Kingston has been making SSDs for a while, now, and they’re finally starting to become a force in their own right. Previously, their high performance solid state drives were merely rebadged Intel X25 drives. Now, however, the company has its own special brand, and they seem to stand on their own.
- Sequential Speed: 230MB/sec. read; 180MB/sec. write
- Innovative: 2.5″ form factor; uses MLC NAND Flash memory components
- Silent: runs silent and cool with no moving parts
- Shock Resistant: no moving mechanical parts means the SSD handles rougher conditions
- Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
- Guaranteed: three-year Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support
- Interface: SATA 1.5Gb/sec. and 3.0Gb/sec.
- Capacity: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
- Storage temperatures: -40° C to 85° C
- Operating temperatures: 0° C to 70° C
- Dimensions: 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm
- Weight: 84 grams
- Vibration operating: 2.17G
- Vibration non-operating: 20G
- Operating Shock: 1500G
- Power specs: 2.6W active; 0.15W idle
- Life expectancy: 1,000,000 hours MTBF
Users can pick up the new drives in a number of forms, with the desktop bundle pictured above. All that storage won’t come cheap, however: the 64GB drives start out with an MSRP of $268 while the 512GB drives have a jaw-dropping $1969 pricetag.