Kingston Adds 30GB SSDNow V Series To Entry-Level Range

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News Posted: Thu, Jan 14 2010 12:07 PM
Kingston's original 40GB SSDNow drive has been a real hit for thestorage company; or, at least that's the impression that we're gettingnow. In order to reach out to even more potential consumers who wouldlove to swap out at least their boot drive to a solid state drive, thecompany has just announced the SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive. As youwould expect, this is described as an "affordable way to boost theperformance of your desktop computer."

The unit will be priced as under 90 pounds in the UK, which enables itto be a fast, affordable way to seriously upgrade the speed andperformance of your PC. Just as an example, Kingston promises thatapplication loading will be nearly 6x faster than on a conventionalHDD, and a dual-pack of these drives will be released in the future forthose looking for even more performance. As with the 40GB version, thisdrive is also available as an all-in-one bundle kit, including cloningsoftware, 2.5" to 3.5" brackets and SATA data and power cableextenders. The drive will begin shipping late next month.



Kingston SSDNow 30GB Boot Drive Features and Specifications:
  • Sequential Speed**: up to 180MB/sec. read
    50MB/sec. write
  • Performance: enhances productivity; makes users more efficient
  • Innovative: 2.5" form factor; uses NAND Flash memory components
  • Silent: runs silent and cool with no moving parts
  • Reliable: less likely to fail than a standard hard drive
  • Shock Resistant: no moving parts; handles rougher conditions than a hard drive
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
  • Guaranteed: three-year Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support
  • Capacity1: 30GB
  • Storage temperatures: -40° C to 85° C
  • Operating temperatures: 0° C to 70° C
  • Vibration operating: 20G Peak, 10-2000Hz, (20min/Axis)x3 Axis
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak, 10-2000Hz, (12Cycle/Axis)x3 Axis, x 20min.
  • Power specs: Read: 1.4W (TYP), 2.5W (MAX)
    Write: 1.7W(TYP), 4.2W (MAX)
    Idle, Standby, Sleep: 55mw (TYP)
  • Life expectancy: 500,000 hours MTBF

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Makes sense, a 30GB SSD will be able to run your OS and most of your programs off of it.

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Jan 14 2010 3:54 PM

Yeah 30 Gigs will work for an OS drive. As of yet believe it or not I still don't have one in my system. I know, I know don't even say it. I just can't realize the cost versus the size issue, and yes I have worked on systems with them and installed them. I just cannot at the current market bring myself to do it. I am definitely attracted to the PCI-X and the SATA 6 versions more so than anything else. Maybe when I get a system that will handle those things.

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rapid1 replied on Sun, Jan 17 2010 12:08 AM

I was commenting on the television news being delayed versus online news in another article. When I think about other print media it just seem to me it's already dead. This SSD kit is profiled in CPU magazine, and I was thinking about that because I had already seen it online. I really don't think print media as well as TV in a lot of formats has much longer but print specifically. Everyone is so used to having news at there finger tips that more than a week delay and it makes sense no more to me.

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