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Kingston announces SSDNow V200 SSDs
by Slobodan Simic on09 November 2011
JMicron controller and MLC NAND
Kingston has updated its line of solid state drives with a new SSDNow V200 line that will be using JMicron controller in combination with MLC NAND and SATA 6.0Gbps interface.
The new SSDNow V200 series will be available in 64, 128 and 256GB capacities and feature JMicron controller paired up wiht a MLC NAND flash chips and SATA 6.0Gbps interface, all placed into standard 2.5-inch casing. The new series will deliver read and write speeds of up to 260MB/s and 100MB/s for the 64GB version, 300MB/s and 190MB/s for the 128GB one and 300MB/s and 230MB/s for the 256GB version.
Kingston was keen to point out that these new V200 series SSDs bring nearly twice the performance at up to 20 percent lower price when compared to their previous V100 generation. The new SSDNow V200 series will be available as standalone products, notebook upgrade kits and desktop upgrade kits.
The desktop bundle kit will include the SSD, cloning software, DVD with step-by-ste installation video, cables and 3.5-inch mounting brackets, while the notebook one will replace the 3.5-inch mounting system with a 2.5-inch external enclosure for easy OS and data transfer.
The new V200 lineup is backed by a three-year warranty period and is currently listed in Europe with a lowest price set at €81,59 for the 64GB one, €138,45 for the 128GB and €314,70 for the 256GB one. The desktop and notebook upgrade kits are around €10 to €20 more expensive.