[citation][nom]danwat1234[/nom]Why are those drives so slow? Put a SATA 3 controller in it[/citation]
Err... isn't that kind of self-evident by the name? They're built for maximum reliability/durability. Military applications, automobiles, etc. They mention that they're "built to withstand extreme temperatures, humidity, altitude, vibration, and shock". The speed isn't as vital, especially given that ruggedized/hardened tech tends to be slow but very reliable. I think their few references to speed were basically to say that it is fast for this kind of drive, rather than to say that it is fast compared to the latest Samsung and Intel performance PC-centric SSDs.