updated 05:00 pm EDT, Tue October 20, 2009
Active SSDs have USB support for fast cloning
Active Media Products on Tuesday announced it has released a new 2.5-inch solid state drive series, the Predator-X7. All sport the Jmicron JM612 controller, which supports a USB 2.0 and therefore makes it easier to clone data from older drives and upgrade from a hard drive to the new Active Media SSD. The mini USB connection also makes installation and setup faster and easier.
The drives all sport 128MB of DRAM cache that let them reach sequential read speeds of up to 230MBps and write speeds of 180MBps. The Predator-X7 drives are available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities, with prices set at $149, $219, $349 and $699, respectively. [via PCLaunches]