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Super Talent intros thinnest-ever 256GB SSD

updated 09:30 am EDT, Wed March 26, 2008

Super Talent 256GB SSD

Super Talent this morning aimed at eliminating some of the barriers to solid-state drives with news of what it says is the world's thinnest large-capacity model. The FSD56GC25H measures the same 12.5mm as some taller notebook drives but holds a full 256GB of storage, allowing it to slot into the same 2.5-inch or larger Serial ATA bays as conventional drives while holding a comparable amount of data. The design is not just 40 percent thinner than other 256GB drives but also relatively fast, reading data at 65MB per second and writing it at 50MB per second.

Like most SSDs, the aluminum-enclosed drive is free of moving parts and is considerably more skip-proof, tolerating up to 1600G in a sudden drop. Although billed as a consumer drive and compatible with almost any computer that accepts a SATA link, the 256GB model will initially head to original equipment manufacturers looking to build systems around the new flash disk. Pricing is unavailable without contacting the company but is expected to be high.



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  1. bobolicious

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    Nice iPod

    for a large lossless library!

  1. Beechlady

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    Ick

    It looks like a Sears Craftsman model.....guess I'd use it for wood working....(lol)

  1. rsande

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    price

    "Pricing is unavailable without contacting the company but is expected to be high."

    Well duh. Newegg lists Super Talent's 64 GB disk as $1750. 16 GB disk is $380. Extrapolating at the same price : space ratio, that would put this baby at $8060. I wouldn't be terribly surprised if it were that high, but I'm guessing more like $4000-5000

  1. rsande

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    retraction

    guess I'm falling behind in the SSD world - 256 GB SSDs are retailing around 7-8k so I guess my extrapolation is probably spot on.

  1. Demonike

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    Skipped editor

    "Like *most* SSDs, the aluminum-enclosed drive is free of moving parts..." - none of the SSDs use any moving parts.

    "and is considerably more skip-proof..." - MORE skip-proof than HDDs? Solid State Drives are all 100% skip proof, because there is nothing to skip.

    The lack on general knowledge of the technologies MacNN journalists write about does play down the credibility of the article itself. Use less words if you must, but use them right, dammit.

  1. notehead

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    um...

    You might want to make that "use FEWER words if you must..." :-)

  1. Demonike

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    thanks

    My mistake ;)

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