Mtron MOBI 3000 2.5-Inch 16GB SSD - Review

[...] Solid State Drives are not for everyone. Similar to the evolution towards DDR3 system memory, a gradual replacement of the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) by the Solid State Drive (SDD) is going to move very slow. The cost of purchase for SSD's is the primary cause, since most drives cost more than an entire […]

[...] Solid State Drives are not for everyone. Similar to the evolution towards DDR3 system memory, a gradual replacement of the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) by the Solid State Drive (SDD) is going to move very slow. The cost of purchase for SSD's is the primary cause, since most drives cost more than an entire computer system. Other factors include the restricted bandwidth available to flash-based SSD's. But what if the price was within reach? What if the data throughput was comparable? This is where Benchmark Reviews comes in to answer the tough questions, as we test the Mtron MOBI 3000 2.5-Inch 16GB SSD MSD-SATA3025.

Mtron offers the MOBI SSD as a high performance storage device designed to solve the bottleneck of computing system by traditional hard disk drives.  The MOBI SSD can be a drop-in replacement to hard disk drives without any additional software installation.  Customers may benefit instantly from the SSD's high random access performance and solve the legacy problem of access time bottlenecks traditional to hard disk drives.

Mtron utilizes the Serial ATA (SATA) interface for easy replacement of hard disk drives in both desktop and laptop computers with their MOBI SSD.  The MOBI MSD-SATA3025 has an especially great advantage for notebook computers and ultra-mobile portable computers (UMPC) because it uses flash memory for less heat and noise, and has strong protection against outside environment.

According to the research by expert market analyst, Web-Feet, the current SSD market has grown 74% every year, and it is expected to total $10 billion by 2012. The consumer SSD market is also expected grow significantly from 42 million in 2006 to $7.5 billion in 2012, replacing current hard disk with SSD