Super Talent Unveils MasterDrive SX SSDs
It’s time for another SSD launch, and this time around it is Super Talent. The storage and memory modules manufacturer yesterday announced the addition of the MasterDrive SX series of SSDs to its range of products. The new SSDs boast of a massive 128MB DRAM cache, which makes them high-performance products.
The SSD market is growing in leaps and bounds with new products being launched almost daily. Higher storage capacities, better performance, and increasingly affordable prices mark the SSD market, which is maturing as a technology. The entry of Super Talent’s new SSDs brings yet another addition to this highly dynamic and competitive market.
The 2.5in drives are encased in aluminium and are shock and vibration resistant. Having undergone extensive validation and stresses for Linux and Windows environments, Super Talent claims its SSDs are among the most reliable ones currently available. The MasterDrive SX SSDs consume just 0.15 watts of power when idle, which makes them one of the most miserly drives around in terms of power consumption.
The new SSD line-up features a 3Gbps SATA-II interface which, when combined with the DRAM cache, allows the drives to reach sequential read-write speeds of 220MB/s and 200MB/s respectively. This puts the new drives at the higher end of the speed spectrum for SSDs. These speeds will however, only be available in the 128GB and the 256GB models, while the 64GB ones will offer read and write speeds of 200MB/s and 120MB/s respectively.
Talking about the MasterDrive SD series, Super Talent’s Director of Marketing, Joe James said, “We developed the MasterDrive SX series to offer extreme reliability at an aggressive price point that makes sense for mobile professionals and enthusiasts. Moreover, these drives boast power efficiency and write speeds that few SSDs can match.”
Already available at select retailers, the 128GB MasterDrive SX SSD carries a price tag of $359. Prices for the 64GB and 256GB models are yet to be announced.
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