One good example of the benefits of economies of scale, increased
reliability and performance is Kingston Technology's new SSDnow
V-Series drives. This 128GB drive that we have on the bench retails for
right about $229. If you remember same time last year, a similar sized
drive was easily double that price. Clearly the V in V-Series also
stands for value, but how much of that is taken away in performance?
Kingston says they worked hard with controller manufacturers to get the
price point and performance just right. We're definitely anxious to see
if it's ready for the mainstream user. On with the review!