Kingston Releases Firmware Update for SSDNow V200
Better Consumer Value with Increased Performance at New Lower Price
Sydney, Australia – June 15, 2012 – Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a new firmware update for the 64GB and 128GB SSDNow V200 that increases performance and fixes known bugs. The SSDNow V200 is the latest generation of the entry-level, budget V series that helps consumers revive and extend the life of their current PC, bringing value and high performance to consumers looking for a super affordable upgrade option.
The new firmware update increases IOPS performance for the 64GB and 128GB capacities. Random write IOPS have increased 136 percent for the 64GB, and 129 percent for the 128GB*. Random read IOPS have increased 22 percent for the 64GB, and 5 percent for the 128GB compared to the previous drive*. The 256GB capacity is unaffected and does not require the firmware update. For current owners of the 64GB and 128GB SSDNow V200, the firmware update can be found at www.kingston.com/en/support/technical/downloads?product=sv200s3&filename=V200fw_120506a.
Kingston SSDs are backed by a three-year warranty and free live technical support. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com/en/ssd.
* IOPS increase for both read and write were calculated based on the following V200 IOPS specs. Before firmware update IOPS – S Read: 64GB 32k, 128GB 36k. S Write: 64GB 1.4k, 128GB 2.4k. After firmware update IOPS – S Read: 64GB 39k, 128GB 38k. S Write: 64GB 3.3k, 128GB 5.5k. Test platform: Intel DP67BG Sandy Bridge platform; Intel 2500k CPU; 4GB 1333MHz ValueRAM; Windows 7 X64 Ultimate with all available patches and updates; drive connected to onboard SATA 3 port.
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Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China, and sales representatives in the United States, Taiwan, China, India, Australia, Vietnam, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and Latin America. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com/en/.