Kingston announces next-gen SSDNow V+ seriesBy Jose Vilches
Kingston is expanding its line of solid-state drives today by adding a new generation of SSDNow V+ products with TRIM support and improved performance. Available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and now 512GB capacities, the new and improved series maintains the 2.5" form factor and 300MB/s Serial ATA interfaces, but pushes sequential read and write speeds to 230MB/s and 180MB/s respectively.
That's a slight 10MB/s increase over its previous generation drive ratings, but the addition of TRIM support means write performance shouldn't degrade over time as users delete files and attempt to write previously occupied blocks with new data. The MLC-based series should start at $268 for the 64GB version, $512 for the 128GB drive, a hefty $992 for the 256GB model and $1,969 for the top of the line 512GB drive.
All SSDNow V+ solid-state drives are backed by a three-year warranty. As part of Kingston's goal to provide an easy upgrade path, the company also offers the drives in a bundle that includes cloning software, a USB enclosure, 2.5"-to-3.5" adapter brackets and a set of cables.