Kingston has informed us of a new addition to their SSDNow V series line.  The new “V+” series incorporate Samsung RBB controllers and will be available in the usual Samsung sizes (64 / 128 / 256 GB).  They will also sport a 3 year warranty.  This will add Kingston to another section of our SSD Decoder during its next update.

New Kingston SSDNow V+ series drives - Storage 2
Kingston Technology Releases SSDNow V+ Solid-State Drive
Higher Capacity, IOPS, Faster Read/Write Speeds in SSDNow V+
Fountain Valley, CA — August 10, 2009 — Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a new addition to its SSDNow line of solid-state drives. Shipping immediately, the SSDNow V+ features capacities up to 256GB, 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.

“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 Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston®. “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”

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.
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.

The SSD is backed by a three-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit

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
* Based on internal testing across suite of benchmarks.
** 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 SSDNow V+ Solid-State Drives (stand-alone drive) 

 Part Number
 Capacity and Features  MSRP (U.S. only).
 SNV225-S2/64GB  64GB 2.5″ SATA SSD  $ 254.00
 SNV225-S2/128GB  128GB 2.5″ SATA SSD  (U.S. & Canada only)  $ 500.00
 SNV225-S2/256GB  256GB 2.5″ SATA SSD  (U.S. & Canada only)
 $ 992.00