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The boffins at Kingston, apparently, hate their SSD Now drives and have been trying hard to destroy them, with little success. They have finally given up and have decided to leave the job to the collective wit (or the lack of it) of teh internets. Here’s your chance to win $3000 with Kingston’s SSD Destructo Challenge.

All you have to do is like Kingston’s Facebook page, head over to the discussions tab and describe, in 300 words or less, how you would ruin Kingston’s SSDNow drives. A total of 16 prizes will be awarded, with the grand prize of $3000 or a trip to attend the shooting of Kingston Destructo II. Additional prizes include cash awards of $1000 and $500, VIP gift baskets and Kingston memory products. The SSD Destructo Challenge runs through November 5, 2010. You have to be at least 18 years old and a legal resident of U.S. (void in Puerto Rico and Hawaii), Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore or Philippines to take part in this competition.

What’s more? Apart from the 16 winners, random people selected at Kingston’ discretion will get goodies too. So, yeah, sucking up just might work this time. More details here. So think like a terrorist and try your luck. Techtree top tip: Try visualizing your boss’s head.

Data Sheet

SSDNow M Series drives increase performance with the impressive input and output operations per second (IOPS), a result of the drive’s NAND Flash components and the powerful Native Command Queuing. With higher IOPS than a standard mechanical hard disk drive (HDD), SSDNow M Series allows for faster boot times and faster application loads than HDDs, ultimately making a power user more productive.

SSD uses a standard hard disk drive interface but unlike an HDD, SSD is very rugged and can handle more shock because it’s built with no moving parts. Kingston’s SSDNow M Series can withstand greater shock than an HDD, making it an ideal solution for executives and road warriors who push the limits of their notebooks.

Kingston’s SSDNow M Series drives are equipped with S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) to tell the user when a drive is about to fail.

For added peace of mind, the drives are backed by 24/7 tech support, a three-year warranty and legendary Kingston® reliability.


  • Fast — 250 MB/sec. read (80 GB & 160 GB)
    Fast — 70 MB/sec. write (80 GB)
    Fast — 100 MB/sec. write (160 GB)
  • Durable — no moving mechanical parts, enabling the SSD to handle rougher conditions
  • Guaranteed — backed by a three-year Kingston warranty and 24/7 tech support
  • Reliable — low write amplification and unique wear-leveling design mean the drives will last longer
  • Advanced Architecture — 10 parallel channel architecture


  • Form factor — 2.5″
  • Interface — SATA 1.5Gb/sec. and 3.0Gb/sec.
  • Capacity1 — 80GB, 160GB
  • Storage temperatures — -55° C to 95° C
  • Operating temperatures — 0° C to 70° C
  • Dimensions — 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm
  • Weight — 80 grams
  • Vibration operating — 2.17 G (7–800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating — 3.13 G (10–500Hz)
  • Power specs — Active: 0.15 W TYP
    Power specs —Idle: 0.06 W TYP
  • Life expectancy — 1.2 million hours mean time before failure
  • Operating shock — 1,000 G/0.5 msec operating and non-operating

Kingston SSD M Series Part Number:

SNM225-S2/80GB, SNM225-S2/160GB
SNM225-S2B/80GB, SNM225-S2B/160GB


Comments on: "Destroy Kingston SSD and Win $3000" (1)

  1. hi thanks for the reading.

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