This neat little upgrade bundle from Kingston with a blazing fast 96GB SSDNow V+ is currently going for $175 on Amazon.com (list price: $249) PLUS a mail-in rebate worth an additional $50 leaving the final price tag at just $125.98 including Free shipping! The package includes, besides the solid-state drive, an installation guide, system cloning software, an external drive enclosure, as well as mounting brackets, and cables–everything you need to easily setup your new, significantly faster system without the need for a complete reinstall of your operating system.
Kingston’s SSDNow V+ offers 230MB/sec read and 180MB/sec write speeds over the SATA II 3GBps interface. It is also backed by a three-year warranty. It comes in the usual 2.5-inch form factor, meaning it will fit in any laptop or any desktop PC chassis, and in the latter case you can use the included mounting bracket to fit it in a regular hard drive slot.
Moreover, the 96 GB SSDNow V+100 includes the industry standard Self-Monitoring Analysis Reporting Technology (SMART) technology that alerts you to problems before they happen. It’s also the perfect solution for systems that don’t support the TRIM command (which maintains high performance over time) as it comes with its own set of garbage collection features.