Super Talent Adds Ubuntu Linux to MasterDrive

If you've kept tabs on recent Linux happenings at all, it has become abundantly clear that Ubuntu Linux has become rather popular and what some might call the "Linux distro of choice".  This trend seems to be pretty obvious to memory manufacture Super Talent, and for a limited time they will bundle a free CD containing the Ubuntu Desktop Edition Linux operating system and the OpenOffice software suite with its line of MasterDrive MX SSDs.  This is obviously a way to add value rather cost efficiently for a high priced product like an SSD.

San Jose, California – July 1, 2008 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, announced today that, for a limited time its line of MasterDrive MX SSDs will include a free CD containing the Ubuntu Desktop Edition Linux operating system and the OpenOffice software suite. 

With the Ubuntu Desktop Edition, you can surf the web, read email, create documents and spreadsheets, edit images and much more. Ubuntu has a fast and easy graphical installer right on the Desktop CD. Installation typically takes less than 25 minutes. OpenOffice contains a user interface and feature set that is similar to other office suites, and includes all the key desktop applications you need, such as word processor, spreadsheet and presentation.

“Bundling an excellent OS plus applications package like Ubuntu helps MasterDrive MX customers get up and running that much faster and easier. This is a great value add that doesn’t increase the cost”, explained Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James. The Ubuntu CD with will be included with every MasterDrive MX shipped from July 1 through September 30, 2008.

MasterDrive MX


120GB MLC 120/40 MB/sec


60GB MLC 120/40 MB/sec


30GB MLC 120/40 MB/sec


15GB MLC 120/40 MB/sec

Built with MLC NAND Flash, the MasterDrive MX is completely silent, lightweight, uses less power and has far better resistance to shock and vibration than a hard drive, and supports lightning fast read speeds of up to 120MB/sec. MasterDrive MX SSDs are available through NewEgg and NewBiiz.