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PNY Launches 4G Professional SSDs

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PNY introduced the fourth generation of its professional SSD series with capacities of 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB.

The 2.5-inch drives use SandForce SF 2281 (120 GB, 240 GB) and SF 2282 (480 GB) controllers and Intel-manufactured MLC flash memory chips. According to the manufacturer, all drives are rated at 60,000 IOPS and deliver a maximum read performance of 550 MB/s and a write performance of up to 520 MB/s via a 6G SATA III interface.

The drive is targeted at the professional segment, but is marketed toward enthusiast users as well. We have seen the 120 GB version for a street price of about $220 and the 240 GB model for $385. The 480 GB model is not yet available.

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    memadmax , March 4, 2012 4:10 AM
    Is it so much to type "4th gen" instead of confusing people with the successor to 3G named 4G?
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    jacobdrj , March 4, 2012 3:31 AM
    How long is the warranty?
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    memadmax , March 4, 2012 4:10 AM
    Is it so much to type "4th gen" instead of confusing people with the successor to 3G named 4G?
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    alidan , March 4, 2012 4:33 AM
    prices are... reasonable, not great, not bad, but the moment you read that these were pro drives, was i the only one thinking the prices would be jacked?
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    blazorthon , March 4, 2012 4:40 AM
    Mildly interesting news. SSDs are fun to keep track of, but there seems to be less news that isn't something about another company making SSDs or a new line using tech already used in several other lines of SSDs with the same capacities.

    If only there was more news about improvements and such in SSDs. They happen, just not all too often. We hear more about other hardware.
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    aznguy0028 , March 4, 2012 5:29 AM
    Same controller, different company. I've been seeing the Crucial M4 128gb go for ~150 and even below 140$ recently. That aggressive pricing is going to be hard to beat. If I had to buy an SSD all over again (owned both the Corsair Force 3 while it was 200+ and currently the M4), I would without a sweat pick the m4. We all know it's a bit slower than the SF2281 controller, but a 80$ price difference will sway most consumers.
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    aznshinobi , March 4, 2012 5:54 AM
    Totally thought this article was referring to some SSD connected to cloud computing or something because of 4G. :/ 
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    killerchickens , March 4, 2012 6:21 AM
    Just add hd green and throw an apple on it and bump the price up then everyone will want one. lol
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    freggo , March 4, 2012 11:35 AM
    'Enthusiast' market... meaning aimed at people enthusiastic about writing bigger checks ? :-)

    Going from a HD to an (any reasonable) SSD as a boot drive should give one quite a nice performance boost. Do the extra few % increase to a PRO model make an actual 'noticeable' difference in day-to day usage?

    Servers, Render farms etc; I can understand. But Joe Blow playing games... I don't see it.
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    Anonymous , March 4, 2012 2:30 PM
    I don't believe you, I think you are trying to get people to sign up to sell stuff online so you can make money by commission by selling what you in fact are doing your self. Its called an internet ponzi scheme. And what does this have to do with SSD drives. Get a real job.
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    blazorthon , March 4, 2012 2:35 PM
    someinternetdudeI don't believe you, I think you are trying to get people to sign up to sell stuff online so you can make money by commission by selling what you in fact are doing your self. Its called an internet ponzi scheme. And what does this have to do with SSD drives. Get a real job.


    Your kinda stating the obvious there. This lazycash and another post with a hidden URL (it's always the same one too, I check each time) seem to be the only two different spammers going around, lucky us that there aren't more. I'm surprised they even try because the vast majority of Tom's readers aren't stupid enough to fall for that crap.
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    blazorthon , March 5, 2012 3:44 PM
    NVM on there only being two different spam messages, I saw a several other ones today.