Author: Bob Buskirk
V-Series 30GB Boot Drive Overview
We have taken a look at 2 other solid state drives from Kingston and the 30GB boot drive looks no different. It is in the typical 2.5-inch form factor and has a metal casing. On the front there is a sticker that lists the capacity and model numbers. This drive feels very light compared to other solid state drives that we have reviewed. We received the desktop bundle kit with this drive so you do not have to worry about it fitting in your case because the kit comes with mounting rails. Although most new PC cases are coming with 2.5-inch mounting systems.
Flipping the drive over it’s pretty plain. If you are new to solid state drives don’t worry about connections as all solid state drives use the same power and data connections as your typical SATA drive.
Opening the drive up is very simple, just remove the 4 tiny screws on the top of the drive. Then take the top off to reveal the inner workings of the drive. This is the smallest PCB that I’ve seen inside of an SSD! This is because you only need room for the controller and single NAND chip.
Kingston says this is a 100% Kingston-branded drive, they have worked with Toshiba on the drive though. We can see that as the controller chip is a Toshiba chip.