"Everywhere you look, people are talking about SSDs (Solid State Drives) and their advantages. You may think that everybody has already replaced their hard drive with an SSD but you. This is far from the truth; what happens is that most memory manufacturers are putting a lot of effort on marketing SSDs basically because their profit margin on regular memory modules has dropped tremendously in the past few years. Add the price drop on memory itself, and SSDs seem to be a good idea for them to make more money.
Transcend Information today announced that all of its solid state drives (SSD) have passed Microsoft Windows 7 WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) testing. Now offering full compatibility with Windows 7, Transcend SSDs are performance-optimized data storage solutions for users of the Microsoft’s new operating system.
In both price and performance
The charismatic CEO of OCZ technology Ryan M. Petersen has told Fudzilla that he expects SSD to overtake mechanical drives in in terms of price, capacity and of course performance.
The manufacturing roadmaps for SSD storage devices should enable three to four bits per MCL cell in late 2011 or early 2012 and this should be the point when SSD should catch up mechanical HDD drives in storage and price.The performance is already on SSD side.
Fremont, California – September 21, 2009 – Active Media Products, manufacturer of SSDs and WWF series USB drives, today announced the Windows® 7 compatible SaberTooth S3 line of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB SATA Mini PCIe SSDs that are designed to bring a fresh performance boost to the Asus EeePC at affordable prices. "The SaberTooth S3 gives you Raptor-like performance for your Eee PC. The long wait to bootup and load applications with the default drive will be replaced by a few seconds of awe", ventured Jerry Thomson, vice president of sales at Active Media Products.
Although, the original Z-Drive has already been announced, it never made it to the retail/e-tail channel, but it looks like the new, redesigned Z-Drive might have more luck. If you missed it for the first time, the Z-Drive is OCZ's PCI-Express RAID based solid state drive that has impressive read and write speeds of up to 800 and 750MB/s.
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