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Kingston SSDNow M-Series 80GB SSD w/ Intel Firmware Update - The Kingston SSDNow M-Series SSD

Kingston follows Intel down the road to SSD bliss. Let's see what the SSDNow is all about.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 15, 2009 11:59 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Kingston

The Kingston SSDNow M-Series SSD

 

Kingston SSDNow M-Series 80GB SSD w/ Intel Firmware Update

 

The label has a few subtle differences from the Intel version of the drive. As you can see, the drive has some Kingston branding with the SSDNOW logo.

 

Kingston SSDNow M-Series 80GB SSD w/ Intel Firmware Update

 

The biggest difference that I have found with the Kingston M-Series drive is the use of a top plate that makes the drive the same height as standard 2.5-inch notebook drives. It might not seem like much but the plate made it a lot easier to get the Kingston drive into my Lenovo T61p notebook. Nearly all notebooks are designed to fit the standard height and when the spacer is removed it is a little harder to get the drive lined up to fit properly.

 

Kingston SSDNow M-Series 80GB SSD w/ Intel Firmware Update

 

Along the back we see the standard data and power connectors and that they are placed where they should be.

 

Kingston SSDNow M-Series 80GB SSD w/ Intel Firmware Update

 

The back of the drive is pretty much plain since all of the serial and product information is on the front of the drive.

 

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