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Old August 10, 2009, 11:55 AM
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Default Kingston Releases New Performance SSDNow V+ Series Drives

Kingston Technology Europe Ltd., today announced the latest addition to the KingstonSSDNow family of solid-state drives, the KingstonSSDNow V+ Series.

The Kingston SSDNow V+ Series is available in a wide range of capacities, and has higher and faster performance specifications to meet demands of performance-seeking users. The drive is the perfect... [ Read full article ]
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Old August 10, 2009, 11:59 AM
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Hmm, interesting. For amusement I looked over some reviews of the V series since they used the JMicron controller; and it seems as though for the most part they did alleviate a lot of stuttering issues, which was nice to see, the original VSeries speeds though were somewhat low...these might make them worthwhile for a budget SSD purchase.
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budget ssd's A-Data all the way cheap and crazy fast for the money
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I thought the Kingston V Series SSDs all used Samsung controllers
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IIRC Kingston V's used a single JM602b controller but w/ 64k cache instead of 16k.
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Originally Posted by TC91 View Post
I thought the Kingston V Series SSDs all used Samsung controllers
OCZ Summit series SSDs use a Samsung controller together with a large 128MB cache (even on the 60GB model). I put one of those in my laptop.

Sure, the Vertex is more popular and you can flash those but actually a 120GB Summit outperforms the Vertex. The sustained write rate is much faster and even after you load the drive, access times are superior to Vertex.

As soon as Samsung releases the flash utility for Summit drives, technically speaking, this will be the drive to have from OCZ. Vertex is over-rated because the Samsung controller is better than the Indilinx thing.
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