Memory maker Kingston has expanded its range of solid state drives today with the introduction of the SSDNow V+ series. Available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities, the new drives offer higher input and output operations per second (IOPS) as well as faster read and write speeds than their non-plus SSDNow V predecessors, at up to 220MB/s and 180MB/s respectively.

They also have fairly modest power requirements drawing 0.15W while idle and 2.6W when in use. As you might expect though, while Kingston’s V series of SSDs are part of the company’s value-driven solutions, the improved performance and higher capacities will indeed come at a price. Things start at a somewhat reasonable $254 for the 64GB model, but get out of reach for most users with the 128GB and 256GB versions reportedly set to debut at $500 and $992.

The new SSDNow V+ range sees Kingston move away from simply rebranding Intel’s SSDs as it has done in the past, instead putting a Samsung S3C29RBB controller at the heart of the new 2.5-inch SATA drives.