Kingston's SSD ambit has served up absolute some gems in contempo years. The HyperX is a solid best for any enthusiast, and the 96GB SSDNow V+100 - one of the aboriginal solid-state drives to dip beneath the £1-per-GB amount point - became article of a favourite at bargain-hunting websites such as hotukdeals.
The top-end and entry-level segments accept been able-bodied catered for, but Kingston's consistently had a gap in the average and it is acquisitive to ample that abandoned with the new SSDNow V+200.
The artefact name does not absolutely cycle off the tongue, but on cardboard the SSDNow V+200 looks a able drive as it attempts to antithesis the aggressive amount tag of SSDNow with the achievement of HyperX.
Talking specifics, the new drive is accessible in 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities, appearance SATA 6Gbps connectivity and can be purchased as a standalone drive or as allotment of what's arguably the industry's best SSD advancement kit.
We have been beatific the 120GB archetypal to comedy with, and this one's accessible at a amount in drive-only form, or £135 as allotment of a complete advancement kit. The drive can accordingly be had for aloof beneath per-GB, but added importantly, it is some 20 per cent cheaper than a HyperX of the aforementioned capacity.
There has to be a accommodation in agreement of all-embracing performance, and for those of you who apperceive your SSDs, it's a adequately simple one. While the top-of-the-line HyperX is absorbed with a SandForce SF-2281 ambassador and exceptional ancillary Intel NAND for optimum performance, the SSDNow V+200 cuts costs by bond the aforementioned SF-2281 processor with asynchronous Intel NAND accessories that are beneath accomplished at ambidextrous with incompressible abstracts types.
The drive is, for all intents and purposes, Kingston's agnate of a Patriot Pyro, Corsair Force Series 3 or OCZ Agility 3 - they all allotment a agnate set of centralized components, and they're all targeting a agnate amount point.
Kingston's 120GB archetypal is able with 16 Intel 25nm NAND accessories anniversary belief in at 8GB. This agreement gives the drive 128GB to comedy with, but a distinct 8GB NAND dent is aloof for RAISE - a RAID-like aegis apparatus chip into the SandForce ambassador to assure adjoin beam block failures - abrogation the user with a formatted accommodation of 111GB in Windows 7.