Super Talent Shoots for the Entry Level Market with Value SSD Product Line

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If we could, we'd all be rocking multiple high-end SSDs in a killer RAID 0 configuration with transfer rates that are off the charts. So why aren't we? Take your pick - kids' college fund, mortgage, car payment, food, and everything else that takes a chunk out of our paycheck. For most, investing several hundred, or even thousands of dollars on a storage medium whose price-per-gigabyte is nothing short of obscene just isn't feasible.

Dry those teary eyes, would-be upgrader, because you too can own an SSD and still pay your monthly bills. That's because flash storage makers are starting to focus on the entry-level and mainstream markets, just as Super Talent is doing with their new Value SSD product line.



Available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities, these drives boast anywhere from 90MB/s reads and 30MB/s writes, to up to 150MB/s reads and 100MB/s writes. Conservative, yes, but so are the price tags. All of these drives are available now starting at $65 for the 8GB model, and up to about $175 for the 64GB version.

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San Jose, California – April 8, 2010 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced a new value solid state drive (SSD) product line dubbed Super Talent VSSD that brings performance and solid-state technology together at an incredible price.

 

Super Talent VSSD offers shorter OS bootup time, faster application loading, less system power consumption and a brand new experience the customer can never get from traditional hard-disks. VSSD takes full advantage of the 3Gbps SATA-II bandwidth. The VSSD is capable of sequential read speeds up to 150 MB/sec and sequential write speeds up to 100 MB/sec.

 

Part Number

Description

Sequential Read / 
Write Speed

FTM8GL25V

8GB 2.5” SATA-II VSSD

90/30 MB/sec

FTM16GL25V

16GB 2.5” SATA-II VSSD

90/30 MB/sec

FTM32GL25V

32GB 2.5” SATA-II VSSD

150/60 MB/sec

FTM64GL25V

64GB 2.5” SATA-II VSSD

150/100 MB/sec

           

 

Available in capacities from 8GB to 64GB, Super Talent provides customers the option to enter the SSD world with a limited budget, but no compromise in performance. Customers can now build or upgrade a system economically, running the operating system and applications on the VSSD and storing data on a traditional hard-disk. 

 

VSSDs have undergone exhaustive 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 lightweight polymer shell that protects the drives against physical damage. VSSDs are dramatically more resistant to shock and vibration than hard drives.

 

VSSDs are available now from Super Talent resellers worldwide at street prices ranging from about $65 for the 8GB model to around $175 for the 64GB model.


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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3vi1 replied on Fri, Apr 9 2010 11:36 AM

8GB? The system requirements for 64-bit Win7 state 20GB, and Vista was 40GB according to MS. Even a Linux desktop distro is going to surpass 8GB after you install all the free apps and games you want.

Are they manufacturing these with XP in mind, or are they meant for some other type of device?

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RyuGTX replied on Fri, Apr 9 2010 4:59 PM

How about using 8Gb for a few Adobe programs like Photoshop CS4?

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Alright!! Now this is a good start.

This is probably going to be the next generation of competition.

It is good to finally see the prices come down even if it is for some Off brand.

Hopefully if they sell enough, they can get the sizes up at reasonable prices.

This thing should have one of those HD silver disc photos stuck on top so people think its a Hard drive:P

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Ya they never said the 8GB was for just a OS specifically, You can just use it for a game (some games...) or a program or two that needs the speed :).

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acarzt replied on Fri, Apr 9 2010 8:17 PM

Perhaps the 8GB could be used for a netbook?

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this still seems to be the best deal on ssds right now:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227393&cm_re=ocz_vertex-_-20-227-393-_-Product

100 bucks for 30 gb (perfect for a boot drive and few key apps) and almost twice the read and write speeds.

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M-ManLA replied on Fri, Apr 9 2010 9:35 PM

$65 for the 8GB sounds good for a server build.

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acarzt replied on Fri, Apr 9 2010 10:35 PM

Yea I have a pair of those drives. They're pretty good. I thought 30GB would be enough too, and I have 60... and am constantly running out lol The problem is the OS alone can take up 10GB. Then add in a lot of new games are up to 10GBs each. Plus through in a few programs and the storage starts to get eaten up quick. The problem is that the more data you have on the drive... the slower they seem to perform.

I've been thinking about adding 2 more to the mix lol and a dedicated backup drive to hold images of the raid. 800 MB/s read and 600MB/s writes anyone? :-D

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la_guy_10 replied on Sun, Apr 11 2010 12:22 PM

At this price there is no reason anyone cannot make the jump to SSD's. Just pick one big enough for your OS and a few essential programs EX: security suite, Microsoft Office ect. Also something that has no been mentioned much on these SSD's is that they require no defragging as this will actually ruin them from what I hear.

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RyuGTX replied on Sun, Apr 11 2010 1:46 PM

Are you talking about defragging or TRIM support? I haven't heard anything about defragging an SSD and if there are any problems. I just hear about TRIM support. As for TRIM support, Intel has created a manual tool for SSDs that don't have it.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18455

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la_guy_10 replied on Sun, Apr 11 2010 2:26 PM

I meant defragging, I hear it's possible to ruin an SSD doing this. If you can shed some more light on this that would be great as I have never owned an SSD, so I could be wrong on the whole defragging thing.

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la_guy_10 replied on Sun, Apr 11 2010 2:32 PM

Actually it makes since to not have to defrag as there are no clusters to get scattered on the platters. It is all flash memory, but again I could be wrong.Confused

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true 8 gb for $64 isn't bad but thats $8/GB, where the corsair P128 might be $375 but its 128gb in size which is 2.92/GB.... While the 64gb version is only 2.73/GB

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RyuGTX replied on Mon, Apr 12 2010 2:17 AM

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true 8 gb for $64 isn't bad but thats $8/GB, where the corsair P128 might be $375 but its 128gb in size which is 2.92/GB.... While the 64gb version is only 2.73/GB

 

It usually is this way when you buy bigger capacities. Then it peaks and goes down. Just like what we are seeing with traditional platter hard drives. Price/GB for smaller capacities like 320GB and 500 aren't as good as 1TB and 1.5TB. The price/GB for 2TB isn't as good as 1.5TB. On average that is.

 

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