Kingston adds support for TRIM on their SSD drives and boosts capacity


Today Kingston announced TRIM support for their SSD drives along with faster SSDNow V+ drives and even larger capacity. The SSDNow V+ line now tops out at a svelte 512GB, with options for 256gb, 128gb and 64gb available.  Prices though are as one might expect with the 512GB coming in at close $2000.00 at an MSRP of $1985.00 for the Bundle and the stand alone drive is only $1969.00, not quite sure if it’s worth that much at the moment. if you’ve got the money though you can get sequential read speed of up to 230mb/s and write speeds hitting 180mb/s, which isn’t too shabby.

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of the second-generation SSDNow V+ solid-state drive. The SSDNow V+ solid-state drive has Windows(R) 7 TRIM support, is available up to 512GB and provides faster performance than the previous generation.


"The new SSDNow V+ is an ideal solid-state drive for high-level consumers and in corporate environments where efficiency and performance are important as more system resources are in use," said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston(R). "Users will be more productive as the drive now features TRIM support, is available in higher capacities and is speedier overall with improved read/write speeds."

The addition of TRIM support helps keep the SSDNow V+ maintain optimal write speed throughout its lifespan. Using PCMark(R) Vantage 1.0.1 for Windows 7, the 512GB SSDNow V+ drive received a score of 28,264, whereas a 7200RPM hard-disk drive reached 3,294**. PCMark Vantage 1.0.1 for Windows 7 runs a series of tests such as operating system startup, importing photos, adding music to Windows Media Center and application loading. The score is an indicator of how many bytes are moved per second.

The SSDNow V+ is the latest addition to Kingston’s SSDNow family of solid-state drives. It is available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities. As part of Kingston’s goal to provide an easy upgrade path, the drive is also available with a bundle that includes cloning software, 2.5" USB enclosure, 2.5" to 3.5" mounting brackets and SATA data and power cables.

The Kingston SSDNow V+ solid-state drive 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 Speed*:  230MB/sec. read
                         180MB/sec. write
  -- Innovative: 2.5" form factor; uses MLC NAND Flash memory components
  -- Silent: runs silent and cool with no moving parts
  -- Shock Resistant: no moving mechanical parts means the SSD handles
     rougher conditions
  -- Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting
  -- Guaranteed: three-year Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support
  -- Interface: SATA 1.5Gb/sec. and 3.0Gb/sec.
  -- Capacity (1): 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  -- Storage temperatures: -40 degrees C to 85 degrees C
  -- Operating temperatures: 0 degrees C to 70 degrees C
  -- Dimensions: 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm
  -- Weight: 84 grams
  -- Vibration operating: 2.17G
  -- Vibration non-operating: 20G
  -- Operating Shock: 1500G
  -- Power specs: 2.6W active; 0.15W idle
  -- Life expectancy: 1,000,000 hours MTBF

* Based on internal testing. Performance may vary based on system settings.

** Test system: Intel(R) DG945ID Desktop Motherboard; Intel(R) Core 2 Quad Q9550 CPU at 2.83GHz; 4GB system memory; on-board SATA 3Gbps with AHCI-enabled; Windows(R) 7 Professional x64

(1) 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

  Part Number       Capacity and Features            MSRP (U.S. only)
  -----------       ---------------------            ----------------
                     64GB 2.5    SATA SSD (stand-alone
  SNVP325-S2/64GB    drive)                                     $268.00
  ---------------    -------------------------------            -------
                     128GB 2.5    SATA SSD (stand-
  SNVP325-S2/128GB   alone drive)                               $512.00
  ----------------  ----------------------------                -------
                     256GB 2.5    SATA SSD (stand-
  SNVP325-S2/256GB   alone drive)                               $992.00
  ----------------  ----------------------------                -------
                     512GB 2.5    SATA SSD (stand-
  SNVP325-S2/512GB   alone drive)                             $1,969.00
  ----------------  ----------------------------              ---------
                     64GB 2.5    SATA SSD (complete
  SNVP325-S2B/64GB   bundle)                                    $283.00
  ----------------  -----------------------------               -------
                     128GB 2.5    SATA SSD (complete
  SNVP325-S2B/128GB  bundle)                                    $528.00
  ----------------- ------------------------------              -------
                     256GB 2.5    SATA SSD (complete
  SNVP325-S2B/256GB  bundle)                                  $1,008.00
  ----------------- ------------------------------            ---------
                     512GB 2.5    SATA SSD (complete
  SNVP325-S2B/512GB  bundle)                                  $1,985.00
  ----------------- ------------------------------            ---------

  About Kingston Digital, Inc.

Kingston Digital, Inc. ("KDI") is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit or call 800-337-8410.

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