PhotoFast unveils G-Monster V4 SSD with hardware level garbage collection

PhotoFast has unveiled a new line of SSDs that use the parallel ATA connection for netbook and notebook systems that use 1.8-inch SSDs. The line is aimed at upgrades and has a maximum sequential read speed of 128MB/s and a sequential write speed of 90MB/s.

The company claims that the read and write speeds the SSDs are capable of are 145% greater than a traditional HDD of the same size. The big feature of the new SSD is that it has hardware-level Garbage Collection. This feature lets the drive rearrange itself during idle periods for maximum performance.

The SSD also supports TRIM command in Windows 7. The new 1.8-inch SSDs are available in up to 256GB capacity. The buffer for the SSD is 64MB and the drive supports Linux, Windows CE, Vista, XP, and Windows 7. Pricing and availability are unknown.