Kingston Boosts Speed, Adds TRIM Support to Entry-Level SSD Line


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Hey look Kingston just boosted speed, and added TRIM support for it’s entry level SSDs.. The new SSDNow V series SSDs will be shipping on February 15th and come in capacities of 30, 64 and 128gigs. Prices will range from $110 to $377 depending on which configuration and capacity you might decide to get. You’ll be able to get just the drive, a desktop bundle or a notebook bundle. the desktop bundle includes mounting brackets  and Acronis software, or you can get it with just the SATA data and power cables. The Notebook bundle comes with a 2.5” USB SATA external enclosure.

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it will ship its second generation SSDNow V Series solid-state drive (SSD) on February 15. Targeted for mainstream consumers and small and medium businesses, the new Kingston(R) SSDNow V Series offers higher performance than its predecessor and supports Windows(R) 7 TRIM functionality while maintaining pricing. Capacities are 30GB, 64GB and 128GB and the drive comes as a standalone unit or with a bundled solution for desktop or notebook systems.

"Kingston has really increased the performance on the new second generation SSDNow V Series drive without raising the price. A first-generation SSDNow V Series 64GB bundle upgrade kit can be found for about $150 (U.S.) at retailers and e-tailers so maintaining pricing will be huge for our customers," said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. "By bundling together all of the software, hardware and step-by-step instructions with the drive, we make it easy for everyday users to upgrade with an SSD. The addition of TRIM support is a key benefit because it enables the SSD to maintain optimal performance throughout its lifespan."

Kingston’s SSDNow V Series upgrade bundles are the simplest, most efficient upgrade path to inject new life and performance into an existing desktop or notebook PC. There is no need to reload the operating system or do anything that would alter critical data files. The included cloning software makes it simple to move the contents of the existing hard-disk drive (HDD) to the SSD.

  The SSDNow V Series upgrade bundle kits include:
  --  Kingston SSDNow V Series solid-state drive
  --  Acronis(R) 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)

The Kingston SSDNow V Series and bundle are backed by a three-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit www.kingston.com.

  Kingston SSDNow V Series Features and Specifications:
  -----------------------------------------------------
  -- Sequential Speed*:
      -- 128GB: up to 200MB/sec. read; 160MB/sec. write
      -- 64GB: up to 200MB/sec. read; 110MB/sec. write
      -- 30GB: up to 180MB/sec. read; 50MB/sec. write
  -- PCMark(R) HDD 2005**:
      -- 128GB: 20,177
      -- 64GB: 21,317
      -- 30GB: 18,900
  -- 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 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 TRIM: TRIM notifies the SSD which data blocks are
     available to be written to
  -- 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***: 30GB, 64GB, 128GB
  -- Storage temperatures: -40 degrees C to 85 degrees C
  -- Operating temperatures: 0 degrees C to 70 degrees C
  -- Vibration operating: 2.17G (7-800Hz)
  -- Vibration non-operating: 20G (20-2000Hz)
  -- Power specs: 128GB, 64GB Active: 5.2W (TYP); Sleep: 0.7W (TYP)
                   30GB Active: 1.7W (TYP); Sleep: 0.05W (TYP)
  Life expectancy: 128GB , 64GB: 1 million hours MTBF
                      30GB: 500,000 hours MTBF

  * Based on internal testing. Performance may vary based on system
    settings.
  ** Test System: Intel(R) DG945ID Desktop Motherboard; Intel(R) Core 2
     Quad Q9550 CPU at 2.83GHz; 4GB system memory; Windows(R) XP SP3
  *** Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other
    functions and thus is not available for data storage.  For more
    information, please consult Kingston's Flash Memory Guide at
    Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.




                Kingston SSDNow V Series Solid-State Drives
                -------------------------------------------
   
  Part Number        Capacity and Features                 MSRP (U.S. only).
  -----------        ---------------------                 -----------------
  SNV125-S2/30GB     30GB 2.5    SATA SSD stand-alone drive      $109.99 
                                                           (shipping 3/1/10)
  SNV425-S2/64GB     64GB 2.5    SATA SSD stand-alone drive      $208.00
  SNV425-S2/128GB    128GB 2.5    SATA SSD stand-alone drive     $362.00

  SNV425-S2BN/64GB   64GB 2.5    SATA SSD notebook bundle        $216.00
  SNV425-S2BN/128GB  128GB 2.5    SATA SSD notebook bundle       $377.00
  SNV125-S2BD/30GB   30GB 2.5    SATA SSD desktop bundle         $124.99 
                                                           (shipping 3/1/10)
  SNV425-S2BD/64GB   64GB 2.5    SATA SSD desktop bundle         $216.00
  SNV425-S2BD/128GB  128GB 2.5    SATA SSD desktop bundle        $377.00


  About Kingston Digital, Inc.

Kingston Digital, Inc. ("KDI") is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com or call 800-337-8410.

Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.

Web Site: http://www.kingston.com/

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