DigiTimes reports the market for low-capacity solid state disks for dual-drive desktop PCs is expected to heat up, and heard that Kingston's shipments of low-priced solid state disks have hit nearly 30,000 units so far this month.
Kingston has responded by claiming its 30GB SSD is more price-friendly than Intel's 40GB drive, as it looks to differentiate its own market niche. Kingston said sales of the device have been better than expected, without disclosing figures.
Kingston earlier this year launched the SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive, priced at around US$100. The company pointed out that the drive is designed to be used in conjunction with an existing hard-disk drive (HDD). "A PC OS and key applications reside on the SSD while all data such as documents, music, files and photos remain on the HDD," the company said in a January 6 press release.