Kingston Releases 30GB SSDNow

ingston Digital, Inc. proudly announced the SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive, the latest addition to its V (Value) family of solid-state drives (SSD). The Kingston SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive with TRIM support for Windows 7 is one of the best and most cost-effective ways to accelerate any desktop’s boot, shutdown and application load times.
“In our quest to bring SSDs into mainstream use, we’re aiming to deliver a lower price point while boosting performance. The new SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive accomplishes those goals,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “Desktop users can extend the life cycle of their systems with this drive and IT managers in the enterprise space like it as there is less data for them to backup to the network. In addition, we will also release a 30GB SSD twin-pack for prosumers and enthusiasts who want to take performance to the next level.”
The SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive also offers Windows 7 TRIM support, which helps the SSD maintain high performance through the life of the drive. Using the industry-standard PCMark Vantage Advanced HDD Suite, the 30GB Boot Drive received a score of 20257 on a Windows 7 system, whereas a 7200RPM hard-disk drive reached 3294. Using PCMark 05 for a Windows XP system, the 30GB Boot Drive received a score of 22519 compared with the hard-disk drive score of 6508. PCMark Vantage Advanced HDD Suite and PCMark 05 runs a series of tests such as Windows 7 and XP startup, importing photos, adding music to Windows Media Center and application loading. The score is an indicator of how many bytes are moved per second.
Kingston’s SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive is the perfect enhancement for users looking to increase their current desktop performance. It is designed 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.
As part of Kingston’s goal to provide a low-cost SSD solution and an easy upgrade path, the drive is also available with a bundle that includes cloning software, 2.5″ to 3.5″ mounting brackets and SATA data and power cable extenders. Kingston will also offer a solution for performance-minded enthusiasts looking to install a RAID configuration consisting of two 30GB SSD Boot Drives and extra cables.
Kingston SSDNow 30GB Boot Drive Features and Specifications:
* Sequential Speed: up to 180MB/sec. read; 50MB/sec. write
* 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 parts
* Reliable: less likely to fail than a standard hard drive
* Shock Resistant: no moving parts; handles rougher conditions than a hard drive
* Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
* Guaranteed: three-year Kingston warranty, free tech support
* Capacity1: 30GB
* Storage Temperatures: -40° C to 85° C
* Operating Temperatures: 0° C to 70° C
* Vibration Operating: 20G Peak, 10-2000Hz, (20min/Axis)x3 Axis
* Vibration Non-operating: 20G Peak, 10-2000Hz, (12Cycle/Axis)x3 Axis, x 20min.
* Power Specs: Read: 1.4W (TYP), 2.5W (MAX)
The Kingston SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive will begin shipping in February. It is backed by a three-year warranty, free tech support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit http://www.kingston.com/asia.
Kingston Digital To Replace Affected Secure USB Flash Drives With Upgraded Security Architecture, New Drives
On another note, Kingston announced that it will replace certain secure USB Flash drives with new units designed with an improved security architecture. The Kingston drives affected are the DataTraveler BlackBox (DTBB), DataTraveler Secure – Privacy Edition (DTSP) and DataTraveler Elite – Privacy Edition (DTEP). Kingston is offering its customers the following: a FIPS-certified replacement for the DTBB; and the DataTraveler Vault – Privacy Edition for the DTSP and DTEP.
Kingston was notified in December by a third-party security consulting firm that the DataTraveler BlackBox, DataTraveler Secure – Privacy Edition and DataTraveler Elite – Privacy Edition contained a potential security flaw. Kingston believes the best solution is to replace those potentially affected units.
“We have decided the best way to address this problem is to offer our customers replacement units that incorporate newer and stronger security architecture,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “Since we were first notified of the potential hack, we have concluded that exchanging drives is the proper solution for our customers.”
Customers who own one of the affected drives should contact Kingston’s Customer Service Department for full details of our standard return process. For the customer service phone number in your region, visit http://www.kingston.com/driveupdate.

ingston Digital, Inc. proudly announced the SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive, the latest addition to its V (Value) family of solid-state drives (SSD). The Kingston SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive with TRIM support for Windows 7 is one of the best and most cost-effective ways to accelerate any desktop’s boot, shutdown and application load times.
“In our quest to bring SSDs into mainstream use, we’re aiming to deliver a lower price point while boosting performance. The new SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive accomplishes those goals,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “Desktop users can extend the life cycle of their systems with this drive and IT managers in the enterprise space like it as there is less data for them to backup to the network. In addition, we will also release a 30GB SSD twin-pack for prosumers and enthusiasts who want to take performance to the next level.”
The SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive also offers Windows 7 TRIM support, which helps the SSD maintain high performance through the life of the drive. Using the industry-standard PCMark Vantage Advanced HDD Suite, the 30GB Boot Drive received a score of 20257 on a Windows 7 system, whereas a 7200RPM hard-disk drive reached 3294. Using PCMark 05 for a Windows XP system, the 30GB Boot Drive received a score of 22519 compared with the hard-disk drive score of 6508. PCMark Vantage Advanced HDD Suite and PCMark 05 runs a series of tests such as Windows 7 and XP startup, importing photos, adding music to Windows Media Center and application loading. The score is an indicator of how many bytes are moved per second.
Kingston’s SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive is the perfect enhancement for users looking to increase their current desktop performance. It is designed 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.
As part of Kingston’s goal to provide a low-cost SSD solution and an easy upgrade path, the drive is also available with a bundle that includes cloning software, 2.5″ to 3.5″ mounting brackets and SATA data and power cable extenders. Kingston will also offer a solution for performance-minded enthusiasts looking to install a RAID configuration consisting of two 30GB SSD Boot Drives and extra cables.
Kingston SSDNow 30GB Boot Drive Features and Specifications:
* Sequential Speed: up to 180MB/sec. read; 50MB/sec. write* 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 parts* Reliable: less likely to fail than a standard hard drive* Shock Resistant: no moving parts; handles rougher conditions than a hard drive* Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology* Guaranteed: three-year Kingston warranty, free tech support* Capacity1: 30GB* Storage Temperatures: -40° C to 85° C* Operating Temperatures: 0° C to 70° C* Vibration Operating: 20G Peak, 10-2000Hz, (20min/Axis)x3 Axis* Vibration Non-operating: 20G Peak, 10-2000Hz, (12Cycle/Axis)x3 Axis, x 20min.* Power Specs: Read: 1.4W (TYP), 2.5W (MAX)
The Kingston SSDNow V Series 30GB Boot Drive will begin shipping in February. It is backed by a three-year warranty, free tech support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit http://www.kingston.com/asia.
Kingston Digital To Replace Affected Secure USB Flash Drives With Upgraded Security Architecture, New Drives
On another note, Kingston announced that it will replace certain secure USB Flash drives with new units designed with an improved security architecture. The Kingston drives affected are the DataTraveler BlackBox (DTBB), DataTraveler Secure – Privacy Edition (DTSP) and DataTraveler Elite – Privacy Edition (DTEP). Kingston is offering its customers the following: a FIPS-certified replacement for the DTBB; and the DataTraveler Vault – Privacy Edition for the DTSP and DTEP.
Kingston was notified in December by a third-party security consulting firm that the DataTraveler BlackBox, DataTraveler Secure – Privacy Edition and DataTraveler Elite – Privacy Edition contained a potential security flaw. Kingston believes the best solution is to replace those potentially affected units.
“We have decided the best way to address this problem is to offer our customers replacement units that incorporate newer and stronger security architecture,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “Since we were first notified of the potential hack, we have concluded that exchanging drives is the proper solution for our customers.”
Customers who own one of the affected drives should contact Kingston’s Customer Service Department for full details of our standard return process. For the customer service phone number in your region, visit http://www.kingston.com/driveupdate.

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