Buffalo has introduced to the market a 100GB Flash-based solid state drive, exceeding the more mainstream 64GB capacity.
The Japanese text on its announcement describes the new drive, Buffalo TurboUSB, as a â€œhybrid silicon disk,â€ which refers to its use of two types of flash memory in a hybrid configuration: Single Level Cell (SLC) for its speed and reliability and Multi Level Cell (MLC) for its low-cost.
The Buffalo SSD measures about the same size as a business card, width- and lengthwise; it retails for Â¥107,720 in Japan, about $950. Thereâ€™s also a 64GB version at $665 and a cheaper 32GB model for $312.
[Site: Buffalo Japan]