Super Talent has announced a new line of solid state drives, promising to reach new performance levels at an aggressive price point that makes sense for mobile professionals and enthusiasts. The 2.5-inch Super Talent MasterDrive SX SSDs are based on a new 8-channel controller, MLC NAND flash, a 3Gbps SATA interface and 128MB of DRAM cache so to ensure sequential read and write speeds of up to 220MB/s and 200MB/s.
The drives are housed in shock resistant aluminum cases, and offer energy-efficient operation needing only 0.15 watts of power at idle, or a mere 0.5W during reads. The new Super Talent MasterDrive SX SSDs are available now, in capacities ranging from 64GB to 256GB, through retailers such as NewEgg and SuperBiiz. As far as pricing and goes, the company says a 128GB mid-range model will set you back around $359. You can read the full press release after the jump.
Super Talent Unveils MasterDrive SX SSDs
128MB DRAM Cache Delivers Exceptional Write Speeds
San Jose, California – June 18, 2009 – 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.
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.