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Kingston releases V-series SSD

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Mumbai: Kingston Digital announced the SSDNow V-series 30GB boot drive, the latest addition to its V (Value) family of solid-state drives (SSD).

“In our quest to bring SSDs into mainstream use, we are aiming to deliver a lower price point while boosting performance,” said Nathan Su, Sales Director-Flash Memory, Kingston, APAC. “Desktop users can extend the life cycle of their systems with this drive, as there is less data for them to backup to the network. In addition, we will also release a 30GB SSD twin-pack for prosumers and enthusiasts who want to take performance to the next level,” he added.

The product also offers Windows 7 TRIM support, which helps the SSD maintain high performance through the life of the drive. PCMark vantage advanced HDD suite and PCMark 05 runs a series of tests such as Windows 7 and XP startup, importing photos, adding music to Windows Media Center and application loading. The score is an indicator of how many bytes are moved per second.

As part of Kingston's goal to provide a low-cost SSD solution and an easy upgrade path, the drive is also available with a bundle that includes cloning software, 2.5-3.5-inch mounting brackets and SATA data and power cable extenders. Kingston will also offer a solution for performance-minded enthusiasts looking to install a RAID configuration consisting of two 30GB SSD boot drives and extra cables.

The Kingston SSDNow V series 30GB boot drive will begin shipping in February. It is backed by a three-year warranty and free tech support.

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