Kingston SSD Sale: 64GB for $60, 96GB for $110, 128GB for $150

Jul 5, 2011 - 6 Comments

Kingston SSD

If you’ve been waiting for a good deal on an SSD upgrade, don’t miss these Kingston 2.5″ SSD’s from Buy.com. Each drive comes with free shipping and a huge discount after sending in a mail-in rebate, but the offer is only valid until 7/10/2011.

The prices are after the Kingston & Buy.com mail-in rebate so don’t forget to send it in. Redeeming the rebate is easy, just print out the form and fill it out, along with the original sales receipt from Buy.com and the original UPC code from the box. The deal appears to be valid for US customers only.

This is the rebate form from Buy.com (PDF file)

A 2.5″ drive will fit directly into any MacBook or MacBook Pro, and can be placed into a caddy to fit into other Mac hardware. SSD’s are probably one of the best bang-for-the-buck upgrades you can get for any computer, as they offer a huge speed increase that is directly noticeable by the user for everyday tasks.

The read/write performance on these is rated as the following on Buy.com’s product page:

Sequential read throughput:
256GB – 250MB/sec. read
128GB – 250MB/sec. read
64GB – 250MB/sec. read

Sequential write throughput:
256GB – 230MB/sec write
128GB – 230MB/sec write
64GB – 145MB/sec write

For comparison, most 5400 and 7200rpm standard hard drives will read and write between 40MB and 70MB a second. In other words, SSD’s are super fast.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Hardware

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  1. Scott says:

    For those who need more space there’s a 256GB version for about $360 after rebate.

    Don’t forget to enable TRIM on your own either, OSX and even Lion won’t support third party SSD TRIM.

  2. Blake says:

    SO MUCH WANT!

  3. Peter says:

    Please specify when offers are for US customers only, as this one is.

  4. Chris M says:

    Bought 4 of these about 6 months ago. 2 died so far. After the second one died, I found out there’s a “don’t fail catastrophically” firmware update out there.

  5. TechJot says:

    Isn’t the V+ series better than these V series? I heard that these V series models have serious failure issues.

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