Monday, August 9th 2010

A-Data Readies Dual-Interface SSD with USB 3.0 Support

A-Data is readying a new solid state drive (SSD) which can be used both internally, and externally as a portable drive, with the same transfer speeds in both cases. The N004 from A-Data uses SATA 3 Gb/s and USB 3.0, hence no performance is lost when using it as a portable drive. Available in capacities of 64, 128 and 256 GB, the SSD offers transfer speeds of 200 MB/s read, and 170 MB/s write. It weighs 87 g, and sports a brushed-metal shell. There is no word on the pricing or availability as of now.
Source: TechConnect Magazine
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9 Comments on A-Data Readies Dual-Interface SSD with USB 3.0 Support

shemxy. fast internal and external.
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seems to be a very respectible external HDD on USB :D
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I give it the thumbs up - Note to the storage industry : Moar like this plz.
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The only thing I find questionable about these hybrid SATA/USB drives is how they protect the SATA connectors when you're just toting around the bare drive to use as a USB drive. I know I would be pissed if I damaged or broke the SATA connectors even if they USB still worked fine.
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Bird of Prey
Well hell that is not bad at all. May not be the super fast Sandforce or anything, but damn those are good speeds. To get even that on an external is just screaming Jizz in your pants. LOL
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Wile E
Power User
Finally, some progress on the SSD front.
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