Kingston announces 'affordable' SSDNow V100 drives

By Jos · 35 replies
Nov 9, 2010
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  1. Kingston has just announced the latest addition to its SSDNow V Series family of solid-state drives. Designed for mainstream consumers, the Kingston V100 SSD is available in 64, 128 and 256GB capacities, with all of them getting TRIM support and an optimized controller for high read and write performance of about 250MB and 230MB per second, respectively, on the larger models. The 64GB drive has the same read speed, but writes top at just 145MB/s.

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  2. Thats still not affordable : O
  3. jurrasstoil

    jurrasstoil TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I'd still prefer a Sandforce based SSD.
    The Vertex 2 60GB is at like $130 right now and the 120GB model is at $230.
  4. jurrasstoil

    jurrasstoil TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Unfortunately i can't edit my comment, so:

    They will use a JMicron JMF618 for the V100 series and the "notebook bundle" mentioned in the article includes an external 2.5" case for your old NB Harddrive.
  5. Storagebox

    Storagebox TS Rookie Posts: 17

    kinda in the same price of other SSD not a big deal id rather pay 10-20$ more for something much faster
  6. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    "affordable" according to the manufacturer. For me affordable is largely dependent on the price/performance ratio.
  7. Demons

    Demons TS Enthusiast Posts: 54

    Still out of my price range especially when you consider the cost of a standard hard drive. These don't really seem that much cheaper and if I am going to buy an SSD drive, I'll get one of the high-performing ones for a little more rather than an "affordable" lower performance one.
  8. whiteandnerdy

    whiteandnerdy TS Member Posts: 69

    those prices are about the same. no thanks. ill wait until all the prices come down a little more.
  9. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 191

    I agree. 256 GB for $490, that is a little high.
    Although the read and write speeds on the two larger capacities are good (250 MB/s and 230 MB/s). I definitely can't afford to build a computer with one of those, it would eat half my budget... LOL
  10. Hargert

    Hargert TS Rookie

    That is not too bad, heck it was not too long ago that plater drives were at those prices. A couple of hundred bucks for a SSD for your system install is in the world of affordable.
  11. bam13

    bam13 TS Rookie Posts: 42

    affordable is such a misleading word, isn´t it?
  12. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 626   +75

    Affordable Aye?
  13. raventrickster

    raventrickster TS Rookie Posts: 23

    I think I'll stick with the crowd on this one. The *only* way I'd have any interest in an SSD was if I was building a really high end system, at which point I'd spend the extra to upgrade to a really high speed SSD. The only way I might be interested in this is if I was trying to eke out a little bit more battery life on a laptop at the expense of onboard storage.
  14. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    A million hours is about 114 years. Why not make it last 10 years and make it 50% cheaper?

    $225 for 128 GB is not affordable.

    Currently the longest loading thing on my computer is Civ 5, which can probably take about 15 seconds to load up the menu, and about 15 seconds to load up a save game. Considering the hours that the game stays up after this boot time, its not a big deal.

    Booting the computer cold does take a bit of time, but comes out of sleep in seconds, so I don't see too much of a performance difference there.

    Yeah, a SSD would be *faster* but there is a lot more stuff that I'd rather spend 200 bucks on right now than a SSD.

    I have a feeling that once the wow factor of buying a SSD wears off, I'd be stuck with having to constantly free up space on the drive, and in the long run probably won't feel that I got my money's worth.
  15. Colonel Lance

    Colonel Lance TS Enthusiast Posts: 46

    As much as the price has fallen from when SSDs first were released these are still not down to the "affordable" rate. They will still be bought aplenty though I think, because there are a lot of enthusiasts who are willing to pay that much, but for the casual gamer it is far out of reach. I hope for the time when you can get a 256 GB SSD for maybe $100 or less.
  16. taea00

    taea00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102

    While I don't think this is "afforable" it does seem to be getting close. I'd probably just use a SSD to boot to the OS initially since SSD's are going to be much smaller than HDD for a competitive price, but hopefully the prices will come down quickly.
  17. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    More affordable compared to previous iterations of the same item, but not compared to normal alternatives. It's a neat idea, but I'll stick with the stuff that's affordable compared to everything, not just earlier iterations of itself.
  18. $96 for 64 GB is not affordable, but it would be ok,
    $128 for 128 GB is affordable, and
    $192 for 256 GB is very affordable and a just price.
  19. Frostback

    Frostback TS Rookie

    I'm primarily looking for one for a bootable drive and that price is nowhere near affordable. Although Vilches' headline makes me wonder is the quotation around affordable are a comment on the press release or merely an actual quote from the press release.
  20. peterbezemer

    peterbezemer TS Rookie Posts: 16

    good to see this technology gets available for more and more people, I think within 5 years everyone will have a SSD...
  21. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 158

    Lol. Not "affordable" enough.
  22. helpra

    helpra TS Rookie

    i want one ssd for me. But prices still very high.
  23. omega00

    omega00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 38

    hahaha.. I agree with a lot of the posters; still not affordable enough. Prices are definitely competitive with other products on the market right now, but I'm going to wait until next year when prices, hopefully, will fall to "affordable" prices.
  24. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    i love how they quote affordable LOL these things will never be affordable!
  25. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    256 GB on $490.. I guess it will take another one year to make it affordable at least for me..

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