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Mtron Promises 260MBps Next Gen SSDs

Gordon Kelly


Mtron Promises 260MBps Next Gen SSDs

There are some who still doubt the merits of SSDs, claiming they struggle to keep up with traditional HDDs over long data transfers but not anymore...

Positively exterminating any vestiges of this support is Mtron which has announced its next generation SSDs will offer maximum read/write speeds of up to 260/240MBps respectively. Yep it's a stonking increase.

Improved quite simply by upping the current 4-channel disk controller technology to 8 channels, the development potentially doubles the top SSD speeds available at the moment and even tops Samsung's MLC technology breakthroughs. By contrast even the fastest HDDs have yet to top 120Mbps.

"This new controller provides not only improved performance, but also it provides high stability and reliability by minimizing errors and instability that a typical flash memory chip has," said Mtron CEO Steve Jeon. "Based on the superb technology from our 1st generation controller, Mtron will lead the next generation controller industry with the latest technology."

In related news the company also announced Express Card and Mini PCI-E Card SSDs for mobile devices both capable of 110/65MBps read/write speeds as well as the 'XTM 7500' SSD (above), a rugged version of the PRO 7500 for industry.

August will be the debut time for this trio but we'll have to wait until "early 2009" for the new controllers. *Drums fingers* I can't do it...!


Press Release


June 24, 2008, 2:43 pm

A Next Gen SSD is 260MBps, a super fast SATA HDD is 120MBps, but how fast is a typical HDD?

The Pope

June 24, 2008, 5:47 pm

It really depends a bit mate: older, less capacious drives are slower than newer, high-capacity drives. Measuring Drive Speed also varies depending on whether you're talking about Peak Transfer Rates, or Sustained...

Off the top of my head I'd say somewhere in the 40MB-80MB sustained range, to answer your question. If 260MB/sec is sustain then you're looking at maybe 300-600% faster, which would make a BIG difference IMO


June 24, 2008, 6:57 pm

Yup, The_Pope is spot on around 60MBps sustained for standard 3.5in HDDs, less for notebooks.

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