The Next Generation SSD Drives are designed with great features and leading speeds. In addition they offer a fundamental and affordable performance gains. This makes a big difference compared to the typical hard drive. The range of a typical HDD drive can be anywhere from 50 – 120MB/s, while a typical SSD drive generally have speeds above 200 MB/s and up to 550 MB/s, or even more. You see the difference.
1. Crucial MX200 SSD
It’s available in three capacities, 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB. It can write up to 555MB/s and 500 MB/s in a sequential manner. It’s unique because it saves and transfers files at great speeds. This is due to its Dynamic Write Acceleration technology. It can write and read randomly all file types with up to 100k and 87k IOPS .This drive delivers five times more endurance than typical SSD. Its endurance rating is at 320 Total bytes written on the 1 TB model. Its other leading features include an adaptive thermal protector, data defense to guard files that are corrupt, an AES 256 –bit encryption for data protection to the highest level and power loss protection in case of power loss.
2. Crucial BX100 SSD
This drive has high end performance with an ability to read and write up to 535MB/s and 450mb/s of data sequentially. It uses the Extreme energy efficiency technology; hence making it fifteen times faster than a typical hardrive .It also includes the silicon motion SM2246EN controller feature. Other extra features include accelerate demand programs , instant boot up , loading programs faster and low power consumption.
3. New generation Toshiba SSHDs
Toshiba launched SSDs that are thinner and lightweight. They are in 320GB and 500GB capacities and merge 8GB of SLC NAND flash memory with rotating disk storage in 2.5” X 7mm at 5400 rpm caching factor. It also comprises of a SATA III (6GB/s) interface that has so far achieved a Vantage score line of 20,000.By combining the NAND technology with HDD storage space, this new solid state hybrid drive has a reduced boot time, faster retrieval of regularly accessed files, high speed and high capacity storage.
4. Sata M.2 NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor) SSD
This is a space saving solid state drive that has a high speed and offers non volatile solutions. It is especially designed to enhance performance and consumes less power hence preserves the battery life in high performance laptops. It is lightweight and thinner. It can also be used in mobile devices as a cache drive in partnership with a HDD .This drive can load an operating system as a boot drive for certain embedded applications, next generation notebooks and ultra books due to its enough storage space. It uses a low-density parity check (LDPC) technology. This advanced SATA SSD controller significantly improves total storage system cost and delivers unparalleled performance with lower power consumption.
I believe that the new SSD generation will finally kill the old HDD technology, because when the SSD drive price is going down and the storage space is going up, there’s no use for an old and slow HDD. The struggle vs SSD and HDD drives can only have one winner, and that’s the SSD drive.