RunCore goes wild with SSDs, enters consumer market

RunCore shows off its large portfolio of solid-state storage devices and its latest 2.5-inch standard drive at CES 2012.

RunCore's large selection of SSDs on display at CES 2012
RunCore's large selection of SSDs on display at CES 2012 Dong Ngo/CNET
Editors' note, February 3:We posted our full review of the RunCore Pro V Max SSD.

LAS VEGAS--If you haven't heard of solid-state drives made by RunCore, you're not alone. However, this doesn't necessarily mean the company is a little guy on the SSD block.

The new ProV Max SSD from RunCore
The new Pro V Max SSD from RunCore Dong Ngo/CNET

RunCore tried to prove just that here at CES 2012 by showing off SSDs in all imaginable designs, from a standard 2.5-inch drive to PCIe-based drives to proprietary drives for mobile devices.

According to Perry Do, director of sales and operations for RunCore, the company has been a major supplier of proprietary SSDs to OEMs for a long time and has just recently decided to enter the market for general consumers.

At the show, RunCore announced its latest standard SSD for this market, the SATA3-based Pro V Max, which is slated to offer read and write data rates of up to 560MBps and 530MBps, respectively.

Do said the Pro V Max uses a SandForce controller and uses RAISE and DuraWrite technologies for added reliability. The drive will be available by February this year, in capacities ranging from 60GB to 480GB at a cost of around $1.80 per gigabyte.

Check back at CNET in a month for a full review of this new kid on the block.

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