June 22, 2007

PNY Technologies Debuts Solid-state Drives

Parsippany, N.J. - ­ PNY Technologies Inc. introduced its new solid state drive (SSD) lineup, on pace to replace traditional hard disk drives (HDD) currently used in notebook and desktop PCs.
Configured with NAND flash chips, PNY's SSDs are a drop-in replacement that greatly improves system performance, enhances ruggedness, and uses less energy in notebooks and mobile electronics devices that allow for a traditional 2.5-inch or 1.8-inch hard disk drive. 
PNY's SSD offering includes commercial and industrial options as well as capacities up to 128GB for its 2.5-inch version and 64GB for its 1.8-inch drive.
PNY's SSD line provides a range of industry standard connectors to choose from. Features include targeted read and write speeds up to 66MB/s and 55MB/s, respectively; enhanced power efficiency; and increased durability. 
The 1.8-inch versions feature the popular PATA-based ZIF connector as well as the first-to-market SATA-based, "Micro SATA" connector.
The 2.5-inch versions feature the PATA-based 44-pin IDE and SATA connectors.
With pricing for its 32GB drive starting at $350 for large volume orders, PNY's 2.5-inch SSDs are available now to computer manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers. PNY's 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch SSDs, with capacities up to 64GB and 128GB, respectively, will be available in the third quarter 2007.