Kingston has unveiled upgrade bundle kits with the 64GB and 128GB SSDNow V series solid state disks. These kits include an SSD, 3.5" mounting brackets, SATA data and power cable extenders, and Acronis True Image Cloning software and CD installation guide. There's also a bundle for notebook, that kit includes a 2.5" USB SATA external enclosure instead of the 3.5" mounting brackets and cables that ship with the desktop bundle.
The Kingston SSDNow V series offers read speeds of up to 100MB/s and write speeds of up to 80MB/s. The 64GB bundles cost $149, while the 128GB bundles sell for $263.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, 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.
"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 Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. "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."
"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.
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.
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.
"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.