Wednesday, August 14th 2013

Super Talent USB 3.0 Express DRAMDisk Now Available

Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, today announces the availability of the long awaited USB 3.0 Express DramDisk. With sequential read scores of up to 4041 MB/s and sequential write scores of up to 5388 MB/s, the USB 3.0 Express DramDisk is a speed demon of a drive housed in a sleek aluminum casing. The USB 3.0 Express DramDisk and its unique built-in software utilizes your computer's available RAM to transfer files at an amazingly quick rate. Software is included.

This USB also transfers files while you are using the program, cutting down on wait time later. A productivity gem for creative professionals whose daily regime relies upon constantly moving files on-the-go-cutting their valued time in half.

The USB 3.0 Express DramDisk is mobile--and its pre-installed software can be used with multiple computers at any given time. This feature allows you to transport your work with you and run large programs on other devices. It even further rewards users who have taken previous measures in upgrading their existing RAM available on their host system. This USB is a dream for creative professionals running large programs such as Adobe Photoshop, CAD, Maya, and more.

The USB 3.0 Express DramDisk is as portable as a regular USB, giving the user the freedom to take their work anywhere. The USB 3.0 Express DramDisk provides the power of increased productivity through its incredible speed abilities, which can be many times faster than a SSD. The STT USB 3.0 family is leading the world in OS virtualization on a USB drive. DramDisk marks STT's second software via mobile USB hardware marriage-the first is its world renowned software secure drive, the USB 3.0 DataGuardian.
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6 Comments on Super Talent USB 3.0 Express DRAMDisk Now Available

#1
n-ster
FINALLY this is great

Capacities: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB

price would be nice to know
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#2
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
Holy crap so we're getting a full 4Gbps read/ 5Gbps write?!
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Tarkhein
by: freaksavior
Holy crap so we're getting a full 4Gbps read/ 5Gbps write?!
You mean GBps, and that's because you're using system memory, not the flash NAND on the drive. I still see two potential issues with this:

1. Even with on-the-fly mirroring between ramdisk and flash drive, there's still going to be a delay between when you're finished with your work and when the drive has safely written all the data. Not much when you consider the fastest drives are hitting around 200MB/s writes... but there's no mention on the performance of the flash itself.

2. On-the-fly mirroring is going to wear down the flash fast. You'll probably hit other limitations before then, but it's something to think about.
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Fierce Guppy
by: Tarkhein
You mean GBps, and that's because you're using system memory, not the flash NAND on the drive. I still see two potential issues with this:

1. Even with on-the-fly mirroring between ramdisk and flash drive, there's still going to be a delay between when you're finished with your work and when the drive has safely written all the data. Not much when you consider the fastest drives are hitting around 200MB/s writes... but there's no mention on the performance of the flash itself.

2. On-the-fly mirroring is going to wear down the flash fast. You'll probably hit other limitations before then, but it's something to think about.
Exactly. It's going to take time to flush the RAMDisk buffers out to the thumb drive. The read/write figures are a measure of the Supertalent software's ability to read/write system RAM, NOT the transfer rate between system RAM and thumb drive. A simple test would be to write a 4GB file to the thumb drive and detach the thumb drive (aww... let's be generous) 4 seconds after the busy prompt has gone. Then, try to read back the entire file on *another* PC. I reckon there'd be about 400MB to 700MB actually there.
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#5
Prima.Vera
You do realize that this drive will be capped at USB 3.0 max speed right? (400-450MB/s tops)
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#6
xvi
If only there was some way to get this kind of performance out of normal flash drives!:rolleyes:

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