Kingston Technologies yesterday announced the release of the SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive, which is the latest addition to its V (Value) family of solid-state drives (SSD). The SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive offers up to 170MB/sec. read speed and a 40MB/sec. write speed, runs silent and cool with no moving parts, supports S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) and also offers shock resistant.
Kingston’s SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive is designed for novice SSD users looking to increase their current desktop performance. As part of Kingston’s goal to provide an easy upgrade path for first-time SSD users as well as do-it-yourself system builders, the drive is also available with a bundle that includes cloning software, 2.5? to 3.5? brackets and SATA data and power cable extenders.
It is available for as low as $84.99 after rebates (U.S. only) at e-tailer Newegg.com at launch and has an MSRP of $115.00 and will begin shipping on November 9, 2009.