Monday, February 26, 2007

Adtron Announces 160GB SSD

If you're a mobile user, this will interest you, as long as you remember Solid State Drives are an emerging technology. Adtron is upping the ante by providing SATA and IDR versions of a 160GB SSD.The IDE (I25FB) and SATA (A25FB) versions of Adtron's SSDs use SLC NAND flash memory and will be available in a standard 2.5" notebook form-factor. The I25B IDE SSD offers read speeds of up to 70MB/sec and write speeds of up to 60MB/sec. The A25FB is just a tad bit slower at 65MB/sec and 55MB/sec respectively.

The drives also feature the ArrayPro Performance Engine which enables the fast read/write speeds as well as Erasure Data Security which provides military-level protection. There is no word on pricing or availability for Adtron's SSDs, but they will probably cost you an arm and a leg. For reference, SanDisk's 32GB drive is pegged at around $600 while Ritek's 32GB won’t be much cheaper.

source: DailyTech