RunCore Releases 1.8-inch SSD with a 512 GB Capacity

RunCore, a firm known for its SSD solutions for both the enterprise environment and the consumer market, has released one of the smallest SSDs with one of the biggest capacities. This gives it almost the highest data density yet, although of course it has trouble beating the densities found on mSATA SSDs, such as Mushkin's Atlas 480 GB mSATA SSD.

The SSDs will come in sizes ranging from 32 GB to 512 GB; this is in a 1.8" format for the Pro IV. It is just 70 x 52 x 5 mm in size, which makes it ideal as a high-speed storage solution for smaller computers. They also use the 40-pin ZIF interface.

The MLC NAND flash takes care of the storage, and the SSDs have read and write speeds of, respectively, 135 MB/s and 130 MB/s. Because of this, according to RunCore, the SSDs have a lifetime of around 80 years if the users write up to 10 GB per day. This is helped by the static and dynamic wear leveling algorithms.

Pricing for the 64 GB and 128 GB versions is at $139.99 and $269.99, respectively, with no word yet on pricing for the remainder of the units. There is no word on availability either.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • waikano
    iPod Classic upgrade?
  • ryu750
    who cares about smaller make them more affordable.
  • sbeezynukka
    @waikano thats what i was thinking because it has the zif connector!
  • marshal11
    Price is ridiculous. $2/GB? On top of that, 1/5th the performance of a normal SSD? This thing would be awesome if it was the price of a normal SSD. If the 128GB was USB 3.0, durable and long lasting, and under 150$, I would buy one as soon as I found one available. It would replace my flash drive really well.