The biggest thing that is holding many people back from getting solid state drives is the cost. No one wants to spend $700 for a 256GB solid state drive when you can get 1TB SATA drive for around $100. There is such an increase in speed when it comes to solid state drives many people just want one for loading their operating system and programs faster. This is where a small 30GB drive like this one comes in, it gives you enough room for your operating system programs then you can go ahead and put all of your other files on a normal SATA drive.
Another advantage of having a solid state drive is the Windows 7 TRIM command and don’t worry this drive supports Windows 7 TRIM!
I really like that Kingston is trying to get solid state drives in the hands of more people. The desktop bundle makes things easier because it comes with everything you need to mount the drive in your current system.
This drive will retail for around $100 and the drive with the drive with the included desktop bundle will be around $120. Kingston will also be releasing a dual drive solution in about a month for people who want to do a raid setup. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Kingston SSDNow V-Series 30GB Solid State Boot Drive a 10 out of 10 score!
- Great price for people to get their hands on a SSD
- Performs as advertised
- The desktop bundle has everything you need to install the drive
- Supports Windows 7 TRIM
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