Team Group has launched the P2 series of SSD's. With the introduction of the SATA 6 Gbit/s and USB 3.0, limit after limit is breached in terms of data transfer speed. Team Group's P2 series however uses the old PATA (also known as IDE) interface. This makes it possible for older motherboards, sporting only PATA connectors, to use SSD's as well.
The P2 SSD's are 2,5" models and use MLC NAND flashmemory. Team Group specifies and MTBF of 2 million hours and promises reading and writing speeds of respectively 80 MB/s and 50 MB/s for the 32 GB model. The other two SSD's, with storage capacities of 64 and 128 GB have specified speeds of 60 and 40 MB/s for reading and writing. Though these speeds don't seem too great nowadays, it's quite fast on the older PATA interface.
Team Group's P2 IDE SSD's will be released shortly at a still unknown pricetag. The drives come with two years of warranty.
Team Group adds PATA interface to its P2 series of SSD's