Alright ladies. Let’s talk hardware.
Sometimes with our laptops, and netbooks, and notebooks we fill up our hard drives and need a little extra room, am I right?
Here’s where Kingston comes in.
Kingston makes multiple products that give your tech devices more space. Some are installed internally (which means they go inside your computer or laptop), and some externally (which means they just plug in via a USB cable to the outside of your computer or laptop). The thing I love about the Kingston SSDNow V300 is it can actually do BOTH.
The Kingston SSDNow V300 is an SSD or Solid State Drive. (This can be confusing because SSD’s are still hard drives.) SSD’s are a fabulous new form of storage for computers that work very fast. They typically cost more than standard hard drives because they take so much less time to access the data they store. Trust me, they are worth it.
The way a regular hard drive works is that there are discs that spin inside the hard drive. A computer has to search through the disc to find exactly the right spot for your data. The speed of the hard drive depends on how fast it can spin the discs. With a solid state drive the data is all just right there on the chip. No spinning required. It’s has internal parts similar to a USB thumb drive. This makes it extremely reliable because it takes the spinning discs out of the equation. Have you ever had a hard drive fail, and all you hear coming from it is clicks? That’s the hard drive trying to get the disc to spin and being unable to do so. The less moving parts there are, the less likely your drive will fail.
The Kingston SSDNow V300 is an SSD drive, and the reason I love it is that it actually comes as an external drive case. I have always preferred purchasing external drives. If you are like me, and taking your computer apart and installing a new internal drive scares the crap out of you, then this is a fabulous device for you!
I tried out the Kingston SSDNow V300 that is intended for a notebook, and it has 120 GB of storage space. This particular drive retails for around $195 directly from Kinston here. (You can also purchase is for much less on Amazon or at Best Buy.)
Everyone uses hard drives differently. For myself I tend to have two different purposes: Movies and photos. I love having a portable hard drive for when I travel and want to take extra movies for the kiddos. Like, lots of extra movies. I also love having a portable hard drive for when I take professional photos and want to transport them without filling up the hard drive on my notebook. I am a firm believer in backing up, so an external hard drive is a fabulous way to place store your important files and documents too.
I love that the SSDNow V300 is so thin and sleek-looking. I can personally testify that it fits perfectly in your purse too. 🙂 It really is a powerful upgrade solution for cost-conscious consumers. If you are looking to upgrade your existing desktop or notebook PC it’s a really great fit!
Here’s some specs on the new SSDNow V300:
Fast – 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard drive.
High Quality – features a LSI SandForce controller customized for Kingston.
Reliable – with no moving parts, solid-state drives are less likely to fail than standard hard drives.
Economical design optimized to make migrating to an SSD more affordable.
Convenient – all-in-one kits with all the components for easy installation.
Multiple capacities – to fit your workload.
Comes with Installation Kit for Notebooks.
If you are interested in learning more about the Kingston SSDNow V300, or other fabulous Kingston products, go here.
Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated for this post, however I was provided with a Kingston SSDNow V300 for review purposes. All opinions and hard drives filled with an insane amount of Barbie movies are my own.
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Natalie Wright is a contributing writer at Organized Mom and Tech4Moms. You can also find her DIY blog online at natalme.com.