With Super Talent's MasterDrive SX SSD range comfortably crashing through the 200MB/sec sequential read-rate mark, it was only a matter of time before arch-rival Active Media stepped up their game to compete. They've announced two new 2.5-inch SSDs, the Predator GT SATA-II line, each offering up to 220MB/sec sequential reads and 0.1ms access times.
Available in 64GB and 128GB capacities, each SSD comes in a brushed aluminum housing, together with a bracket to allow for mounting in a 3.5-inch bay. Like the MasterDrive SX range, the 64GB Predator GT has sequential write rates of up to 120MB/sec, while the 128GB version ups that to 200MB/sec.
The Predator GT also features 128MB of SDRAM cache and a new 8-channel controller. Both models are on sale now, priced at $199.95 for the 64GB Predator GT and $369.95 for the 128GB; that's about $10 more than the Super Talent equivalent.