It seems we were having so much fun with all the SandForce and OWC news today that we forgot to check the mail. It was a pleasant surprise to find that an Imation 128Gb M-Class SSD with a bonus USB case and migration kit had arrived for review. Right from the outset, I have to admit that I have always liked the appearance of the Imation SSD. It displays workmanship.
I have had the urge to get right to the review but am just about to take off for the weekend so I thought I would do a bit of digging into the drive. First and foremost, I was a bit surprised that the standard warranty provided by Imation is 5 years vice the standard 3. That was certainly a step in the right direction. I opened the box expecting to find the USB case but was again surprised to find, not only detailed migration instructions, but also a copy of Acronis True Image HD for the migration. That certainly wasn’t expected!
My next venture was to run directly to NewEgg to see what kind of a price they had on the drive. Is that right? The 128Gb drive, with the upgrade kit and Acronis True Image is only $199 which makes it the lowest SSD on NewEgg with a pricepoint of $1.55/Gb. Let me get this right now… You get the drive, Acronis True Image HD, and the Migration Kit with the USB case for only $199? Maybe I am missing something here but that just seems like a great deal for someone moving into the world of ssds, wanting an easy transfer solution and decent capacity.