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Kingston SSDNow V+200 solid-state drive now available

The SATA III SSD has improved security and performance for business users, now available in models up to 480GB

American manufacturer Kingston Technology is no stranger to the SSD arena with its vast lineup of SSDNow drives for consumer-level performance at more affordable prices.

Kingston this week released its latest SSD drive targeted at the business sector. Called the SSDNow V+200, the SATA III drive utilizes the increasingly common SandForce SF-2281 controller with up to 535MB/sec sequential read speeds (or 280MB/sec if limited to a SATA II interface). This read speed is compared to other SATA III SSDs such as the Patriot Pyro (550MB/sec), Corsair Force Series 3 (550MB/sec) and Kingston’s own enthusiast-level HyperX drive (525MB/sec).

Of course, the business-oriented V+200 includes a host of security features for that extra-sensitive data. The self-encrypting drive ships with Data Integrity ProtectionDuraClass for increased reliability and DuraWrite for more optimized writing endurance.

The SSDNow V+200 is currently available for as low as $140 (60GB) or as high as $970 (480GB), depending on capacity. Unfortunately, attempting to purchase the drive from Kingston’s official website currently results in errors. Regardless, each unit is guaranteed a three-year standard warranty. Check out the full spec list over at the product page here.


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Allen Ngo, 2012-01-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)