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Kingston Digital Ships Next-Generation  Affordable Consumer SSD

Kingston Digital Ships Next-Generation Affordable Consumer SSD

Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the SSDNow V100, the latest addition to the SSDNow family of solid-state drives (SSD). Designed for mainstream consumers, the Kingston® SSDNow V100 SSD is the best performance enhancer and most cost-effective upgrade path for desktops and notebooks, short of a total system replacement.

The Kingston SSDNow V100 expands the SSDNow line with the addition of a 256 GB capacity drive for consumers. Also available in 64 GB and 128 GB capacities, the new Kingston SSDNow V100 has Windows® 7 TRIM support and features an optimized controller and advanced NAND Flash technology for increased read and write performance. Consumers looking to extend the life cycle of their current system will notice quicker operating system start-up and application load times as well as a faster overall user experience with the new SSDNow V100.

 “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 Steve Hall, European Product Development Manager of Flash, 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 versus performance ratio.”
            The Kingston SSDNow V100 drives ship as either 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.

Kingston SSDNow drives are backed by a three-year warranty and 24/7 live technical support. For more information visit Kingston.

Kingston SSDNow V100 Features & Specifications:
·         Innovative: 2.5″ form factor; uses NAND Flash memory components

·         Interface:SATA 1.5Gb/s & 3.0Gb/s

·         Capacities*: 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB

·         Sequential Speed**:
    up to 250 MB/s read (all capacities);
    up to 230MB/s for 128 GB & 256 GB, up to 145MB/s for 64 GB write

·         PCMark Vantage HDD Suite Score†

    64 GB – 19,932
   128 GB – 20,571
   256 GB – 19,910
·         Silent: runs silent and cool with no moving parts

·         Reliable: less likely to fail than a standard hard drive

·         Shock-Resistant: no moving mechanical parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions

·         Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology

·         Supports TRIM***:ensures maximum performance on compatible operating systems

·         Power Specs:Active 6.4W (TYP) / Sleep 1.0W (TYP)

·         Storage Temperatures: -40° C to 85° C

·         Operating Temperatures: 0° C to 70° C

·         Weight: 77 g

·         Vibration Operating: 2.17G (7-800Hz)

·         Vibration Non-operating: 20G (10-2000Hz)

·         Life Expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF

·         Warranty/Support: Three-year warrant with 24/7 support

*Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at kingston.com/flash_memory_guide.

**Speed may vary due to host and device configuration.

*** Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Linux 2.6.33

† Test system: Intel DG45ID Desktop Motherboard; Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 CPU @ 2.83GHz; System Memory 4 GB; On-Board SATA 3Gbps with AHCI-Enabled Window 7 64-bit.

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