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.