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. "New geometries and chip densities in SLC NAND enable Adtron to significantly expand the capacities of its industry leading high performance products," said Alan Fitzgerald, CEO of Adtron. 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. It is very exciting that Adtron accomplished such a feat but let's face it; I don't see people buying this drive if it's going to cost them more than two of NVIDIA's 8800s. Therefore, all we can do is wait.

News source: DailyTech

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