Monday, November 9th 2009

Active Media Products Delivers 130 MB/sec Mini PCIe SSDs

Active Media Products, manufacturer of SSDs and endangered species series USB drives, today released a new line of Windows 7 compatible SaberTooth S4 SATA Mini PCIe SSDs that achieve sequential read speeds up to 130MB/sec. Available now in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, these drives are guaranteed compatible with many models of Asus Eee PC including 900, 900A, 901 and 1000 models.

The company posted a detailed Benchmark Report on the SaberTooth S4 tested on an Eee PC 1000 under Windows XP here. The benchmark results show the S4 soaring to read speeds over 120MB/sec, nearly four times faster than the default SSD in the Eee PC 1000. "We optimized the SaberTooth S4 for exceptional read performance", explained Active Media Products Vice President of Sales, Jerry Thomson. "But it also runs circles around the default SSD in write speeds, scoring about 2X faster than the default SSD in write tests."

SaberTooth S4 SSDs have ECC, wear leveling and bad bit management features built in to provide lasting endurance with high performance and reliability over the lifetime of the drive. The S4 series have a mini PCI Express (Mini PCIe) connector with a SATA-II 3Gbps interface. SaberTooth S3 series SSDs, measuring 2.7 x 1.3 inches (70 x 32 mm), are available today through Amazon. The 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models will retail for about $59.95, $99.95 and $169.95 respectively, but will be offered at a 20% discount for a limited time as a launch promotion.
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5 Comments on Active Media Products Delivers 130 MB/sec Mini PCIe SSDs

#1
Mussels
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i can see that being popular in HTPC's/mITX systems

edit: ah nvm, i thought that was sata and power, not mini pci-e
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DaJMasta
Wasn't write performance the one to blame for the freezing and hiccups that early EeePCs had though?



That said, I think it was also controller related, it's great to see something with comparable speed to a 2.5" SSD, even if it's only comparable to the low end.
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Mussels
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by: DaJMasta
Wasn't write performance the one to blame for the freezing and hiccups that early EeePCs had though?



That said, I think it was also controller related, it's great to see something with comparable speed to a 2.5" SSD, even if it's only comparable to the low end.
it was small file writes causing issues on MLC based SSD's. as long as they add a buffer/cache in, it gets a lot better.
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#4
Initialised
Finally SATA is getting replaced for SSDs
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#5
pr0n Inspector
These are actually SATA drives, but with a mini PCI-E connector. They will not work in real mini PCI-E sockets.
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