updated 05:10 pm EST, Tue December 9, 2008
Super Talent intros SSDs
Super Talent on Tuesday announced the upcoming release of two lines of enterprise-class solid-state drives (SSDs), with the UltraDrive LE and ME. Super Talent promises the new SSDs are twice as fast as the fastest rotating SATA II hard drives currently on the market, and top out at 256GB capacities in the ME range. The ME range contains the fastest 2.5-inch flash-based storage for SATA-II notebooks, with maximum sequential read/write speeds rated at 200/160MBps. The ME SSDs use the company's third-generation multi-level cell (MLC) NAND-based flash chips and are available in 16GB to 256GB capacities.
The UltraDrive LE line-up reportedly outperforms 10,000RPM hard-disk drives with sequential read/write speeds of 230/170MBps while using up much less power and emitting less heat. The 2.5-inch flash drives sport single-layer cell (SLC) NAND Flash, and are offered in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities.
Both the UltraDrive LE and ME SSDs will be available in January 2009, with pricing yet to be announced.