Been looking at one of those Intel G2 SSDs with lust? So have we. Every single day. Sadly, as well as they perform, they are quite pricey. But today Kingston has announced a new product offering that brings things well into the realm of affordability.
Kingston today announced its SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive, the latest addition to its V (Value) family of solid-state drives SSD. There are two things notable about this drive:
1) It uses Intel's second generation 34nm Postville SSD technology, so it's really fast.
2) It will be available for as low as $84.99 after rebates (U.S. only) at e-tailer Newegg.com at launch. (Before rebate, it'll retail for $115.)
"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 Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, 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."
Obviously, 40GB isn't going to get you very far these days, but the SSD here is meant to be a boot drive, meaning that your operating system and key applications reside on the SSD while all data such as documents, music, files and photos remain on a secondary, more spacious HDD.
The Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive will begin shipping on November 9. Is this where you'll join in on the SSD party?