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Kingston Digital Releases SSD Desktop Upgrade Solution

  • 03 November, 2009 11:30

<p><em>40GB Solid-State Drive to Boost Desktop Performance</em><br/>
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<strong>Sydney, Australia</strong> – <strong>November 3, 2009</strong>
– 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.<br/>
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“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 Vaughan Nankivell, Regional Manager, Australia
and New Zealand for Kingston Technology. “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.”<br/>
<br/>
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.<br/>
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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.<br/>
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The Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive will begin shipping on November
9, 2009. It is backed by a three-year warranty, free tech support and legendary
Kingston reliability. For more information, visit <a href="#">www.kingston.com/anz</a>.<br/>
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<strong>Kingston SSDNow 40GB Boot Drive Features and Specifications:</strong><br/>
· Sequential Speed**: up to 170MB/sec. read<br/>
· 40MB/sec. write <br/>
· Performance: enhances productivity; makes users more efficient <br/>
· Innovative: 2.5" form factor; uses NAND Flash memory components
<br/>
· Silent: runs silent and cool with no moving parts <br/>
· Reliable: less likely to fail than a standard hard drive <br/>
· Shock Resistant: no moving parts; handles rougher conditions than a
hard drive <br/>
· Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
<br/>
· Guaranteed: three-year Kingston warranty, free tech support <br/>
· Capacity1: 40GB <br/>
· Storage temperatures: -40° C to 85° C <br/>
· Operating temperatures: 0° C to 70° C <br/>
· Vibration operating: 2.17G (7-800Hz) <br/>
· Vibration non-operating: 20G (20-2000Hz) <br/>
· Power specs: Active: 0.15W (TYP); Sleep: 0.06W <br/>
· Life expectancy: 1 million hours MTBF <br/>
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<font size="1">* Test system: Intel DG45ID Desktop Motherboard; Intel Core 2
Duo E6550 Desktop Process @ 2.33 GHz; 4GB system memory; on-board SATA 3Gbps
with AHCI enabled; Windows Vista SP2.<br/>
** Based on internal testing. Performance may vary based on system settings.<br/>
1 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 Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.</font></p>
<p></p><table border="1" bordercolor="#000000" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" width="28%">
<tr bgcolor="#CCFFFF">
<td colspan="2"><div align="center"><strong><font size="1">Kingston SSDNow
40GB Boot Drive</font></strong></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="28%"><div align="center"><strong><font size="1">Part Number</font></strong></div></td>
<td width="72%"><div align="center"><strong><font size="1">Capacity and Features</font></strong></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><font size="1">SNV125-S2/40GB</font></td>
<td><font size="1">40GB 2.5? SATA SSD (stand-alone drive)</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><font size="1">SNV125-S2BD/40GB</font></td>
<td><font size="1">40GB 2.5? SATA SSD (desktop bundle)</font></td>
</tr>
</table>
<strong>Product and Pricing Summary:</strong><br/>
Vendor: Kingston Technology<br/>
Product name : SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive<br/>
RRP: A TBC, NZ TBC<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 NZKingston memory is backed
by a lifetime warranty and free technical support.<br/>
Availability: Shipping from November 9<br/>
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<font size="1">To discuss this product on Kingston Blog, please go to <a href="#">www.kingston-blog.com</a>.<br/>
To try the game “Challenge Your Memory”, please go to <a href="#">www.kingston-blog.com/challenge_your_memory/en/</a>.<br/>
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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/>
To try the game “Search for Genuine Kingston”, please go to <a href="#">http://anti-counterfeit.kingston-blog.com/en_index.jsp</a></font>.<br/>
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<strong>About Kingston Digital, Inc.</strong><br/>
Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer
of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley,
California, USA. For more information, please visit <a href="#">www.kingston.com/anz</a>.<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>
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