RunCore's low-cost 1.8-Inch SSD now available

By Koushik Saha on 31.12.08

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RunCore, a producer of Flash-based sorage solutions, recently announced the expansion of the company's consumer-oriented solid state drive products, with the addition of new 1.8-inch low-cost Zif/PATA and 2.5-inch 256GB SATA SSDs. The company also announced that its 1.8-inch Zif/PATA solutions, with capacities ranging from 16GB to 128GB, were immediately available for purchase.

The new Solid State Drives provided by RunCore have been designed as a low-cost storage upgrade alternative to current SSDs on the market. Coming in a small and lightweight 1.8-inch form factor, the company's SSDs are available with capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. Depending on the amount of storage provided, prices are expected to be of $69.99, $119.99, $199.99 and $389.99, respectively. Performance wise, the new 1.8-inch SSDs can provide read and write speeds of up to 75/40MB/sec, designed to boost the performance of computer systems that have been featured with a 1.8-inch HDD.

In addition to the 1.8-inch low-cost SSDs, RunCore alsoannounced the new 2.5-inch 256GB Pro II Hyper Speed SATA SSDs, provided to support the storage requirements of both notebook and desktop computer users. The new drives can provide an increased storage space, while also delivering a boost in the performance level. The 256GB SATA SSD from RunCore is said to reach read speeds of 230MB/s, while write speeds are expected to go as high as 150MB/s. Unfortunately, the new 2.5-inch, 256GB SATA SSD is expected to become available in February 2009, with an estimated price point of $699.99.

In addition, according to the company, all of its Prosumer SSD products, with the exception of the 2.5-inch SSD, are available with an integrated USB slave port and USB cable, enabling users to easily clone the data on the SSD, using any cloning software.

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