ADATA announces USB 3.0, SATA II dual-interface SSD

By on August 20, 2010, 12:33 PM
ADATA has announced the release of a new solid-state drive equipped with both USB 3.0 and SATA II interfaces. Like Super Talent's recently announced UltraDrive MX, the new N004 can double as an external or internal drive, allowing users to install it as their primary drive or take it on the go. However, the latter stands out for its support of USB 3.0, which means you'll be able to take advantage of faster transfer rates when using it as a portable storage device.

According to ADATA the N004 boasts blazing transfer rates up to 200MB/s and 170 MB/s in sequential read and write performance, respectively. It is housed inside a 2.5-inch 'plush' aluminum case colored in sapphire blue, offers up to 256GB of storage capacity, and comes bundled with ADATA's UFDtoGO and a 60-day trial of Norton Internet Security 2010. Unfortunately, no pricing or availability information has been announced at the moment.


As Super Talent pointed out when releasing their UltraDrive MX, one particular area of usage where dual interface drives might come in handy, is for users looking to transition from traditional storage to SSD, allowing them to create an image of their internal HDD using the USB connection and then swap it out with the much faster SSD.




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Cueto_99 said:

256Gb SSD with all these goodies... I don't think It will be very affordable, it might be launch between $400 an $600 which is still too much money for the capacity...

---agissi--- ---agissi---, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Question with no prior thought: Would hooking it up through USB 3.0 internally be faster than SATAII?

tipstir tipstir, TS Ambassador, said:

Prices on laptops, netbooks, tablets going to be much more. Still a lot of USB 1.1 are still be used. USB 2.0 has it ups and down. Now that USB 3.0 going to replace or be backward accessible to the prior versions or maybe not. Using this new tech on HDD controllers should be interesting but again cost factor to the customer might have to back off and wait for the initial price wars drop!

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