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Kingston Technology, a leading producer of memory modules as well as flash-based products, has begun shipments of its new SSDNow family of solid state drives that are powered by Intel Corp.’s flash devices. The SSDs offer high performance and promise to become rather popular among enthusiasts without budget constraints.

“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. 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,” said Mark Leathem, director of flash business development at Kingston Digital.

Kingston SSDNow E-series offers 250MB/s read speed and 170MB/s write speed, whereas SSDNow M breed features 250MB/s sequential read speed and 70MB/s sequential write speed. SSDNow E-series provides 2 million hours mean time before failure, SSDNow M family offers 1.2 million hours MTBF.

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, 24/7 tech support and KingstonCare.

Pricing of the new SSDs was not revealed.

Tags: Kingston, Intel, SSD

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