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Kingston Technology Releases SSDNow V+ Solid-State Drive

  • 13 August, 2009 13:00

<p><em>Higher Capacity, IOPS, Faster Read/Write Speeds in SSDNow V+</em><br/>
<br/> <strong>Sydney Australia</strong> –<strong> August 13, 2009 </strong>–
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products,
today announced a new addition to its SSDNow line of solid-state drives. The SSDNow
V+ features capacities from 64GB to 256GB with higher input and output operations
per second (IOPS) and faster read/write speeds than a standard mechanical hard-disk
drive. It is targeted to prosumers and enterprise companies looking to increase
performance and extend the life of existing systems.<br/>
<br/>
“The SSDNow V+ is the ideal solid-state drive for power users, system builders,
system integrators, and in demanding corporate environments where efficiency and
performance are important as more system resources are in use,” said Vaughan
Nankivell, Regional Manager, Australia and New Zealand for Kingston Technology.
“Users will be more productive as the drive’s higher capacities and
IOPS allow for more data storage and faster boot and application load times.”<br/>
<br/>
A computer’s operating system will benefit from the drive’s impressive
random 4K read speeds of up to 6,300 IOPS, and random 4K writes of up to 291 IOPS.
The Kingston SSDNow V+ has a blazing sequential read speed of up to 220MB/sec.
and write speeds of up to 180MB/sec.<br/>
<br/>
The V+ is the latest addition to the SSDNow family of solid-state drives. The
V+ is currently available in the United States in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities;
the 64GB drive is available worldwide with increased capacities to come. It uses
a standard SATA interface and is extremely durable with no moving parts and less
heat generation than a typical hard-disk drive.<br/>
<br/>
The SSD is backed by a three-year warranty, free tech support and legendary Kingston
reliability. For more information, visit <a href="#">www.kingston.com/anz</a>.<br/>
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<strong>Kingston SSDNow V+ Features and Specifications:</strong><br/>
• Sequential Read Throughput*: 64GB, 128GB &amp; 256GB – 220MB/sec.<br/>
• Sequential Write Throughput*: 64GB – 140MB/sec.<br/>
128GB – 170MB/sec<br/>
256GB – 180MB/sec<br/>
• IOPS (Input and Output Operations per Second)*: <br/>
Random 4K read – 6,300 IOPS<br/>
Random 4K write: 64GB – 84 IOPS<br/>
Random 4K write: 128GB – 158 IOPS<br/>
Random 4K write: 256GB – 291 IOPS<br/>
• Form Factor: 2.5"<br/>
• Interface: SATA 1.5Gb/sec. and 3.0Gb/sec.<br/>
• Capacity**: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB<br/>
• Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology<br/>
• Storage temperatures: -40° C to 85° C<br/>
• Operating temperatures: 0° C to 70° C<br/>
• Dimensions: 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm<br/>
• Weight: 84 grams<br/>
• Vibration operating: 2.7G<br/>
• Vibration non-operating: 20G <br/>
• Power specs: Active: 2.6W; Idle: 0.15W <br/>
• Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF<br/>
• Operating Shock: 1500G<br/>
• Guaranteed: backed by a three-year Kingston warranty, free tech support<br/>
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<font size="1">* Based on internal testing across suite of benchmarks. <br/>
** Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and
thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston’s
Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.</font><br/>
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<strong>Kingston SSDNow V+ Solid-State Drives (stand-alone drive) </strong><br/>
Part Number Capacity and Features<br/>
SNV225-S2/64GB 64GB 2.5? SATA SSD <br/>
SNV225-S2/128GB 128GB 2.5? SATA SSD ( shipping first in U.S. &amp; Canada, Asia
Pacific countries TBC )<br/>
SNV225-S2/256GB 256GB 2.5? SATA SSD ( shipping first in U.S. &amp; Canada, Asia
Pacific countries TBC )<br/>
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<strong>Product Summary</strong><br/>
Manufacturer: Kingston Technology<br/>
Product name : Kingston SSDNow V+ Solid-State Drives<br/>
RRP for 64GB: A$445, NZ$$570<br/>
RRP for 128GB: TBC<br/>
RRP for 256GB: TBC<br/>
Website:<a href="#">www.kingston.com/anz</a><br/>
Australian Distributors: Avnet Australia Pty Ltd, Ingram Micro, Simms International
Pty Ltd., Synnex Australia PTY Ltd.<br/>
New Zealand Distributors: Ingram Micro NZ, Synnex NZ<br/>
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To discuss this product on Kingston Blog, please go to <a href="#">www.kingston-blog.com</a>.
<br/>
To try the game “Challenge Your Memory”, please go to <a href="#">www.kingston-blog.com/challenge_your_memory/en/</a>.<br/>
<br/>
To find out if your Kingston product is genuine, Kingston also provides an online
verification site: <a href="#">www.kingston.com/asia/verify</a>. <br/>
To try the game “Search for Genuine Kingston”, please go to <a href="#">http://anti-counterfeit.kingston-blog.com</a>.<br/>
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<strong>About Kingston Technology Company, Inc</strong>.<br/>
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer
of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products
for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs,
mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of
subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California,
Taiwan, China, Malaysia and sales representatives in the United States, Taiwan,
China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Europe, Russia, Turkey, and Latin
America. For more information, please visit <a href="#">www.kingston.com/anz</a>.<br/>
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Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology
Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their
respective titleholders.<br/>
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<strong>PR CONTACT</strong><br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: <a href="#">www.gapmarketing.com.au</a><br/>
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