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Kingston SSDNow Solid State Drive - SNVP325-S2/128GB

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I absolutely love this drive

by Murray Fife on 10/5/2010

It's fast and super quiet. I need to buy more of these for sure.

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Changes the performance game on my macs!

on 8/6/2011

First it went into a 2.53 ghz macbook pro with 6 Gigs. I ran window 7 as a development vm and it was faster than my work Dell laptop! Then I traded and got a 2.6 ghz i7. The performance was better obviously. I sold and got a quad core MBP. I have heard rumors that this drive is not the highest performer but I am here to tell you. I have a 500gb hybrid drive as well. Hybrid still kills 5400rpm but can't keep up with this drive. The bottom line is I like to start an app and it immediately starts. I like to startup my computer and get into osx asap. I like to us virtual machines for windows development. It has no sound, doesn't seem to get hot. In summary, I am glad that I have this drive in my machine!! I can never put a hard disk in my MBP ever again. Never. If you can get this drive at a discounted price and you want a fairly quick drive, then go for it. If you are sitting around counting milliseconds, then go buy ocz. Oh yea, I got $50 rebate!!

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Product Overview

Adding an SSD to a desktop already using a standard hard disk drive is a smart and efficient way to upgrade. Transferring the operating system and applications from the HDD to the SSD allows the SSD to be used as a bootable drive that takes full advantage of the Flash-based technology. The SSD and the HDD then co-exist to drive optimal performance in the upgraded desktop.

For notebooks, SSDNow drives are a perfect replacement for hard drives resulting in faster, more reliable performance. Making this change will improve a notebook's efficiency in a wide range of tasks, from booting up to running the most robust operating system and demanding applications.

SSDNow uses a standard SATA interface but, unlike a regular HDD, SSD is very rugged and built with no moving parts, making it ideal for power users and road warriors who push the limits of their notebooks. Other benefits include reduced power usage, less noise and less heat generation.

Kingston's SSDNow V+ offers performance gains and power consumption reductions at a fraction of the cost of a new system. For added peace of mind, they're backed by 24/7 tech support, a three-year warranty and legendary Kingston reliability.


Manufacturer Kingston
Mfg Part# SNVP325-S2/128GB
SKU 213780107
UPC 740617166279
UPC 14 00740617166279
Product Guide Click Here for the Kingston Store
Innovative – Uses MLC NAND flash memory components.
Silent – Runs silent and cool with no moving mechanical parts.
Shock Proof – No moving mechanical parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions.
Supports S.M.A.R.T. – Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology tells the user when a drive is about to fail
Guaranteed – 3 year legendary Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support
Tech Specs
Capacity* – 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Storage temperatures – -40 - 85°C
Operating temperatures – 0 - 70°C
Dimensions – 69.85 x 100 x 9.5 mm
Weight – 84 grams
Vibration operating – 2.7G (7-800Hz)
Vibration non-operating – 20G (10-2000Hz)
Sequential Read Throughput – 230MB/s
Sequential Write Throughput – 180MB/s
PCMark HDD 2005 Score+:
64GB – 38,177
128GB – 38,065
256GB – 38,272
512GB – 37,974
Form Factor – 2.5"
Interface – SATA 1.5 Gb/sec. and 3.0 Gb/sec
Power specs – 2.6 W - active / 0.15W Idle
Life expectancy – 1,000,000 Hrs mean time before failure
Operating shock – 1500G
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