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Angelbird reveals SSD wrk solid-state drive

Angelbird SSD wrk ultra-slim 256 GB SSD
Angelbird SSD wrk
The new SSD wrk is an ultra-slim drive which uses the fast SMI 2246EN controller and provides excellent reliability (2 million hours MTBF) and advanced error correction capabilities.

Angelbird is a manufacturer of solid-state drives from Austria and they have just unveiled the SSD wrk, advertised as "a robust and highly efficient" drive which is aimed at the entry level segment of the market. The drive has a case made using matt black anodized aluminum and uses custom packed Multi-Level Cell NANDs manufactured by Micron.

These are the main specs and features of the Angelbird SSD wrk:

  • Capacity: 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB
  • Controller: SMI 2246EN
  • Interface: SATA 3.1 6 GB/s, backwards compatible with SATA 2 3 GB/s
  • Read/Write performance: up to 563 MB/s; up to 450 MB/s and 72k IOPS
  • Power consumption: 0.25 W idle; 1.97 W to 2.98 W active, depending on capacity
  • Features: overload protection, TRIM, EMS protection, ESD protection, overload protection
  • Life expectancy/Warranty: 2 million hours MTBF; 3 years

Angelbird's new SSD drives can be purchased for $99.99 USD (128 GB), $159.99 USD (256 GB) and $299.99 USD (512 GB) from the company's resellers all over the world.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08-20 (Update: 2014-08-20)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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