Kingston launches nextgen SSD
Dubai, November 3, 2010
Kingston Digital Europe, an affiliate of UD-based memory products leader Kingston Technology, has launched its next generation solid-state drive (SSD).
The Kingston SSDNow V+100 provides corporations with a viable solution to extend the life of currently installed client systems while meeting user performance expectations.
The new range features enhanced garbage collection that is not OS dependent, making it a solid upgrade path to extend the life cycle of older client systems. The V+100’s drive performance has also been increased by 25 per cent, enabling more efficient data transfer over the previous generation.
In addition, a new 96 GB capacity has been added to the family offering a broader range of choices to enterprise customers.
“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 new Kingston SSDNow V+100 also has an enhanced ‘always-on’ garbage collection feature, which cleanses redundant data from the drive to prevent performance degradation and maintains the drive over its life cycle.
Since the garbage collection scheme operates independently from the OS, it works with both modern, TRIM-supporting systems such as Windows 7, as well as older legacy OS’ such as Windows Vista and XP that do not support TRIM.
This means the drive can maintain optimal performance levels without additional upkeep costs or manual software maintenance, a statement said.
"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,” he added.
The new Kingston SSDNow V+100 drive showed a 25 per cent performance improvement over the existing V+ drive when tested with the PCMark Vantage benchmark. This is due to an improved controller that enables more efficient data transfer, the statement said.
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. – TradeArabia News Service