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They range from 40GB to 128GB and retail as stand-alone and in laptop/desktop bundles.

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standard 2.5" can be used in regular sized laptops, desktops alike

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affordable prices

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silent - zero moving parts

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fast read speeds

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respectable capacities starting at 40GB

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3-year warranty

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ideal for an OS/applications drive

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no moving parts mean it can take physical shock without risk of damaging the drive, losing data

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limited capacity compared to standard disk drives

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slow write speeds

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not as fast as OCZ or Intel's best

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The Kingston SSDNow V Series represents a set of affordable, entry-level solid-state drives built for enhancing the performance of computers that sport a Serial ATA (SATA) interface. They range from 40GB to 128GB and retail as stand-alone and in laptop/desktop bundles. Each unit utilizes a 2.5” form factor with NAND flash memory components. This means that there are zero mechanical moving parts, which in turn renders the unit completely silent, yet more reliable and less likely to fail than a conventional hard drive. The most popular unit in the series is the 40GB Boot Drive, which was released in November 2010 and is designed to significantly increase a desktop's boot, shutdown, and application load times. It's designed to work alongside a conventional drive and hold only the most essential files, including the operating system and key applications.

  • Entry-Level Solid-State Drives
  • 40-128GB Sizes
  • Standalone/Bundle Packages
  • 2.5” Form Factor w/FLASH Memory
  • Zero Mechanical Moving Parts
  • Ultra-Quiet Performance
  • Shock Resistasnt
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Form Factor: 2.5”
  • Capacity: 40/64/128GB
  • Life Expectancy: 1 million hours
  • Sequential Speed (64/128GB): 100MB/sec read; 70MB/sec write
  • Sequential Speed (40GB): 170MB/sec read; 40MB/sec write
Model Variations
  • SNV125-S2/40GB (stand-alone drive)
  • SNV125-S2/64GB (stand-alone drive)
  • SNV125-S2/128GB (stand-alone drive)
  • SNV125-S2BN/64GB (notebook bundle)
  • SNV125-S2BN/128GB (notebook bundle)
  • SNV125-S2BD/40GB (desktop bundle)
  • SNV125-S2BD/64GB (desktop bundle)
  • SNV125-S2BD/128GB (desktop bundle)
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