Solid-state disks (SSDs) are still a long way from entering
the regular mainstream market, but that isn't stopping companies from releasing
larger and faster products on a continual basis.
and Samsung are
currently sitting at 64GB with their SSDs. SanDisk's offering features read speeds
of 67MB/sec (write speeds are unknown) while Samsung quotes 65MB/sec reads and
45MB/sec writes. Adtron's
160GB SSD trumps both with a maximum read speed of 70MB/sec and maximum write
speed of 55MB/sec.
Mtron is leaving all three manufacturers in the dust with
its new range of SSDs. The South Korean manufacturer boasts that its new
2.5" and 3.5" drives feature read
speeds of 120MB/sec and write speeds of 90MB/sec.
According to Mtron, the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB drives will be
available in September. During the fourth quarter, the company is expected to
launch a 128GB SSD in a 1.8" form factor.
Mtron has not released pricing for the drives, but expect to
pay a pretty penny considering the read/write speeds of the memory chips being
used. For those looking for a more cost-effective solution, there's always SanDisk's new uSSD
quote: Raptors really aren't that impressive though, and they are relatively loud. It sounds like these are faster and much quieter, if not silent.