Kingston Unveils SSDNow V+100 Series with Improved Controller

Kingston just sent us word that it's launching its next generation SSDNow V+ solid state drives (SSDs), the SSDNow V+100 series. These next generation drives sport a garbage collection scheme that's not OS dependent, as well as an improved controller offering up to 25 percent better performance than the original SSDNow V series, Kingston says.

"Kingston SSDNow drives have been extremely well received in the worldwide IT marketplace. Our customers have told us that they need an SSD solution that ideally sits both price- and capacity-wise between the 64GB and 128GB drives," said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. "The feedback through our innovative customer facing programs yielded the 96GB V+100 as the perfect solution to meet these needs, especially as an SSD upgrade path is the preferred execution model rather than spending more on a new system in most corporate environments."

Getting back to the always-on garbage collection, Kingston claims its SSD works equally well in both Windows 7 and legacy OSes, like Vista and XP that ship without any kind of TRIM support.

These new drives boast up to 230MB/s read and up to 180MB/s write speeds and are available in 64GB ($220), 96GB ($274), 128GB ($390), 256GB ($885), and 512GB ($1,885).