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VR-Zone takes a look at the SSDNow V+100, a solid state drive from Kingston using a Toshiba controller.

Kingston has been selling SSDs since 2008. Their first drives were rebranded Intel X-25s, and since them we've also seen JMicron and Samsung controllers in their lineup.

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The SSDNow V+100 uses a Toshiba controller that's not entirely new – Kingston has used it before in its now discontinued SSDNow V Boot Drive.

Kingston offers the drive alone as well as part of an upgrade kit. The kit adds ~US$10 to the price, and includes the following:

  • Acronis True Image HD
  • 2.5" SATA Enclosure with accompanying USB-to-mini-USB Cable
  • Serial ATA data cable
  • 4-pin Molex to Serial ATA power adapter cable
  • Brackets w/screws for 2.5” to 3.5” conversion

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Everything that you could possibly need to migrate your existing OS is included; Even an external drive enclosure has been thrown in with laptop users in mind. While most users can probably do without, US$10 is a fair price that is on par with the cheapest 2.5" enclosures out there.

Specifications

Features:

  • Innovative – Uses MLC NAND flash memory components.
  • Silent – Runs silent and cool with no moving mechanical parts.
  • Shock Proof – No moving mechanical parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions.
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T functions
  • Guaranteed – 3 year legendary Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support

Specifications:

  • Form Factor – 2.5"
  • Interface – SATA Rev 1.0 (1.5Gb/s) and SATA Rev 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacities* – 64GB, 96GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Dimensions – 69.85 x 100 x 9.5 mm
  • Weight – 128 – 151 grams
  • Storage temperatures – -40 – 85°C
  • Operating temperatures – 0 – 70°C
  • Vibration operating – 2.7G
  • Vibration non-operating – 20G
  • Sequential Read Throughput** – 230MB/s
  • Sequential Write Throughput** – 180MB/s
  • PCMARK® Vantage HDD Suite Score+

      64GB – 38,177
      96GB – 34,971
      128GB – 35,073
      256GB – 34,795
      512GB – 34,697
  • Power specs – 3.6 W (TYP) Active / 0.05 W (TYP) Idle
  • MTBF – 1,000,000 Hrs