Anobit Technologies seems to think that it can perform some pretty cool magic on low-end SSD drives. The company claims that its novel signal processing algorithms can enhance the reliability of cheap MLC (multi-level cell) flash memory to the point where it’s almost indistinguishable from the more expensive SLC (single-level cell) memory. To prove a point, the company has launched its first SSD product to feature the Memory Signal Processor, which features a new error correction algorithm designed to clean noise from signals received from MLC flash chips. Based on reports, it’s able to boast about 50,000 write cycles, which is a lot better than the usual 3,000 write cycles that folks would expect. Performance is clocked at 220MB/s and 180MB/s for read and write speeds respectively. This line of SSDs will initially be available in 200GB and 400GB capacities sporting a SATA interface, though pricing wasn’t mentioned.
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