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Kingston SSDNow V+ 64GB

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Posted September 24, 2009 by Jake in Storage
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Introduction

Solid State Drives (SSDs) are starting to see price drops into the "reasonable" realm, though they haven’t quite hit mainstream levels for widespread adoption just yet. SSDs still remain rather expensive overall, but the performance increases are a very attractive lure, particularly to enthusiasts.  However, not all SSDs are created equal; there is a wide range of performance available on the market.

An example of this is Kingston Technology’s SSD lineup; they run the gamut, from the Intel-based X-25 to the JMicron-based V-Series, and now the Samsung-based V+ drive. One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish…..they have it all. With the completely revamped internals, we believe the V+ is a wise departure from its similarly-named predecessor, and is an evolution in performance. But the real questions is how well can the Samsung architecture stand up to the powerhouse Indilinx-based SSDs? Today we’ll find out.

Thanks go to our friends at Kingston Technology for supplying the review sample.

Founded in 1987 with a single product offering, Kingston? Technology now offers more than 2,000 storage products that support nearly every device that uses storage, 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.

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