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Kingston s100 any good?

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  1. HalfAHertz

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    Hi, does anybody have experience with this drive? What kind of controller does it have? Will it be any good as an OS drive for a small laptop?
    The other alternative would be a Kingston ssdNow V Drive.
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    You talking about this 16GB drive?

    Kingston SSDNow S100 SS100S2/16G 2.5" 16GB SATA II...

    Most of the reviews are very good (one bad one out of 15). Speed is good (not as good as a Sandforce), but you might run into space issues, depending on what OS you use. I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my computer, and the Windows folder alone is 15.4GB. You can use a different OS (like XP) and/or do a "minimal" install meant for portable computers.
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    Don't take less than 32GB even if you're using WinXP...
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    It can be done with XP for sure on a 16GB drive. At my work people use thin clients attached to Virtual Machines, and those VMs are only 10GB in size. With Windows XP, Adobe Flash & Reader, Java, Office 2003 Standard, and a few other apps installed, the space used is usually only about 4GB, including the swapfile.
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    Yeah I was thinking of XP and nlite. I just need to know if the ssd will stutter for internet browsing and MS office? Because it's too cheap and I'm afraid it has a JM controller which are famous for stuttering...
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    If you are into the unspoken heathen (torrents) there's something floating around called "XP Performance Edition". The ISO is something like 170MB, and the full install (when I used it) was about 800MB.
    I'm not suggesting you download it, just saying how much space you can really trim using XP. Or you can download it and use a legal VLK and be okay to mention on TPU :p
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    Wow, that's pretty expensive for a 16GB SSD. o_O
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    Yeah I'ma gonna keep on looking for a cheapo OCZ Nova. Seems to be the best bang for buck and uses Ilindix controller(Bigfoot). Thanks all for the input.
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    NewEgg just had a 64GB Corsair drive for $80 AR.
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