Zalman N series 128GB SSD review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/31/2011 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
On the next few pages we'll show you some photos. The images were taken at high-resolution and then cropped and scaled down. The camera used was a Canon 450D 12 MegaPixel.
And there it is, this is the N series 2.5" SATA II 128 GB version. You should easily be able to place it somewhere in your chassis. Small and light-weight. This is all you get and need, the SSD and a thin manual covering some of the basics of installation.
And though the photo would make you think otherwise, it's of course a perfect fit for laptops. This SSD would bring a whole lot of performance into that laptop alright, all at low power consumption at 2 Watt and virtually no heat.
When we look at the connectors, we spot the standard power and Serial ATA connector, this drive is SATA2 compatible.
Found on the PCB is a number of Intel "29F64G08CAMD8" 32nm NAND flash memory chips.
Slim and light-weight at 80 grams, 9.5mm tall, it's the standard for notebook drives and you can easily tuck it away in a regular PC. The SSD comes with a three year warranty. Installation wise it's the same as a traditional HDD. Pop it in, connect it, bind it, format it and you are good to go at horribly fast speeds. It uses the same connectors as a SATA storage device.
Being fashionably late to market with this product series the SSD series will sell at 64GB - $169 and 128GB - $289. Performance wise this drive should be as fast as the Vertex 2 series for example. Yeap, we peek at the new N series SSDs from Zalman.