ADATA today introduced the S396 Solid State Drive (SSD), providing a much needed, cost-effective entry solution to what is often seen by consumers as a high-priced component market. The S396 utilizes optimized firmware, allowing for increased performance. The SSD runs 44K IOPS of 4KB random write and 280/250 MB/s of sequential read and write. The price for the drive hasn’t been announced, yet.

An affordable solution

An affordable solution

The S396 will be available in 30GB capacity, and utilize the SATA 3GB/sec interface. It's built using the conventional 2.5-inch form factor and should be reasonably priced, since it’s only 30GB. This does seem a bit less for a boot drive, but it should be ideal as a cache drive for Intel’s SRT technology. Users of ADATA SSDs should be able to download Norton Internet Security 2012 (60-day trial) for free as well. All ADATA SSDs are backed by a 3-year product warranty.

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