Kingston SSDNow V200 128GB SSD ReviewMon, Jul 23, 2012 - 12:00 AM
A look Inside the V200
Opening the drive required the removal of the label on the front as the screws were hidden behind it.
Once open, the PCB was freely removable although it was a bit stuck to the thermal pad found underneath.
This particular side of the PCB features nothing of importance other than the model information sticker.
All the good stuff is on this side with the NAND, controller and cache chips.
The MLC NAND is Toshiba manufactured, 16GB in density and the very same chips as found in the iPad 2. There are eight in total which equates to 128GB (1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes) in total on board.
Dual ProMOS DDR2-800 chips, each 32MB in capacity, flank the controller and assist the controller by buffering the data as needed.
Though branded Toshiba, this is in reality a JMicron (JMF66x) designed controller that supports SATA 6Gbps along with TRIM, idle garbage collection and all of the functions that the user never sees such as wear-leveling and error correction.