We’ve seen some new solid state drives recently; the RealSSD C300 by Crucial, and the Vertex Limited Edition by OCZ. Team Group is joining in the party, and will be displaying their latest Xtreem-S1 solid state drive featuring the Sandforce controller at CeBIT 2010.
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Complete silence, low heat, low power consumption, and reduced weight are some of the benefits one can get from solid state drives such as the Team Xtreem-S1, over mechanical units.
With MLC flash memory and a Sandforce controller on-board, the Xtreem-S1 blazes through benchmarks, clocking in at 270MB/sec for reads and 260MB/sec for writes.
According to Team Group, users can see performance boosts of up to ten times when compared to ordinary IDE drives. In addition to the breakneck read/write speeds, the Xtreem-S1 supports SMART diagnostics to provide real-time SSD health information to the user.
However speedy solid state drives are, they do suffer from performance drops under extremely heavy usage unless managed properly. One would be glad to know that the Xtreem-S1 SSD is 100% compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 and its TRIM functionality.
The Team Xtreem-S1 SSD is available in three capacities: 60GB, 120GB, and 250GB.