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Apacer Turbo II AS602 SSD features the SandForce SF-1222

Posted on Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 12:55:54 CET by

Apacer announced the Turbo II AS602, a new solid state disk series with the SandForce SF-1222 controller. This new disk achieves read speeds of up to 285MB/s, write speeds of up to 275MB/s and up to 30k input and 13k output operations per second (IOPS) for 4KB file transfer. The AS602 will ship in 60GB, 120GB and 240GB capacities.
Apacer Technology, a global innovator in memory module, takes advantage of its technical superiority again to step up the SSD read and write speed as well as its durability. The memory giant debuts today the Turbo II AS602 SSD series, which features top-of-the-line and high-speed SandForce SF-1222 controller that helps optimize sequential read/write performance to a blazing fast of 285/275MB and delivers more IOPS (30,000 input/ 13,000 output per second). Apacer also improves SSD’s capability to transfer data involving small files and increases overall transfer rate. Plus, the built-in Duraclass technology delivers best-in-class reliability tantamount to enterprise-level SLC drives and edges over previous generations.

"With its technical superiority in consumer and enterprise SSD as well as the use of SandForce SF-1222 controller, Apacer has managed to create the nearly impeccable AS602 SSD,” said Apacer. “Compared with its SSD counterparts, Apacer’s AS602 SSD has not only the fastest sequential transfer speed but fastest random read and write speed as well. It features incredible reliability and makes up all the SSD shortcomings so as to address the speed needs for users,” Apacer added.

SandForce controller delivers flagship-class read and write speed
Apacer’s latest AS602 flagship is equipped with the favorable SandForce SF-1222 controller and the unique page mapping designs, which allow its transfer rate to rank on top of its counterparts. Its sequential transfer speed is up to 285/275 MB per second, which greatly increases the booting and operating speed of your computer. In addition, AS602 boasts ultra high IOPS (30,000 input/ 13,000 output per second). It is also 500 times faster than the traditional hard disk in reading small files. Regarding the display cache, Apacer’s AS602 is also 5 times faster than its counterparts, while boasting outstanding performance.

In a bid to optimize the maximum speed performance of AS602, Apacer adopts the new SATA II interface which allows the fastest speed up to 300MB per second. The support for NCQ helps enhance the efficiency and sustainability that allow AS602 to run fast at high bandwidth.

Duraclass Technology offers unprecedented reliability as SLC SSD
Apacer has sort out users’ biggest concern – durability with its SandForce controller featuring exclusive Duraclass technology. Also, Apacer’s superior quality control magnificently extends the life of AS602 and makes it hundred times more durable than its SSD counterparts. Apacer’s AS602 has the astonishing reliability that can be compared to the enterprise-class SLC.

Duraclass features the special Durawrite technology which effectively lessens the redundant read-write cycles and extends flash memory endurance by hundred times. Plus, the ECC and RAISE can help avoid catastrophic flash block failures that strengthen data security. Apacer perfectly combines the above features to create a comprehensive AS602 SSD that delivers fast transfer rate, long durability and amazing stability boasting enterprise level.

Support the TRIM command in Windows 7
AS602’s native support enables optimizer trim command in Windows 7, which automatically deletes FLASH-stored data to release free block for read and write afterwards. The release of free block in turn reduces SSD block processing time, enhances writing speed and long-term performance as well as prolongs its life. Moreover, AS602 does not need to update firmware. Users can enjoy sustainable and stable performance with support for TRIM command in Windows 7 right away after installation.

Elegant and sophisticated style with aluminum hair-line enclosure
Apacer’s AS602 is made entirely with firm and durable aluminum. Its design is inspired by a rugged and impact resistant iron enclosure of tanks, which reflects the supreme reliability and firmness of AS602 and the distinguished position as Apacer’s flagship model. It has shock resistant up to 1500G, which prevents the SSD from being damaged even if the data is transferred on the move.

The Apacer Turbo II AS602 SSD is backed by a five-year warranty. Insisting on providing top quality products and comprehensive services are Apacer’s sincere commitment to its customers. The new Turbo II AS602 SSD is available in various capacities, from 60GB, 120GB, 240GB. The SSD is currently available with a bundle which includes an exclusive SSD+Optimizer package, SATA-to-USB adapter and the laptop-only disk cloning software of Acronis True Image. Apacer also offers a 2.5’’ to 3.5’’ mounting bracket for desktop users. Upgrading your hard disk with completed hardware and software allow you to enjoy the excellence performance of Apacer AS602 SSD and witness its speed legend.



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