Here’s where Kingston steps in with the 9.5mm deep, 2.5in SSDNow V+ series, offering low capacity drives at prices in line with other manufacturers and high capacity drives at, well, more than you might pay for a high-end laptop. Still, you have to start somewhere, and 512GB drives are not yet commonplace.
And there's a Toshiba controller too
Now, I'm new to using SSDs, and it was disconcerting to say the least that the familiar whir of spinning platters wasn't present to indicate that the drive was actually working. Having reassured myself about the eerie silence, and using comparison data from Reg Hardware’s previous SSD reviews, the benchmarks began.
Before testing the SSDNow V+, I knew there would be a performance increase over my old Maxtor 6V300F0 HDD, but was unsure what kind of practical benefits would be observed. So I timed some common tasks which I found to be rather slow using a conventional hard disk.
All they have to do now
... is make it £1000 cheaper.
Are these real GB (gigabytes) or GiB (gibibytes)?
Not that it really matters. I can't afford one anyway.
Not only boot time
Did you not read the rest of the article?
WikiPedia Links in Articles?
While I get the purpose doesn't it fly in the face of El Reg's stance on the "Quality" of Wikipedia?
Citing it as a source reference points to a change of heart, lazy rporting or (horror!) falling standards in El Reg's reporting. In all three cases, say ain't so Joe!
On topic to the review, over there in the USA once again it's £/$ pricing. Forshame...
Time for a Tips article
Now that SSDs are becoming more readily available, and a wee bit less mouthwateringly expensive (the Kingston 512GB drive notwithstanding), how about an article (or series) on how best to optimise your PC or notebook to make the most out of an SSD, and what *not* to do with 'em too.