,
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#25
alucasa
I just want 4tb SSD at around 200.

Don't care about speed unless it's USB2 speed...
Do care about reliability.

I want to say good bye to mechanical HD. It's getting there. I think it's going to happen in 5 years.

The same amount of money I had to pay to get 64gb SSD to get my OS on gets me 256gb SSD now.
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