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PQI's 64GB SATA Flash SSD drive

PQI 64GB PATA and SATA Flash SSDs at Computex
PQI announces 64GB SATA Flash SSD drive... again

While companies like Samsung , SanDisk and RiTek have been touting their 32GB Flash SSDs which feature Parallel ATA (PATA) interfaces, PQI has upstaged the companies by (re)announcing a 64GB Flash SSDs with both PATA and Serial ATA (SATA) interfaces.

We first saw PQI's 64GB Flash SSDs at Computex in June. At the time, PQI said that the drives would be shipping in August. Well, August came and went and not a peep was heard from PQI.

With the competition starting to heat up in this sector, PQI has stepped up its efforts to get its Flash SSDs in gear. PQI's 2.5" Turbo SATA SSD will be available in capacities up to 64GB and will have a maximum transfer rate of 100MB/sec.

The SATA design also makes the drive more attractive to notebook OEMs. SATA has high penetration in the notebook sector and has effectively been shutting out PATA hard drives. With the smaller cable size, PQI's SATA solution becomes a more attractive offering than the competition.

Pricing and availability is not yet known for the 64GB SATA Flash SSD, but hopefully PQI doesn't leave us hanging like it did when it first announced the drives.

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RE: ugly
By Dactyl on 1/12/2007 9:17:53 PM , Rating: 3
Good thing you won't have to look at it once it's installed.
I have an acrylic window on my laptop, with some CCFLs to light it up. This would look hideous inside. I modded a 2.5" SATA drive with a clear acrylic window on top so you can see the drive spin (like a WD Raptor). Also, the water cooling tubes use neon purple glow-in-the-dark coolant. They keep the dual 7900GS MXMs cool. Putting this in would make it look like TRON or something. (no, not really)

RE: ugly
By Jkm3141 on 1/13/07, Rating: 0
RE: ugly
By johnsonx on 1/13/2007 11:56:48 AM , Rating: 2
dude, chill, he was kidding!

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