ocfreak writes: Kingston Technology Company today announced the release of the SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive, the latest addition to its V (Value) family of solid-state drives (SSD). The drive is available for as low as $84.99 after rebates (U.S. only) at e-tailer Newegg.com when it comes out on November 9th, 2009. The Kingston SSDNow V Series 40GB Boot Drive is built using 2nd Generation Intel SSD technology, so the drive has sequential speeds of up to 170MB/sec. read and 40MB/sec. write. The hardware analysts over at Legit Reviews found the drive able to hit 230MB/s read and 40MB/s in their tests and has more than enough room to install Windows 7 64-bit. This might just be one of the best and most cost-effective ways to accelerate any desktop'(TM)s boot, shutdown and application load times. At $85 this drive might be the catalyst to bring SSDs into the mainstream!