Looking to replace that “vintage” SATA HDD in your netbook? Why not upgrade to a snazzy new SSD? Imation wants you to, and they’ve got a host of new upgrade kits designed for just that purpose.
The kits include either a 64 or 128 gigabyte 2.5″ SSD as well as an external USB enclosure into which you can slide your netbook’s existing HDD. It’s a thoughtful inclusion as it allows you to get some use out of the hard drive you’re replacing, but I’m not sure the pricing makes these kits an attractive buy.
The 64Gb variety is retailing for $211.99 over at Buy.com and the 128Gb kit will set you back $359.99. By comparison, you can DIY a kit like this for about $170 or less – similar external enclosures sell for less than $20 and you can find 64Gb SSDs for around $150, saving you a cool $40.