Solid State Drives, good as gold

Subject: Storage | December 4, 2007 - 01:40 PM |

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."

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Source: AnandTech