PQI unveils a 64GB Serial ATA solid-state drive

— 1:15 AM on January 12, 2007

More and more 32GB flash-based solid-state drives are popping up these days, with SanDisk's 1.8" UATA 5000 probably being the latest. However, where SanDisk and others are working on making speedier and more affordable 32GB SSDs, PQI has taken a different approach: the company has introduced a new industrial-class SSD with a capacity of 64GB. The drive uses Serial ATA connectivity, allowing for hot-swapping and faster transfer rates than IDE. The drive's 2.5" form factor does make it bigger than the aforementioned SanDisk model. However, PQI suggests that it may introduce another 2.5" drive with double the capacity (128GB) later this year. The company doesn't mention pricing, though.

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