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    News - Kingston ushers in second-gen SSDNow V Series drives

    New range of mainstream solid-state drives tout increased performance and TRIM support.
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    Re: News - Kingston ushers in second-gen SSDNow V Series drives

    Controller?

    (well, someone had to ask...)

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    Re: News - Kingston ushers in second-gen SSDNow V Series drives

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryRW View Post
    Controller?

    (well, someone had to ask...)
    The drives use the new JMicron 618.

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    Re: News - Kingston ushers in second-gen SSDNow V Series drives

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryRW View Post
    Controller?

    (well, someone had to ask...)
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    comes equipped with the new JMicron 618 controller
    So, a JMicron, but a new one. Presumably without any of the issues with earlier JMicron controllers...

    EDIT: hmph, damn those responsive Hexus staff...

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    Re: News - Kingston ushers in second-gen SSDNow V Series drives

    damn - wish I could read properly...

    Am I right in thinking that where an SSD quotes sizes of standard 32gb ,64gb, 128gb, etc..., the actual usable space will be significantly less as the SSD will "rope off" a section to use for wear levelling etc... e.g. I understood that the vertex 120 gb is actually a 128gb drive, but they're just being honest about how much space you get to use.

    On a similar point, are SSD's subject to the GB vs GiB issue of normal HDD's?

    The 64GB drives are starting to tempt me, but if it's only 60Gb usable space, and then even less because of the GiB issue, I would be even less confident about whether it would be enough even for a system drive, applications and a couple of games.

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    Re: News - Kingston ushers in second-gen SSDNow V Series drives

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryRW View Post
    On a similar point, are SSD's subject to the GB vs GiB issue of normal HDD's
    They shouldn't be, because flash is addressed and arranged to base-2.
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    Re: News - Kingston ushers in second-gen SSDNow V Series drives

    The 64GB and 128GB stand-alone drives carry a suggested retail price of £112.48 and £195.79, respectively. We're still some way from reaching the £1-per-gigabyte sweet spot, but Kingston's latest range is one of the cheapest available.
    If those are competitive with Intel/Indilinx controller drives, it would be the first time I see the retail price (i.e. non offer) for that much under £2/GB (Intel and Indilinx hoovers at just over £2/GB, on average over the last 10 months), so it comes as no surprise that we are still ways away from £1/GB. Still, JMicron has lot of redeeming to do reputation wise, so they will not only have to make this generation of controllers work properly, but also price it lower to tempt people away from other more trusted controller makers.

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    Re: News - Kingston ushers in second-gen SSDNow V Series drives

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    Intel and Indilinx hoovers at just over £2/GB
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