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Super Talent Unveils MasterDrive SX SSDs

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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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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.
 
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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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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)
 

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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 :(