Wednesday, December 17th 2014

Angelbird Expands SSDwrk Series with 1TB Model

Angelbird, Austria's premium SSD manufacturer, is now offering the SSD wrk and SSD wrk for Mac with 1 terabyte of storage. The new drives combine the highest storage capacity with great performance, robustness and efficiency in an ultra-slim aluminum chassis - making it the perfect choice to upgrade a Mac, MacBook, MacBook pro, PC or Notebook.

Angelbird has made no compromises in quality for its new SSD wrk models, which boast an ultra-fast SATA 3.1 6Gb/s interface that is also fully downward compatible with legacy computers and operating systems. The SSD wrk uses the SMI 2246EN controller and the case is made of high-quality matt-black anodized aluminum and houses custom-packed multi-level-cell NANDs. The maximum read and write speeds are 564 and 456 megabytes per second. The new 1-terabyte versions reach 72.000 IOPS (Input/Output Operations per Second). With a height of only 7 millimeters the SSD wrk 1 terabyte fits even into the slimmest notebook or desktop case.
The SSD wrk for Mac is ideal for upgrading older Apple models to the ultra-fast SSD technology. Specifically the device is equipped with native TRIM support, a feature that works straight out of the box - enabled by default in OS X, including Yosemite. There is no need to install any additional software, drivers or a TRIM enabler. As with all models of the SSD wrk series, the 1 terabyte versions are equipped with additional over-voltage and ESD protection features as well as overload protection and EMS protection. Customer security is provided by a five-year warranty.

"We are happy to announce the extension of the successful SSD wrk-series with the two new 1 terabyte versions. This series now covers the entire consumer SSD spectrum, offering perfectly adapted models for every requirement," said Roman Rabitsch, CEO of Angelbird.

The two new 1 terabyte models of the SSD wrk are now available for 599.99 USD (483.25 EUR). All prices excl. VAT.
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6 Comments on Angelbird Expands SSDwrk Series with 1TB Model

#1
RejZoR
Still waiting for 2TB SSD's in one single drive. If it'll cost below 500 EUR, I think I'd go for it and finally get rid of the HDD altogether. Next year maybe?
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#2
lZKoce
RejZoR, post: 3209504, member: 1515"
Still waiting for 2TB SSD's in one single drive. If it'll cost below 500 EUR, I think I'd go for it and finally get rid of the HDD altogether. Next year maybe?
Unless you have an amazing backUp discipline or complete faith in SSD reliability, I guess you will still have an external mechanical/hybrid HDD. Don't get me wrong, I am over the edge fan of SSD's, but they do have the habit of dying suddenly regardless of my affection.
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#3
RejZoR
I'm aware of that. I'd be looking at potentially slower but more reliable units. The Crucial M4 that i have works without a single issue in my laptop for like 2 years now. So, Crucial will be among my top options...
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#4
hojnikb
They are damn crazy, if they think this is gonna sell for 599$.
Mushkin has the same drive (1TB capacity, siliconmotion controller) for 359$ on newegg.
You'd have to be crazy stupid to pay 240$ more for pretty much the same drive.
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#5
happita
Once SATA Express drives start coming out, SATA 3 drives will eventually drop down to HDD prices. It's not like I'm anxious to upgrade because my Force GT has been awesome for the past 3 years. It's interesting that they mention that it boasts SATA 3.1 because I thought the interface was already saturated to maximum levels at ~550MB/s read speeds?

But when will the day come Express!?!? WHEN!?!?! :banghead:
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hojnikb
happita, post: 3209617, member: 41685"
Once SATA Express drives start coming out, SATA 3 drives will eventually drop down to HDD prices. It's not like I'm anxious to upgrade because my Force GT has been awesome for the past 3 years. It's interesting that they mention that it boasts SATA 3.1 because I thought the interface was already saturated to maximum levels at ~550MB/s read speeds?

But when will the day come Express!?!? WHEN!?!?! :banghead:
When ssd pci-e controllers are ready.
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