|Mtron MOBI 3000 2.5-Inch 16GB SSD MSD-SATA3025|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Storage|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Sunday, 24 February 2008|
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EDITORS NOTE: Please read Solid State Drive (SSD) Benchmark Performance Testing to understand how the benchmarks used in this article should be interpreted.
As a professional system builder of higher-end computer systems, I have learned some very important lessons in regards to system performance over the past eight years. While gamers constantly leap for higher frame rates out of their video card, there is something more important than a faster processor, memory, or front side bus. The real backbone to overall speed and performance is the system drive. In today's world, that means the hard disk drive for nearly all computers. After hundreds of performance computers built and sold, I have seen 10,000 RPM drives make a 2GHz CPU seemingly perform twice as fast, whereas a 5,400 RPM drive makes that same CPU run like it was only half as fast.
Solid State Drives are not for everyone. Similar to the evolution towards DDR3 system memory, a gradual replacement of the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) by the Solid State Drive (SDD) is going to move very slow. The cost of purchase for SSD's is the primary cause, since most drives cost more than an entire computer system. Other factors include the restricted bandwidth available to flash-based SSD's. But what if the price was within reach? What if the data throughput was comparable? This is where Benchmark Reviews comes in to answer the tough questions, as we test the Mtron MOBI 3000 2.5-Inch 16GB SSD MSD-SATA3025.
Mtron offers the MOBI SSD as a high performance storage device designed to solve the bottleneck of computing system by traditional hard disk drives. The MOBI SSD can be a drop-in replacement to hard disk drives without any additional software installation. Customers may benefit instantly from the SSD's high random access performance and solve the legacy problem of access time bottlenecks traditional to hard disk drives.
Mtron utilizes the Serial ATA (SATA) interface for easy replacement of hard disk drives in both desktop and laptop computers with their MOBI SSD. The MOBI MSD-SATA3025 has an especially great advantage for notebook computers and ultra-mobile portable computers (UMPC) because it uses flash memory for less heat and noise, and has strong protection against outside environment.
According to the research by expert market analyst, Web-Feet, the current SSD market has grown 74% every year, and it is expected to total $10 billion by 2012. The consumer SSD market is also expected grow significantly from 42 million in 2006 to $7.5 billion in 2012, replacing current hard disk with SSD
What is an SSD (Solid State Drive)?
Solid State Drives are data storage devices consisting of flash memory. This eliminates motors and mechanical drives included in conventional Hard Disk Drives to remove the heat and noise generation and provide resistance against external impact. Compared to a HDD with an identical capacity, the Mtron MOBI SSD offers half the weight, and fractions of the response time. Moreover, Mtron MOBI SSD's allows the user to easily install the SSD to replace an existing HDD without system modification. Solid State Disks are expected to expand applications from high-performance mobile PCs to replace conventional HDDs.
What is the Mtron MOBI SSD?
About the company: Mtron Co.,Ltd.
Established in 2005, Mtron is the pioneer in Flash memory solution world by using their technology on storage, server systems, and security systems. Mtron merged with Digital First in 2008 and changed their official name to Mtron storage Technology. As worldwide leader in Flash memory SSD, Mtron focuses on R&D and market research in order to develop new SSD products for consumers and improve SSD industry around the world.
For more information, please visit the Mtron company website.