PNY Launches its XLR8 Pro SSD Series

September 20, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Photokina 2012 | 3 Comments |
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PNY has launched its new XLR8 Pro SSD series, designed for multimedia enthusiasts, and semi professional users. Offering a storage capacities up to 480GB, PNY SSDs allow faster data transfer and an optimised workflow when compared with a standard HDD, which makes a huge difference, especially for photographers working with thousands of raw image files. The PNY XLR8 Pro SSD series boasts a 2.5” SATA III, 6Gbps interface, supports 128-bit AES encryption and is powered by the SandForce 2281 controller, offering up to 550MB/s sequential read speeds, 520MB/s sequential write speeds and 85,000 random read/write IOPS. Pricing starts at £58.50 for the 120GB XLR8 model.

PNY Press Release

PNY launches the XLR8 Pro SSD Series

PNY completes its imaging solution range with an ideal storage device for image lovers

BORDEAUX, France – 18 September, 2012 - PNY Technologies, a global storage, upgrade and graphics solutions manufacturer, today launches its new SSD series at photokina 2012, completing its range of imaging solutions with a storage device built for multimedia enthusiasts, and semi professional users. The new PNY SSD line-up is comprised of two models specifically designed for high definition, and multimedia use: the PNY XLR8 Pro and the PNY Prevail series.

An SSD built for image lovers

PNY has demonstrated an expertise with its past generations of high speed Flash memory-based products, and this new SSD solution continues to push performance boundaries. The XLR8 Pro SSD offers functionality and capacities designed for amateurs that rely on intensive applications, such as photo and video editing software, and work with high-resolution and full HD images.

Flash technology allows the PNY SSD line-up to offer significant performance and durability improvements over HDDs, and provide an ideal solution for photographers, outdoor reporters or video editors. Offering a huge storage capacity, up to 480 GB, PNY SSDs allow faster data transfer and an optimised workflow when compared with a standard HDD, which makes a huge difference, especially for photographers using heavyweight image editing software with thousands of RAW files.

The XLR8 Pro SSD series boasts a 2.5” SATA III, 6Gbps interface, supports 128-bit AES encryption and is powered by the SandForce 2281 controller, offering up to 550MB/s sequential read speeds, 520MB/s sequential write speeds and 85,000 random read/write IOPS.

Reliability and endurance are key when it comes to saving unique images, so PNY chose 3k program/erase cycles for both its XLR8 Pro and Prevail models. PNY also offers an enterprise-level solution: the Prevail Elite SSD, which features 10K Program/Erase cycles and unprecedented file security making it the ultimate drive for workstation, server and networking deployments.

Pauline Monin, PNY Europe PC Components Products Manager, said: “The expansion of the PNY SSD product range to include the XLR8 Pro and Prevail Series is a significant step forward for PNY. We now offer a family of products that answers the most demanding customer’s needs, including multimedia enthusiasts or independent professionals, and even our PNY Photo Ambassador team. For these users, PNY product endurance and brand reliability, as part of a global upgrade and imaging solution, is what counts above all.”

Availability
The PNY XLR8 Pro SSD and Prevail SSD are available from scan.co.uk.

SSD XLR8
PNY XLR8 120GB SSD £58.50
PNY XLR8 240GB SSD £113.25
PNY XLR8 480GB SSD £243.20

SSD Prevail Elite
PNY Prevail Elite Enterprise Endurance 120GB £90.95
PNY Prevail Elite Enterprise Endurance 240GB £149.24
PNY Prevail Elite Enterprise Endurance 480GB £360.75



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#1 Kam

That is the future but still too expensive at the moment. Once price come down, all notebook will use SSD instead of magnetic media right now.

5:25 am - Friday, September 21, 2012

#2 Photolover

Please stay a Photography Blog! And don't try to be a Multimedia Blog.

11:20 am - Friday, September 21, 2012

#3 matt

Good prices. SSDs are finally starting to come into the save-for-awhile price range, not the 2nd-mortgage price range.

5:54 pm - Friday, September 21, 2012