Monday, June 6th 2011

Super Talent Readies New SandForce-Driven USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Super Talent is readying a new USB 3.0 flash drive, the RC8. This is essentially a SandForce-driven SSD on a stick. It uses a SF-1222 controller, coupled with 25 nm MLC NAND flash memory over 8-channels. It is available in capacities of 25 GB, 50 GB, and 100 GB. When plugged into a USB 3.0 port, the drive can offer read and write speeds of over 200 MB/s. It is backwards-compatible with USB 2.0, where its transfer rates are restricted to around 40 MB/s. Expect the 50 GB variant to be priced around US $110.

Source: TechScreens
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8 Comments on Super Talent Readies New SandForce-Driven USB 3.0 Flash Drive

#1
TheLostSwede
Now we're talking, shame they couldn't do a slightly nicer design, but this is the kind of performance I've been waiting for.
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#2
DrunkenMafia
100gb in your pocket!! WOW I could walk around with 150 700meg movies on my usb stick. LOL :eek:

That is amazing!!
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#3
Mussels
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nice sizes, prices and speed.
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#4
Swamp Monster
What about TRIM? Will it degrade performance faster than regular flash drive?:wtf:
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#6
TheButcherNL
Lol, a USB stick that is faster than a hard drive, cool!

cyaburg
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#7
WarraWarra
Beautiful concept.

Alternatives:
USB3.0 ~ sataIII enclosure USD$13~18 + decent 50gb SSD and what do you get for the same USD$110 price = full USB3.0 speeds of the SSD.

Or ADATA AN002-64G-CBK for USD$79, USB3 SATAII, Same speeds.

This is newegg prices so not the best deals around.
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#8
ironwolf
by: WarraWarra
Beautiful concept.

Alternatives:
USB3.0 ~ sataIII enclosure USD$13~18 + decent 50gb SSD and what do you get for the same USD$110 price = full USB3.0 speeds of the SSD.

Or ADATA AN002-64G-CBK for USD$79, USB3 SATAII, Same speeds.

This is newegg prices so not the best deals around.
All in the same form factor as this USB flash drive? :confused:
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