Adtron launches 160GB solid-state disk
As flash memory prices decrease, flash-based solid-state disks are steadily increasing in capacity. Now, a company called Adtron has unveiled a line of 2.5" flash drives with capacities ranging from 4GB to 160GB. 160GB may not be much compared to the highest-capacity desktop hard drives, but it's right in line with the latest 2.5" notebook hard drives from Seagate, Hitachi, Fujitsu, and others.
Adtron's A25FB solid-state disk looks pretty competitive on the performance front, too. The company quotes a sustained read transfer rate of up to 65MB/s and a sustained write transfer rate as high as 55MB/s. Coupled with a Serial ATA interface, those transfer rates may very well help the A25FB give notebook hard drives a run for their money. That said, Adtron doesn't quote prices for the disk. Considering how much other SSD solutions cost, it's unlikely that Adtron's A25FB is competitive with standard hard drives on the price front. (Thanks to The Inquirer for the tip.)