The Monster brand, better known as the maker of Dr. Dre’s Beats Audio headphones as well as their own brand of expensive audio/video cables, are now entering a new market…SSD storage.
Not too long ago, Monster announced Monster Digital which focuses on Flash storage, specifically SDHC, SDXC, and microSD storage.
Monster Digital has announced that it is also serving up SSDs with its Le Mans brand. The Le Mans SSDs will feature SandForce’s SF2200 controllers, SATA 6Gb/s interface, and Toshiba’s synchronous MLC NAND flask memory. Monster Digital is touting 550MB/s reads and 515MB/s writes.
These drives have a fair amount of over provisioning to enhance performance and more importantly endurance which means that these drives will last a fair bit before they start to fail.
The 80GB model actually has 128GBs of actual storage which is roughly 60% of over provisioned storage. The 120GB and 240GB have 7% of over provisioned storage while its 400GB drive has 28% more memory for over provisioning.
According to Monster Digital, it is already in the final testing stages and should be ready to ship by the end of Q1 next year, 2012.
Source: Monster Digital
Via: The Verge