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AMP Unveils 2.5'' Predator-X7 SATA SSDs Based on Jmicron JMF612 Controller

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  1. btarunr

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    Active Media Products, manufacturer of SSDs and innovative USB drives, today announced imminent arrival of a line of Predator-X7 2.5-inch SATA-II 3Gbps Windows 7 compatible SSDs built with the new Jmicron JM612 controller.

    Predator X7 SSDs will be offered in capacities from 32GB to 256GB. At the heart of these SSDs is the JMF612 controller, which boasts numerous advances in features and performance. The 8-channel flash controller combined with 128MB of DRAM cache achieves sequential read speeds up to 230MB/sec and sequential write speeds up to 180MB/sec. "One big advantage of this controller is its support for a USB 2.0 port, which can be used for cloning the contents of your old hard drive onto the Predator X7. The mini USB port makes installation and setup a lot faster and easier." stated Active Media Products' VP of Sales, Jerry Thomson.

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    Hardware ECC, bad block management and wear leveling features ensure accurate storage and retrieval of data over the life of the SSD. Predator X7 SSDs are expected to begin shipping in November at retail prices starting at $149. They will be available worldwide from Amazon and other Active Media Products resellers.
    • S32G-25PX7 32GB 2.5-inch SATA-II JM612 SSD - $149
    • S64G-25PX7 64GB 2.5-inch SATA-II JM612 SSD - $219
    • S128G-25PX7 128GB 2.5-inch SATA-II JM612 SSD - $349
    • S256G-25PX7 256GB 2.5-inch SATA-II JM612 SSD - $699
     
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    They still seem a bit too expensive. :(
     
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    Nah, its not expensive.. Wait, what?
     
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    They're at least competitive with other drives of similar speeds in those sizes. Wonder if this controller supports TRIM?
     
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    I have no idea how JMicron SSD controllers rate, I'll be upfront and admit that I have never used any ssd's employing a JMicron chip, but every motherboard I have ever used that uses a JMicron drive controller has been the shittest most unreliable most faulty abortion of an experience in my life.

    I now specifically avoid brands based on the presence of a JMicron controller.

    Am I alone in this black-hole of crappy controller misery (Maybe I just have bad chi? ), or has anyone else noticed how horribly counterproductive the presence of a JMicron controller can be?
     
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    Well their last set of controllers worked, but were underperformers compared to the idillinx controllers and had some other issues associated. I wouldn't write off the new controller in comparison, but I'd definitely wait until some reviews get out and some other people buy into them before I'd make a purchase.
     
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    Just because it's competitive, doesn't mean it isn't too expensive.
     
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    Windows 7 compatible

    I soo hate this sticker, it is everywhere... Of course, nothing will beat USB flash drives compatible with win 7 from A-Data. xD
     
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    They have worked for me, but I find your writing style and vernacular excellent and very persuasive to the point where I will just ignore my experiences and fully agree with you! :toast:
    After a little light reading, these controllers are supposed to be good. (?)
     
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    Amen, brother.

    I have a p5e3 premium wifi and the pata/esata controller is a jmicron. I used to put the os intallation in an ide 40gb maxtor disk, the same disk I have been using for 3 builds and still works like the first day, and I had to give it up because of the film-like sequencies of bsod thanks to this abortion of controller.

    And for any question, the hdd still works, I used it in another comp.
     

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