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|15th April 2010, 12:58||#1|
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A look at new SSDs from Corsair, Kingston, Plextor, and WD
In this latest batch of SSDs, we have Corsair's Nova V128, Kingston's SSDNow V+, Plextor's PX-128M1S, and Western Digital's SiliconEdge Blue. As one might expect, all four use the 2.5", 9.5-mm mobile hard drive form factor that has become de rigueur for solid-state drives. This drive size is a perfect fit for most laptops, although the 3.5" drive bays found in typical desktop enclosures will require an adapter. Fortunately, Corsair provides the necessary bracket with the Nova. You'll have to seek out an adapter with the other three or resort to duct tape, which isn't that bad of a solution considering that SSDs can be run in any orientation and require no vibration damping. Some newer desktop cases do feature 2.5" drive bays, but those models are still few and far between.