Solid State Drives, good as gold
Subject: Storage | December 4, 2007 - 06:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The bad news is that the MTRON SSD Pro will run about $2000 when it becomes available, and only hold about 64Gb. The good news is that it blows the Raptor out of the water when it comes to read speed and there is no burst speed, it heads to 110MB/s and stays there. See just how impressive it is at AnandTech.
"Even then, MTRON was already planning their next product with maximum read speeds of 120 MB/sec and write speeds of 90
MB/sec (and the continued random access speeds of around 0.1ms, of course). The new drives would include improved
wear-leveling and bad block algorithms along with enhanced power management capabilities. Dubbed the MTRON SSD Pro, this
series features the MSP 7000 lineup that targets the enterprise computing market. MTRON designed these products for the
Enterprise sector, but they also make great drives for enthusiasts who "need" blinding speeds for their notebook or
desktops, benchmarking activities, or other usage - provided they can live with limited capacities that currently top out
at 64GB. This sounds similar to the path the Western Digital Raptor series took in the desktop market - albeit with prices
that make the Raptor look downright economical."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- ATP Petito & Tough
Drive USB Flash Drives Review @ Virtual-Hideout
- Corsair 2GB Padlock flash
drive Review @ Techconnect Magazine
- Corsair Flash Voyager - 32GB in a pendrive!
- 4GB Kingston DataTraveler Mini Fun USB Review @
- File Systems - Which
Need Defragmenting @ PC Mechanic
- SilverStone CP03 & CP04 @ Phoronix
- SilverStone MS05 eSATA Enclosure @ Phoronix
- HighPoint External RAID @ Bjorn3D
- Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler Review @ Legit