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Default kingston ssdnow v-series - 12-12-2009, 12:02 PM

i had spotted these and just wanted to know if they fitted the mini 9, and if anyone had one, how do they compare to the runcore ssd?

they are a fair bit cheaper in the uk compared with the runcore equivalent

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/11924375/Kingston-SSDNow-V-Series-64GB-SSD-2-5-Internal-SATA-Hard-Drive-With-Notebook-Accessory-Kit/Product.html?&_$ja=tsid:11518|cc:|prd:11924375|cat :Hard+Drives

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Default 12-12-2009, 03:10 PM

I think that line of SSDs are all 2.5" SATA drives. So, they'll fit the Mini 10/10v and many other netbooks, but NOT the Mini 9.


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Default 12-12-2009, 03:54 PM

ah right

on a similar note, how do the buffalo ssd's compare with runcore? am i right in assuming that it seems to be th 4kb read/write speed which is most important?
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Default 12-12-2009, 04:36 PM

I don't know about the Buffalo SSDs, but 4kB random write speed seems to be the benchmark that separates the real SSDs from the pretenders.


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Default 12-24-2009, 06:54 AM

Reflex is correct, these only come in 2.5 so won't work for Mini 9. However, these are fantastic little drives, especially for the price point. I have one of these in my MacBook at work and it flies. I'm planning on putting one of these in my MacPro soon as well. They arent the fastest SSD's on the market BUT most any SSD is going to be a ton faster than your traditional HD, so you have to way the cost benefit when buying one of these. For my money the Kingston is one of THE best values out there for what you get.


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