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Super Talent Ships Speedy TeraDrive CT SSD Family

Super Talent Ships Speedy TeraDrive CT SSD Family

Some SSDs are getting larger. Some are getting more advanced. And some are just getting faster. Super Talent is hoping to touch on all three improvement points with their newest units, the all-new TeraDrive CT. These units just began shipping to consumers in the U.S. today, with the TeraDrive CT boasting the rare SandForce 1222 SSD processor.

Each of these support the SATA-II 3Gbps interface, with sequential read and write speeds up to 285 and 275 MB/sec, respectively. It even has integrated Garbage Collection and TRIM support for sustained performance increases over the life of the drive. There's also RAISE technology for enhanced reliability and DuraWrite for increased endurance, not to mention improvements in wear leveling, bad block management, and excellent ECC with up to 24 symbols correctable per 512 byte sector. Super Talent is using MLC NAND Flash and a "new improved firmware that yields greater usable capacity than earlier 1222 based SSDs. What's wild is that these will be available as small as 60GB and as large as 480GB, though the 480GB one just says "Contact Us" for pricing. Yikes. The 60GB unit is $199, the 120GB one if $349 and the 240GB is $669, for reference.

Super Talent Ships New TeraDriveTM  CT SATA 3Gbps SSDs based on SandForceTM  SSD Processor

60GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB 2.5-inch SSDs Give Unprecedented Performance Gains in Desktop and Laptop Upgrades


San Jose, California - June 14, 2010 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced immediate availability of the new TeraDrive CT SSD, which uses the SandForce 1222 SSD processor to deliver astounding performance in laptops and desktops.

The new TeraDrive CT has a standard SATA-II 3Gbps interface. It delivers sequential read and write speeds up to 285 and 275 MB/sec respectively. Built-in Garbage Collection and TRIM support ensure sustainable performance over the life of the drive, without degradation.

The TeraDrive CT features RAISETM technology for enhanced reliability and DuraWriteTM technology for significantly increased endurance, state-of-the-art wear leveling, bad block management, and excellent ECC with up to 24 symbols correctable per 512 byte sector. The TeraDrive CT, built with MLC NAND flash, uses new improved firmware that yields greater usable capacity than earlier 1222 based SSDs. It is offered in capacities from 60GB to 480GB.

Joe James, Director of Marketing at Super Talent stated, "The TeraDrive CT is now our fastest desktop/laptop upgrade SSD. It has an amazing feature set combined with exceptional sequential and random transfer speeds and best-in-class reliability." TeraDrive CT SSDs are available now through Super Talent resellers worldwide.

About Super Talent Technology
Super Talent Technology Corporation, based in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures a full range of DDR, DDR2, and DDR3 memory modules and Flash based SSD and USB storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. An ISO 9001 certified company, Super Talent utilizes its state-of-the-art factories and leading-edge components to produce award winning products with outstanding reliability. Super Talent is an active member of the JEDEC and ONFI standards bodies. With over 250 patents, the company was ranked in the top 50 of the Wall Street Journal's Patent ScorecardTM for the IT industry three consecutive times.
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So these have all of the right stuff on them. They perform as well as other SSD's do, and they're just as expensive to buy.

Maybe next year,......

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How can it be a Tera drive without being a Terabyte drive?!

The only thing Tera about it is the price!

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