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Kingston SSDNow M-Series 80GB SSD w/ Intel Firmware Update (Page 4)

Chris Ramseyer | Apr 15, 2009 at 6:59 am CDT - 0 mins, 48 secs time to read this page
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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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