Some of you might have never heard of Angelbird before, just like we had not until we were approached by them to review their upcoming SSD. Angelbird is a relatively young company from Austria that specializes in creating flash-bashed storage products. They design and manufacture all components in Austria (except for the chips themselves, of course).
Their latest product is the Angelbird SSD wrk, which we are reviewing today. This solid state drive is available in capacities of 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB and uses a Silicon Motion 2246 controller and Micron 20 nm flash chips.
We expect the drive to be available in all major markets across Europe and the USA. The tested 512 GB version costs $299 (€240), the 128 GB version sits at $99 (€75), and the 256 GB variant will set you back $159 (€125).
|Specifications: Angelbird SSD wrk 512 GB|
|Controller:||Silicon Motion SM2246EN|
|Flash Type:||Micron, 20 nm, MLC|
|Form Factor||SATA 2.5"|
|Thickness:||7 mm (Ultrabook compatible)|
|Capacity||512 GB (476.9 GB usable)|
No additional overprovisioning
|Interface:||SATA 6 Gbps|