Kingston Announces SSDNow V+200, towards SSD SandForce accessible?

Kingston has added a new line of SSD to its range: the SSD Now V 200. The manufacturer claims no less than ten models ranging from 60 GB to 480 GB All operating a controller SATA 6 Gbps from SandForce and will be available as usual from the manufacturer, with or without update kit.

The manufacturer claims they can hold sequential flow of 535 MB/s read and up to 480 MB/s write. Of course, these figures are possible only in the case of highly compressible files, including the controller SandForce is fond off.

SSDNow V+200

Here are detailed characteristics of each of the SSD:

60GB Version:

  • Sequential Read: 535 MB/s
  • Sequential Write: 460 MB/s
  • 85,000 read IOPS
  • 60,000 write IOPS
  • Price: $ 140 to $ 156 (upgrade kit)
  • Cost/GB: $2.33/GB

90GB Version:

  • Sequential Read: 535 MB/s
  • Sequential Write: 480 MB/s
  • 85,000 read IOPS
  • 57,000 write IOPS
  • Price: $196 to $211 (upgrade kit)
  • Cost/GB: $2.17/GB

120GB Version:

  • Sequential Read: 535 MB/s
  • Sequential Write: 480 MB/s
  • 85,000 read IOPS
  • 55,000 write IOPS
  • Price: $245 $260 (upgrade kit)
  • Cost/GB: $2.04/GB

240GB Version:

  • Sequential Read: 535 MB/s
  • Sequential Write: 480 MB/s
  • 85,000 read IOPS
  • 43,000 write IOPS
  • Price: $479 to $494 (upgrade kit)
  • Cost/GB: $1.99/GB

480GB Version:

  • Sequential Read: 535 MB/s
  • Sequential Write: 480 MB/s
  • 85,000 read IOPS
  • 30,000 write IOPS
  • Price: $970 to $985 (upgrade kit)
  • Cost/GB: $2.02/GB

As shown above with the rates announced by Kingston are painfully down below $2/GB with its models, which is somewhat surprising since the manufacturer has used to (much) better with this series “SSD Now”. The current series V200, albeit limited to 3 Gbps, is closer to $1.5/GB with some models.

Finally, and as usual, Kingston SSD delivers its SSDs without any kits or with a kit that includes an updated backup software, cables and an external box. Kingston announced immediate availability of SSD and each of the 200V series has a three-year warranty.

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