CES 2008: Show Floor Coverage (Part 2)


A-DATA's Booth

A-DATA's Booth

 A-DATA showing off updated solid state technologies in the form of lager 128GB 2.5-inch SSD SATA RAID storage. There is also a move towards the 1.8-inch drive market and SSD companies have begun moving in with larger drives. A-DATA's sample at CES came up to 32GB.

 Besides the usual desktop SATA SSD models, high capacity solid state storage has been seen moving into other form factors. Here, we see 16GB ExpressCard SSD. All three models seen here seem to be identical specification-wise, though interestingly enough, the E704 comes with a USB dongle for connection.

 CF cards are also getting capacity bumps, up from 16GB to 32GB on a single card.

 This isn't a USB flash drive, but a eSATA one instead. A-DATA probably thought it would be interesting to debut a high-capacity (32GB) thumb drive that connects via speedy eSATA. However, if you look at the image properly, you'd notice that the drive itself comes with a split-cable dongle that has a USB connection on it. It would seem while the device looks like a normal thumb drive, it would require both eSATA and USB to make it work. Hopefully, this is just a prototype design oversight.

 Fancy high-capacity flash expansion devices tailor made for the ASUS Eee PC.

 Not exactly the latest kid on the block, but still hard to beat. A-DATA recently upped the ante with a 2000MHz DDR3 memory module. These things run on 9-9-9-24 timings and super high 2.05-2.15 Volts.