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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CNET editor Dong Ngo has been involved with technology since 2000, starting with testing gadgets and writing code for CNET Labs' benchmarks. He now manages CNET San Francisco Labs, reviews 3D printers, networking/storage devices, and also writes about other topics from online security to new gadgets and how technology impacts the life of people around the world.


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