These drives are encased in a lightweight aluminum shell that protects the drives against physical damage.
The drive also sips a mere half a watt of power in read mode, and 0.15 watts while idle. That?s considerably lower than typical notebook hard drives, and even lower than the vast majority of 2.5-inch SSDs. The benefits to users are less fan noise and longer battery life.
MasterDrive SX SSDs are available now in capacities up to 256GB through NewEgg and SuperBiiz. Street prices for the 128GB drive are around $359.