We have seen almost all solid state drive manufactures release an "entry-level" drive. This is mainly because of the ready availability of TLC NAND. While these entry-level SSDs do not have the performance and endurance of the high-performance SSDs we all love, they most definitely offer better performance and endurance than traditional hard drives. Kingston is one such company that has recently released an entry-level solid state drive and today we get to take a look at it. The drive is the SSDNow UV400 and it is powered by the Marvell 88SS1074 SSD four-channel controller with Toshiba 15nm 2D planar Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND. The drive offers sequential read and write speeds of 550 MB/s and 500 MB/s respectively along with a random 4K IOPS read and write of 90,000 IOPS and 35,000 IOPS respectively. Let's jump in and see what the SSDNow UV400 from Kingston is all about!
- CES 2018