Kingston says its 40GB Boot Drive is one of the best and most cost-effective ways to accelerate any desktop's boot, shutdown and application load times. The drive has top sequential speeds of 170MB/s read and 40MB/s write. It's reported that the 40GB Boot Drive received a score of 13,883 in PCMark Vantage Advanced HDD Suite, which the company compares to a 7200RPM HDD's score of 3,708.
While the offering is reasonable, a meager 40GB is surely a tight squeeze for some folks. Windows 7 x64 has a minimum storage space requirement of 20GB -- not to mention the bulkiness of modern games and productivity suites. Those are the systems that need a performance boost, and Kingston's 40GB solution only seems capacious enough for basic use.
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