Kingston Offers SSDNow V100 for Mainstream Users

Since Kingston launched their more enterprise-oriented SSDNow V+100 SSD drives lineup earlier this month, they recently announced yet another addition to their product lineup dubbed SSDNow V100. Coming in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities, these drives are intended for consumers and small businesses alike, and would be ideal affordable upgrade solutions for desktops or notebooks.

The new SSDNow V100 SSDs do have native TRIM support, but it’s OS dependent (e.g. Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2), and the “always on” garbage collection (that works on any operating system) appears to be exclusive to the V+100 series only at this point. Although there’s a premium on that feature, the V100 drives are far more affordable with their stand-alone 256GB V100 drive being $489.99 – making it Kingston’s most affordable SSD to date. In terms of speed, it’s capable of 250MB/s reads and 230MB/s writes (sequential).

The price range for the stand-alone drives are from $119.99 to $489.99, while the upgrade bundle will run you $129.99 to $499.99 depending on storage capacity. Maybe this is something to consider for the holiday season, if you haven’t already made the jump to solid state drives that is.

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