IntroductionThe solid-state disk (SSD) market will soon be reinvigorated when Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 operating system hits the retail shelves.
SSD manufacturers are acutely aware of the Windows 7 effect and will launch renewed campaigns highlighting the multifarious benefits of SSDs when compared to traditional hard drives.
Prices, however, haven't dropped by as much as we'd hoped. A quality 64GB drive - close to the minimum size for a full operating system and associated programs - continues to hover over £100.
Kingston's SSD Now value-oriented series bucked the trend by coming in at £99 for a 64GB model, complete with backup software and, in the case of the notebook kit, a 2.5in USB caddy. As we found out in our review, performance was distinctly average.
The memory manufacturer is now back with a performance drive that should give the competition a run for their money. Priced at £135 for a 64GB model, the SSD Now+ is under the review spotlight.