Packaging and Appearance
Super Talent use generic packaging for all of their SSD drives: the outer packaging itself features a cut through picture of an SSD drive but does not present any real information to the customer.
The only way to tell what drive is contained within the packaging is via the small barcode sticker on the back of the packaging. There is no actual references to the specific drive you have purchased at all on the packaging. Super Talent could at least have attached additional stickers which contained device specifics, such as drive size, format, performance and so on. You have missed a trick here Super Talent, you have a good product but bland packaging.
Upon sliding out the packaging insert, the drive is very well protected when in transit, contained within a decent foam insert and sealed in an anti static bag, you will also find a user manual.
The user manual is very well laid out but is very basic, which is ideal for the normal user and also contains a brief explanation on how SSD technology works.
Taking alook at the drive itself its of the standard 2.5" size, one thing to note is that you may need to purchase a drive bay adapter to mount this inside your case. As you can see it is an excellent looking bit of kit, featuring a black top with the Super Talent emblem blazing across it, certainly looks the part.
On the bottom of the drive you can find the kind of information you would expect to find on the packaging, for example the physical size, storage capacity model and serial numbers.
The actual drive itself is very light, weighing in at 76g and as with all SSD drives there are no moving parts therefore it is silent when in operation. Now for most users this will be a nice bonus, but for some of us we may just find out how noisey the rest of our rigs actually are.
The drive features the standard SATA data and power connectors that are common across all SSD drives and will fit straight into most laptops without issues. There is one nice extra touch to this drive though, its coupled up with the new Indilinx Barefoot controller, now this pricked up my interest as most previous generation SSD drives featured the flakey J.Micron controller which caused alot of stuttering issues for users. We have been promised that the new Indilinx Barefoot controller has resolved these issues and coupled with 64mb of cache that it will fly.
So does she fly? Well does she? Turn over to find out.