Active Media has introduced a new Predator-X7 2.5" solid state disk lineup that uses the new JMicron JM612 controller. The company promises these SSDs can achieve sequential read speeds of up to 230MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 180MB/s.
You can get the Predator-X7 in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities for $149, $219, $349 and $699, respectively.
Predator X7 SSDs will be offered in capacities from 32GB to 256GB. At the heart of these SSDs is the JMF612 controller, which boasts numerous advances in features and performance. The 8-channel flash controller combined with 128MB of DRAM cache achieves sequential read speeds up to 230MB/sec and sequential write speeds up to 180MB/sec. "One big advantage of this controller is its support for a USB 2.0 port, which can be used for cloning the contents of your old hard drive onto the Predator X7. The mini USB port makes installation and setup a lot faster and easier." stated Active Media Products' VP of Sales, Jerry Thomson.
Hardware ECC, bad block management and wear leveling features ensure accurate storage and retrieval of data over the life of the SSD. Predator X7 SSDs are expected to begin shipping in November at retail prices starting at $149. They will be available worldwide from Amazon and other Active Media Products resellers.