CeBIT News: A-Data claims largest capacity SSD on market Page: 1

Largest Capacity SSD on market?

A-DATA 512GB XPG 2.5" SSDCeBit is now in full swing and hardware manufacturers are announcing their latest and greatest developments. A-Data have come up with a new Solid State Drive (SSD), which they claim has the largest capacity in the industry. With data transfer rates of transfer rate up to 230MB/s read and 160MB/s write, the 512GB XPG 2.5” SSD is said by A-Data to be 'designed for notebook and PC enthusiasts seeking both fast transfer rates and high capacity'.

Performance: Read up to 230MB/s
Write up to 160 MB/s
Interface: SATA I/II and mini-USB 2.0 port
Operating Temp.: -10°C~70°C
Shock Resistance: 1500G/0.5ms
MTBF: 1,500,000 hrs.
Dashing, durable, lightweight Aluminum casing


Dimension: 100.0*70.1*9.2 mm (LxWxH)
Weight: 85+/-1g

But hang on, there does seem to be a problem with A-Data's claim to have the largest SSD on the market. It seems that Toshiba already developed a 512GB SSD back in December, 2008. We are not sure why A-Data feel they have achieved a first here but they were keen to point it out in their press release:

Taipei, Taiwan – March 3, 2009 - A-DATA® Technology Co., Ltd., a worldwide leading manufacturer in high performance memory products, today announced it has launched the highest capacity of SSD in the industry at CeBIT 2009, the 512GB XPG™ 2.5” SSD. The 512GB XPG™ 2.5” SSD is designed for notebook and PC enthusiasts seeking for both fast transfer rate and high capacity SSD.

Visit the A-Data website to view the press release in it's entirety. You can discuss this new SSD and A-Data's claims within our forums.