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MemoRight FTM Plus Slim 7mm 240GB Solid State Drive Review (Page 14)

Chris Ramseyer | May 1, 2012 at 8:50 am CDT - 2 mins, 57 secs time to read this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: MemoRight

Final Thoughts


Ultrabooks are relatively new and will go through the same growing pains that every other new technology goes through. At this time they are trendy with their ultra-thin height and sleek looking stance. I remember another product a few years back that had a trendy look and went through the same growing pains, netbooks. Oh yes that netbook, you remember those, right? They were small, had tiny keyboards and were supposed to take on full sized notebooks in the mainstream Facetwit activities. People were going to love them and they did, until they had to actually use them.

Just like the netbook, most ultrabooks shipping today are using either small 7mm mechanical drives or solid state technology that is very old. I read a report on a Toshiba model just before digging in to write this conclusion. The sequential write speed of this Toshiba Ultrabook was 44MB/s. The 4K write speed was just over 4.5MB/s. Not that the .5 matters, we just like to be accurate. It doesn't matter what kind of user you are, when your HDD / SSD is that slow, the entire computer feels slow, all of the time. You might as well put it in the closet with your Dell Mini 9 and go back to your full size notebook. Then again, you've already spent over a thousand dollars on your new ultrabook, so you might as well upgrade it to have the performance to match the look.

That is where the MemoRight FTM Plus Slim comes in. You can all but guarantee your big box store ultrabook is going to ship with a sub-par SSD or power sucking, slow as can be single platter HDD. Just figure in the price of a nice SSD in with the cost of the ultrabook and you'll be all good.

The MemoRight FTM Plus Slim delivers full size SSD performance, but is the right size to fit in your new trendy must-have-toy. If the Slim compromised even a little we could stop there, but MemoRight doesn't compromise too often on anything. The FTM Plus Slim doesn't just deliver good performance, it delivers the same outstanding performance as the two highest rated drives on the market today. The three are interchangeable - Extreme SSD, 520 Series and FTM Plus Slim. The difference is only one will fit in your 7mm opening... and it will most certainly cost less when available.

The new 7mm standard isn't going anywhere either. At this stage of the game nearly everyone reading TweakTown has the hots for an ultrabook, me included. All you have to do is see one to want it. Internet pictures don't do them justice. With that in mind, maybe your next SSD purchase should be a future proof. If you are buying an SSD for your notebook, you will want to use it in your next notebook purchase. Chances are your next notebook will be an ultrabook. If you are like me and cycle through the latest and greatest in your desktop, maybe your next desktop SSD should be a candidate for your future ultrabook purchase.

The MemoRight FTM Plus Slim is a premium class, ultra speed SSD today with a brighter future for tomorrow. If you already have an ultrabook then this is one of the very few performance options available today. If you want an ultrabook later, but want an SSD today, then the FTM Plus Slim is a wise investment over 9.5mm drives that may not fit in your next upgrade.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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