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Kingston SSDNow SNV425-S2 128GB

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Posted March 29, 2010 by Jake in Storage
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Introduction

Today brings both a surprise and a non-surprise. The non-surprise? Kingston has added another SSD to its lineup. The surprise? This drive is the same capacity as competing premium SSDs but retails for about $100 less. So what’s the catch? Well, the catch is that the performance specifications on this Kingston drive aren’t quite as impressive as say, the Indilinx-based drives, for example. However, this Kingston SNV425-S2 does support TRIM out of the box. And costs $100 less. Does curiousity have you interested yet?

We’ve seen some very fast SSDs, and the Indilinx-based drives have proven extremely popular amongst enthusiasts. However, Kingston has been working diligently to penetrate further into the marketplace via Intel-rebadged drives, and they’ve had a couple hit and misses, but this new Toshiba-based drive looks promising. While its performance specifications aren’t the best we’ve seen, this drive looks to be pretty fast.

How fast? Ah, now that is the question, isn’t it? Price means nothing if performance is rubbish. So we know the price is excellent, but what about performance? Well then, let’s take a closer look at the Kingston SNV425-S2 128GB and find out.

Thanks go to Kingston Technology for supplying the review sample.

Founded in 1987 with a single product offering, Kingston? Technology now offers more than 2,000 storage products that support nearly every device that uses storage, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones. In 2007, the company’s sales exceeded $4.5 billion. With global headquarters in Fountain Valley, California, Kingston employs more than 4,500 people worldwide. Regarded as one of the ?Best Companies to Work for in America? by Fortune magazine, Kingston?s tenets of respect, loyalty, flexibility and integrity create an exemplary corporate culture. Kingston believes that investing in its people is essential, and each employee is a vital part of Kingston?s success.

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