If you're on the lookout for a solid-state drive (SSD), there are now a few more to choose from thanks to Kingston Technology.
The US-based manufacturer has announced availability of two new enterprise-orientated SSD product lines - the SSDNow E Series, pictured below left, and the SSDNow M Series, pictured below right.
The 32GB SSDNow E series, aimed at enterprise server environments, offers read and write speeds of 250MB/s and 170MB/s, respectively. The 80GB SSDNow M series, aimed at mobile professionals, provides read and write speeds of up to 250MB/s and 70MB/s, respectively.
If it all sounds a touch familiar, the Intel badge donning both drives may be something of a giveaway. Both of Kingston's "new" SSDs are in fact rebranded versions of Intel's existing high-performance drives. According to Kingston, it felt no need develop its own drives as Intel's offerings tick all the right boxes. By simply joining the market with rebranded drives, it hopes to speed up adoption of solid-state technology in 2009.
Levels of adoption, however, are likely to remain low for the foreseeable future as Kingston's 32GB SSDNow E Series and 80GB SSDNow M Series are currently priced at £680.56 and £499.08, respectively.