Kingston adds new, TRIM-enabled SSDNow V+ drives

— 9:33 AM on January 26, 2010

Shortly after lifting the veil over its ultra-cheap, 30GB SSDNow V solid-state drive, Kingston has gone and introduced a new generation of SSDNow V+ products that feature TRIM support, capacities as high as 512GB, and higher maximum performance ratings.

The new drives still have 2.5" form factors, 300MB/s Serial ATA interfaces, and multi-level-cell flash memory. Thanks to TRIM capabilities, however, write performance shouldn't degrade so much as users delete files and attempt to write previously occupied blocks with new data. Kingston has also pushed top rated sequential speeds to 230MB/s for reads and 180MB/s for writes, up from a 220MB/s maximum read speed in the previous-gen 256GB SSDNow V+.

The new-and-improved SSDNow V+ series is launching with capacities of 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB and price tags of $268, $512, $992, and $1,969, respectively. Shoppers also have the option to pay slightly more for SSDNow V+ upgrade kits, which include cloning software, a USB enclosure, 2.5"-to-3.5" adapter brackets, and cables. Kingston says it covers all SSDNow V+ drives with a three-year warranty, as well.

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