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Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV125-S2BD/30GB 2.5" Desktop Bundle 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 30GB
  • Desktop Bundle
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Adding SSD to a desktop already using a standard hard disk drive is a smart and efficient way to upgrade. Transferring the operating system and applications from the HDD to the SSD allows the SSD to be used as a bootable drive that takes full advantage of Flash-based technology. The SSD and the HDD then co-exist to drive optimal performance in the upgraded desktop. For notebooks, SSDNow drives are a perfect replacement for hard drives resulting in faster, more reliable performance. Making this change will improve a notebook's efficiency in a wide range of tasks, from booting up to running the most robust operating system and demanding applications.

SSDNow uses a standard SATA interface but, unlike a regular HDD, SSD is very rugged and built with no moving parts, making it ideal for power users and road warriors who push the limits of their notebooks. Other benefits include reduced power usage, less noise and less heat generation.

  • newegg SSD Storage Technology Unlike traditional hard disk drives, SSDs have no moving parts, resulting in a quiet, cool, highly reliable storage solution that also offers faster application loading and system responsiveness. And for laptops and netbooks, the lower power needs of SSD’s translate to extended battery life. Higher performance with more durability means you can be truly mobile with confidence.
  • newegg TRIM Support The Kingston SSDNow V Series offers TRIM support than can be enabled in Windows 7. Designed to maintain the performance of SSD at an optimal level over the lifetime of the drive, TRIM functions by actively deleting invalid data from the SSD’s memory cells to ensure that write operations perform at full speed. Since a memory block must be erased before it can be re-programmed, TRIM improves performance by pro-actively erasing pages containing invalid data, allowing the SSD to write new data without first having to perform a time-consuming erase command.
  • newegg Desktop Bundle The Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV125-S2BD/30GB comes with a desktop upgrade kit that contains all the accessories needed for a smooth upgrade, including Acronis True Image HD system cloning software, mounting brackets and cables.

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  • Dominic D.
  • 9/1/2013 3:29:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDid not last long enough

Pros: Quick speed, lower power usage, small size

Cons: Does not last as long as I hoped

Other Thoughts: After 1 year, this SSD started to have issues because there is over 2GBs of space that is gone, unusable, missing.

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  • Daniel A.
  • 8/6/2011 7:47:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's fast enough for me

Pros: Purchased this drive because it was getting good reviews for reliability, and I haven't been disappointed.

Cons: A little small for a boot drive- even if you disable hibernation and move your page file to another drive.

Other Thoughts: I had too many programs that needed to be on the boot drive, so I bought another and made it a raid 0 (I still had 7 GB of space, but wanted to be safe). I am happy with my raid 0 as I back everything up, but if I did it over I would go with a 60 GB or larger. If you run Windows 7 with more than 12GB RAM, you will need to remove some RAM , install OS, and disable hibernation before re installing RAM.

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  • Brian K.
  • 4/12/2011 12:16:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBe warned...

Pros: Cheap

Cons: I will start by saying that I thought this drive was going to be just barely big enough for Windows and a couple games I play. Well it would have been but it occurred to me after 4 failed install attempts that Windows creates a pagefile to match the amount of physical RAM you have.

I could have worked around this by removing 8GB maybe, installing, then putting the 8GB back, but I did not even want to bother. I was so frustrated when I got to that point I just decided to ship it back and buy a larger SSD. So if you have 12-16GB of RAM, you need to look elsewhere. You cannot change the pagefile until after you load into Windows and unless you remove RAM JUST FOR INSTALLATION you will not be able to use this HDD.

Other Thoughts: I suppose I should have known better but the days of worrying about disk space seemed to be so far off, this thought had not crossed my mind since the early 90's.

I am giving this drive a terrible rating strictly due to my frustrations experinced. It may very well be a great drive, I never got the opportunity to try it due to the headache I received trying to install it. If you want a SSD smaller than a lot of thumbdrives, this is the drive for you. Personally, I think 60GB is the minimum you should use if you have the budget for it. You DO get what you pay for.

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  • Andrew M.
  • 2/13/2011 4:17:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: Works great, windows seven installed fast, mounting brackets easy to use, comes with sata cable and mo lex to sata power. Windows seven rates it at 6.6 BUT im waiting on getting a new computer so its running on a older machine with only sata 1 so performance is bound to increase when im running this on a modern mobo

Cons: None really, its performs great. Maybe sata 3 for the future but thats about it.

Other Thoughts: Its a great addition to an old computer, or even a new one. also Its better off to do a clean install of windows, dont clone your drive with the software that came with it.

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  • Ramin F.
  • 12/30/2010 11:28:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: no problems.... great great product ...

Cons: none

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  • Steve L.
  • 12/13/2010 9:06:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsA little disapointed.

Pros: It's still a SSD.

Cons: Well, I just got Windows 7 installed and all the updates applied, software installed, etc and then decided to do the ol' WEI. I have an Intel SSD in my other desktop, which I paid 3 times as much for so maybe I'm spoiled, but this drive was only rated 5.9. That's the same score as my 2 year old WD 250 7200.

Other Thoughts: For the price, it's not a bad way to go. Just don't forget that you get what you pay for.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/30/2010 6:11:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood for Core System

Pros: This SSD was bought for installing the core system on my new desktop. It is fast to read (and write, but I do not write much to it now), quiet and will probably last a while. The BIOS screen takes longer to pass than it does to get to the login screen after booting the operating system. Shutdowns are extremely fast too.

Cons: Mounting it was a bit tricky as I was unsure of how the brackets were supposed to be used. Now that I figured it out, it is obvious though, so maybe it was me.

Other Thoughts: While this drive is small, large sizes are not always useful. At this time, SSDs are much more expensive per GB than hard disks. However, the benefits of an SSD are great for certain uses. Using a small SSD for the operating system and a hard disk for everything else seems to have been a good choice.

I am using a Linux distro with kernel 2.6.35-22. I do not remember the lowest, but the newer kernels support TRIM and other SSD features.

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  • 9/1/2010 7:05:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes the Job

Pros: Installed easy and booted right up.

Cons: None with the drive itself, my issue is more with how Windows 7 defaults to this drive (running this and 2 x RAID 0 arrays) for both its install and default storage place for data and programs. 30 GB can fill up very fast unless you tweak Windows 7 by hand.

Other Thoughts: The included software is pretty useless, but Windows 7 and XP both recognize that its a SSD and do the right thing with hardware settings.

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