Kingston's 2.5" SSDNow V+ Lineup Provides Speedy Notebook Upgrade

Just a few months after Kingston Technology came forward with its SSDNow V 'Value' series of solid state drives, the outfit is now issuing a slight upgrade with the SSDNow V+. Promising higher capacity, higher IOPS and faster read/write speeds, the new 2.5" V+ SSD lineup takes things as high as 256GB and is aimed at power users, system builders, system integrators, and in demanding corporate environments.

We're told to expect random 4K read speeds of up to 6,300 IOPS, and random 4K writes of up to 291 IOPS, not to mention a sequential read speed of up to 220MB/second alongside write speeds of up to 180MB/second. The drives use a standard SATA interface and are available now in the USA in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities. Kingston also asserts that larger models are on the way for those that can afford to wait, but if you're looking to buy now, you'll be asked to pay $254, $500 and $992 from smallest to largest.

Kingston SSDNow V+ Features and Specifications:

  • Sequential Read Throughput*: 64GB, 128GB & 256GB - 220MB/sec.
  • Sequential Write Throughput*:
    • 64GB - 140MB/sec.
    • 128GB - 170MB/sec.
    • 256GB - 180MB/sec.
  • IOPS (Input and Output Operations per Second)*:
    • Random 4K read - 6,300 IOPS
    • Random 4K write: 64GB - 84 IOPS
    • Random 4K write: 128GB - 158 IOPS
    • Random 4K write: 256GB - 291 IOPS
  • Form Factor: 2.5"
  • Interface: SATA 1.5Gb/sec. and 3.0Gb/sec.
  • Capacity**: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
  • Storage temperatures: -40 C to 85 C
  • Operating temperatures: 0 C to 70 C
  • Dimensions: 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm
  • Weight: 84 grams
  • Vibration operating: 2.7G
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G
  • Power specs: Active: 2.6W; Idle: 0.15W
  • Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF
  • Operating Shock: 1500G
  • Guaranteed: backed by a three-year Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support