A-DATA 512GB SSD with mini-USB & shaky claims

Mar 5, 2009
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A-DATA have unveiled what they're saying is the highest-capacity SSD to-date at CeBIT this week, in the shape of the A-DATA 512GB XPG 2.5-inch SSD.  The SATA-II drive supports read and write speeds of 230MB/s and 160MB/s respectively.  Problem is, they're not the only company with such a claim; SlashGear tracked down A-DATA to find out what makes the 512GB XPG different.

 

We pointed out to A-DATA that Toshiba announced a 512GB SSD in December last year, while pureSilicon announced a 1TB SSD at CES in January.  According to A-DATA, the key differences are that the 512GB XPG has a mini-USB port and RAID functionality, which the Toshiba drive does not, and that the pureSilicon drive won't be available until Q3 2009, so the XPG will hit the market first.

That doesn't quite line-up with calling their SSD "the highest capacity in the industry" - perhaps "the highest capacity with USB connectivity"? - but it's still a big drive although the Toshiba SSD is faster in both read and write speeds.  We're yet to hear an exact release date for the A-DATA 512GB XPG 2.5-inch SSD, as well as pricing.

 

Press Release:

A-DATA® Launched the Highest Capacity in the Industry 512GB XPG™ 2.5” SSD at CeBIT 2009

Expands Industry Leadership on the Capacity of SSD

A-DATA® Technology Co., Ltd., a worldwide leading manufacturer in high performance memory products, today announced it has launched the highest capacity of SSD in the industry at CeBIT 2009, the 512GB XPG™ 2.5” SSD. The 512GB XPG™ 2.5” SSD is designed for notebook and PC enthusiasts seeking for both fast transfer rate and high capacity SSD.

The 512GB XPG 2.5” SSD delivers fast transfer rate up to 230MB/s and 160MB/s read and write. Adopted standard high speed SATA II interface and equipped with a tough but lightweight case. Up to 512GB capacity, is the highest capacity SSD offer to the market, designed for notebook and PC enthusiasts seeking for both fast transfer rate and high capacity SSD.

Continual to leading in the industry, A-DATA is commits to provide the highest performance, capacity, and best quality products to satisfy the needs of PC enthusiasts. Through the launch of the highest capacity of SSD in the industry, the 512GB XPG 2.5” SSD is commits to satisfy the needs of notebook and PC enthusiasts on fast transfer rate and high capacity SSD.


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