Ultrabooks are a big part of this year's Computex trade show, which means that products that can be used in their making are going to get more attention than usual too, by association.
The world is not yet sold on the idea of Ultrabooks, since they have yet to reach good prices and all the compromises between performance and affordability have mostly taken the “ultra” out of “ultrabook.”
Using plastic instead of aluminum
cases was one thing, but pushing CPUs back a generation
definitely didn't help much. There was even talk of cheaper batteries, among other things.
Nevertheless, Intel and its laptop OEM partners are going forward with ultrabook promotion.
RunCore is not a direct participant in that effort, since it is not, in fact, a laptop developer. It does make products that Ultrabooks can use though.
What we are looking at now is the Pro VI SSD line, whose members use the 2.5-inch form factor and have a thickness of 7mm.
Capacity-wise, the drives range from 32 GB to 512 GB and can just as easily serve desktops and workstations, in addition to super-thin laptops.
That said, Pro VI use JMicron controllers and the SATA III interface (SATA 6.0 Gbps), as well as Synch NAND and a 32 MB cache.
Together, all these lead to a read speed of 550 MB/s and a write speed of 380 MB/s. Meanwhile, read and write IOPS are of up to 80,000 and 60,000, respectively. That puts them a bit behind the 7mm 19nm-based Toshiba SSDs and RunCore's previously-announced Pro V.
t is plain to see that Pro VI are supposed to be cheaper alternatives, even though they do possess ECC (Error Correction Code) and Wear-leveling Algorithm Technology. Unfortunately, RunCore did not give any prices and has yet to add the drives to this page