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

Kingston's original 40GB SSDNow drive has been a real hit for the storage company; or, at least that's the impression that we're getting now. In order to reach out to even more potential consumers who would love to swap out at least their boot drive to a solid state drive, the company has just announced the SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive. As you would expect, this is described as an "affordable way to boost the performance of your desktop computer."

The unit will be priced as under 90 pounds in the UK, which enables it to be a fast, affordable way to seriously upgrade the speed and performance of your PC. Just as an example, Kingston promises that application loading will be nearly 6x faster than on a conventional HDD, and a dual-pack of these drives will be released in the future for those looking for even more performance. As with the 40GB version, this drive is also available as an all-in-one bundle kit, including cloning software, 2.5" to 3.5" brackets and SATA data and power cable extenders. 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