Kingston Now Ships SSDNow V Series Drives

10 times faster than 7,200 RPM HDDs, they use LSI SandForce controllers

By on November 15th, 2012 13:36 GMT

Soon enough, online and physical stores should have a new set of Kingston solid state drives waiting for consumers to buy them.

Called SSDNow V300, they use SandForce controller chips and, thus, can read and write data at up to 450 MB/s.

The NAND Flash chips used in the making of the drives are built on the 19nm process. Not exactly the 10nm put into practice just a short time ago, but close.

As for capacity, there should be 60 GB, 120 GB, 240 GB units, all with Random 4k Read performance of 85,000 IOPS. The 4K write is of 60,000, 55,000 and 43,000 IOPS, respectively.

“The SSDNow V300 is the best cost-efficient upgrade for users who want their existing systems to perform faster. They will experience faster boot up and shutdown times, and will also see much better system performance when multiple applications are open,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston.

No prices have been mentioned, unfortunately.

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