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Kingston 64GB SSDNow V SSD 2.5" @ £76.99 delivered from ebuyer
Kingston 64GB SSDNow V SSD 2.5" @ £76.99 delivered from ebuyer

Kingston 64GB SSDNow V SSD 2.5" @ £76.99 delivered from ebuyer

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This is Kingston’s latest generation of SSDNow V series drive giving all the performance gains and power consumption reductions of a new system, at a fraction of the price.
At up to 200 MB/s. the V series offers twice its predecessor’s read speeds, and adds outstanding write speeds of up to 160MB/s (128 GB), 110MB/s (64 GB) and 50MB/s (30 GB). Compatible with any SATA interface-based computer, they can quickly extend the life of an organisation’s systems.
With Windows 7 and TRIM support built in, plus legendary Kingston® reliability, a three-year warranty and 24/7 tech support, they are an excellent low-cost way to improve productivity and reduce downtime.

Product Specification
Capacity = 64GB
Form Factor = 2.5”
Read speed = 200MB/sec
Write speed = 110MB/sec
IOPS = Random 4K read: 3,900, Random 4K write: 15
Stand-alone or kit
Interface = SATA I & II
Weight = 81.65 grams (+/- 2 grams)
TRIM Support = Yes
3 Year Warranty

Adding an SSD to a desktop already using a standard hard disk drive is a smart and efficient way to upgrade. Transferring the operating system and applications from the HDD to the SSD allows the SSD to be used as a bootable drive that takes full advantage of the flash-based technology.

For notebooks, SSDNow drives are a perfect replacement for hard drives resulting in faster, more reliable performance. Making this change will improve a notebook's efficiency in a wide range of tasks, from booting up to running the most robust operating system and demanding applications.

SSDNow uses a standard SATA interface but, unlike a regular HDD, SSD is very rugged and built with no moving parts, making it ideal for power users and road warriors who push the limits of their notebooks. Other benefits include reduced power usage, less noise and less heat generation.

SSDNow V Series drive helps organizations of all sizes and consumers enhance the performance of computers with a Serial ATA (SATA) interface. By improving a computer's performance and durability, SSDNow V Series drives help increase productivity, and extend the life of existing computers.

22 Comments

God I want one of these. I don't need one, but I want one.

Wasn't there an article release yesterday saying that sandforce drives were going to become close to £1 per penny soon? Perhaps there is a price crash coming on SSDs?

(£1 per gb I meant)

I had 2 of these and both failed. I went for the Corsair F60 for another £30.00 and have never looked back. These are cheap for a reason.

not the fastest SSD but definitely an improvement over a mechanical drive - I've a crucial M225 with similar spec's and it's a worth-while upgrade

mathewroberts

Wasn't there an article release yesterday saying that sandforce drives … Wasn't there an article release yesterday saying that sandforce drives were going to become close to £1 per penny soon? Perhaps there is a price crash coming on SSDs?



Damn, those Pennies and Gigabytes are easy to confuse !

Seems like a pretty good deal.
Although this isn't the fastest SSD available on the market, I'm sure someone will make use of it :P

I still don't know whether to get one of these or an OCZ 60

hot hot hot

If i was buying one, which i might.. I'd get the better OCZ, it's only ~£30 more ;]

Crap, not worth wasting the cash on. Going SSD? Go properly. The random reads are crap on this which is what makes them so good usually.

mathewroberts

Wasn't there an article release yesterday saying that sandforce drives … Wasn't there an article release yesterday saying that sandforce drives were going to become close to £1 per penny soon? Perhaps there is a price crash coming on SSDs?


i read that before the end of the year or early next year NAND flash (the memory that SSD's use) will be down to $1 per GB. that means £1 per GB for us in Britain :(! but this doesn't mean a 60gb SSD will be £60. it means 60GB of NAND flash will be £60, rememeber us consumers have to pay extra for the SSD coz it has the case, packaging, advertising, warranty etc. hopefully there will be a price drop so i can get one for my birthday in April :D!!
Edited by: "lucas4" 29th Sep 2010

"Crap, not worth wasting the cash on. Going SSD? Go properly."

Just out of interest, has the poster of the above USED the drive in question? I DO have one, after using a WD 'Raptor' 160Gb drive, and I can assure you that there is a marked difference to say the least. Sure, you can buy faster, but it will cost you some more - how 'much' more you want to spend is the deciding factor.

I decided to try this drive out now (which I'm very happy with), and when SSD's become far faster, cheaper, etc then I shall pop this drive in my laptop

Original Poster

lucas4

i read that before the end of the year or early next year NAND flash (the … i read that before the end of the year or early next year NAND flash (the memory that SSD's use) will be down to $1 per GB. that means £1 per GB for us in Britain :(! but this doesn't mean a 60gb SSD will be £60. it means 60GB of NAND flash will be £60, rememeber us consumers have to pay extra for the SSD coz it has the case, packaging, advertising, warranty etc. hopefully there will be a price drop so i can get one for my birthday in April :D!!



Well this SSD works out at £1.20 per GB and that's delivered as well

Zaxxan

Well this SSD works out at £1.20 per GB and that's delivered as well



But this isnt a Sandforce drive. This cheap improved version of jmicron/toshiba is still significantly worse than a decent sandforce/indilinx/intel drive

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ciro

But this isnt a Sandforce drive. This cheap improved version of … But this isnt a Sandforce drive. This cheap improved version of jmicron/toshiba is still significantly worse than a decent sandforce/indilinx/intel drive



Fair point, but not everyone can afford sandforce drives, I'd like to drive a Ferrari but unfortunately I will have to make do with my Lexus as I can't afford a Ferrari.

Yeah, I'd like a cheap 60gb Sandforce and a cheap 120gb Sandforce. one for laptop and one for desktop. Just wondering if its worth waiting, or whether I should buy myself a Vertex 2E now?

mathewroberts

Yeah, I'd like a cheap 60gb Sandforce and a cheap 120gb Sandforce. one … Yeah, I'd like a cheap 60gb Sandforce and a cheap 120gb Sandforce. one for laptop and one for desktop. Just wondering if its worth waiting, or whether I should buy myself a Vertex 2E now?


Uh a Vertex 2E is a Sandforce drive unless I'm very much mistaken? As are Crucial C300 and Corsair Force.

Well I have been using my Kingston for a few weeks now and it is great !
Don't put data on and backup to Netgear and SD card
It seems good so far and boots up very nicely.
I was speaking to a friend who did say that SSDs tend to just stop unlike a hard disk which starts getting errors but so far OK for me

Original Poster

it's gone up to £100 now so I've expired

I bought an ocz 60gb vertex2 and my it made a huge difference compared to my old standard hdd.
I couldnt get it working in raid/ahci mode as my dell vostro desktop refused to work in that mode. But even in normal ide mode its bloody quick! Win7 rated it as 7.2

You also get a free 3.5" drive bay adaptor. I paid £110 and worth every penny.
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