New SSDs by Intel from Kingston

ssdm-seriesSo they’re not really new. Just Intel SSDs with a Kingston SSDNow on them. Kingston hopes that speed and reliability from Intel products coupled with Kingston distribution and a 3-year warranty with 24/7 support will be a good combination. It looks like it very well could. They come in two flavors, an 32GB E series aimed at server environments, and a 80GB M series for power users.

I’m not going to list out all the nitty gritty details, you can just check out the Kingston site for those. I will tell you a few things. They are both 2.5-inch drives utilizing the SATA 3.0Gb/sec interface. The E series boasts high life expectancy and low power consumption while the M series features higher IOPS (input output operations per second) And they feature S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) a technology that will apparently inform you right before the drive dies. These babies aren’t cheap though. They’ll cost around $700-900 each. Ouch.