Specifications, Pricing and Availability
MemoRight has released the SATA III FTM Plus in four capacity sizes; 60GB, 120GB, 240GB that we are looking at today and a large 480GB. Data transfer performance is quoted at 550MB/s read and 500MB/s write with a maximum read IOPS rating of 55,000. Write IOPS is quoted at 50,000.
The FTM Plus models are in MemoRight's Commercial Series of products. MemoRight believes they manufacture SSDs that are a cut above consumer drives; a claim we will be looking at today in the build quality. In the past we've found MemoRight's products to be of the highest quality with custom features and a strong emphasis placed on reliability. The company isn't always the first to market with a new product, but their products are generally regarded as some of the best.
Unfortunately MemoRight doesn't have the large marketing budget as say OCZ Technology or even for that matter Mushkin. Because of this, few consumers know about MemoRight and even fewer looking to purchase prosumer / commercial SSDs. MemoRight is a hidden gem at this time, but they are making moves to step out of the hay.
After a quick search online I was able to find the MemoRight FTM Plus Series of SSDs controlled by a SandForce SF-2281 and synchronous flash. At this time the 120GB model has the absolute lowest price for this combination I've seen to date, 159.99 USD. It is important to remember that this is a drive with synchronous flash, not asynchronous flash. To put it bluntly, this is the combination you want. The 240GB model that we are looking at today doesn't share the same ultra-low cost, it's 449.99. The 240GB model is right in the middle of the pack with its competitors.
When it comes to value added accessories and other choice add-ons, MemoRight has a 3-year warranty with the FTM Plus and includes a desktop adapter bracket. The FTM Plus is also one of the few SandForce controlled SSDs to use over voltage protection and over current protection. Along with the normal goodies, MemoRight also provides an SSD Health Monitoring software package that helps users keep an eye on their SSD.
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