Kingston updates their SSDNow lineup

Subject: Storage | February 4, 2013 - 02:09 PM |
Tagged: kingston, ssdnow v300, SF-2281 controller, mlc

Kingston's updated SSDNow V300 uses 19nm Toshiba Toggle NAND and the SandForce 2281 controller with some unspecified enhancements.  Kingston has made a name for themselves in the SSD market for offering an easy and fully explained upgrade path for users who are unfamiliar with changing hard drives.  The updated version is no different, included is an external enclosure for the SSD and a USB cable to allow users to easily copy over any data which is of great benefit for users who don't have several enclosures laying around.  [H]ard|OCP's testing showed that even though this is a value priced drive, it also performs better than a lot of the competition.

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"The Kingston SSDNow V300 is yet another value-oriented SSD in Kingston's wildly successful line of mainstream solid state drives. With the pressures of TLC SSDs squeezing the value market we take a look and see if a standard MLC SSD with 19nm Toshiba Toggle NAND and an SF-2281 processor can keep up with the changing times."

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February 4, 2013 | 03:58 PM - Posted by deowll (not verified)

I like these things but I have an audio collection, a large photo collection, and a fair number of rather long videos I made of this and that which means I have to hook up external drives. Trying to stick this stuff on line would take forever and cost a lot and the day I couldn't pay the bill it all goes fong! I don't see how I could be unique in this but maybe people are just trashing their old stuff.

February 6, 2013 | 09:18 AM - Posted by YTech2 (not verified)

From HARDOCP review, the SSD would last 1 year if you would everyday; write data to it's full capacity and then format it.

In other words, this device would be best used as a read-only and not yet as a backup media. Hence why many suggest the SSD as the OS only drive and have all your other data on a HDD. Also, remember to fine-tune your OS to provide optimized performance and health of your SSD.

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