Kingston reveal new enhanced SSD technology

The company’s new SSDNow V+100 is said to be 25% faster than older models

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Kingston reveal new enhanced SSD technology The Kingston SSDNow V+100 drive is said to be 25% faster than older models and comes in a new 96 GB size.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  November 7, 2010

Kingston Digital Europe, manufacturer of memory products has launched a new solid state drive (SSD), the Kingston SSD Now V+100 drive, which extends the life of existing client systems through an enhanced garbage collection system.

The system is designed to clean redundant data from the drive to stop performance degradation and maintain the drive. Since it operates independently from the operating system, it is designed to work with both modern TRIM-supporting systems such as Windows 7, as well as older systems such as Windows Vista and XP that do not support TRIM.

 "Kingston SSDNow drives have been extremely well received in the worldwide IT marketplace. Our customers have told us that they need an SSD solution that ideally sits both price- and capacity-wise between the 64 GB and 128 GB drives," said Antoine Harb, business development manager - MEA, Kingston Technology. "The feedback through our innovative customer facing programs yielded the 96 GB V+100 as the perfect solution to meet these needs, especially as an SSD upgrade path is the preferred execution model rather than spending more on a new system in most corporate environments."

The drive has a claimed 25% better performance than the last model and a new 96 GB capacity drive, which straddles the 64 GB and 128 GB drive capacities.

With a 2.5 inch form factor, this new series is now available in 64 GB, 96 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB capacities.

"Managing costs while also meeting increased performance demands are the major factors driving more and more global IT decision makers to upgrade their PC assets with an SSD drive rather than buy new systems," said Mark Peters, senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group. "Kingston's new SSDNow V+100 Series also enables a great 'straddling' of operating systems; its compatibility [including the garbage collection feature] with both XP and Windows 7, means that users can enjoy the immediate benefits of cost-effective performance improvements for their XP systems and/or as they move to Windows 7."

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