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Kingston Introduces SSDNow V “Value” Series SSDs

Kingston Introduces SSDNow V “Value” Series SSDs

In an effort to help making upgrading to a solid state hard drive more affordable, Kingston Technology is announcing the SSDNow V Series solid-state drive (SSD) upgrade bundles. Designed for mass-market consumers and small and medium businesses, the Kingston SSDNow V Series upgrade bundles are the first products in Kingston’s series of low-cost, value-driven SSD solutions for existing desktops and notebooks. The new drives are available in 128GB and 64GB capacities.

"The SSDNow V Series upgrade bundles are a terrific solution - given the current economy - for cost-conscious consumers who want an instant performance increase on an existing computer at a very reasonable price point," said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. "We are trying to garner mass-market adoption of SSDs by bundling together all of the software, hardware and step-by-step instructions in a couple of low-cost options aimed squarely at everyday users. The V Series upgrade bundles are a perfect complement to our existing line of SSDNow products that target enterprise customers and prosumers."

Because Kingston's SSDNow V Series upgrade bundles come with cloning software, there is no need to reload the operating system or do anything that would alter critical data files on a drive. After cloning, the operating system and applications will reside on the SSD to deliver the best possible performance while the original hard drive can be used to store data such as music, videos, files, and photos.

For notebook users, Kingston's SSDNow V Series upgrade bundles provide the added benefit of less heat generation and additional ruggedness in comparison to traditional hard drives. Since the notebook upgrade kit comes with an external enclosure, you’ll be able to use your original hard drive for additional storage.

Louis Kaneshiro, senior technology manager, Kingston, said users can expect to see an overall drive improvement of approximately 50% over existing 7200RPM and 5400RPM hard-disk drives based on the company’s internal suite of benchmark tests.




The SSDNow V Series upgrade bundle kits include:

  • Kingston SSDNow V Series solid-state drive
  • Acronis True Image cloning software and CD installation guide
  • 3.5" mounting brackets and hardware (desktop bundle only)
  • SATA data and power cable extenders (desktop bundle only)
  • 2.5" USB SATA external enclosure (notebook bundle only)
Kingston SSDNow V Series Features and Specifications:
  • Fast: up to 100MB/sec. read; 80MB/sec. write
  • Performance: enhances productivity; makes users more efficient
  • Form Factor: 2.5"; uses NAND Flash memory components
  • Silent: runs silent and cool with no moving mechanical parts
  • Reliable: less likely to fail than a standard hard drive
  • Shock Resistant: no moving parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions than a hard drive
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
  • Guaranteed: backed by a three-year Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support
  • Capacity: 64GB, 128GB
  • Storage temperatures: -40° C to 85° C
  • Operating temperatures: 0° C to 70° C
  • Vibration operating: 2.17 G (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20 G (20-2000Hz)
  • Power specs: 128GB Active: 2.5W (TYP); Sleep: 0.45W (TYP)
  • Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF

Kingston SSDNow V Series Solid-State Drives

Part Number

Capacity and Features

MSRP (U.S. only)

SNV125-S2BD/64GB

64GB 2.5″ SATA SSD w/desktop bundle

$ 149

SNV125-S2BN/64GB

64GB 2.5″ SATA SSD w/notebook bundle

$ 149

SNV125-S2BD/128GB

128GB 2.5″ SATA SSD w/desktop bundle

$ 263

SNV125-S2BN/128GB

128GB 2.5″ SATA SSD w/notebook bundle

$ 263
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Good idea. Should help get the SSD market to the masses. Cheaper prices/bigger capacity is all that is holding the floodgates back. Won't be long now.

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Actually it probably will be a while.  Took 4 years for us to hit 250gb as $50.  The fact there is a value version of a hard drive makes me question quality and performance.  One place I don't want to skimp on a purchase is my harddrive, I don't care who makes it.

There's also cloning software which probably adds up to make it $150

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