A-Data Announces Big 500 GB SSD

A-DATA unveiled its new consumer solid-state drive, packing in a whopping 500 GB in an itty-bitty 2.5-inch space.

A-DATA Technology revealed it all today at CeBIT 2009, whipping out its little 2.5-inch wonder and dazzling onlookers with its impressive storage capacity. A-DATA's 512 GB XPG 2.5-inch SSD offers notebooks and PC enthusiasts half a terabyte of storage with excellent read and write speeds. Although the company did not offer a price range, it did boast about its miniature hog, calling it "dashing" as it gleams with its lightweight Aluminum casing. There's no word if this card is even available yet but we're betting that's a big no.

As for the read and write speeds, the 512 GB XPG 2.5-inch SDD offers top read speeds of 230 MB/sec. and top write speeds of 160MB/sec. and utilizes SATA II. Additionally, the SSD features a shock resistance of 1500G/0.5ms and a MTBF (mean time between failures) of 1,500,000 hours.

"Continuing to leading in the industry, A-DATA is committed to provide the highest performance, capacity, and best quality products to satisfy the needs of PC enthusiasts," the company said. "Through the launch of the highest capacity of SSD in the industry, the 512 GB XPG 2.5-inch SSD is committed to satisfy the needs of notebook and PC enthusiasts on fast transfer rate and high capacity SSD."

A-DATA is the world’s second largest vendor of memory modules. The company’s main product lines include memory modules, flash memory drives/cards, and multimedia application products.

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  • skine
    Forgive my ignorance, but do they make 3.5" SSDs? If not, what are the restrictions on SSDs which make 2.5" drives (and PCIe) more desirable other than the proliferation of notebooks/netbooks?

    On a less serious note, did the author have to write "A-DATA Technology revealed it all today at CeBIT 2009, whipping out its little 2.5-inch wonder and dazzling onlookers[...]" ?
  • haze4peace
    This is good news, SSDs are advancing very quickly. I'm willing to bet that by 2011 SSDs will become the standard storage medium. Competitive in price and size.
  • Tindytim
    haze4peaceThis is good news, SSDs are advancing very quickly. I'm willing to bet that by 2011 SSDs will become the standard storage medium. Competitive in price and size.

    I really excited about these higher density SSDs because I was never interested in them. Now this means the prices on the lower capacity drivers will have to go down.