Imation rolls out new SSD solutions


imation-ssd.jpgIt looks like competition in the Solid State Drive (SSD) market is heating up, and Imation Corp. has taken the plunge by introducing a new line of SSD solutions. This new range are powered by Mtron, and it consists of the MOBI 3000 Series which target high performance end users while the PRO 7000 Series is ideal for corporate and IT infrastructure applications with extreme performance

Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, vice president, Global Commercial Business, R&D and Manufacturing, Imation, “Imation continues to build on our more than 50 years of data storage experience to deliver a superior solid state drive solution that optimizes system performance and provides reliable protection and access of critical data. The Imation SSD MOBI 3000 Series and PRO 7000 Series meet mobile business and enterprise demand for high performance, reliability and energy efficiency.”

Imation’s SSD MOBI 3000 powered by Mtron delivers industry-leading drive technology, providing end users with accelerated system performance to power demanding applications. With sustained read and write speeds that outpace ordinary hard drives, the Imation SSD MOBI 3000 provides maximum read speeds of 100MB per second, maximum write speeds of 80MB per second, and random access time of 0.1ms, making it the fastest SSD product in the consumer market. Mtron technology fuels the needs of demanding users for graphics, video and other drive-intensive applications. With less than half the weight of traditional hard drives, plus reduced power consumption, the solid-state design delivers powerful results in a lightweight package rugged enough for harsh environments.

Imation SSD PRO 7000 powered by Mtron provides an ideal solution for enterprise, corporate and IT infrastructure applications with extreme performance needs. A high performance flash memory storage device designed to eliminate system bottlenecks often experienced with conventional HDDs, the PRO 7000 can rapidly perform high capacity transactions utilizing Mtron’s unique controller technology with maximum read speeds of 120MB per second, maximum write speeds of 90MB per second, and random access time of less than 0.1ms. With an enhanced solid state design, the PRO 7000 delivers improved efficiency by accelerating drive-intensive applications, reducing overall power consumption and enhancing lifetime reliability. With extremely high sustained read and write speeds, impressive input/output operations per second (IOPS) performance and virtually no seek time, the PRO 7000 can stand up to the needs of even the most intense data center applications. With a significant reduction in total cost of ownership as compared to conventional HDD-based systems, the PRO 7000 can withstand external shocks and vibrations, and offers Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) greater than one million hours.

The Imation MOBI 3000 Series and PRO 7000 Series are now available in both US and Europe, with the former going for $699.99 while the latter retails for $1,159.99.

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