Kingston debuts SSDnow V100 256GB SSD for users on a budget

Shane McGlaun - Nov 9, 2010
Kingston debuts SSDnow V100 256GB SSD for users on a budget

Kingston has a huge range of SSDs today with all sorts of products aimed at consumers and enterprise users. The SSD market is always growing on both ends of the spectrum with new high-end parts for enthusiast or enterprises and low end cheap parts for the average consumer looking for a budget upgrade. Kingston has unveiled a new SSD for the budget end of the spectrum called the SSDnow V100.

The new SSD is aimed at both the desktop and the notebook user and comes in a new capacity of 256GB in addition to the 64GB and 128GB versions available the SSD has TRIM support for Windows 7 and comes with an optimized controller and NAND flash to increase performance and extend the life of the SSD.

The new storage device comes in a OEM pack with the drive alone and a retail pack with the drive, cloning software, a 2.5-inch enclosure for the old drive to be used as external storage, and brackets for mounting the drive in a computer. The sequential read speed is up to 250GB/s with sequential writes up to 230MB/s for the 128GB and 256GB versions with the 64GB version offering 145MB/s write speed. The 64GB bundle is $129.99, the 128GB bundle is $234.95, and the 256GB bundle is $499.99.

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