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Active Media Products Introduces Predator GT SATA-II SSDs

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Active Media Products, manufacturer of unique USB drives including the Obama drive, today introduced the new Predator GT series of 2.5-inch Serial ATA solid state drives that support outrageously fast data transfer speeds and include a Flex-fit adapter bracket to facilitate mounting in 3.5-inch drive bays.

The Predator GT is immediately available through Amazon and other online resellers in 64 GB and 128 GB capacities. Predator GT SSDs are based on a new 8-channel controller and employ a beefy 128 MB SDRAM cache to reach blistering fast speeds. The 128GB model supports sequential write speeds up to 200 MB/sec while the 64GB drive supports sequential write speeds up to 120 MB/sec. Both models are capable of sequential read speeds up to 220 MB/sec and 0.1ms access times.



The Predator GT is encased in a brushed aluminum housing that is physically compatible with 2.5-inch hard drives, making laptop upgrades a breeze. Both models include a Flex-fit 3.5-inch bracket and mounting screws for installing the drives in a standard 3.5-inch desktop drive bay.

"Predator GT SSDs are one of the best possible ways to upgrade your desktop PC because not only do they deliver more punch to your system than most CPU or memory upgrades, they also come with the 3.5-inch mounting hardware to easily fit into your case", said Jerry Thomson, vice president of marketing at Active Media Products.



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Whoa, Obama drive? What the hell is that!?!?

And man, these drives are getting pretty crazy. 128MB cache, and an 8-channel controller is putting a lot of tech into these SSD's compared to a traditional hard drive.
 
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they have to to make them worthwhile for the price ;)
 

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Whoa, Obama drive? What the hell is that!?!?

And man, these drives are getting pretty crazy. 128MB cache, and an 8-channel controller is putting a lot of tech into these SSD's compared to a traditional hard drive.
They wanted to change the SSD market?
 

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Anyone else notice that all these no-name companies are putting out SSDs.

If a no name company is able to produce SSDs with all of these fancy marketing features then how expensive can they really be to produce.
I get the whole idea that new tech always costs more but come on now. There are enough companies producing SSDs that they should have come down in price.

Still don't believe me? How come when you do the math nearly every company's SSD comes in at close to $100 USD for 30GB of storage.

This does not include the first few SSDs with piss poor performance and crappy controllers.

Even thumb drives have hit 64 GB of storage. I smell a price fixing scandal brewing.
 
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The reason for no-name brands is because of all the rebranding. Not that I don't agree that these things are way too pricey, but i.e. all Kingston SSD's are rebranded Intel SSDs.
 

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Due to my extensive knowledge in manufactoring and distributing and shipping, I am going to GUESS that your typical MLC SSD ~64GB in size probably costs $7 to make, 0.35$ or less to ship, 10$ distributor difference (what the manufactor sells to the distrib for. profit margin 100% could be more though) , then you add tax and tariff 0.50~1.00$ so thats 14+10 +1.35 and your at 25.35, then newegg.com has to make its profit and i think you will never see and SSD (in its prime) of 64 GB go lower than 49.99 retail, you will only see it lower with rebate and clearance. AND WHAT DO YOU KNOW and 80gb HDD is about 49.99 right now lololol as low as it will go before obsoletion.

p.s. i apologize for spelling errors
 

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That's one ugly sticker in a nice brushed aluminum SSD :)

I'm still waiting for them to go down in price even more and some real work usage data, on do they really last for more than a year.
 
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I bet these babies would scream in raid-0
 
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I bet these babies would scream in raid-0
Or twelve :D I would love to literally stuff as many SSDs as I could into this Mini P180 and have the fastest transfer speeds of any other mATX rig :)
 

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Anyone else notice that all these no-name companies are putting out SSDs.

If a no name company is able to produce SSDs with all of these fancy marketing features then how expensive can they really be to produce.
I get the whole idea that new tech always costs more but come on now. There are enough companies producing SSDs that they should have come down in price.

Still don't believe me? How come when you do the math nearly every company's SSD comes in at close to $100 USD for 30GB of storage.

This does not include the first few SSDs with piss poor performance and crappy controllers.

Even thumb drives have hit 64 GB of storage. I smell a price fixing scandal brewing.

Its because theres maybe 3 companies making the ram chips and another 3 making controllers. these companies are merely reselling, and if they're all buying at the same prices, there aint much competition to be had on the sales.