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#1 TSullivan

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 08:38 PM

I have a 128GB Kingston SVN425 that its ready and willing to go on to a better home. Its been pretty used and abused here so far... seen plenty of systems and write cycles to say the least :D. That said its still has a lot of life, even if we did shave a year or two off it.

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Consider this a forum-only giveaway. You won't see any huge push for this drive to be given away except for this thread by its lonesome self. A winner will be chosen at random, with the only requirement being that you post in this thread outlining your perfect home for this Kingston SSD. In a couple of weeks (maybe a month tops) I will announce the winner and Fedex the drive off to greener pastures.

#2 Shining Arcanine

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:16 AM

Most people would not be interested in this. The performance is worst than a mechanical hard drive:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2738/17

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:08 AM

I would love to use this drive as I have a Zalman TNN 500AF (fanless) case where all of the components are passively cooled. To not hear the hard drive spinning would be a godsend as it is the only noise source. If an SSD works as a boot drive in my system, I might go all out and either buy more SSDs for storage or shove a NAS or DAS into a nearby soundproofed closet.

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I have a 128GB Kingston SVN425 that its ready and willing to go on to a better home. Its been pretty used and abused here so far... seen plenty of systems and write cycles to say the least :D. That said its still has a lot of life, even if we did shave a year or two off it.

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Consider this a forum-only giveaway. You won't see any huge push for this drive to be given away except for this thread by its lonesome self. A winner will be chosen at random, with the only requirement being that you post in this thread outlining your perfect home for this Kingston SSD. In a couple of weeks (maybe a month tops) I will announce the winner and Fedex the drive off to greener pastures.


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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:29 AM

Most people would not be interested in this. The performance is worst than a mechanical hard drive:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2738/17


A free SSD is a free SSD and at least one person is interested ;)

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#5 TSullivan

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:56 AM

Most people would not be interested in this. The performance is worst than a mechanical hard drive:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2738/17


http://www.storagere...review_snv425s2 ;)

It wasn't the fastest drive, but it does beat out platter models.

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It actually beat out the 600GB Velociraptor (fastest platter drive we have tested) in all tests. So for a netbook or even notebook this is by all means an upgrade in every way.

#6 theoryzero

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 04:56 PM

I'll take it! Pick me! Pick me!

I have an old Dell E1505 laptop from 2006 and this would surely be a significant boost in performance over the 5400 RPM drive that it shipped with (again, from 2006!!!). Please help my Windows 7 boot times...two minutes is killing me!

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:31 PM

Well your odds are pretty good to say the least. 50% chance of winning right now B)

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:00 PM

If I snag the free SSD, then I'll use it to keep my old PPC iMac going for another year or 2.


It's pd slow with it's old 250G WD drive, PPC processor and maxed 2G RAM, so i'm sure that the Kingston would give it a welcome boost in day to day user/OS response time!

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 08:06 PM

My last computer died and since I didn't have the money to get a nice replacement, I've got a netbook instead. Putting an SSD in my netbook would surely take care of a lot of the somewhat sluggish feeling this machine has sometimes. I hope I win! :)

#10 TSullivanIsMyHero

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 08:44 AM

Pick me! Pick me!
I obviously made this account just for this thread. Please help me replace my 5400 rpm hard drive on my laptop t.t

#11 Brian

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:32 AM

LOL - I'm pretty sure sucking up via screen name isn't going to help ;)

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:04 AM

Whoa, when I saw this I was really expecting a flood of responses! Truly, this is a site for storage enthusiasts - no-one's interested in anything but the latest and greatest, even when it's free!

Having reluctantly concluded that I can't afford to upgrade my system this year (just as happened last year, and will probably happen next year...) this would definitely give my 2004 XP machine a new lease of life. It's got a 74 GB 2nd gen Raptor in it (it was quite a decent machine when I built it 7 years ago!), but if we're boasting about boot times, it takes 4.5 minutes from power on to Firefox appearing! I threw in an old and noisy WD800BB when my storage needs outgrew the Raptor, and now I can tell it's on from the other end of the house - so much for acoustipack and all those drive, fan & PSU grommets. A 128 GB SSD would be enough to replace all my storage!

Okay, it's no Vertex 3, but it's free, it supports trim, and it's not Jmicron... what's not to like?

Well, it was worth a shot. Odds are 16% and falling...

Oh, yes, and while my profile reveals I'm in the UK, I have contacts in the US who could get this to me to save international shipping!
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#13 Djembe

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:14 AM

2004, huh? *looks up SATA history*

Ah, there were motherboards available with SATA in 2004. It didn't catch on to notebook computers (my main area of interest) until 2005, so I was wondering.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:36 AM

300 MB/s SATA, no less! Though I might have to mess around with drivers if I want to boot from it, or reinstall XP.
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:30 PM

*Would use it as a hood ornament*

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#16 dr.ralph

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 11:02 PM

I'll donate this drive to my father if I win it - I have build his system from scratch and actually considered giving him an SSD drive for a bit of extra Uhmmpppp in win 7 :)

Thanks for giving us the chance !

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:28 AM

Hmm, if you ship to the UK...

-> I'm sure my mother's laptop could benefit from a SSD -> the HDD bay has bad cooling, so a cool SSD as opposed to a hot HDD would be great + it would be much faster than the HDD (a slow one)

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#18 dhanson865

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:28 AM

Wow, I wonder if this is still even current (am I too late)?

For whatever reason I never saw this thread until today. Either my Jedi powers have weakened or someone else with stronger force levels was doing their best to hide this thread from me.

I'm not sure why someone linked to the Anandtech article from 2009 when the latest review from 2011 still has test results for this drive.

http://www.anandtech...sd-510-review/4 shows the SSD Now V series 128GB at the slow end of the charts but still faster than mechanical hard drives in general.

If I were to get it it would be replacing a WD2500KS-00MJB0 from 2005/2006? That is being used with a AMD X3 720 BE. Definitely slowing down the system.

#19 Brian

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:37 AM

You're in time...we'll close this next week. Don't worry though, plenty of other hidden contests are coming for our forums members.

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#20 hixatchi

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 11:51 PM

Ahhh if I win this baby it will be going into my Lenovo tablet, replacing another 100 GB hard drive..... can't wait to silence the baby with an SSD :)

#21 Brian

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:26 AM

Today is the last day - closing entry at midnight EST, then we'll pick from the very short list...you all have very good odds ;)

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 04:26 PM

Add me...I heard free and came running. Though, I like to make an entrance, so I came late :)

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:09 PM

I hope I'm not too late for the free.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 09:25 PM

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#25 Brian

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 09:46 PM

75 minutes to go and I have to say, the poem is a nice touch.

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