Kingston SSDNow V+200 120GB Upgrade Kit
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With all eyes turned towards the latest Radeon HD 7950 3GB version just released by AMD (people do like extra memory on products regardless of the end result) i decided to take a look at something entirely different which many of you seem to care a lot more about since not only have i seen many questions about this model around the web but also in my FB mailbox during the past month. Of course i am talking about the latest addition in the SSDNow line of SSDs (naturally) by Kingston, the SandForce based V+200 which once again we are the first World Wide to have on our test bench.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s independent memory leader. Founded in 1987 with a single product offering, Kingston® now offers more than 2,000 memory products that support nearly every device that uses memory, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and mobile phones. In 2009, the company's sales reached $4.1 billion. With global headquarters in Fountain Valley, California, Kingston employs more than 4,000 people worldwide. Regarded as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in America” by Fortune magazine, Kingston’s tenets of respect, loyalty, flexibility and integrity create an exemplary corporate culture. Kingston believes that investing in its people is essential, and each employee is a vital part of Kingston’s success. Kingston serves an international network of distributors, resellers, retailers and OEM customers on six continents. The company also provides contract manufacturing and supply chain management services for semiconductor manufacturers and system OEMs.
With LSI recently buying SandForce and OCZ buying Indillinx it only makes sense that things will heat up, something which should also drop prices. Anyways much like the HyperX line of SSDs which we tested in our large SSD comparison a few months back the brand new V+200 series also feature the latest SandForce SF-2281 controller which offers the same DuraClass, DuraWrite, RAISE and of course TRIM technologies for increased data protection and reliability. However the V+200 series comes with Asynchronous NAND memory modules which as expected offer lower performance levels compared to the more high end HyperX line. However just how well does the latest V+200 do compared to other solid state drives? Well that's why we're here so read on to find out.