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Kingston Digital Debuts SSDNow E and M series Solid-State Drives

  • 21 January, 2009 11:30

<p><em>New Kingston High-Performance SATA SSDs Targeted for Enterprise Markets</em></p>
<p><strong>Sydney, Australia</strong> – <strong>January 21 , 2009</strong>–
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products,
announced today it is shipping the first two products in its SSDNow line of
solid-state drives (SSD) with the SSDNow E Series and SSDNow M Series. Kingston
is targeting its SSDs to Fortune 1000 companies and select vertical markets.
The SSDNow E Series is specifically designed for the enterprise server environment
while the SSDNow M Series is built for the road warrior who demands ultimate
performance from a notebook PC. The Kingston SSDNow E and M Series use Intel’s
solid-state drives, which are the best-performing drives on the market. <br/>
<br/>
“We are thrilled to enter the solid-state drive market with our SSDNow
E and M Series SSDs. The combination of the fastest SSDs in the world along
with Kingston’s tremendous distribution capabilities and legendary customer
service will position us to succeed in this arena,” said Vaughan Nankivell,
Regional Manager- Australia and New Zealand for Kingston Technology.. “The
performance capabilities of these first two offerings are off the charts and
our enterprise customers will be very pleased to use them in servers and corporate
laptop computers.” <br/>
<br/>
The SSDNow E and M series drives create greater return on investment through
increased performance due to impressive input and output operations per second
(IOPS). The SSDNow E Series’ higher IOPS means enterprises need significantly
fewer SSDs compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), which also leads to
energy savings in a server environment. The SSDNow M Series high IOPS allows
for faster boot times and quicker application load times which help mobile power
users become even more productive. <br/>
<br/>
Kingston’s SSDNow uses a standard SATA hard disk drive interface but unlike
an HDD, they are very rugged and can withstand shock and extreme environments
as there are no moving parts. Kingston’s SSDNow E and M Series drives
are equipped with S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology)
to monitor the integrity and reliability of the drives. The drives are backed
by a three-year warranty and free tech support. <br/>
<br/>
<strong>Kingston SSDNow M and E Series Features and Specifications:</strong><br/>
• Fast: SSDNow E Series: 250MB/sec. read, 170MB/sec. write; SSDNow M Series:
250MB/sec. read, 70MB/sec. write <br/>
• Durable: no moving mechanical parts, enabling the SSD to handle rougher
conditions <br/>
• Guaranteed: backed by a three-year Kingston warranty, free tech support
<br/>
• Form factor: 2.5" <br/>
• Interface: SATA 1.5 Gb/sec. and 3.0 Gb/sec. <br/>
• Capacity**: SSDNow E Series: 32GB; SSDNow M Series 80GB <br/>
• Storage temperatures: -55° C to 95° C <br/>
• Operating temperatures: 0° C to 70° C <br/>
• Dimensions: SSDNow E Series: 69.85mm x 100mm x 7mm; SSDNow M Series:
69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm <br/>
• Weight: SSDNow E Series: 80 grams (+/- 2 grams); SSDNow M Series: 86
grams (+/- 2 grams) <br/>
• IOPS (Input and Output Operations Per Second): SSDNow E Series: Random
4K read: 35K; Random 4K write: 3.3K <br/>
• Vibration operating: 2.17 G (7–800Hz) <br/>
• Vibration non-operating: 3.13 G (10–500Hz) <br/>
• Power specs***: SSDNow E Series: Active: 2.4 W TYP; Sleep: 0.06 W TYP;
SSDNow M Series: Active: 0.15 W; Sleep 0.06 W TYP <br/>
• Life expectancy: SSDNow E Series: 2 million hours mean time before failure;
SSDNow M Series: 1.2 million hours mean time before failure <br/>
• Operating shock: 1,000 G/0.5 msec operating and non-operating <br/>
<br/>
<strong>Part Number Capacity and Features </strong><br/>
Kingston SSDNow E and M Series Solid-State Drives <br/>
SNE125-S2/32GB 32GB 2.5? SATA SSD<br/>
SNM125-S2/80GB 80GB 2.5? SATA SSD <br/>
<br/>
<strong>Product Summary:</strong><br/>
Manufacturer: Kingston Technology<br/>
Product name: SSDNow E and M Series Solid-State Drives <br/>
RRP for 32GB 2.5? SATA SSD : AU $ 1199 , NZ$ 1499 <br/>
RRP for 80GB 2.5? SATA SSD : AU$ 1079 , NZ$ 1359 <br/>
Warranty: 3-Year warranty <br/>
Website: <a href="#">www.kingston.com/anz</a><br/>
Availability: Available Now <br/>
Australian Distributors: Avnet Australia Pty Ltd, Ingram Micro, Simms International
Pty Ltd., Synnex Australia PTY Ltd. <br/>
New Zealand Distributors: Ingram Micro NZ, Synnex NZ <br/>
<br/>
*Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and
thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult
Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide<br/>
**Measurement based on IO meter <br/>
<br/>
For more detailed information, please visit the Kingston web site at <a href="#">www.kingston.com/anz</a>
<br/>
To discuss this product on Kingston Blog, please go to <a href="#">www.kingston-blog.com</a><br/>
To find out if your Kingston product is genuine, Kingston also provides an online
verification site: <a href="#">www.kingston.com/asia/verify</a><br/>
<br/>
<strong>About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.</strong><br/>
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer
of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products
for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs,
mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network
of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California,
Taiwan, China, Malaysia and sales representatives in the United States, Taiwan,
China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Russia, Turkey, and Latin America.
For more information, please visit <a href="#">www.kingston.com/anz</a><br/>
<br/>
Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology
Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their
respective titleholders. <br/>
<br/>
<strong>PR CONTACT</strong> <br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: <a href="#">www.gapmarketing.com.au</a><br/></p>

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