has joined forces with Toshiba to present the new UltraDrive DX line of solid state drives. The new Ultradrive DX 2.5-inch SSD series will be available in 64, 128, 256 and 512GB capacities and will use MLC NAND flash memory.
The new Ultradrive DX series use both Toshiba branded MLC NAND chips as well a Toshiba-branded controller. It comes with 128MB of cache and offers read and write speeds of up to 230 and 180MB/s. The new series still uses SATA 3.0Gbps interface and has an MTBF of over 1 million hours.
These SSDs will feature support for password protection and automatic hardware data randomization technology which should provide additional security for paranoid consumers.
The new SSDs should become available pretty soon with price tags ranging from US $219 for the 64GB model and all the way up to US $1649 for the 512GB version. Although the price might sound a bit steep, a 128MB buffer, as well as high transfer speeds and security technologies do have their price.