Kingston Digital, Inc., which is Kingston Technology Company, Inc.’s Flash memory division, has announced its newest iteration of the SSDNow V300 Family, designated as the V310. The Kingston SSDNow V310 delivers the boosted performance and system responsiveness typical of a solid-state drive upgrade, while also offering 960GB of capacity to store games, movies, music, files, programs and applications.
Utilizing a Phison 3108 controller, the SSDNow V310 can achieve sequential read speeds of (up to) 450 MB/s, and sequential write speeds of (up to) 450 MB/s. Random 4K read speeds are stated as (up to) 27,000 IOPS, with random 4K write speeds of (up to) 10,500 IOPS. The 960GB capacity makes the SSDNow V310 a true and complete HDD replacement, allowing users to migrate their entire HDD over to the V310, often with storage capacity to spare.
According to Ariel Perez, SSD business manager at Kingston, “Since 2009, our V ‘Value’ series solid-state drives have delivered the best price to performance ratio as possible to enable consumers on a budget or entry-level users to experience the benefits of SSD technology. Our new V310 continues that along with providing the biggest capacity ever in a Kingston SSD. SSDNow V310 with its large 960GB capacity is the perfect upgrade to an existing system as it improves boot speeds and application load times helping maximize one’s computer investment.”
The SSDNow V310 is being packaged in four different versions:
- SV310S37A/960G — Stand-alone drive at an MSRP of $910.00
- SV310S3D7/960G — Desktop upgrade kit, which includes a 3.5″ mounting bracket & screws, SATA data and power cables, an HDD cloning software CD, and an installation video DVD, at an MSRP of $928.00.
- SV310S3N7A/960G — Notebook Upgrade Kit, which includes a 2.5″ USB enclosure, a 7mm to 9.5mm adapter, an HDD cloning software CD, and an installation video DVD, at an MSRP of $928.00.
- SV310S3B7A/960G — Desktop/Notebook upgrade kit, which includes all components of both the desktop and notebook upgrade kits (MSRP not specified).
As is usually the case, once new drives hit the channel, the selling price can drop well below MSRP. The V310 is currently selling on Amazon and Newegg for between $550 and $600, putting it in the price range of 57-62 cents per GB.
Power consumption for the SSDNow V310 is stated at 1.28W average (1.16W (max) read / 5.39W (max) write), and 0.08W at idle. Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is stated as 1,000,000 hours. Kingston is backing the SSDNow V310 with a three-year warranty.