May 5, 2009 at 11:00 am
Runcore has announced its latest solid-state drive, the 2.5-inch Pro IV SSD. The performance is certainly impressive offering read speeds up to 240Mbps and write speeds up to 185Mbps. However, these scorching speeds come at a hefty price.
Runcore will be offering the Pro IV SSD in storage capacities between 32GB and 256GB. The 32GB drive will cost $149, the 64GB will set you back $249, the 128GB costs a substantial $449, whilst the 256GB will cost an astronomical $889. It’s clear that these products aren’t aimed at your average netbook/laptop consumer. One has to consider how much of a premium those speeds are worth paying for.
Each RunCore SSD includes an USB enclosure and cloning software that should have you up and running very quickly. The press release highlights that it should take a novice user a mere 10-15 minutes to set up. The Pro IV is due to start shipping around the middle of the May. In the meantime, check out a video of the SSD in action after the break, courtesy of JKKMobile. UMPC Portal also has some benchmarks up if you’re interested.