Super Talent Introduces a 128Gb SSD for Under $300

Sep 30, 2008 by John Messina weblog
Super Talent 128Gb SSD

If you have been waiting for the price of Solid State Drives (SSD) to come down in price, the time has finally come. Super Talent has introduced their 128Gb, 2.5-inch, SATA II "MasterDrive LX" for the affordable price of $299. This works out to about $2.49 per gigabyte. If that´s still too much money, then you can go for the 64Gb version that sells for $179.

Super Talent´s MasterDrive SSDs offer five times better resistance to shock and vibration, consumes less power, supports a wider range of operating temperatures and altitudes, and are completely silent.

Super Talent´s MasterDrive SSDs is backed by a 1-year warranty. The MasterDrive LX is built with NAND flash and uses a SATA-II 3Gbps interface that makes it 100% interchangeable with hard disk drives. These SSDs support sequential read speeds of up to 100 MB/sec, and sequential write speeds of up to 40 MB/sec. Integrated ECC, wear leveling and bad bit management functions dramatically improve the reliability and lifespan of these SSDs.

The FTM64GO25H model is Super Talent´s 64GB 2.5-inch SATA-II SSD with a read/write speed of 100/40 MB/sec and sells for $179. The FTM28GO25H is Super Talent´s 128GB 2.5-inch SATA-II SSD with a read/write speed of 100/40 MB/sec and sells for $299.

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earls
3.5 / 5 (4) Sep 30, 2008
Newegg has a $64 drive $99 after rebates...

http://www.newegg...20227344

120/80 MB/sec times.

I'm chomping at the bit. The future is coming!

It's safe to ignore most of the negative reviews... Either their motherboard is incompatible or they've got their virtual memory on the drive.

As one reviewer says: "Create a ramdisk and dump virtual memory and other apps swap on their. Don't disable virtual memory."

Although the computer will work with no VM, some applications may fail to run...

I'd be curious to know if you could set the VM to the mimimum (2 MB) on the drive and how that would affect performance/stability.
dirk_bruere
2 / 5 (1) Oct 01, 2008
VM on SST would probably destroy it by too many writes.
visual
3.5 / 5 (2) Oct 01, 2008
It's safe to ignore most of the negative reviews... Either their motherboard is incompatible or they've got their virtual memory on the drive.
No it's not. A lot of cheap SSDs, including the OCZ core, use a flawed JMicron IO controller internally and have problems with random write performance.
read for example: http://www.anandt...x?i=3403&p=7