Kingston SSDNow V+ 200 RAID 0
We’ve seen SandForce-based solid state drives become very popular over the last couple of years, prices have continued to drop and consumers are taking notice of the impressive overall system boost that SSDs can offer. Today we will be taking a close look at a cost effective drive offering from Kingston, the SSDNow V+200 120GB SATA III drive. The primary reason for the lower cost is Kingston’s choice of asynchronous (Async) NAND flash memory.
This drive is similar in configuration to the OCZ Agility, Corsair Series 3, ADATA S510 and OWC Electra in that it uses async NAND. As we saw recently in our single drive review, the V+ 200 performed admirably. But what happens when we pair up two in RAID 0?
Strap in, you’re about to experience some serious speed.
Founded in 1987 with a single product offering, Kingston Technology 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 cell phones. In 2007, the company’s sales exceeded $4.5 billion. With global headquarters in Fountain Valley, California, Kingston employs more than 4,500 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.