The Kingston SSDNow V300 120 GiB
In Figure 8, you see the Kingston SSDNow V300 120 GiB. The model we tested is the version 605ABBF.
Figure 8: the SSDNow V300 120 GiB
The case and the bottom cover of the V300 are made of metal, and the drive is closed with four screws that are very hard to remove, because they use a hard to find specific Torx screwdriver.
Figure 9: bottom of the V300
Figure 10 shows the solder side of the the V300 PCB. Here we have eight flash memory chips.
Figure10: solder side of the PCB
On the component side, we have only the controller chip. There are eight empty spaces for more Flash memory.
Figure 11: component side of the PCB
The controller used by the SSDNow V300 is a SandForce custom chip, model CL13826Z.
Figure 12: controller
The NAND flash memory chips are from Kingston, model FT16B08UCT1-DD.
Figure 13: memory chip