Features and Software:
As we mentioned before the Kingston SSDNow M is really not much more than an Intel X-25M SSD with the Kingston brand on it. This means it is one of the faster SSDs you can get right now. But it also means that you will want to make sure your drive has the latest firmware to prevent the performance degradation that can be seen in many SSDs due to fragmentation. You can grab a bootable ISO from Intel’s web site that addresses this issue and also improves performance on the drive.
Although there is really not much to talk about in terms of features from the SSD [it is fast and light] there are a few benefits from the kit itself. For one the enclosure is useful even after the upgrade, We found it came in handy to throw in a second drive and use it as an add on drive to make up for the 80GB size of the included SSD.
The software included by Kingston, Arconis True Image HD is a snap to use and has an easy to follow GUI that will get you set on cloning all of your existing data to your new drive in no time. To get started all you have to do is insert the CD-ROM [make sure your system is set to boot from DVD-ROM first] this will launch the Acronis Software and bring you to the start screen.
From there you can chose automatic or manual mode [if you are just cloning your drive Automatic works best].
Next chose your source drive and destination
After that you are off and running.
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