Kingston makes a ton of different products that are used inside computers all around the world. The company has tons of RAM for enthusiasts, flash drives, and a full line of SSDs for any user group. Kingston announced today that it has added a new family of SSDs to its line called the SSDNow V100. The new SSDs are offered in several capacities and come in OEM or retail kits.
The SSD can be had in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities. All of them use NAND flash memory and have a 2.5-inch form factor. The SSD comes in a retail box kit that includes the SSD, cloning software, mounting brackets and more. A notebook bundle is also offered that includes a 2.5-inch external housing that lets you reuse the drive you replace for external storage.
The drives all support TRIM on windows 7 and the drives have no moving parts and sip power. In sleep mode, they need 1W and in active mode, they need 6.4W of power. Kingston promises sequential write speeds of up to 250MB/s and reads up to 230MB/s on the two larger drives with the 64GB drive getting a rating of 145MB/s on write. The retail bundles sell for $129.99 in 64GB flavor, $234.99 in 128GB, and $499.99 in 256GB. The OEM versions with the SSD only will save about $10.