Kingston SSDNow V100 256GB SATA II 3GB/s 2.5 Inch Desktop Bundle SV100S2D/256GZ
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- 250MB/sec read and 230MB/sec write speeds
- Faster boot times and application loads than hard drives
- No moving mechanical parts gives it longer life and ability to handle rougher conditions
- Backed by Kingstons three year warranty and 24/7 tech support
Kingston technology’s ssdnowv100 solid-state drive dramatically improves performance with impressive speeds. it makes any user more productive by speeding up boot times and application loads while removing hard drive crashes or failures. ssdnow v100 is ideal for consumers or small businesses looking for an affordable way to extend the life of desktops or notebooks at a lower cost than a replacement system. it’s perfect for home users, freelance designers and photographers, video editors, researchers, administrators and educators, and anyone who travels for their job. it’s built with no moving parts to provide durability and reliability and meet the needs of professionals in the office or on the road.
From the Manufacturer
Increase performance and productivity while extending the life of your computer with the Kingston SSDNow V100 256 GB Solid-State Drive with Desktop Bundle. The solid-state drive is built with no moving parts, making it far less susceptible to damage from shock and vibration than traditional hard drives. Utilizing NAND flash technology and a SATA interface, the drive delivers data throughput of up to 3 Gb/s. The drive also supports TRIM technology for optimized performance and the SMART monitoring system to detect problems so you can prevent drive failure. The V100 Drive Desktop Bundle includes everything you need to install this drive in your desktop computer, including software to easily transfer all your files.
Kingston SSDNow V100 Drive with Desktop Upgrade Bundle
Included software and hardware makes upgrading your desktop easy. View larger.
SATA Interface and NAND Technology for Faster Speed
Featuring a 2.5-inch form factor with flash memory components, the V100 solid-state drive uses NAND flash technology for storage, enabling read speeds of up to 250 MB/s and write speeds of up to 145 MB/s. And, the convenient 2.5-inch size fits everywhere a regular hard drive does, including external enclosures.
With 256 GB of storage, the SSDNow V100 Drive has plenty of capacity for today's demanding applications. Its SATA interface, with data throughput of up to 3.0 Gb/s, launches programs and copies files rapidly, decreasing your wait time and increasing your productivity. Also, the drive's TRIM Command feature, compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Linux 2.6.33, allows it to maintain optimum performance. And for added peace of mind, it supports SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis Reporting Technology), which alerts you to problems before they occur, so you get increased performance and reliability in one fast drive.
Included Accessories for Easy Desktop Upgrade
This Kingston SSDNow V100 Drive Desktop Bundle comes with all the accessories needed for a smooth desktop upgrade, including system-cloning software, mounting brackets, and cables. Adding the V100 to your desktop computer enables it to boot faster, utilizing the speed of the drive's flash-based technology. And it works alongside your existing hard drive, optimizing its performance. The kit makes adding your new drive simple.
The SSDNow V100 Drive also works great with a notebook computer, extending its life and offering plenty of capacity to run today's powerful applications. You'll get the memory you need, decrease boot-up time, and increase your productivity. And with the drive's solid-state design, your notebook will run silently and operate cooler while using less power. To make it easier for notebook users to upgrade their computers, the SSDNow V100 256 GB Drive with Notebook Upgrade Kit Bundle is also available.
Greater Reliability than Traditional Drives
Most hard drives spin on a platter, making them susceptible to vibrations and sensitive to bumps, especially when you're on the go. The Kingston SSDNow V100 Drive is built with flash-based technology that uses no moving parts. The result is a durable and more reliable drive that runs faster and quieter.
Reduced Power Consumption
The Kingston SSDNow V100 Drive not only increases performance--it also operates on less power while generating less heat, reducing its environmental impact. At a fraction of the cost of a new system, you'll save money and lower your energy consumption.
The SSDNow V100 Drive is backed by a three-year warranty.
What's in the Box
256 GB solid-state drive, system-cloning software, mounting brackets, and cables.
Top customer reviews
The 2.5" -> 3.5" adapter also doesn't line up with all the screws so it isn't held in the most secure. I'd get just the drive and a different "desktop kit". I'd also probably get the drive from somebody else since Kingston's firmware seems to be having fatal issues.
I submitted an RMA to Kingston and so far I'm on day 3 without hearing a response.
I have returned the drive to Amazon and promptly received a full refund. Great service as usual from Amazon.
Maybe this unit was a lemon. Maybe the technology is not quite mature enough for dependable use. I intend to purchase another SSD drive... in about 6 months.