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Kingston 128GB Solid State Drive Hits Oz

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The 30GB, 64GB and 128GB drives support Windows 7 TRIM functionality, and each upgrade bundle kit includes Acronis True Image cloning software and CD installation guide, 3.5-inch mounting brackets and hardware (desktop bundle), SATA data and power cable extenders (desktop bundle), and a 2.5-inch USB SATA external enclosure (notebook bundle).

“Kingston has really increased the performance on the new second generation SSDNow V Series drive without raising the price, and maintaining pricing will be huge for our customers,” said Vaughan Nankivell, Regional Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Kingston. “By bundling together all of the software, hardware and step-by-step instructions with the drive, we make it easy for everyday users to upgrade with an SSD. The addition of TRIM support is a key benefit because it enables the SSD to maintain optimal performance throughout its lifespan.”
Prices start at $255 for the 64GB bundle. The 30GB drive will be available from 1 March 2010.
See over for features and specs.
Kingston SSDNow V Series Features and Specifications:

  • Sequential Speed:
-128GB: up to 200MB/sec. read; 160MB/sec. write
-64GB: up to 200MB/sec. read; 110MB/sec. write
-30GB: up to 180MB/sec. read; 50MB/sec. write 
  • PCMark HDD 2005:
-128GB: 20,177
-64GB: 21,317
-30GB: 18,900 
  • Performance: enhances productivity; makes users more efficient 
  • Innovative: 2.5″ form factor; uses NAND Flash memory components 
  • Silent: runs silent and cool with no moving mechanical parts 
  • Reliable: less likely to fail than a standard hard drive 
  • Shock Resistant: no moving parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions than a hard drive 
  • Supports TRIM: TRIM notifies the SSD which data blocks are available to be written to 
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology 
  • Guaranteed: backed by a three-year Kingston warranty, free tech support 
  • Capacity: 30GB, 64GB, 128GB 
  • Storage Temperatures: -40° C to 85° C 
  • Operating Temperatures: 0° C to 70° C 
  • Vibration Operating: 2.17G (7-800Hz) 
  • Vibration Non-operating: 20G (20-2000Hz) 
  • Power Specs:
-128GB, 64GB Active: 5.2W (TYP); Sleep: 0.7W (TYP)
-30GB Active: 1.7W (TYP); Sleep: 0.05W (TYP) 
  • Life Expectancy:
-128GB, 64GB: 1 million hours MTBF
-30GB: 500,000 hours MTBF
The Kingston SSDNow V Series and bundle are backed by a three-year warranty and free tech support. For more information, visit: www.kingston.com/anz