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160GB flash drives appear

Adtron intros ultra-fast 2.5" flash HDDs
Mon Feb 26 2007, 09:16
IT SEEMS THAT 2007 will be the year of flash-based drives finally starting to nibble into the market share of the only current logical candidates, magnetic platter-based hard disk drives.

With all the advances in NAND field, companies have started to introduce flash disk models of usable capacities for the commercial notebook space, not just industrial ones. Adtron Corporation has just introduced some newcomers to its Flashpak family - 2.5-inch flash disk models in capacities of 32GB, 96GB and 160GB.

Performance isn't sacrificed, the firm claims, since these drives feature 55-65MB/s read/write speed. While classical hard drives are still faster in read speed, 55 MB/s for writing just destroys classical HDDs of today.

The drives are available in both commercial and industrial packaging. We have contacted the company and expecting an answer regarding testing of the device, to validate or refute these claims. µ

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