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MTRON MOBI 64GB SATA Solid State Disk - Specifications, Availability and Pricing

In Chris's first Solid State Disk review, he pits MTRON's MOBI 64GB SSD up against a traditional WD Raptor drive.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 9, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 84%Manufacturer: MTRON

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

 

Mfgr's part number: MSD-SATA3035064

 

Capacity: 64GB

 

Form Factor: Standard 3.5"

 

Dimensions: Standard 3.5", 1146.0(L),101.6(W), 20(H) mm

 

Interface: SATA (Serial-ATA 150)

 

Unique feature(s): CHEAPEST, HIGH-SPEED, HIGH-CAPACITY SSD!

 

Rated Performance: 100MB/s read, 80MB/s write, .1ms access, 76K sequential IOPS

 

Enclosure: Aluminum case

 

From the looks of the specifications, one might ask what is going on here. The next thing many users will say is that this is a tiny hard drive in terms of capacity. You are correct, the capacity of the drive is pretty small, but we are breaking new ground here. Most users have no idea what their read, write or access times are for their consumer drives; not even I can quote a single drive's Sequential In/Outs Per Second (IOPS), but I can tell you that these numbers are very good, and later I will prove it to you.

 

 

Our Mtron MOBI 3.5 64GB SATA came to us as a loaner from the guys at DVNation.com. Jason will be sending us the latest and greatest SSD drives as they become available, and we will be writing articles and showing what they can do.

 

I would like to take a few minutes to tell you a little about DV Nation. The company is located in San Antonio, Texas and they sell only one thing, the most advanced SSD products available on the market. DV Nation doesn't manufacture any of their SSDs, but they work closely with the companies that do; So close that when a drive becomes available they buy a large wholesale batch, unlike many companies that will only place an order when they sell a drive, adding to the shipping time before you, the buyer receives the product.

 

SSD has come down in price and we are now at a period where 64GB of storage space costs less than a used car. Our sample Mtron MOBI 64GB is available for 1299.99 US Dollars from DVNation.com. A quick search on Pricegrabber shows that the DVNation price is lower than any other retailer by a couple of hundred dollars. Still, 1300 Dollars is nothing to sneeze at for consumers, leaving SSD mainly for enthusiasts and professional application specialists. Still, as the technology gains traction prices will come down, and as they do, more and more users will start to take a serious look at SSD.

 

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