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Super Talent launches budget SSD line starting at $65

By Jos ยท 19 replies
Apr 9, 2010
  1. Super Talent has launched a new budget line of solid state drives that will compete against similar offerings from Intel, Kingston and OCZ. Starting at $65, the new VSSD range promises an affordable way into the flash storage world with "no compromise in performance" -- but before you get too excited we should note that there will be a compromise in capacity. That price will get you 8GB of storage, or half the minimum required for a 32-bit installation of Windows 7.

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  2. Regenweald

    Regenweald TS Rookie Posts: 143

    So can' t install win 7 and I probably have to be a terminal ninja to get TRIM support in Linux. So what is the point of this $65 PoS ?
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    You can make a screaming Windows 3.11 rig.
  4. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    You could run Windows 7 from a thumb drive cheaper than that. I dont see many of these flying off the shelves.
  5. DeepMartin

    DeepMartin TS Rookie Posts: 54

    RAID 1+0?
  6. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Evangelist Posts: 327   +185

    This product makes zero sense. Who is it aimed at? People that want to install half a video game?
  7. Virtual Memory / Swap / Page Files ???
  8. Regenweald

    Regenweald TS Rookie Posts: 143

    Or you could buy actual memory, which works faster.
  9. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 308

  10. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 308

    get a vertex with 30GB and way faster speed for less than $50 more
  11. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Booster Posts: 195   +9

    I agree with windmill007.
    In canada you can get the Kingston 64GB with 200/MB read and 110/Write for 145 to 155 before tax.
    And what are you gonna do with a 8GB SSD?

    What are they thinking?!?
  12. thebluemeaner

    thebluemeaner TS Rookie Posts: 64

    you can buy 4 of these and make a Raid Array that will put ram to shame.
  13. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,482   +44

    Did you just say make a raid array that will put ram to shame? Raid arrays have nothing to do with ram, cant even compare the two. Or maybe I missed something.
  14. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Considering RAM in a modern system offers over 10,000MB/sec of bandwidth, I don't think 4 of these drives at 60MB/sec are going to put anything to shame. Even PC-133 SDRAM could do 4-5 times better in terms of bandwidth and the latency is still certainly far less.

    supersmashbrada -- as far as missing the point -- I think thebluemeaner was referring to memory vs swapping, in which case it is always a better idea to buy RAM (when possible). I can understand why someone might not make the connection.
  15. Regenweald

    Regenweald TS Rookie Posts: 143

    Further to what you said, I think it would be a pretty big waste of SATA power connectors and headers, to put four of these mediocre drives is a raid formation. If a linux user, better to upgrade your ram, do some terminal ninjitsu and run your latency hindered apps in memory.
  16. thebluemeaner

    thebluemeaner TS Rookie Posts: 64

    Yeah I was exaggerating a lot when I said "put ram to shame" but 4 of these in raid would seriously outperform any harddrive out there including rudimentary solutions such as "ram drives". 32gbx4 Is pretty much enough capacity to install your programs and it would perform with lightning speed compared to traditional hard drives...
  17. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155

    This sounds like some kind of marketing ploy, to get headlines of a SSD for only $65. Of course once everyone finds out that it's only 8 GB they will pass. I'd rather put 8 GB of RAM or just use a USB stick and ready boost to help rather than put a Storage device of 8 GB. I'll just keep waiting a while longer until SSD's hit the sweet spot.
  18. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    That would be as close to "instant on" as anything that I can think of. It has TCP/IP!

    (But no Firefox, Adobe Flash, etc...)
  19. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Might be fun to play with when they get cleared out for $15.
  20. Badfinger

    Badfinger TS Rookie Posts: 155

    This product is a joke.
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