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Adtron's 96GB SATA SSD
Adtron's solid-state discs will offer read speeds of up to 70MB/sec

Flash solid-state discs (SSDs) have generated a lot of interest from mobile users in the past few months. SanDisk has showed off its 32GB 1.8" SanDisk SSD Ultra ATA 5000 back in January, while Ritek plans on launching 16GB, 32GB and 64GB SSDs later this year. Adtron is upping the ante with a 160GB SSD which will be available in SATA and IDE versions.

"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. "In addition, the economics of these new flash drives combined with the increased capacities in standard form factors, greatly expand the applications among our historic flash disk customers in the industrial and defense markets, as well as addressing bandwidth intensive server and storage acceleration applications in a much broader emerging market previously the domain of HDD products."

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. "ArrayPro separates an Adtron flash disk from the low-end single array SSD’s and those that employ caching technologies that require battery back-up and whose performance are highly application dependent," said Alan Fitzgerald, Adtron Chief Technology Officer.

There is no word on pricing or availability for Adtron's SSDs, but be prepared to shell out some big bucks. For reference, SanDisk's 32GB drive is pegged at around $600 while Ritek's 32GB drive will likely come in slightly below that figure so you do the math.

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RE: fyi
By ElJefe69 on 2/26/2007 12:06:50 PM , Rating: 3
yeah where they can waste my money and still not accomplish much.

military = pwnd

RE: fyi
By Hawkido on 2/26/2007 12:37:00 PM , Rating: 1
Wow man, way to talk through your anus. Blame your congressman for the way the military is forced to spend its budget. The military has been crying for years to change the "spend it or loose it" budgeting system.

As to wasted money... You can only make that statment because there is a military. no policeman nor fireman nor congressman took a bullet so some megalomaniac couldn't come over here and make you live your life by their rules.

*note* policmen have taken bullets for civil liberties, and they should be celebrated. Certain congressmen have at one point been in the military. But you get my point.

Never has an enemy backed down because the police squirted them with a fire hose nor have they backed down because a congressman talked to them. They have backed down because of fear of destruction by our military, else they were destroyed by our military. Period end of story debate over.

RE: fyi
By PandaBear on 2/26/2007 5:23:15 PM , Rating: 2
It depends on the application, I don't think it is a waste just because it is $15k. Imagine if you are putting it on a space shuttle or in a fighter jet's engine controller. Mechanical drive can't tolerate the G it generate when accelerate and decelerate, the air pressure, the heat, and the radiation.

Now try to custom build another solid state storage in house, it will for sure cost way more than $15k.

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