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2.5" 6Gbps SATA-III SSD
The Predator™ V3 is a SATA-III (SATA-3) SSD supporting the lightning fast new 6Gbps host interface. Based on the new Marvell "Van Gogh" 88SS9174 SATA-III controller, the Predator V3 supports staggeringly fast transfer speeds up to 410MB/sec. In addition to its fast sequential throughput, it also supports very impressive random read and write speeds, reaching up to 20,000 IOPS. This combination of both sequential and random read and write performance means that boot up, application load, database, video rendering, shutdown, and other disk intensive events will occur substantially faster than with a SATA-II drive.

The Predator V3 will deliver superb performance in a SATA-II port, but requires a SATA-III port to unleash it's maximum potential. For that reason, this SSD is primarily intended for high performance servers that support SATA-III. The Predator V3 is enclosed in a slim aluminum casing that follows industry standard 2.5-inch drive dimensions. It is both mechanically and functionally downward compatible with SATA-II (3Gbps) and SATA-I (1.5Gbps) interfaces. The Predator V3 SSD also includes the latest advances in reliability including 48-bit per 2KB hardware ECC, bad block management and patented wear leveling technology. The Predator V3 is offered in 64GB and 128GB capacities.

- 6Gbps SATA-III interface
- Compatible with thousands of different notebooks and PCs; fully downward compatible with SATA-II (3Gbps) and SATA-I (1.5Gbps) interfaces
- 128MB DDR3 DRAM cache
- Marvell 88SS9174 "Van Gogh" controller
- Access time: 0.5ms
- Based on MLC NAND flash for high performance and reliability
- Uses very little power to help extend battery life
- 48-bit per 2KB ECC Error Correction for server-class reliability
- Bad bit management maps out bad bits to prevent errors
- Sophisticated wear leveling algorithm ensures a long usable lifetime
- Supports SMART Feature Set commands

- Supports TRIM and NCQ
- Offered in capacities up to 128GB
- 1-Year warranty


Host Interface SATA-III 6Gbps
(also SATA-II 3Gbps and SATA-I 1.5Gbps compatible)
Controller Marvell 88SS9174
Data Retention 10 years
Operating Temperature Range 0°C to 70°C
Dimensions 3.94 x 2.75 x 0.37 inches (100 x 70 x 9.5 mm)
Weight 0.26oz (7.5g)
Operating System Compatibility Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000; Linux, Mac OS 10.x
Capacities 64GB, 128GB

Sequential Read Speed Up to 360MB/sec Up to 410MB/sec
Sequential Write Speed Up to 100MB/sec Up to 200MB/sec
Random Read Speed Up to 15,000 IOPS (4KB) Up to 20,000 IOPS (4KB)
Random Write Speed Up to 9,400 IOPS (4KB) Up to 12,000 IOPS (4KB)

- Sophisticated wear leveling algorithms extend the life of the drive
- Bad bit management maps out bad bits to prevent errors
- Hardware error correction (ECC) built-in
- MTTF: 1,000,000 hours
- Endurance (Read cycles): Unlimited

Ordering Information

Usable capacity may be less than specified after formatting. Performance varies depending on application and system configuration. Specifications subject to change without notice.


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