The packaging for the Kingston SSDNow is at first glance appears standard. The outside of the box highlights the details and specifications.
The package contents are quite well packed you can even see the Kingston SSD logo stamped into the plastic.
Here you can see the contents of the box, we have the 2.5 inch enclosure which facilitates the laptop backup and also provides extra storage once you make the switch to the SSD.
A Closer Look
- Performance — enhances productivity by making users more efficient
- Innovative — 2.5″ form factor and uses NAND Flash memory components
- Silent — runs silent and cool with no moving mechanical parts
- Reliable — less likely to fail than a standard hard drive
- Shock-Resistant — no moving mechanical parts so the SSD handles rougher conditions
- Supports TRIM** — ensures maximum performance on compatible operating systems
- Supports S.M.A.R.T.
- Guaranteed — three-year warranty, 24/7 tech support
You can see that Kingston stands behind their products, this product is guaranteed for three years.
- Form factor — 2.5″
- Interface — SATA 1.5 Gb/sec. and 3.0 Gb/sec.
- Capacities* — 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
- Dimensions — 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm
- Weight — 78 grams
- Storage Temperatures — -40°C to 85°C
- Operating Temperatures — 0°C to 70°C
- Vibration Operating — 2.17G
- Vibration Non-Operation — 20G
- Sequential read throughput —
- 256GB – 250MB/sec. read
- 128GB – 250MB/sec. read
- 64GB – 250MB/sec. read
- Sequential write throughput —
- 256GB – 230MB/sec write
- 128GB – 230MB/sec write
- 64GB – 145MB/sec write
- PCMARK® Vantage HDD Suite Score+ —
- 64GB – 19,932
- 128GB – 20,571
- 256GB – 19,910
- Power Specs — 6.4 W (TYP) Active / 1.0W (TYP) Idle
- MTBF — 1,000,000 Hrs
After looking at all of these specifications and numbers, you should be asking yourself one glaring question. Will the drive perform as well as stated?
We are going to find out.