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imat-ssd-asdfsadfLooking 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.

via Slashgear

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Lee Mathews

Computer tech, blogger, husband, father, and avid MSI U100 user.

One reply on “Imation unveils new 2.5″ SATA SSD upgrade kit”

  1. Is there something wrong with the Kit pricing? 1299 for a 660 drive, 100 worth of cabling if I’m being generous, and 100 for Acronis? Who would not buy the parts separately, or is there something proprietary about the power brick? credit union

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