Verbatim has announced a new 2.5″ SATA-II SSD upgrade kit for notebooks and desktop PCs. This kit will allow the customer to have everything that is needed for a transition from an HDD to an SSD.
The handy kit includes an SSD, a bracket for converting an HDD drive bay into a SSD bay. There also is a USB transfer cable, to be used in conjunction with cloning software provided. The kit even includes screws and a Molex to SATA power adapter.
They definitely have the relevant hardware needed for the physical process of switching out the hardware.
The key here is the software that is provided to clone the users HDD over to the SSD. This will ease the transition to an SSD, so that it can be accomplished without reinstalling the operating system. The software used is NTI Echo Cloning Software, which is an image based cloning software.
The details on the SSD itself are a bit sketchy, but the basic specifications have been released. The drives will come in at 64GB or 128GB capacities. The 64GB SSD will have read/write speeds of 225/265MB/s, and the 128GB will have read/write speeds of 225/270MB/s. These numbers indicate that the SSD is fairly powerful, even though other details are hazy as of yet.
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