Apacer TurboII AS602 120GB SSD
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Although currently most companies focus on introducing quite expensive solid state drives based on the latest and incredibly fast SandForce SF-22xx controller some have decided to take a whole different approach and improve their already fast and cost-effective SSD lines. Apacer is amongst these companies and today we will be putting their latest TurboII AS602 120GB SSD model through our usual testing procedure to see just how good it is for its money.
Apacer Technology Inc. is a global leader in memory module and digital storage hardware and software. Since the company's inception, Apacer's focus on recording, reproducing and retaining all types of digital data has been the driving force in providing customers with the best memory products and services. Apacer understands the importance of data and how consumers use data. Through customer feedback and strong market research, Apacer's young, creative and dynamic team culture develops products that are innovative in design, engineered for high reliability using state-of-the-art technology, and that match consumer needs. The Apacer brand promises consumers they can "Access the best" memory modules and digital storage products and services.
As expected some of you may wonder as to why Apacer has chosen not to enter the latest SandForce SF-22xx wagon and the answer is quite easy. Now the latest SandForce SF-22xx controller offers remarkable data transfer speeds of well over 500MB/s in both read and write and although I have to agree that such numbers are really hard to ignore such drives should have little practical use for most end users, unless you can afford the large capacity models and preferably more than one. With that in mind Apacer decided on releasing their latest SSD based on the previous generation SandForce SF-1222 controller which offers data transfer speeds reaching up to 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write.