PNY unveils its range of SSDs adapted to the needs of consumers and professionals
News Release from:
PNY Technologies Europe
15 October 2012
PNY Technologies recently unveiled its latest range of Flash-based SSDs. This series is comprised of four models: the 'consumer' XLR8 and XLR8 Pro, and 'professional' Prevail and Prevail Elite, all available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB and 480GB.
Focused on both performance and endurance, while utilising SandForce SF2200 controllers and high-speed chips, these SSDs are assembled at PNY’s US facility.
XLR8: Best performance - price ratio for everyday applications
With the PNY XLR8 SSD, consumers at home and at work can make the most of all the advantages of SSD technology without breaking the bank. With transfer rates of up to 500 MB/s and 60,000 IOPS, operating systems and applications load extremely quickly and operate more smoothly. Thanks to the reliability of flash memory used in SSD’s, the drives are also less likely to fail than regular mechanical drives, preventing potentially valuable data from being lost.
Produced with quality components, including the SandForce SF2200 Series controller, the PNY SSD XLR8 provides a level of endurance fit for the whole family, allowing intense usage of up to 15GB per day for five years, where average use is currently estimated at just over 3.5GB / day.
XLR8 Pro and Prevail: for multimedia enthusiasts and fans of high definition
Designed for gamers, photographers and video professionals in need of the highest levels of performance, the PNY XLR8 Pro SSD offers 550 MB/s read and 520 MB/s write speeds, with 85,000 IOPS. The disks are intended for users that require resource-intensive applications or tasks.
Based on the SandForce SF2281 controller, the XLR8 Pro SSD provides SATA III 6 MB/s and integrates high-endurance memory for intensive use over time. It supports TRIM functionality and 128-bit AES encryption.
Designed for use in a professional environment, such as for installation on RAID storage servers or in Cloud Computing environments, the PNY SSD Prevail offers the same levels of performance as the XLR8 Pro, but with professional services: available in different heights for adaptation to all server bays on the market, packaging specific integration or BOM control for all components to ensure maximum compatibility on different systems.
Prevail Elite: enterprise class performance and endurance for the ultimate server environment
Designed for ultra-intensive applications, the Prevail Elite offers the best SSD technology for the highest durability (10,000 read/write cycles). It brings the speed required for frequent transfers of huge volumes of data and the use of intensive applications to optimise workflow.
Performance reaches 550 MB/s read and 520MB/s write speeds, with 85,000 IOPS.
XLR8, XLR8 Pro, Prevail and Prevail Elite are available with an optional installation kit, which includes a metal rack, mounting screws, SATA III cable and Acronis True Image HD migration software.