Kingston launches next generation SSDNow V+ solid-state drive
Kingston is a name which is synonymous with flash memory, and it is no surprise to see the company roll out another next generation SSDNow V+ solid-state drive which will come in the form of the Kingston SSDNow V+100. What does this new thingamajoc offer? Well, you can more or less be sure that it will offer superior performance over its predecessors, where the V+100 will target corporations instead of regular home users with a viable solution to extend the life of currently installed client systems without compromising on user performance expectations. In a nutshell, Kingston will not offer something that skimps on performance figures, and yet is reliable enough for an enterprise set up.
What makes the new SSDNow V+100 so special? For starters, it will feature enhanced garbage collection which will not depend on the operating system at all, making it a solid upgrade path to extend the life cycle of older client systems. As for the V+100’s drive performance, Kingston has managed to eke out another 25%, resulting in more efficient data transfer over the previous generation. Not only that, with a new 96GB capacity (something rarely seen these days) model being made available to the family, enterprise customers now have more choices when it comes to selecting just the right solution for backing up a plethora of data in their organization.
The 96GB figure came about after Kingston’s customers did let them know that they were looking for an SSD solution which sat ideally between 64GB and 128GB capacities, not to mention a price that is easy on the corporation’s coffers as well.
To elaborate more on the enhanced ‘always-on’ garbage collection feature, it will cleanse redundant data from the drive in order to prevent performance degradation and maintains the drive over its life cycle. As it operates independently from the OS, it will play nice with modern, TRIM-supporting systems such as Windows 7 alongside old schoolers such as Windows Vista and XP that do not even talk to TRIM.
Coming in a 2.5″ form factor, this new series is now available in 64GB, 96GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities.