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Kingston Unveils Performance Line of SSDs

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Recently Kingston has shown a penchant for pushing the boundaries of the USB drive market with 128GB and 256GB memory keys, now it seems set on challenging SSDs too...

The company has announced the 'SSDNow V+' series which come in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities, use a Samsung controller and are its fastest SSDs to date.
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Sequential read speeds are up to 220MB/s with write speeds hitting up to 180MB/s. Rather more importantly for real world usage however are impressive random 4K read speeds of up to 6,300 IOPs and random 4K writes of up to 291 IOPS. Resilience is good with operating tolerance for the line at 2.7G, non operating tolerance at a massive 20G and the strength to withstand an operating shock of, wait for it... 1500G. Power consumption is just 2.6W when active and 0.15W at idle. Yes this is why SSDs are the future for portable devices.

The SSDNow V+ line all come in 2.5in form factors and have SATA II connectors which means they should play nicely with most laptops released in recent years. The new range will start shipping in September and while we don't have a full array of RRPs, the £129 tag on the 64GB edition bodes well for its bigger brothers.

Choices, choices...

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