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Kingston SSDNow M Series 80GB SATA 2.5 Bundle Kit

Postby Apoptosis » Tue May 19, 2009 6:27 am

Kingston SSDNow M Series 80GB SATA 2.5 Bundle Kit

The Kingston SSDNow M Series Bundle kit includes the SSDNow M Series drive, cloning software, installation guide CD, and everything needed to make the move to a Solid State Drive quickly and easily. Read on to see how our drive upgrade went on a notebook from 2006!

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Kingston took their popular SSDNow Series and added all the hardware and software necessary to replace your notebook or desktop computer's internal SATA hard drive with a new product series called the Kingston SSDNow Solid State Drive (SSD) Bundle Kit. The heart of the bundle is Acronis True Image HD software, an imaging program that copies the contents of one computer hard disk and loads those contents to another system drive; that will take you through the cloning process. This software allows you to move your Operating System and your personal data (including all settings, emails, etc.) from your current system hard drive to your new SSD. Once the Acronis True Image HD cloning process is complete and the data is successfully transferred to your SSD, your hard drive can then be used as a secondary drive for data storage with the included external SATA drive housing.


Article Title: Kingston SSDNow M Series 80GB SATA 2.5 Bundle Kit
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/971/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $345 at Newegg for the 80GB SSD
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Re: Kingston SSDNow M Series 80GB SATA 2.5 Bundle Kit

Postby DMB2000uk » Tue May 19, 2009 7:58 am

That really is quite a neat little bundle.

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Re: Kingston SSDNow M Series 80GB SATA 2.5 Bundle Kit

Postby FZ1 » Tue May 19, 2009 8:32 am

Don't have time to read the article ATM but I'm wary of the cloning software. Cloning an HDD to SSD is usually trouble depending how it is done. There are a lot of factors like preserving alignment & offset and not copying "dirty" but unused blocks over to the SSD. People have had performance issues when cloning over.

*EDIT* a quick looks tells me it is Acronis...some people have had success with that but you have to make sure you get the settings right. If I can dig them up later, I'll post it up.
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Re: Kingston SSDNow M Series 80GB SATA 2.5 Bundle Kit

Postby Zertz » Tue May 19, 2009 6:56 pm

That's a pretty cool bundle, definitely worth it
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Re: Kingston SSDNow M Series 80GB SATA 2.5 Bundle Kit

Postby leexgx » Tue May 26, 2009 4:35 am

going to be cloning my corsair S128 SSD so i can do some Write tests on it

(wonder if legit review want my results i can do them same tests that you have done or will and post them any way as all the test programs are free any way apart from HD tune)
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Re: Kingston SSDNow M Series 80GB SATA 2.5 Bundle Kit

Postby Apoptosis » Tue May 26, 2009 7:44 am

leexgx wrote:going to be cloning my corsair S128 SSD so i can do some Write tests on it

(wonder if legit review want my results i can do them same tests that you have done or will and post them any way as all the test programs are free any way apart from HD tune)


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Re: Kingston SSDNow M Series 80GB SATA 2.5 Bundle Kit

Postby FZ1 » Tue May 26, 2009 8:16 am

leexgx wrote:going to be cloning my corsair S128 SSD so i can do some Write tests on it

(wonder if legit review want my results i can do them same tests that you have done or will and post them any way as all the test programs are free any way apart from HD tune)

If you want to do your own review and post it up, that is always encouraged as well. LR is always looking for new talent :)
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Re: Kingston SSDNow M Series 80GB SATA 2.5 Bundle Kit

Postby leexgx » Tue May 26, 2009 10:29 am

i have an
WD Green 1tb disk,
WD Black 1TB and the
Corsair S128

i get an list of software you got now, as i need to do this when the SSD is not my boot (cant do write hd tune when it has partition on it)

i also add an one off test just for this one as well, opening all programs that are on in my start menu, 10 seconds after my desktop loads, this test can only be done once (cant compare it to other tests later on) but will show off how an WD green and WD Black HDD compares to an S128 SSD (that alot users consider Slow read 90mb/s and write 70MB/s) this will allso be with superfetch off (10 seconds after boot on windows 7 superfetch would not be on any way as it waits alot longer then Vista to start it)

just need to work out how to start all programs (like this :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96dWOEa4Djs ) if any one got any tips on that be helpfull
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