KINGSTON SSDNOW V310 SSD COMPONENTS
The front of the SSD gives away the large storage capacity of the drive (left), whereas the back gives away nothing, very plain and simple (right). The four screws required to open the Kingston SSD are under the Kingston sticker and are Torx Security T6.
Taking a look at the inside of the SSDNow V310, we can see that there are 8 NAND memory modules per side, along with the Phison PS3108 eight channel controller.
The key feature of this controller is the fact that it supports up to 1TB of NAND flash memory. The short code Micron uses to identify the NAND flash memory is NW510. Checking out this code on the Micron FBGA decoder, we discover the part number to be MT29F512G08CKCABH7. By then checking The SSD Database, we find that this memory is Micron MLC 20nm NAND flash memory, and the very same that we saw in our Micron M500 1TB SSD Review.
Taking a closer look at the printed circuit board (PCB), we can see that the drive features 16 Micron NAND memory modules that house the 960 GB of RAW storage. In this case, each module is 64 GB in size, and overprovisioning and firmware needs drop the drive from 1024 GB to 960 GB.