Kingston launches SSDNow V+200 drives

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 24 Jan 2012
Kingston launches SSDNow V+200 drives

Kingston has announced the latest addition to its SSDNow range, the SSDNow V 200. The new Kingston SSDNow V 200 solid-state drives are aimed as the “ideal high-performance upgrade solution for the performance minded yet cost-conscious business or home user.”

The Kingston SSDNow V 200 family uses the 2nd generation SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) SandForce SF-2281 controller, promising sequential read and write speeds of up to 535MB/s and 480MB/s, respectively. The SSDNow V 200 family is available in 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities. They come as either a standalone drive, or as an upgrade kit. Kits will include cables, brackets, cloning software and an HDD enclosure.

Nathan Su, Flash memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston, spoke on the launch of the new SSDs: “Kingston constantly strives to offer the perfect upgrade solution to cover each market segment. The SSDNow V 200 drive has been specifically designed to meet the needs of both business and home users looking for an inexpensive yet powerful upgrade. The SSDNow V 200 is equipped with all essential tools needed to extend the lifecycle and boost a system’s performance to the maximum. The balance between performance and price makes this SSD deliver the best ROI as an upgrade for a fleet of corporate notebooks or desktops or the home PC.”

The Kingston SSDNow V 200 drives are backed by three-year warranty and free live technical support. Check out the full list of specifications, as well as kit details, below: 

Kingston SSDNow V 200 Features & Specifications:
• Dramatic Performance for Any System Upgrade
• Multiple Capacities: The right capacity to meet your storage standards
• Endurance: Data Integrity Protection featuring DuraClass Technology
• Dependable: RAISE for advanced data reliability
• Secure: Self-encrypting drive technology
• Durable: DuraWrite optimizes writes to extend endurance
• Form Factor: 2.5
• Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s), SATA Rev. 1.0 (1.5Gb/s) Capacities1: 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
• Sequential Reads: SATA Rev. 3.0: 535MB/s
SATA Rev. 2.0: 280MB/s
• Sequential Writes: SATA Rev. 3.0: 60GB – 460MB/s; All Others – 480MB/s
SATA Rev. 2.0: 260MB/s
• Sustained Random 4k Read/Write2
60GB – 12,000/47,000 IOPS
90GB – 20,000/47,000 IOPS
120GB – 20,000/44,000 IOPS
240GB – 36,000/43,000 IOPS
480GB – 43,000/30,000 IOPS
Max Random 4k Read/Write2
60GB – 85,000/60,000 IOPS
90GB – 85,000/57,000 IOPS
120GB – 85,000/55,000 IOPS
240GB – 85,000/43,000 IOPS
480GB – 75,000/34,000 IOPS
• Power Consumption: 0.565 W (TYP) Idle / 1.795 W (TYP) Read / 2.025 (TYP) Write
• Storage Temperatures: -40° C to 85° C
• Operating Temperatures: 0° C to 70° C
• Weight: 115g
• Vibration Operating: 2.17G
• Vibration Non-operating: 20G
• MTBF: 1,000,000 Hrs
• Warranty/Support: Three-year warranty with free technical support

1 Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at

2 Based on “out-of-box performance” with IOMeter 2008. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software, and usage.


Kingston SSDNow V 200 Solid-State Drives

Part Number

Capacity and Features

60GB 2.5″ SATA SSD (stand-alone drive)
90GB 2.5″ SATA SSD (stand-alone drive)
120GB 2.5″ SATA SSD (stand-alone drive)
240GB 2.5″ SATA SSD (stand-alone drive)
480GB 2.5″ SATA SSD (stand-alone drive)

60GB 2.5″SATA SSD (upgrade bundle kit)


90GB 2.5″SATA SSD (upgrade bundle kit)


120GB 2.5″SATA SSD (upgrade bundle kit)


240GB 2.5″SATA SSD (upgrade bundle kit)


480GB 2.5″SATA SSD (upgrade bundle kit)


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