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AMP Inc Launches Line of SATAsfaction SSDs

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AMP Inc's upcoming SATAsfaction SSDs may be something to sing about.

Santa Ana, California-based Accelerated Memory Production (AMP) Inc. is developing a new family of Sandforce SATA-II 2.5-inch solid state drives (SSDs) for server and mobile use. Dubbed as the "SATAsfaction" SSDs, the drives will come in both SLC and MLC versions, and will range between 32GB and 256 GB storage capacities.

According to Tech Connect Magazine, the new line features a SATA 3.0 Gbps interface, 32 and 64 MB of buffer memory, native Command Queuing support, and built-in 12 byte per sector ECC and EDC to ensure error-free transactions. The drives will also deliver a maximum read speed of 260MB/s, and write speeds of up to 150MB/s.

"Data protection makes the SATA-II SSD an ideal storage solution for the server, embedded defense and mobile environment," AMP Inc's Linda Deming told Benchmark Reviews. "Due to its non-mechanical nature it has higher shock resistance and lower access time than a traditional rotating hard disk."

The SATAsfaction line also supports Trim, PIO, UMDA-6, advanced power management, and more. So far pricing and availability hasn't been set, however consumers should expect to pay hefty prices for the SLD NAND versions when they become available.

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    jonpaul37 , April 27, 2010 8:45 PM
    Yeah, but will be at SATAsfactory prices? My guess is no...
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    Anonymous , April 27, 2010 8:46 PM
    SLC NAND you mean. Typo.
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    dman3k , April 27, 2010 8:47 PM
    The irony is most of the used memory will be pr0n.
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    donovands , April 27, 2010 9:32 PM
    Yet another brand of expensive SSDs? I can't get no SATAsfaction.
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    apache_lives , April 27, 2010 10:17 PM
    why so many brands blaarrggg I DONT TRUST YOUR PRODUCTS LITTLE BRAND
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    Gin Fushicho , April 27, 2010 10:23 PM
    the only "SATAsfaction" I want is rices.
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    blasterth , April 27, 2010 10:24 PM
    built-in 12 byte per sector ECC and EDC to ensure error-free transactions

    Error-free is impossible!
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    alextheblue , April 27, 2010 11:16 PM
    dman3kThe irony is most of the used memory will be pr0n.
    Is that ironic, or just hilarious?
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    matt87_50 , April 27, 2010 11:18 PM
    best name ever
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    td854 , April 28, 2010 4:47 AM
    If they're a new line of products why don't they have SATA III?
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    nobodyisyourfriend , April 28, 2010 12:57 PM
    SATAsfactory without sata 3? wow...
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    jisamaniac , April 28, 2010 3:15 PM
    Can it SATAsfaction my urge to play Crysis?
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    v1ze , April 28, 2010 3:58 PM
    I can see the commercials now!

    push me...
    and then just touch me...
    'til I can get my...
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    septentriones , April 28, 2010 9:28 PM
    It's a good IDEa but can you really buy SATAsfaction? It probably costs more than a few PATAca.