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Old November 1, 2010, 11:53 AM
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Default Kingston Launches V+ 100 SSD Series With Always-On Garbage Collection

<p>Kingston announced this morning, a new line of V+ 100 solid states drives, primarily intended for corporate use, but it brings with it new technologies that may hopefully trickle down to the consumer level eventually. An edited press release with details below.The new drive features enhanced garbage collection that is not OS dependent, making it... [ Read full article ]
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Old November 1, 2010, 12:15 PM
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After looking at the price of $390 for a 128GB model, I think the performance will have to be significantly better than 25% more. That or really reduce prices.
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Yeah you can buy the current 128 for like $160 on sale... just checked NCIX and it's $200, price match would be cheaper.
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That's a cool idea actually. Despite the blistering speeds we see with SSDs today, we must remember that the greatest "gain" is actually the reduced access times. Kingston is tapping into an un-served market by catering to users who still operate PATA-based hardware.

I don't if they'll sell many of these but, there are bound to be plenty of people with older laptops who will see this is a breath of new life for their aging machines.
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That's a cool idea actually. Despite the blistering speeds we see with SSDs today, we must remember that the greatest "gain" is actually the reduced access times. Kingston is tapping into an un-served market by catering to users who still operate PATA-based hardware.

I don't if they'll sell many of these but, there are bound to be plenty of people with older laptops who will see this is a breath of new life for their aging machines.
These are not PATA drives so they are not going to help cater to PATA-based hardware.
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Honestly,

Besides the regular 64GB & 128GB SSDnow (non-V+) that are selling for cheap, there is very few incentives to buy Kingston SSDs right now...way too expensive (with less performance) compared to the competition...unless the GC in no-TRIM environment becomes the sales argument...
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