Looking for a relatively inexpensive solid state disk to throw in your netbook? Kingston plans to launch a new low cost model in its SSDNow V+ line that will sell for $79.99 starting in February. The 30GB disk certainly isn’t quite as roomy as some other SSDs, but it’s hard to argue with that price tag, especially when you take a look at the promised performance.

The 2.5 inch drive should be able to handle read speeds up to 180MB/s and write speeds of 50MB/s. It uses between 1.4W and 1.7W and should last for 500,000 hours of use. That’s about 57 years, in case you were wondering.

via SlashGear

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11 replies on “Kingston introduces 30GB SSDNow V+ for $80”

  1. This is great, but people should know that what you are getting here is really the benefit of no moving parts. At 50MB/s it really isn’t that fast, but it will be perfect for your next netbook on a budget.

  2. One of these might just find its way into my bedroom HTPC. The read speed would be fantastic for speeding up navigation, and silence is bliss. =)

  3. Runcore Pro IV is spec-wise faster, but also about the same more expensive. Just have to look at both devices and the specs (and the price), then decide?

  4. I would buy one for my wife if it had TRIM support. But what I really want to see is someone finally inventing a min 20GB SSD with a large Hard Drive in one!! 20GB for the OS and the rest for storage. Or are there physical barriers in implementing something like this?

    1. I agree in the it would be nice to have a SSD/HDD combo where the SSD does the OS and the HDD is for storage (and perhaps backup).

  5. I’m interested in this, but I don’t know anything about SSDs, anyone know any reason not to trust/beware of this? Or atleast, what would I be giving up by not going with the latest 32GB Intel SSD

  6. yeah every hard drive I get is rated at 100000 hours but alot of times they don’t even make it a year.

    1. Yes, since it uses 2.5″ drives and Lenovo is suppose to give SSD options. So this drive may be given as an option later, or you can get it separately.

      Kingston should also provide a kit version with an enclosure to use the old drive externally. . . going by their previous releases.

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