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BIWIN Intros C8386 SSD with Power Failure Protection

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BIWIN has announced a new SSD, the C8386 unit. This series of SSDs are said to come with power failure protection, which is supposed to protect the data through means of monitoring the power input.

The idea is that BIWIN's C8386 SSDs will have a real-time monitoring system, which when it detects a voltage lower than 4 V (standard operating voltage is 5 V), it will guard the SSD's firmware. What this means is that it will store whatever data it can, such as preventing the creation of unreadable data, avoiding any possible system crashes.

The way that the technology works is through use of a Tantalum capacitor. The reason why a Tantalum capacitor is used is because they have much longer lifetimes -- they can last up to 25 years operating under 110° (unclear whether this is in Celsius or Fahrenheit). This is possible because these capacitors supposedly have a 'unique self-healing function.'

Sadly, the company gave no word on any usual technical details about the SSDs. We do not know what capacities it will ship in, nor what its read or write speeds are. All we can assume is that they will be 2.5" drives, and that only because of the image that was provided.

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    patrick47018 , June 25, 2013 12:09 PM
    Sounds nice, price? benchmarks? That's what I need to know
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    ddpruitt , June 25, 2013 12:54 PM
    operating under 110° (unclear whether this is in Celsius or Fahrenheit)

    I don't know taking 15 seconds to check Wikipedia says this is Celsius, besides a capacitor that breaks down at 110 Fahrenheit wouldn't work anyplace outside of the Arctic circle. I think some of the editor's need to work a little harder at the articles.