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PQI brings out the big guns with its new 256GB solid-state disk

As if Adtron's 160GB solid-state disk (SSD) wasn't enough in the mobile storage wars, PQI is dishing out a bit of one-upmanship with its new SATA-based SSD.

The company's new Turbo+ 2.5" SATA SSD features a storage capacity of a whopping 256GB -- that's more than even the most capacious 2.5" HDDs that have been recently announced by Fujitsu and Western Digital.

PQI's latest offering has transfer speeds of 60MB/sec -- this comes in on the low side of performance compared to Adtron (70MB/sec), SanDisk (67MB/sec) and Samsung (65MB/sec). However, 60MB/sec is still nothing to scoff at in the area of SSD performance.

According to Akihabara News, pricing and availability hasn't been announced by PQI for the new drive. However, given current pricing trends, the 256GB Turbo+ SSD will likely retail for well over $1,000 USD.





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