Super Talent to ship 2TB SSDs in October

By Justin Mann on September 16, 2009, 8:00 PM
As one of the earliest proponents of solid-state technology, Super Talent has enjoyed a fairly positive reputation in the SSD industry. Though Intel came along with very powerful, competitive gear and Seagate was lurking around with threats of legal action, Super Talent has continued to innovate.

Late last year they entered the enterprise SSD market -- generally the domain of much larger companies -- and were one of the first to push for lower SSD pricing. Now they are targeting the very top-tier of SSD demand with their 2TB RAIDDrive.

Aimed at enthusiasts, businesses and the enterprise all at once, Super Talent's RAIDDrive rely on a PCI-E connection, and are configurable from 1TB to 2TB in size. The promised speeds go as high as 1.4GB/sec -- many times faster than the quickest mechanical SATA-II disks can achieve.

While the company claims it will be available to everyone, the RAIDDrive's price says otherwise. The lowest-cost units seem to start at around $5000 -- or $320 more than our dream PC. Still, the thought of one powering your home desktop is pretty attractive.

It isn't surprising that Super Talent has brought this behemoth to the market. They were the first company to offer a finished 512GB model as well, so size has definitely been on their agenda for a while.

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9Nails, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Dear President Obama, can you make a "cash for clunkers" stimulus package that will allow me to purchase this drive? I have a slew of 20 GB drives in the garage that I'd love to turn in.

tengeta tengeta said:

Why would you RAID disks this large and fast...

Steve Steve said:

To make them larger and faster of course? Bigger is better right...

Guest said:

Awesome comment, I also have like 12 drives just sitting around. Hopefully it will drop in price in about 5 years. Look pretty interesting too. Julio, please test one for us and let us know what you think.

Roman King

MrAnderson said:

Those are sexy specs... but that price ain't cute. You have to be an extreme consumer to pay 5,000. I don't think it is over priced given the market, but the prices removes the practicle since of it. I'm tempted... but cannot justify that price point. I do not have that kind of disposable income (unfortunaley!) For people who serve files like video streaming and even render farms and other file serving activities it will be a great improvement for io performance.

Punkid said:

its gonna be super fast

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