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Kingston SSDNow V+200 solid-state drive now available

Kingston SSDNow V+200 solid-state drive now available
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

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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)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.