Mtron unveils 1.8-inch 128GB SSD

Posted on Tuesday, February 19 2008 @ 6:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Mtron unveiled new 1.8" SSDs with a maximum capacity of 128GB. Production of these drives will start in April.
Mtron has previously launched 2.5 Inch 32GB SSD and Multi Level Cell (MLC) SSD in 2007, and Mtron believes that the addition of the new product will help them to take the next step in mobile SSD market.

Mtron’s new SSD with Single Level Cell (SLC) Flash memory supports PATA (ZIF-type) interface and has a maximum reading speed of 120MB/s and writing speed of 100MB/s, which is more than 6 times faster than the current 1.8 inch HDD. Therefore when it’s used in laptop PC and UMPC, it delivers much faster performance than desktop. Mtron also released 1.8 Inch SSD with Multi Level Cell (MLC) Flash memory, which provides maximum memory capacity of up to 128 GB along with a maximum reading speed of 110 MB/s and writing speed of 40MB/s.

With moving parts, Mtron’s 128GB SSD has no noise and the ability to resist up to shock and vibration and even consumes nearly 50 percent less power as compared with conventional hard disk drive.

Mtron’s new SSD also makes much lesser noise, has resistance against shock and vibration, and consumes nearly 50 percent less power than conventional hard disk drive.

SSD products were initially known to be ideal for laptop PC and mobile devices because of its Flash memory basis, but it was hard to implement them because of their low memory capacity and high prices.

However, Mtron’s new SSD provides 4 times larger memory capacity and makes it ideal for not only laptop PC, but also UMPC, PMP mobile devices, camcorders, MP3, gaming console, navigation, and other mobile entertainment devices.

Therefore, Mtron expects their new 128 GB 1.8 Inch SSD will begin replacing the current 1.8 Inch HDD.

Steve Jeon, CEO of Mtron, said, “With our new 1.8 Inch SSD, Mtron has added another great product line as a leader in SSD market, which is expected to grow into ten billion dollars in 2012. Our new product is a result of careful market analysis and research for consumer needs, and we will launch our new product in April so that we can satisfy their need for high performance SSD products.”

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