Kingston Launches SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive (Full Version)

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astra -> Kingston Launches SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive (10/29/2009 7:59:32 AM)

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of the SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive, the latest addition to its V (Value) family of solid-state drives (SSD). The Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive is one of the best and most cost-effective ways to accelerate any desktop's boot, shutdown and application load times.

"The SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive offers instant performance enhancement coupled with reliability and lower power consumption at a fraction of the cost of a new system," said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. "The 40GB Boot Drive is the latest offering in our V Series SSD line. It provides a low-cost upgrade solution that complements the installed hard-disk drive to extend the life cycle of existing desktop computers and workstations in homes and offices."

Using the industry-standard PCMark Vantage Advanced HDD Suite, the 40GB Boot Drive received a score of 13,883, whereas a 7200RPM hard-disk drive attained a score of 3,708*. PCMark Vantage Advanced HDD Suite runs a series of tests such as Windows Vista startup, importing photos, adding music to Windows Media Center and application loading. The score is an indicator of how many bytes were moved per second. For consumers who want to boot the performance of their original PCs, the conventional HDD has limitation due to its traditional mechanism. Compared to 7200RPM HDD, Kingston SSDNow V series 40GB Boot Drive's random read/write speed is 2~3 times faster. In common PC usage, the 80% of time is using random read/write. With the more affordable price, Kingston SSDNow V series 40GB Boot Drive now provides consumer the choice with better C/P (Cost/Performance) value ratio. Consumers will find the obvious improvement in their system and enjoy the great performance in such an easy way.

Kingston's SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive is designed for novice SSD users looking to increase their current desktop performance. As part of Kingston's goal to provide an easy upgrade path for first-time users and do-it-yourself system builders, the drive is also available with a bundle that includes cloning software, 2.5" to 3.5" brackets and SATA data and power cable extenders. The SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive is designed for a desktop system to be used in conjunction with an existing hard-disk drive (HDD). A PC operating system and key applications reside on the SSD while all data such as documents, music, files and photos remain on the HDD.

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