ADATA reveals ISSS312 SSDs
ADATA Technology announces a new industrial grade solid-state drive, the ISSS312. This 2.5-inch drive features low power consumption, advanced S.M.A.R.T. and power loss protection, thus providing "excellent performance and reliability." The official press release also reveals that this piece of hardware "provides MLC, A+ SLC, SLC grades and wide temperature to meet the upgrade requirements of industrial equipment and enterprise devices."
ADATA ISS312 uses the SATA 3 interface and offers wide temperature ranges, between -40 and 185 Fahrenheit. Sequential read/write speeds can go as high as 530 MB/s, respectively 500 MB/s. These drives only use up to 2 W of power, while their reliability is backed by a MTBF of 2 million hours, two times more than most SSDs currently available on the consumer market.
According to ADATA, the A+ SLC solution can "effectively improve the SSD's performance, stability, and lifespan by more than three times compared to MLC, bringing it close to SLC grade yet cheaper by 80%." These new drives may soon be used in military grade and other rugged notebooks, but information on their pricing and availability for retail is not available yet.