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Old February 11, 2010, 11:24 AM
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Kingston today announced it will ship its second generation SSDNow V Series solid-state drive (SSD) on February 15. Targeted for mainstream consumers and small and medium businesses, the new Kingston SSDNow V Series offers higher performance than its predecessor and supports Windows 7 TRIM functionality while maintaining pricing. Capacities are 3... [ Read full article ]
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Old February 11, 2010, 11:31 AM
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Old February 11, 2010, 11:46 AM
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My guess is Toshiba. Probably taking a page from Indilinx's play book and OCZ. Release different lines with different speed NAND all based off the same controller. Makes it easier to keep firmware up to date that way as you only need ONE for them all. BUT that is just a guess and I maybe WAY off base. ;)
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all take your guess over mine thanks AKG
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We all know that Kingston make some of the most reliable ram out here with most of the lowest return rate instead of bigger performance. Are they doing the same with SSD?? I hope so. I seriously prefer a slower speed but to keep my files ( and windows install ) clean and secure because I hate to do it to many time.
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Real life performance is still no where near Indilinx barefoot based drives, right?
The Toshiba controller I think is just a modified JMicron 602B controller with the cache upped to 64KB (from 16KB).
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Previous Toshiba "controllers" were basically JMs. It is unclear at this point if the new one used in the V+ for example (the T6UG1XBG) is just a modified JMicron JMF612, but it is my understanding at this point that this is the first real Toshiba made controller. Kinston is staying mum on the cache amount the V has BUT the V+ has 128mb. Whereas the AData 596 (which uses a JMF612) has only 64mb. IF the 30, 64,128GB V's have 128mb I would say that they are Toshiba's and not just rebranded JM's.

The new Toshiba has the potential to beat a barefoot controller (think 40MB/s + 4k write speeds), but it needs some firmware tweaking to get there. Time and testing will tell. :)
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[quote=amdhehe;332307]Real life performance is still no where near Indilinx barefoot based drives, right?
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I have a question:
For those that bought a " V series" kingston drive in late 2009.
Will the firmware be upgradeable for them?
Will they be able to get TRIM capability on their SSD's?

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