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Kingston Technology Makes SSD Upgrade Affordable and Easy

  • 03 June, 2009 13:00

<p><em>SSDNow V “Value” Series Extend Life, Increase Performance of
Existing Systems</em><br/>
<br/>
<strong>Sydney, Australia</strong> – <strong>(June 3, 2009)</strong> –
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products,
today announced the release of the SSDNow V Series solid-state drive (SSD) upgrade
bundles. Targeted specifically for mass-market consumers and small and medium
businesses, the Kingston SSDNow V Series upgrade bundles, available in 128GB
and 64GB capacities, are the first products in a series of low-cost, value-driven
SSD solutions to increase performance on existing desktops and notebooks.<br/>
<br/>
“The SSDNow V Series upgrade bundles are a terrific solution ? given the
current economy ? for cost-conscious consumers who want an instant performance
increase on an existing computer at a very reasonable price point,” said
Vaughan Nankivell, Regional Manager- Australia and New Zealand for Kingston
Technology. “We are trying to garner mass-market adoption of SSDs by bundling
together all of the software, hardware and step-by-step instructions in a couple
of low-cost options aimed squarely at everyday users. The V Series upgrade bundles
are a perfect complement to our existing line of SSDNow products that target
enterprise customers and prosumers.”<br/>
<br/>
“Our focus has been to bring improvement to the everyday functions such
as speeding up boot up times and opening applications, at compelling price points,
to complement the existing hard drive in desktops,” said Louis Kaneshiro,
Senior Technology Manager, Kingston.<br/>
<br/>
Kingston’s SSDNow V Series upgrade bundles are the easiest, most efficient
upgrade path to inject new life and performance into one’s existing desktop
PC. There is no need to reload the operating system or do anything that would
alter critical data files. The included cloning software and step-by-step instructions
make it simple to move the contents of one’s existing hard-disk drive
(HDD) to the SSD. Once cloned, the OS and applications reside on the SSD while
the HDD serves as storage for data such as music, videos, files and photos.<br/>
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Notebook users will also experience the benefits of higher performance on everyday
functions as well as less heat generation and ruggedness as the SSD contains
no moving parts. The notebook upgrade kit comes with an external enclosure,
which allows users to retain their original hard drive and allow for additional
storage.<br/>
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“Based on our internal suite of benchmark tests, users can expect to see
an overall drive improvement of approximately 50 percent over existing 7200RPM
and 5400RPM hard-disk drives,” Kaneshiro added.<br/>
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<strong>The SSDNow V Series upgrade bundle kits include</strong>:<br/>
• Kingston SSDNow V Series solid-state drive<br/>
• Acronis True Image cloning software and CD installation guide<br/>
• 3.5" mounting brackets and hardware (desktop bundle only)<br/>
• SATA data and power cable extenders (desktop bundle only)<br/>
• 2.5" USB SATA enclosure (notebook bundle only)<br/>
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During COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2009, Kingston will demonstrate the V Series as well
as other products on June 5, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., local time, at
Brown Sugar Jazz Club. The address is: No. 101, Sungren Road., Shinyi District,
Taipei City, 106 Taiwan.<br/>
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The SSD and bundle are backed by a three-year warranty, free technical support
and legendary Kingston reliability. It is available via ramped regional rollout
to selected channels worldwide. For more information, please visit <a href="#">www.kingston.com/anz</a>.<br/>
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<strong>Kingston SSDNow V Series Features and Specifications</strong>:<br/>
• Fast: up to 100MB/sec. read; 80MB/sec. write*<br/>
• Performance: enhances productivity; makes users more efficient<br/>
• Form Factor: 2.5"; uses NAND Flash memory components<br/>
• Silent: runs silent and cool with no moving mechanical parts<br/>
• Reliable: less likely to fail than a standard hard drive<br/>
• Shock Resistant: no moving parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions
than a hard drive<br/>
• Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology<br/>
• Guaranteed: backed by a three-year Kingston warranty, free tech support<br/>
• Capacity**: 64GB, 128GB<br/>
• Storage temperatures: -40° C to 85° C<br/>
• Operating temperatures: 0° C to 70° C<br/>
• Vibration operating: 2.17 G (7–800Hz)<br/>
• Vibration non-operating: 20 G (20–2000Hz)<br/>
• Power specs: 128GB active: 2.5W (TYP); sleep: 0.45W (TYP)<br/>
64GB active: 2.0W (TYP); sleep: 0.45W (TYP)<br/>
• Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF<br/>
* Based on internal testing across suite of benchmarks.<br/>
** Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and
thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult
Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at <a href="#">Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide</a>.<br/>
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<strong>Kingston SSDNow V Series Solid-State Drives </strong><br/>
Part Number Capacity and Features<br/>
SNV125-S2BD/64GB 64GB 2.5" SATA SSD w/desktop bundle<br/>
SNV125-S2BN/64GB 64GB 2.5" SATA SSD w/notebook bundle<br/>
SNV125-S2BD/128GB 128GB 2.5" SATA SSD w/desktop bundle<br/>
SNV125-S2BN/128GB 128GB 2.5" SATA SSD w/notebook bundle<br/>
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<strong>Product Summary</strong><br/>
Manufacturer: Kingston Technology<br/>
Product name : SSDNow V Series<br/>
RRP: TBA<br/>
Website: <a href="#">www.kingston.com/anz</a> <br/>
Australian Distributors: Avnet Australia Pty Ltd, Ingram Micro, Simms International
Pty Ltd., Synnex Australia PTY Ltd.<br/>
New Zealand Distributors: Ingram Micro NZ, Synnex NZ<br/>
Availability: Shipping mid-June<br/>
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To discuss this product on Kingston Blog, please go to <a href="#">www.kingston-blog.com</a>.<br/>
To find out if your Kingston product is genuine, Kingston also provides an online
verification site: <a href="#">www.kingston.com/asia/verify</a>.<br/>
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<strong>About Kingston Technology Company, Inc</strong>.<br/>
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer
of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products
for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs,
mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network
of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California,
Taiwan, China, Malaysia and sales representatives in the United States, Taiwan,
China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Europe, Russia, Turkey, and Latin
America. For more information, please visit <a href="#">www.kingston.com/anz<br/>
<br/>
</a>Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology
Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their
respective titleholders.<br/>
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<strong>PR CONTACT</strong><br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: <a href="#">www.gapmarketing.com.au </a></p>

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