Not everybody can afford to plunk down 300 bucks on a state-of-the-art solid-state drive. However, Kingston thinks it can woo users on a budget with a new, low-cost SSD designed to complement a mechanical solution.
The new SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive has a scant $115 suggested retail price, and Kingston claims it will be available for "as low as $84.99 after rebates" at Newegg after it starts shipping on November 9.
Billing the drive as "one of the best and most cost-effective ways to accelerate any desktop's boot, shutdown and application load times," Kingston quotes top sequential speeds of 170MB/s for reads and 40MB/s for writes. In SSD tradition, the 40-gig SSDNow V drive has a 2.5" form factor and a Serial ATA interface, as well.
The $85 price tag may be tough to resist for some, although not everybody will be able to squeeze their operating system and applications into 40GB. Windows 7 alone requires 20GB of space in its 64-bit iteration, and a single game can easily eat up 5-10GB these days. Then again, Kingston does stress that the drive is only meant to accommodate the "operating system and key applications."
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