Super Talent Introduces USB 3.0 Express RAM Cache

Super Talent Introduces USB 3.0 Express RAM Cache

Super Talent announced a new USB 3.0 Express RAM Cache drive. According to the company, the new drive will boost small block random performance by up to 110x over USB 2.0 speeds. The drive will come in 32GB and 64GB capacities and will be available in early July.

Super Talent Introduces USB 3.0 Express RAM Cache™

USB 3.0 flash drive delivers Huge real world performance gains

San Jose, California – June 1, 2010 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced the new “USB 3.0 Express RAM Cache™ drive”. Available in 32 & 64GB capacities, this new drive implements a DRAM caching system to boost small block random performance by up to 110x over USB 2.0 speeds.

Flash performance scores have traditionally focused on sequential read and write speeds, but real world performance often involves the transfer of a larger number of smaller pieces of data, also known as random read and writes speeds. As the number of files increase, flash performance degrades rapidly and this is exactly where a caching system pays off.

“No longer are we talking about a 10x performance increase over USB 2, now we are talking about a real world experience that is up to 110x what our customers have experienced before. Adding RAM Cache to our USB 3.0 Express Drive line-up raises the bar we have establish with our first three USB 3.0 products and reiterates our commitment and leadership in the USB 3.0 space.”, Super Talent COO, C.H. Lee.

Measuring 62 x 37 x7.5 mm, the new USB 3.0 Express RAM Cache Drive requires no separate cable and is fully backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports, at USB 2.0 speeds. This product will be available in March from Super Talent resellers worldwide. Interested parties can register here for USB 3.0 product availability updates.

Our Express RAM Drive™, USB 3.0 RAIDDrive™, Express™ and SuperCrypt™ drives use SuperTalent patented technology and are protected under US Patent # 7457897.

The USB 3.0 Express RAM Drive will be demonstrated at Computex Taiwan on June 1st and available in early July from Super Talent resellers worldwide. Interested parties can register here for USB 3.0 product availability updates.

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This is sweet for many things, and I was wondering when we would start seeing something like this in the USB 3.0 spectrum. I could see lots of uses for this. The performance of one of these for virtual memory (rather than windows virtual memory on your HD), and that VM should go at speeds close to regular memory as well as not be on your HD upping a performance spectrum for desktops and laptops while not using any HD.

This would also be very good for cameras when it gets to the smaller size compatible with them, cell phones, MP3 players etc. One of the big adds would also be significantly decreased energy usage patterns. This is because a drive that both uses less energy for better performance, and takes considerably less time of active usage due to faster operational time will also use considerably less energy.

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Holy moly... I want that! I hope the price isn't too horrendous.

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Would this finally make windows ready-boost something to brag about?

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>> windows ready-boost

Bleh - Readyboost doesn't do anything unless you're running with an anemic amount of RAM (in which case, you wouldn't be able to afford this).

I'm thinking I can put the entire Linux OS and major apps on one of the small ones and still have 30GB for data. That kind of install is already as fast as a Readyboost system (but for every single operation, vs. what Readyboot decides to cache) today. This would just make it even faster to boot. :)

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