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Super Talent Unveils MasterDrive SX SSDs

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today launched a new line of MasterDrive SX SSDs that incorporate 128MB of DRAM cache and reach new performance levels in high performance laptops.

    The MasterDrive SX is based on an advanced new 8-channel controller and MLC NAND Flash. Its 8-channel architecture combined with a hefty 128MB of DRAM cache takes full advantage of the 3Gbps SATA-II bandwidth. The MasterDrive SX is capable of sequential read speeds up to 220 MB/sec and sequential write speeds up to 200 MB/sec.

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    MasterDrive SX SSDs have undergone thousands of hours of intensive validation and stress testing in both Windows and LINUX environments to emerge as one of the most reliable SSDs available. These drives are encased in a sturdy yet lightweight aluminum shell that protects the drives against physical damage. MasterDrive SSDs are dramatically more resistant to shock and vibration than hard drives.

    Another great advance in the MasterDrive SX is its power efficiency. The drive 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.

    "We developed the MasterDrive SX series to offer extreme reliability at an aggressive price point that makes sense for mobile professionals and enthusiasts. Moreover, these drives boast power efficiency and write speeds that few SSDs can match", said Super Talent Director of Marketing Joe James.

    MasterDrive SX SSDs are available now in capacities up to 256GB through NewEgg and SuperBiiz. Street prices for the 128GB drive are around $359.

  2. lemonadesoda


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    Hmm, is that 128MB cache followed by the 8x channel controller onto the "independent internal flash SSD channels"? Or, is that an 8x controller onto 16MB cache on each "internal channel" flash SSD?

    The former is better than the later. Obviously.
  3. Icewind31

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    This is most likely the samsung controller from its specs so most likely the 128MB shared cache
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  4. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

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    Still too pricey. The high perf drives need to get into the $1.5/GB territory before I even remotely consider them. (Unless, of course, I come across a large sum of money in the meantime. lol)
  5. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Yep SSD's are still incredibly expensive.

    I was considering using my RMA to get a 32gb SSD to test it out and they are £90 for 32gb models :(
  6. Drac


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    Street prices for the 128GB drive are around $359

    what the hell :mad:

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