The first of several drives to boast "Made in the USA"
Edge memory is feeling patriotic these days. Never heard of them? According to the company's About Us page, Edge Memory's roots date back to 1986 when a 14-year-old took $2,500 that he saved from his paper route and began buying and selling computer parts in the Dallas Morning News. Now a full fledged business, Edge Memory's newest product is the Revolution, a 7mm solid state drive proudly made in the U.S.
"We are proud to support U.S. jobs by designing and manufacturing in our factory near Austin, Texas. While a vast majority of the competition has moved their manufacturing offshore, we have been manufacturing in the US for 27 years and counting", says Ray Agrella, VP of Sales.
The Edge Revolution is the first of what will be several "Made in the USA" brand certified SSDs that Edge releases this year. It's available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities with the following speed ratings:
120GB: up to 555MB/s and 25,000 IOPS read, up to 525MB/s and 80,000 IOPS write
240GB: up to 560MB/s and 45,000 IOPS read, up to 530MB/s and 80,000 IOPS write
480GB: up to 540MB/s and 78,000 IOPS read, up to 460MB/s and 42,000 IOPS write
Edge Revolution SSDs are SandForce driven and feature 256-bit AES hardware encryption, S.M.A.R.T. support, wear leveling support, garbage collection, and other standard SSD tidbits.
The drives are available now through select retailers and are backed by 5-year warranties. A quick look online shows street prices hovering around $100 for the 120GB model, $160 for the 240GB model, and $290 for the 480GB model, depending on vendor.