Ultrabooks are starting to show up and their ultra-thin design means in many cases your standard size SSD will not fit. For several years now traditional notebooks shipped with a 9.5mm z-height drive, what we all consider a standard notebook form factor. Many ultrabooks use a base that is around 9 millimeters high, so your 9.5mm drive isn't going to fit, no matter how big your hammer is.
As many of you know, notebook turned ultrabook manufactures must achieve price points to stay competitive with other OEM makers. During this process some corners get cut. One example can be found in the screen resolution. There are several ultra-high resolution screens on the market today, but very few ultrabooks ship with them. Another premium item that in many cases gets the compromise treatment is the storage system. Several ultrabooks are shipping with 7mm mechanical drives with a single platter. These drives are slow and in most cases very slow. What good is a sleek new ultrabook if the damn drive is slower than the drive in your current notebook? The HDD/SSD is what makes your computer feel fast when reading and writing data.
Luckily you don't have to deal with a slow ultrabook! MemoRight, maker of some of the best SSDs on the planet already has a 7mm alternative to slow; it's called the FTM Plus Slim. The new Slim is based heavily on the original FTM Plus, one of the best SSDs we tested in 2011. The drive has been updated with a new, thinner case and firmware advancements from SandForce. The new programming and firmware make the Slim even faster than the full size model we tested last year and the drive is even more stable now that SandForce has perfected their underlying software.
This isn't just a reduced run of the mill Team SandForce SSD. Let's take a look at the specs and we'll see why.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [MemoRight FTM Plus Slim 240GB SSD]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - AIDA64 Random Access Time]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - AS SSD]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - Passmark]
- Page 14 [Final Thoughts]