For a moment there, we were beginning to think that Super Talent had
taken their foot off of the pedal, but really, they were just saving up a
few releases to announce all at once. The company made famous for
producing numerous SSD
options when the world had none is now making a
name for themselves in the flash drive sector, with four new USB 3
flash drives shipping to those who can't get enough performance in their
The new USB 3.0 Express RAM Cache drive is the headline device, which is
available in 32GB and 64GB sizes. It implements
a DRAM caching system to boost
small block random
performance by up to 300%, so performance junkies will surely take
notice. Super Talent claims that this implementation will give users
more performance when transferring smaller file chunks, which is
something most users do more often than huge, bulk transfers. By adding a caching system, the Express
RAM Cache drive can now write
these same files 260% faster; instead of taking 13 seconds, this
takes less than 5 seconds. As the file size decreases and the file
increase, this time savings becomes even more apparent.
From top to bottom, Super Talent's USB 3.0 thumb drive line ranges from
$59 to $209, with the stock 16GB USB 3.0 Express Drive at the bottom,
the 32GB model at $99, the 16GB Express RAM Cache at $129 and the 32GB
Express RAM Cache at $209.
The Four Fastest USB 3.0 Flash Drives, Now Shipping from Super Talent
Performance USB 3.0 flash drives to fit most any budget
San Jose, California - September 7, 2010 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced they are now shipping their new "USB 3.0 Express RAM CacheTM drive". Available in 32 & 64GB capacities, this new drive implements a DRAM caching system to boost small block random performance by up to 300%.
As most manufacturers are announcing their first USB 3.0 flash drive, Super Talent is announcing their fourth. Super Talent is also currently the only USB flash manufacturer offering a caching system on their drives.
"We've made the first, fastest, hardware encrypted, and most affordable USB flash 3.0 flash drives, now with the Express RAM Cache, we are offering affordable cache support on USB 3.0." - Super Talent COO, CH Lee
Sequential read and write speeds only show how a drive will perform when copying large files. In "real world" applications, we are often reading and writing 100's of smaller files and in some cases even booting to the drive. In these instances traditional flash deigns show their weakness and a caching system can dramatically improve performance. For example, say you wanted to copy 40 MP3 files to your flash drive. By adding a caching system, the Express RAM Cache drive can now write these same files 260% faster; instead of taking 13 seconds, this transfer now takes less than 5 seconds. As the file size decreases and the file count increase, this time savings becomes even more apparent.