Active Media introduced the SaberTooth ZX 1.8-Inch PATA ZIF solid state disks for the Dell Mini 12 and selected Sony VAIO netbooks, these storage devices promise to deliver a performance boost of up to 3x versus the default hard drives in most netbooks.
The new SaberTooth-ZX series will ship in 32GB and 64GB capacities for $99 and $159, respectively. Both drives feature read speeds of up to 80MB/s and write speeds of up to 38MB/s.
Active Media Products, manufacturer of SSDs and WWF series USB drives, today launched the new SaberTooth ZX series of 1.8-inch PATA ZIF SSDs that are ideal for upgrading popular netbooks such as the Dell Inspiron Mini 12, selected models of Sony Vaio, and more. The new SaberTooth ZX supports sequential read speeds up to 80MB/sec and sequential write speeds up to 38MB/sec. Combined with sub-millisecond access times, these new SSDs deliver double or triple the performance of the default hard drives in most netbooks, resulting in substantially faster bootup, application load and shutdown speeds.
Measuring 70 x 54 x 5 mm, the ZX was designed to the same physical specs as 1.8-inch HDDs. It uses a parallel ATA (PATA / IDE) ZIF interface, and supports PIO mode 6 and Ultra DMA mode 6. SaberTooth ZX is compatible with most netbooks that use 1.8" PATA ZIF hard drives. It is one of the fastest and easiest ways to upgrade dozens of different netbooks and UMPCs to higher performance and more local storage.