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Adtron introduces 160 GB Solid State Flash Disk


February 22, 2007

February 23, 2007 It was just a month ago that we were reporting on the sudden jump in Solid State Disk (SSD) capacity with a 32 GB disk appearing nine months ago, then a 64 GB and a 128 GB drive being shown at CES behind closed doors. With the price of NAND flash dropping quickly, SSDs are continuing their rise with the news that Adtron is offering immediate availability of its latest and most advanced generation of the Adtron Flashpak Family of products, including the IDE and Serial ATA (SATA) flash disk models, the I25FB and A25FB, respectively. The products include the industry’s highest capacity 2.5” SLC NAND flash disk drives at 160 GBytes.

“New geometries and chip densities in SLC NAND enable Adtron to significantly expand the capacities of its industry leading high performance products,” stated Alan Fitzgerald, Adtron Chief Technology Officer. “In addition, the economics of these new flash drives combined with the increased capacities in standard form factors, greatly expand the applications among our historic flash disk customers in the industrial and defense markets, as well as addressing bandwidth intensive server and storage acceleration applications in a much broader emerging market previously the domain of HDD products.”

ArrayPro Performance Engine: This new generation of Flashpak flash disk incorporates advancements in the Adtron ArrayPro performance engine that provides parallel access and management of flash arrays within a single SSD. As Alan Fitzgerald describes, “ArrayPro separates an Adtron flash disk from the low-end single array SSD’s and those that employ caching technologies that require battery back-up and whose performance are highly application dependent." The Adtron products deliver sustained read/write performance in the 70MB/sec range, delivering the solid state industry’s best performance and far exceeding the capabilities of rotating media (HDDs).

Erasure Data Security: Beyond its leading performance this “next generation” of solid state flash disk drives will address a broad range of Data Security requirements meeting the needs of commercial enterprises and addressing the most stringent Military and Intelligence Standards defined. The Adtron Erasure Data Security Suite includes access control features and offers unparalleled, high speed data elimination including clear and sanitize functions at the most trusted levels defined today.


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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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