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    News - Kingston launches second-gen SSDNow V+ solid-state drives

    Larger capacities, faster speeds and TRIM support on offer. Still pricey, though.
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    Re: News - Kingston launches second-gen SSDNow V+ solid-state drives

    What controller?

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    Re: News - Kingston launches second-gen SSDNow V+ solid-state drives

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    What controller?
    Toshiba, I believe.

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    Re: News - Kingston launches second-gen SSDNow V+ solid-state drives

    No continued Trim support for the previous gen. Yeah, didn't see that coming *rolls eyes*.

    There's a lot of threads out there where people have been asking Kingston whether updated firmware would be released (for Trim reasons), and not getting a straight answer.

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    Re: News - Kingston launches second-gen SSDNow V+ solid-state drives

    This review suggests a Toshiba controller.

    I'm still trying to work out which of their benchmarks will give me any real idea of boot drive performance.
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    Re: News - Kingston launches second-gen SSDNow V+ solid-state drives

    I'm looking at buying an SSD in about 3 weeks time, but right now nothing is stopping me from going with the Intel, almost by default rather than because I know its going to be best performance per £ for what I want.

    That makes me a sad panda, hopefully we will see some good reviews of this soon (*HINT* hexus get one *HINT*)
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    Re: News - Kingston launches second-gen SSDNow V+ solid-state drives

    Well, the trend continue: newer, we are getting newer ever slightly better drives (in feature and performance - allegedly, but I see no reason not to believe), yet price per GB remains more or less the same.

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    Re: News - Kingston launches second-gen SSDNow V+ solid-state drives

    But then, we know SSDs are where the performance is at.
    No, it's not. For performance think of the iRam or the ACard - look at the PCMark 05/Vantage world records, all done on iRams and ACards. Yes, not very practical and more expensive, but my point is against your claim of performance.

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    Re: News - Kingston launches second-gen SSDNow V+ solid-state drives

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    I'm looking at buying an SSD in about 3 weeks time, but right now nothing is stopping me from going with the Intel, almost by default rather than because I know its going to be best performance per £ for what I want.
    Tricky one as the older Kingstons retailing at £121 have Read 100MB/s, Write 80MB/s and these new ones 230MB/s and 180MB/s - so better than twice the speed for around £18 more

    The £99 Intel is only 40gb against Kingston's 64gb and the speeds are not up to the Kingston with 200MB/s & 70MB/s so I think that the jury is still out. We need an SSD with the Kingston's write spec to be priced sub-£100 to have a killer drive (quote me on that in two years time)

    Like you though, a true comparison, and not just spec sheets, is needed before I can make my mind up . . . typical Libran . . . (*HINT* hexus get one *HINT*)

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    Re: News - Kingston launches second-gen SSDNow V+ solid-state drives

    Ah this is for a laptop so i'm wanting 160GB~ ish, mabye even go for 260 one, budget might stretch far enough for that.

    Don't care about power much, just want ultra fast speeds
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    Re: News - Kingston launches second-gen SSDNow V+ solid-state drives

    Quote Originally Posted by Gregalach View Post
    Tricky one as the older Kingstons retailing at £121 have Read 100MB/s, Write 80MB/s and these new ones 230MB/s and 180MB/s - so better than twice the speed for around £18 more

    The £99 Intel is only 40gb against Kingston's 64gb and the speeds are not up to the Kingston with 200MB/s & 70MB/s so I think that the jury is still out. We need an SSD with the Kingston's write spec to be priced sub-£100 to have a killer drive (quote me on that in two years time)

    Like you though, a true comparison, and not just spec sheets, is needed before I can make my mind up . . . typical Libran . . . (*HINT* hexus get one *HINT*)

    and then go for two in Raid 0 with the Lycom ST-139F ?
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?ProductId=30618
    You're looking at the wrong numbers though (well if you want a boot drive) as sequential read/write is pretty much irrelevant for the OS drive - look at random read/writes on 4k files for a better picture. There's a reason why intel drives are sought after - they focused on what mattered rather than what looked good on the marketing flyer.

    There's a new OCZ 30gb ~85quid drive out I think too..

    P.S. Kingston are bastards for shafting us 40gb owners on TRIM support, especially given it's got a sodding intel controller.
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    Re: News - Kingston launches second-gen SSDNow V+ solid-state drives

    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    P.S. Kingston are bastards for shafting us 40gb owners on TRIM support, especially given it's got a sodding intel controller.
    Agreed they are bastards for doing that but it's pretty simple to do a manual "trim" every now and again IIRC.
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    Re: News - Kingston launches second-gen SSDNow V+ solid-state drives

    Intel shafted their own, i doubt Kingston are going to mind.
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    Re: News - Kingston launches second-gen SSDNow V+ solid-state drives

    Quote Originally Posted by badass View Post
    Agreed they are bastards for doing that but it's pretty simple to do a manual "trim" every now and again IIRC.
    Out of interest, how would you recommend doing it? HDDErase or something?
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    Re: News - Kingston launches second-gen SSDNow V+ solid-state drives

    Except you'd have to erase everything. TRIM just stops the need for a re-format to get back up to speed. Suppose it can't be that much of a hassle on a small drive with just an OS on it anyway ?
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