Lost in the CES maelstrom, we missed the Kingston SSDNow V 30GB, a solid state hard drive designed to run your operating system, faster faster, kill kill, pussycat. The best thing is the price: Only $US80 after rebates.
• Sequential Speed**: up to 180MB/sec. read, 50MB/sec. write • Performance: enhances productivity; makes users more efficient • Innovative: 2.5" form factor; uses NAND Flash memory components • Silent: runs silent and cool with no moving parts • Reliable: less likely to fail than a standard hard drive • Shock Resistant: no moving parts; handles rougher conditions than a hard drive • Supports S.M.A.R.T.: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology • Guaranteed: three-year Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support • Capacity1: 30GB • Storage temperatures: -40° C to 85° C • Operating temperatures: 0° C to 70° C • Vibration operating: 20G Peak, 10-2000Hz, (20min/Axis)x3 Axis • Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak, 10-2000Hz, (12 Cycle/Axis) x 3 Axis, x 20min. • Power specs: Read: 1.4W (TYP), 2.5W (MAX) • Write: 1.7W (TYP), 4.2W (MAX) • Idle, Standby, Sleep: 55mw (TYP) • Life expectancy: 500,000 hours MTBF
It's coming in February for $US110 without the promotional rebates. [Kingston]