TDK announces SDG4A solid-state drives

The Japanese corporation TDK has announced a new line of 2.5-inch form factor SSDs – the SDG4A. The new SSD line is suitable for industrial applications and provides ultimate reliability in extreme conditions.

The new SSD line will shortly be available in three capacities – of 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB but a more spacious 512 GB model will follow a bit later. A peculiarity of the new SSD line is that it is based on an in-house TDK GBDriver RS4 controller. As expected the new SSDs offer all technologies related to this kind of storage, namely S.M.A.R.T., 128-bit encryption and an internal battery that can power them in case of power loss but lack internal DRAM or other kinds of cache in order to further increase reliability. The quest for extreme dependability has hit other specs too – the SDG4A line supports SATA2 and reaches 180 MB/sec of read speed and 130 MB/sec of write speed.

Another technology that is worth mentioning is the integrated smart static wear leveling algorithm that averages the read and write process over all blocks in the memory area thus prolonging the life of the installed eMLC NAND flash memory. Thus users of this SSD line can rest assured that their SSD will last for a really long time.

The TDK SDG4A line will soon be commercially available but as of now the pricing is still unknown.


Source: TDK

Related posts

Kingmax offers waterproof 64GB SDXC memory card

Kingmax offers waterproof 64GB SDXC memory card

The company Kingmax Digital comes up with a special offers for users of digital cameras and camcorders, the first waterproof and dustproof SDXC Class 10 64GB memory card. The memory card offers 65 MB/sec read speed and 40 MB/sec write speed, features exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table)...

Seagate GoFlex Media App is now Available for Android devices

Seagate today announced the release of its promised app for Android that offers wireless integration with your smartphone and company's GoFlex Satellite battery-powered external drive which is now available for $199.99. The new App is now available for free from the Android Market and iTunes...

Sony extends Vaio Y notebook series with 11.6-inch model

Sony adds a little brother model to its 13.3-inch Vaio Y laptop series . The new machine, codenamed VPCYA19FJ/B is equipped with 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) widescreen LCD, weighs 1.46kg and is powered by Intel Core i3-380UM processor running at 1.33GHz. The compact black colored laptop offers...

Leave a comment