Kingston Digital Launches Next-Generation Consumer SSD with Optimized Controller, Improved NAND Flash

Written By Sam on 9 November 2010
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SSDs seem to be the order of the day as Kingston Digital announced yet another storage device for its consumers. Just a week ago, Kingston had released the SSDNow V+100 series devices, which were aimed at catering to the enterprise market. And already they have something for their consumer market as well. The company has launched the SSDNow V100 this week and added another feather to its V-series cap. This device is for everyone. It is being offered in a range of memory capacities like 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. This upgraded version also packs in the Windows TRIM support, making it compatible with a larger number of operating systems.

Other notable features of the device are:

  • Advanced NAND Flash technology
  • Optimized controller
  • Quicker boot up and application load times
  • Improved read and write performance which can go up to 250MB/s read and 145MB/s write speeds depending on the capacity of the drive.
  • Bundled in kits which provide cloning software and other accessories to advance notebooks and PCs from hard disk drives to SSDs.
  • Runs smoothly and silently as it has no moving parts or disks as it stores data on microchips.
  • Failure rate much lower than hard disk drives, hence, more reliable.
  • Comes with a 3 year warranty and round the clock 24X7 support.
  • Offered at affordable prices with high performance ratios.

Portals like Newegg.com and Buy.com are offering 3 options to buyers. The 64GB standalone drive is available for $119.99, a notebook or desktop bundle comes at $129.99. The 128GB standalone costs $224.99, while the PC or laptop bundle costs $234.99. The 256GB standalone costs $489.99, and the bundled options will be available for $499.99.

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