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MTRON Pushing SSD Technology Limits
 
Storage solution manufacturer MTRON has recently announced their next-generation controller technology for their solid state drives. They have doubled the number of channels from four to eight, which they say will have much the same effect on their drive speeds. The previous 4-channel controller was capable of read and write speeds of 130MB/s and 120MB/s. The new 8-channel controller technology will boost those speeds to 260MB/s and 240MB/s. This tops even Samsung's latest MLC-based offering (200MB/s read, 160MB/s write).
 
 
Steve Jeon, CEO of Mtron, said, “This new controller provides not only improved performance, but also it provides high stability and reliability by minimizing errors and instability that a typical flash memory chip has. Based on the superb technology from our 1st generation controller, Mtron will lead the next generation controller industry with the latest technology.”
 
MTRON has also unveiled a number of other SSD products.
 
The first pair of products target the mobile scene. The MTRON SSD Express Card and Mini PCI-E Card deliver maximum read/write speeds of 110/65MB/s. They run their own software on OS installation and booting.
 
The XTM 7500 drive is built with extreme conditions in mind. It is able to withstand rapid temperature changes from -45°C to 90°C and was hardy enough to be chosen as the primary storage for NASA’s Anita Project. It will be available to the market in August of this year.
 
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