I’ve never heard of Angelbird before, but looking at the prices of their SSDs I may have to get one. The 128gb is $99, $160 for 256gb and $300 for the 512gb, prices aren’t bad I think. These SSDs are entry level yes, but it’s still an SSD which means it’s a significant increase in speed and overall performance over the traditional mechanical hard drives. Details below for you..
Austria’s premium SSD manufacturer, presents its new SSD wrk, a robust and highly efficient entry level Solid State Drive (SSD). It is ideal for upgrading your computer or laptop to faster SSD technology.
Angelbird does not compromise in terms of quality in its new SSD wrk, using an ultra-fast SATA 3.1 6Gb/s interface, which is fully compatible with older computer set-ups and operating systems. The SSD wrk uses the SMI 2246EN controller and the case is made of high quality, matt black anodized aluminum, housing custom packed Multi-Level-Cell NANDs from Micron. Durability is guaranteed by the MTBF of at least 2 million hours. High reliability is also provided by the integrated EDC and ECC error correction capabilities. With a thickness of only 7 Millimeter, the SSD wrk fits even into the tightest notebook or desktop case.
The SSD wrk is equipped with additional overvoltage and ESD protection features. Overload Protection, TRIM and EMS protection are standard in all SSD-wrk models. The read speed is up to 563MB/s, sustained writing speed up to 450MB/s. The SSD wrk delivers 72,000 IOPS (Input/Output operations per second) and the access time is less than 0.1 milliseconds. Customer security is provided by the three-year warranty.
Focus on energy efficiency
In the design and development process of the SSD wrk a major focus was set to minimize energy consumption and to achieve a high efficiency – a characteristic which makes the SSD wrk the perfect choice for mobile devices. In idle mode the SSD wrk requires only 0.25 Watt (128 GB), the maximum energy consumption of the biggest current capacity of 512 GB is 2.98 Watts. The 128GB version requires under full load 1.97 Watts. The SSD wrk can be purchased in capacities of 128 GB (99.99 USD / 59,96 GBP), 256 GB (159.99 USD / 99,96 GBP) and 512 GB (299,99 USD / 191,63 GBP). All prices ex. VAT.
Access to the PSP (Personal Support Portal)
Angelbird offers its customers the opportunity to register for the Customer Portal PSP via the serial number of their device. The PSP provides information such as the remaining warranty period. In addition, the PSP offers free downloads of full versions of current programs. The software is constantly expanding with new titles and technical assistance will also be offered in the near future via the PSP. Warranty or repair cases can be handled entirely on the portal.
Actual downloads via PSP:
- System Reflection (back-up software)
- Parallels Desktop (virtualization software)
- Pure Mix (video tutorial software)