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.
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
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.
- 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
- 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