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http://www.buy.com/prod/kingston-128...214308841.html

With windows7+updates, microsoft office, CS5, starcraft2, and Steam,
that should be more than half my hard right?

The 128gb version is $120-$130 after rebate, which is the lowest I've ever seen them go.

Kingston's always had a strong reputation with their products, but im still worried about the Jmicron controller.
TRIM? I havent heard that since highschool and back then it was slang for something else.
Reviews are generally positive, but it seems to be hit or miss.

Coming from a WD caviar black 64mb cache 1tb, im hoping to notice staggering night and day differences in performance. (It'll probably be installed in an Asus ul30vt.)

Considering price + reliability, and at nearly $1/gigabyte, it's semi-affordable... I cant justify spending $200 for a 128gb c300/vertex 2.

Should i buy or wait till the new models come out? When are the new models coming out?

Any and all constructive suggestions/advice is greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
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i have 30 second boots times with my kingston i love the drive very snap as along as you keep it as an os boot device with priority only programs.
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i have 30 second boots times with my kingston i love the drive very snap as along as you keep it as an os boot device with priority only programs.
thanks for the feedback.

Looks like the only negative feedback i'm reading so far are the ppl comparing this SSD to the top of the line stuff from OCZ/Crucial, or owners who arent formatting/setting up their kingston drives correctly.

It seems any SSD will destroy any magnetic drive in performance, so for me it comes down to value.
    
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