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30 June 2009

SSD upgrade made easy

Kingston Technology is planning to release its SSDNow V Series ­solid-state drive kits soon.

Available in 128GB and 64GB capacities, the kits will allow users to expand their storage space of desktops and notebooks easily, the company said.
Apart from capacity expansion, users will also benefit from better performance.
Also the drive generates less heat and is more rugged than a hard drive as the SSD contains no moving parts. These features are especially beneficial to notebooks.
The standard kit includes, one solid-state drive (128GB or 64GB), Acronis True Image cloning software and an installation guide on a CD.
Additionally, the desktop package will also come with a 3.5in ­mounting bracket, SATA cable and power cable extenders.
The notebook bundle will include a 2.5in USB SATA enclosure.
Kingston suggests that the SSD to be used as the primary storage device where the operating system and applications resides and use a hard disk to store data such as music, videos and photos.
Also, the included Acronis cloning software will allow users to move contents from their existing hard disk into the SSD easily.
Finally, the SSD kits are backed by a three-year warranty and free ­technical support.

25 June 2009

The world’s first 128GB USB Flash drive.

KINGSTON recently announced the availability of the DataTraveler 200 (DT200), which the Taiwanese computer memory manufacturer claimed is the world’s first 128GB USB Flash drive.
The large capacity along with password protection gives users the flexibility to carry critical data with them at all times in a very small form factor, Kingston said.
“The DT200’s robust storage capability allows consumers store complete libraries of music, photos and videos. It is also a great gadget for business users who carry around large databases or files,” Kingston Flash memory sales director for Asia Pacific region Nathan Su said in a press statement.
The DT200 also has password protection, which helps safeguard data and requires no administrator rights for users.
The DT200 has a capless design to protect the USB connector and is enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost. It is available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB ­capacities.
The DT200 is backed by a five-year warranty and free tech support.

07 June 2009

Windows 7 Ultimate

Finally installed Windows 7 Ultimate and test drive it now. Will post the finding later.