Thursday, April 9th 2009

Super Talent Announces World’s First Commercially Available 512 GB 2.5-Inch SSD

Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced that it is now shipping the MasterDrive RX family of Solid State Drives (SSDs) in capacities up to 512 GB.
The MasterDrive RX features Super Talent’s proprietary RAIDSSD Technology to enable extremely fast sequential read and write speeds. The MasterDrive RX with MLC NAND Flash comes in 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB densities and is rated for a maximum sequential read speed of 230 MB/sec and a maximum sequential write speed of 160 MB/sec. The MasterDrive RX with SLC Flash comes in 128 GB and 256 GB densities and is rated for a maximum sequential read speed of 230 MB/sec and a maximum sequential write speed of 200 MB/sec.


Jeremy Werner, senior product marketing manager at Super Talent, stated “The MasterDrive RX is the latest product utilizing our patented RAIDSSD Technology. This product is great! From a performance standpoint it’s like having two SSDs in the space of one, and it extends our standard 2.5” SATA-II product line to include a 512GB SSD.” The 512GB MasterDrive RX retails for under $1500.

All these products are designed to be compatible with all known operating systems including Windows, Linux, and OSX. Super Talent backs the SLC versions with a 3-year warranty and the MLC versions with a 2-year warranty.Source: Super Talent
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28 Comments on Super Talent Announces World’s First Commercially Available 512 GB 2.5-Inch SSD

#1
ShadowFold
Do want! (for a price that wont cost me both of my livers)
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#2
DrunkenMafia
I just bought a 30gb OCZ and that cost me $250!!!!!! I don't want to imagine what 512gb is worth!!! :eek:
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#3
magibeg
ShadowFold said:
Do want! (for a price that wont cost me both of my livers)
You could start a liver farm using pieces of your liver and growing them. :) (because i came up with the idea i want 50% or one of those 512gb SSD's)
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#4
Mega-Japan
"The 512GB MasterDrive RX retails for under $1500."

That just caused cancer on my eyes...
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#6
renozi
ShadowFold said:
Do want! (for a price that wont cost me both of my livers)
Man, imagine what you can do with TWO LIVERS!

DrunkenMafia said:
I just bought a 30gb OCZ and that cost me $250!!!!!! I don't want to imagine what 512gb is worth!!! :eek:
wow that's expensive even with conversion. I got mine for $120USD each!
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Mussels
Moderprator
renozi said:
Man, imagine what you can do with TWO LIVERS!



wow that's expensive even with conversion. I got mine for $120USD each!
us aussies get shafted on premium items like that.
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#10
SystemViper
OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX30G 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail
30G




OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail
or the 60gb one
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#11
Haytch
Move everyone!
Im lost when it comes to currency conversion, but $1500us is a lot of money.

Great read/write speeds for such a large SSD. Seems like a good product to look into.
I seen the Intel 25-M for $1500au with only 160Gb and that gave me a heart attack.
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#12
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
*Sigh* Well I guessing people are still buying a fair amount of SSDS for each manufacturer to keep them in production. they are still way to expensive. but if people are prepared to blow a ton of money on one/some in these times where the recession is making sweet bunny love with your pet rabbits then more power to them....

I think its mainly the Americans that are usually the ones spending money like their life depended on it. Because SSD's are still way overpriced in the UK/Europe. Prices have gone up for almost EVERYTHING.
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#13
Hayder_Master
OMG , big size with hell speed , i want see the the price to keep on hope
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#14
alexp999
Staff
You got buy a decent whole rig for the cost of one of those, I really cant see the point.
RAID is much cheaper and gives you more space.
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#15
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Prices are coming down, capacity is going up and man oh man the speeds are phenomenal.
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
alexp999 said:
You got buy a decent whole rig for the cost of one of those, I really cant see the point.
RAID is much cheaper and gives you more space.
no matter how many drives you RAID, you cant match the access times of an SSD.
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#17
npp
The catch is in the PR itself, extremely high sequential reads/writes. Nobody ever dares speaking of 4kb random read/write performance. I guess it sucks just as 95% of those OCZ/Corsair/Patriot/(name one) wanna-be SSDs. The only positive thing I see about this "premium product" is that SSD capacities are catching up with mech. storage, and introducing larger SSD may force some price cuts on lower-capacity models.
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#18
nafets
The only thing premium about these drives are the prices.

The MLC versions are more than likely just copies of the already available OCZ Apex, G.Skill TITAN, and Patriot Warp V3 SSDs, using two JMicron JMF602B controllers via internal RAID0.

Bleh. No thanks...
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#19
alexp999
Staff
Mussels said:
no matter how many drives you RAID, you cant match the access times of an SSD.
But is it worth so much? What is Access Time good for other than maybe servers?
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#20
Mussels
Moderprator
alexp999 said:
But is it worth so much? What is Access Time good for other than maybe servers?
loading windows or games in 1-2 seconds... no more lag when accessing multiple files on the same drive?

You ever tried copying/moving multiple files from a HDD at the same time? (say, copying 1 4GB ISO file while someone else is copying over the network) - it lags the hell out cause mehcanical drives can only read one sector at a time.

Are they worth it NOW? no. but soon... very soon.
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#21
npp
Mussels said:

You ever tried copying/moving multiple files from a HDD at the same time? (say, copying 1 4GB ISO file while someone else is copying over the network)
I suggest trying that on a "premium" SSD :) The copying/moving part may be a bit trickier than it seems :)
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#22
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
When prices eventually come down, the SSD's will be worth it, but till then, I'll stick with an HD I have to replace every 3-4 years. Just replaced mine, so I'm set for a while.
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#23
Mussels
Moderprator
npp said:
I suggest trying that on a "premium" SSD :) The copying/moving part may be a bit trickier than it seems :)
true, they arent quite there yet. But when they are, rest assured i'll be RAIDing a few.
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#24
demonbrawn
Would it be possible to setup a personal rig with an SSD as your main Windows loaded drive, then use a nice high capacity HDD as your storage device? If so, that's what I would do (when the prices finally drop to reasonable levels).
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#25
Mussels
Moderprator
demonbrawn said:
Would it be possible to setup a personal rig with an SSD as your main Windows loaded drive, then use a nice high capacity HDD as your storage device? If so, that's what I would do (when the prices finally drop to reasonable levels).
yes, thats what most people do. SSD for windows and games (or just for one of the two) with mechanical drives for data storage.
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