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Kingston Digital Boosts Speed, Adds TRIM Support to Entry-Level SSD V “Value” Line

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Sunbury –on- Thames, UK , 11 February 2010- Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of Kingston Technology Corporation, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the shipment of its second generation Kingston SSDNow V Series solid-state drive (SSD) aimed at everyday users and small to medium businesses. The new Kingston® SSDNow V Series offers higher performance than its predecessor, and supports Windows® 7 TRIM functionality while maintaining the same pricing. The Kingston® SSDNow V Series Generation 2 available in 64GB and 128GB can be bought as a standalone unit or with a bundled solution for desktop or notebook systems.

“What we looked for in the new second generation of the Kingston SSDNow V Series was to really improve the performance of the drive without increasing the price,” said Steve Hall, Flash Product Development 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 SSDNow 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 Kingston SSDNow V Series upgrade bundle kits include:

  • Kingston SSDNow VSeries solid-state drive
  • Acronis® 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 and connecting cable (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/europe

Kingston SSDNow VSeriesFeatures and Specifications:

  • Sequential Speed*:
    • 128GB: up to 200MB/sec. read; 160MB/sec. write
    • 64GB: up to 200MB/sec. read; 110MB/sec. write
  • PCMark® HDD 2005**:
    • 128GB: 20,177
    • 64GB: 21,317
  • 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†: 64GB, 128GB
  • Storage temperatures: -40° C to 85° C
  • Operating temperatures: 0° C to 70° 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)
  • Life expectancy: 128GB

* Based on internal testing. Performance may vary based on system settings.
** 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.
Test System: Intel® DG945ID Desktop Motherboard; Intel® Core 2 Quad Q9550 CPU at 2.83GHz; 4GB system memory; Windows® XP SP3

Part Number

Capacity and Features

MSRP

SNV425-S2/64GB

64GB 2.5″ SATA SSD stand-alone drive

£112.48

SNV425-S2/128GB

128GB 2.5″ SATA SSD stand-alone drive

£195.79

SNV425-S2BN/64GB

64GB 2.5″ SATA SSD notebook bundle

£116.64

SNV425-S2BN/128GB

128GB 2.5″ SATA SSD notebook bundle

£204.13

SNV425-S2BD/64GB

64GB 2.5″ SATA SSD desktop bundle

£116.64

SNV425-S2BD/128GB

128GB 2.5″ SATA SSD desktop bundle

£204.13