SATA III compatible solid-state drives continue to roll in with the new SSDNow V200 series from Kingston.
The SSDNow series have always offered generally good performance for the price and the V200 lineup continues on that tradition. According to Kingston’s own specs, the new series has sequential read and write speeds of up to 300MB/sec and 230MB/sec,respectively, depending on capacity. Random 4k access is also respectable, given that the small block size is a major weakness in SSDs.
The SSDNow V200 drives are available now in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB sizes for $131, $216 and $481, respectively, through Kingston’s own online store. Note that the first two capacities are 7mm (0.275 inches) in height, while the 256GB drive is actually a bit thicker at 9.5mm (0.374 inches). Combo kits are also available for 3.5-inch adapters, mounting brackets, additional cables and software. See here for more information on the drives.
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