Kingston Speeds Up Cost-Efficient SSD Line with New SandForce Controller and NAND Flash

Kingston SSDNow V300 Series Provides 450MB/s Read and Write Speeds at Low-Cost

by Anton Shilov
11/15/2012 | 12:40 AM

Kingston Digital, a division of Kingston Technology, has begun shipping its new-generation Kingston SSDNow V300-series, a cost-efficient family of solid-state drives. The new SSDs provide high levels of performance and are based on the latest breed of controllers and multi-level cell NAND flash memory; yet, they are very competitively priced.


Kingston SSDNow V300 family of solid-state drives include 60GB, 120GB and 240GB models powered by LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller as well as multi-level cell NAND flash memory produced using 19nm fabrication process. The new drives provide out-of-the-box sequential read and write speeds of up to 450MB/s as well as maximum random read input/output operations per second (IOPS) of 85000.

"LSI worked together with Kingston to deliver a customized high-performing solid-state drive solution for their cost-effective SSDNow V series. Our award-winning SF-2281 Client FSPs provide Kingston's customers with enterprise-class features and an enhanced everyday computing user experience, especially for first time SSD users," said Kent Smith, senior director of product marketing at flash components division at LSI.

The Kingston SSDNow V300 is available as a stand-alone drive or as an upgrade kit containing cloning software and other accessories for a desktop and/or notebook system. SSDNow V300 is backed by a three-year warranty and free technical support.

"Kingston is committed to delivering SSDs at the best price to performance ratio as possible. We achieve this again with our next-generation SSDNow V300. The SSDNow V300 is the best cost-efficient upgrade for users who want their existing systems to perform faster. They will experience faster boot up and shutdown times, and will also see much better system performance when multiple applications are open," said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager at Kingston.