Kingston has recently announced that it is shipping the next generation of its cost-effective SSDNow V Series solid-state drive. The Kingston SSDNow V300 is an upgrade solution for cost-conscious consumers looking to upgrade their existing desktop or notebook PC.

Kingston claims that the new SSDNow V300 is 10 times faster than a 7200RPM hard-disk drive. It is powered by an LSI SandForce Flash storage processor (FSP) solution that is customised for Kingston, and optimised for 19nm NAND Flash memory to deliver sequential read and write speeds of up to 450MB/s.

Made for cost conscious buyers

Made for cost conscious buyers

“LSI worked together with Kingston to deliver a customized high-performing solid-state drive solution for their cost-effective SSDNow V Series,” said Kent Smith, senior director of product marketing, Flash Components Division, LSI, LSI SandForce. “Our award-winning SF-2281 Client FSPs provide Kingston’s customers with enterprise-class features and an enhanced everyday computing user experience, especially for first time SSD users.”

“Kingston is committed to delivering SSDs at the best price to performance ratio as possible. We achieve this again with our next-generation SSDNow V300,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “The SSDNow V300 is the best cost-efficient upgrade for users who want their existing systems to perform faster. They will experience faster boot up and shutdown times, and will also see much better system performance when multiple applications are open.”

The SSDNow V300 is available as a stand-alone drive or as an upgrade kit containing a cloning software and other accessories for a desktop and/or notebook system. SSDNow V300 is backed by a three-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

Kingston SSDNow V300 features and specifications:

  • Form factor: 2.5-inch
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0
  • Capacities: 60GB, 120GB, 240GB

Sequential Reads:
SATA Rev. 3.0 — up to 450MB/s
Sequential Writes2:
SATA Rev. 3.0 — up to 450MB/s

Maximum Random 4k Read/Write3

  • 60GB — up to 85,000/up to 60,000 IOPS
  • 120GB — up to 85,000/up to 55,000 IOPS
  • 240GB — up to 85,000/up to 43,000 IOPS

PCMark Vantage HDD Suite Score

  • 60GB — 39,000
  • 120GB — 49,000
  • 240GB — 57,000

Power Consumption:

  • 0.640W (MAX) Idle / 1.423W (MAX) Read / 2.052W (MAX) Write
  • Storage temperatures: -40-degree C  –  85-degreeC
  • Operating temperatures: 0-degree C  –  70-degree C
  • Dimensions: 69.8mm x 100.1mm x 7mm 
  • Weight: 86g
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)

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