Kingston SSD Now UV100 – Speed up your system NOW!

There comes a time when adding additional RAM on your PC or laptop doesn’t get you any further speed improvement. Even putting a faster processor in there won’t help much if the games or applications you use do a lot of reading from the disk drive. The only way to speed that up is to put in a faster drive. How do you get faster Hard drive (hint: the Kingston SSD Now UV100)? Well these days you go out and pick up a SSD (Solid State Drive) replacement for your hard disk. Just running your system off a SSD gives you blazing fast performance, since the system can load data faster from these drives compared to regular drives.

Of course, SSD technology is still much costlier than the regular drives, so our tip for you is to install the SSD drive as your primary drive where you load your system’s Operating system and applications, and have a secondary drive of higher capacity to store your less frequently used data like your movies, music and data.

Getting an SSD drive used to be quite costly affair till now. The super affordable Kingston SSD Now UV100 drives were launched recently here in India.  The Kingston SSD Now UV100 range of drives start at around Rs. 5000 and have are available in two capacities – 60GB and 120GB. Here are some quick specs of the product:

  • Form factor: 2.5″
  • Weight: 77.5g
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacities2: 60GB, 120GB
  • Sequential Read/Write3: SATA Rev. 3.0 –  up to: 425/ 425MB/s
  • Maximum 4k Read/Write3:
    • 60GB – up to 65,000/26,000 IOPS
    • 120GB – up to 50,000/50,000 IOPS
  • Random 4k Read/Write3:
    • 60GB – up to: 45,000/7,500 IOPS
    • 120GB – up to: 37,000/14,000 IOPS
  • PCMARK® Vantage HDD Suite Score: 55,000
  • Power consumption:
    • 0.08 W Idle / 0.108 W Avg. / 1.025 W (MAX) Read / 2.8 W (MAX) Write
  • Dimensions: 100.3mm x 69.9mm x 7mm
  • MTBF: 1 million hours
  • Warranty/support: 2-year warranty with free technical support

For more information about the Kingston SSD Now UV100 head over to this link –

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Vinu Thomas

Vinu is a Technical Architect working on Web technologies and a mobile enthusiast, who likes trying out new gadgets and apps. You can follow him on Twitter @vinuthomas

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