Kingston introduces next generation SSD

The drive announced has a new 256GB capacity, optimised controller and improved NAND flash allowing it to achieve better performance

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Kingston introduces next generation SSD
By  Clayton Vallabhan Published  December 22, 2010

Kingston Digital announces the launch of the new SSDNow V100. This solid state drive is part of the Kingston SSDNow family and is said to be designed for mainstream consumers. The company feels it may be the best performance enhancer and most cost productive upgrade path for desktops and notebooks.

The drive announced has a new 256GB capacity, optimised controller and improved NAND flash, making it achieve quicker read and write speeds resulting in higher performance levels. The series also has 64GB and 128GB variants and has Windows 7 TRIM support.

"We are determined to stimulate the consumer upgrade market through Kingston's various upgrade bundle kits that provide cloning software and all of the accessories needed to advance one's desktop or notebook PC from a hard-disk drive to an SSD," said Antoine Harb, Business Development Manager- MEA, Kingston Technology. "Our new SSDNow V100 drives do just that as they represent the best value for an affordable upgrade solution with a low price vs. performance ratio."

The SSDNow V100 can be purchased as a stand-alone unit or as an upgrade bundle kit. The desktop bundle kit includes the SSD, cloning software, cables (SATA data and power), and 3.5″ hard-drive mounting brackets and screws.  The notebook bundle includes the SSD, cloning software and a 2.5″ external enclosure allowing the replaced hard drive to be used as extra storage.

All of Kingston's SSDNow drives come with a three-year warranty against manufacturing defects.


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