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SuperTalent unwraps Storage POD Mini external SSD

12/30, 12:45pm

SuperTalent outs external Storage POD Mini SSD

Flash storage maker Super Talent Technology on Friday unveiled its latest product, the portable Storage POD Mini. The drive uses USB 3.0 and flash memory to make it no bigger than an internal 2.5-inch hard drive. It uses a SandForce SSD processor and reaches 260MBps read speeds as well as peak write speeds of 174MBps.

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Super Talent outs fastest SSDs to date with SATA3 TeraNova

12/09, 11:15am

Super Talent ships its fastest SSDs to date

Flash memory maker Super Talent has now released its fastest range of SSDs thus far, with the 2.5-inch, SATA3-equipped TeraNova. All of the MLC drives get a fast SandForce 2200 controller with unique firmware. The drives are available in 64-, 120-, 240-, and 480GB capacities.

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Super Talent intros tiny new CoreStore MV SSDs

02/23, 11:45am

Super Talent shows mini PCIe CoreStore MV SSDs

Super Talent has introduced its smallest and fastest mini PCIe SSD with the CoreStore MV. Available in both an MLC and SLC version, they are much faster than the company's previous products. The company combined Marvel's latest 88NV9143 controller and DDR ONFi 2 flash memory.

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Super Talent shows USB 3.0 Storage POD

12/16, 1:35pm

Super Talent to ship 500GB USB 3.0 drive for $100

Flash memory device maker Super Talent this week introduced a USB 3.0 portable drive, the Storage POD. It has a data capacity of 500GB and has the headroom with the new port to run up to 10 times faster in burst speeds. SuperTalent says its latest can transfer files at up to 90MBps in a more sustained rate and is entirely USB-powered.

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Super Talent UltraDrive MX SSD combines SATA, USB

07/28, 2:55pm

Super Talent SSD works internally and externally

Super Talent has unveiled what's claimed as a first dual-role solid-state drive in the field. The UltraDrive MX can slot inside a computer as a typical 2.5-inch SATA II drive but also has a mini USB port to work as an external drive. With both, a user could run the MX as a primary drive but transfer data to a new machine like a typical backup.

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Super Talent intros new USB 3.0 SuperCrypt drive

03/03, 1:50pm

SuperCrypt nets speeds up to 240MBps

Super Talent has introduced SuperCrypt, a new USB 3.0 drive with AES hardware encryption. The new USB drive offers transfer speeds of up to 240MBps and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports, albeit at the necessarily slower speeds. Two different AES encryption options are offered for the drive, one of which is 128-bit ECB encryption which comes with the regular SuperCrypt, while the other 256-bit XTS encryption is available for the SuperCrypt Pro.

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Super Talent debuts new USB 3.0 Express Drive

02/13, 11:35am

125MBps transfer speeds

Super Talent has expanded its line of USB storage drives with the USB 3.0 Express Drive. The new device supports speeds of up to 125MBps, enabling users to transfer large quantities of data in a relatively short periods of time. It comes in both 16GB and 32GB capacities and is compact enough to fit in a user's pocket. In addition to USB 3.0 support, the drive is also backwards compatible with all USB 2.0 ports.

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Super Talent outs 250MB/sec, long-lived SSDs

01/22, 4:10pm

Super Talent TeraDrive stays fast for its lifespan

Super Talent late Thursday rolled out a new class of solid-state drive for itself that it expects will help those with very high workloads. The TeraDrive FT2 runs on a new, high-speed controller from SandForce that will not only deliver peak read speeds of 250MB per second but do so for its lifetime. Most SSDs' performance gradually degrades without software improvements as inefficient writes gradually force longer seek times.

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Super Talent unveils USB 3.0 RAIDDrive at CES

01/09, 6:15pm

Offers transfer speeds over 300MBps

Super Talent has unveiled a new USB powered RAID storage system at CES, the RAIDDrive USB 3.0. The device offers transfer speeds over 300MBps when used with USB 3.0 supported systems -- five times the speed of USB 2.0 -- and is also backwards compatible with earlier USB ports. It should nonetheless be reliable, keeping data for 10 years or more, and uses a special USAP transfer protocol which is said to offer additional speed enhancements through bi-directional data transfers.

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Super Talent launches first USB 3.0 flash drive with RAID

11/04, 1:55pm

Super Talent USB 3.0 flash drives offer 320MBps

Super Talent on Wednesday revealed its new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 RAIDDrive lineup, which is up to ten times faster than USB 2.0 drives when transferring data. A system with both USB 3.0 ports and a special USB Attached SCSI driver can transfer at up to 320MB per second, or faster than most solid-state drives; it can still run at up to 200MB per second without the optimization. Super Talent claims to be using a special technology that involves multiple RAID pairs of differential serial data lines.

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Super Talent adds PCIe-based RAIDDrive SSD range

09/16, 11:40am

RAIDDrives offer 4GBps bandwidth speeds

Super Talent on Wednesday announced the upcoming release of its new RAIDDrive series of multi-disk solid state drives. Available in three distinct families, all RAIDDrives push 4GBps bandwidth and have 1.4GBps sequential transfer speeds thanks to their sitting in a PCI Express card slot instead of on the SATA bus. Write speeds top out at 1.2GBps, and the entire array has 1GB of cache to streamline traffic.

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Super Talent intros rugged 32GB Pico drives

07/28, 8:35pm

Pico USB drives in 32GB

Super Talent on Tuesday announced that its Pico series of water resistant USB drives are now available in 32GB capacities. The Pico C, measuring 31mm x 12mm, is available with either a gold- or nickel-plated finish and is claimed to support read speeds of up to 30MB/s. The Pico E features a sliding lid and gold-plated finish. The company also offers optional AES-256 hardware encryption for both series.

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Active Media offers 220MBps solid-state drives

06/23, 5:05pm

Active Media Predator GT

Active Media has recently released two new 2.5-inch solid state drives as part of its Predator GT SATA-II line, with record 220MBps sequential read speeds and 0.1ms access times. Just two capacities are offered, 64GB and 128GB, with each housed in a brushed aluminum housing and with a 3.5-inch drive bay mounting bracket.

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Super Talent releases MasterDrive SX SSDs

06/18, 11:10am

Super Talent outs SSDs

Flash storage and DRAM memory maker Super Talent on Thursday announced it has released its MasterDrive SX solid state drive lineup with 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacity drives. All are designed for speed and have an unusually large 128MB of cache, an 8-channel controller and a Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND design that promises density along with speed. The 64GB MasterDrive SX SSD is rated at 200MBps read speeds and 120MBps write speeds, while the larger capacity versions can manage 220MBps read and 200MBps sequential write speeds.

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Super Talent intros new SSDs, Mini9 upgrade kits

05/28, 10:25am

Super Talent adds SSDs

Super Talent made two product line announcements on Thursday, including new MasterDrive EX2- and IX2-series of solid state drives (SSDs) and a range of SSD upgrade kits for the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook. The 2.5-inch MasterDrive EX2 and IX2 SSDs more than double the performance of their predecessors and are available in Multi-Level Cell (MLC) and Single-Level Cell (SLC) designs, respectively.

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Intel drops 2.5" SSD pricing, ups 1.8" production

04/28, 5:35pm

Intel drops 2.5" SSD price

Intel will soon lower prices of its X25-M series of 2.5-inch solid state drives and boost production of its 1.8-inch SSDs, according to a Tuesday DailyTech report. The 160GB X25-M, which uses mulit-level cell flash memory, is now priced at $630 after launching for $945 last December, and is due to get another $100 price cut soon, while the 80GB version of that drive will fall to $270, down $50. Street prices are even lower, as retailers try to make the Intel drives appealing compared to OCZ's Vertex SSDs.

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Super Talent first to begin shipping 512GB SSD

04/08, 12:40pm

Super Talent 512GB SSD

Super Talent says it has become the first solid state drive manufacturer to actually release a solid-state drive with a 512GB capacity with a model in its 2.5-inch MasterDrive RX series. The largest capacity model is only available in a multi-level cell (MLC) chip, with a 230Mbps read speed and 160Mbps sequential write speed. Two other MLC SSDs make up the range available, in smaller 256GB and 128GB capacities. Models with 128GB and 256GB of storage will also soon become available in longer-lasting and faster (200Mbps write speed) single-level cell (SLC) flash memory arrangements. All five have internal RAID controllers.

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Super Talent offers SSD upgrades for Asus S101

01/28, 4:00pm

Super Talent SSD upgrade

Super Talent on Wednesday announced the release of a choice of three solid state drives meant as upgrades for the ASUS S101 Eee PC netbook. The standard netbook preloaded with Windows offers only 16GB of storage space, and the Super Talent drives are available in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB capacities, allowing users to double or quadruple the available onboard storage. All three drives share the same 90MBps read and 55MBps write speeds and outpace most notebook hard drives as a result.

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Super Talent intros enterprise-class UltraDrive SSDs

12/09, 5:10pm

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.

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Super Talent outs high-capacity 64GB USB drives

10/22, 11:45am

Super Talent 64GB USBs

Memory device maker Super Talent will release a new family of USB drives later this week with the highest capacity in the industry, at up to 64GB. The Luxio USB Drives are housed in black, silver or wood grain finished UV-coated ABS/PC plastic cases with chrome-plated zinc trim. The drives can also be had in 16GB and 32GB capacities, and are built using dual-channel flash memory architecture. They are fully compatible with USB 1.1 and 2.0 ports, with no drivers needed to work with the majority of operating systems.

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Super Talent intros Mini PCIe SSDs for ASUS Eee PCs

10/08, 12:55pm

Super Talent Mini PCIe SSD

Super Talent on Tuesday announced the release of a line of mini PCI-Express SSD memory for use in the ASUS Eee PC lineup that includes the Eee PC 701, 702, 900, 901, 903, 905 and 1000. Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, the three SSDs read data at 40MB per second and write back at 15MB per second while also offering a quick way to upgrade the maximum built-in 20GB of storage of the supported Eee PC netbooks. Each PCIe SSD memory card can be had in either NAND MLC or NAND SLC versions.

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Super Talent launches sub-$300 128GB SSD

09/30, 8:15am

Super Talent LX SSD

Super Talent on Tuesday gave notebook owners a potential break by launching the MasterDrive LX lineup, its lowest-cost solid-state drive lineup yet. The 2.5-inch SATA II disks use a relatively low-cost form of multi-level cell (MLC) storage to provide performance faster than many notebook drives without driving up the cost or affecting their longevity. All LX drives claim a peak reading speed of 100MB per second and write back at 40MB per second while lasting for a claimed average of one million hours (114 years) between failures.

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Super Talent ships third-gen SSDs

09/16, 3:50pm

Super Talent OX and PX SSD

Super Talent today saw fit to roll out its third-generation solid-state drives, including new models that push prices down without sacrificing much speed. The MasterDrive OX relies on multi-level cell (MLC) storage, which has traditionally been inexpensive but slower, and improves the performance through both flash improvements and a new SATA II controller. The storage producer claims transfer speeds well beyond notebook hard drives and claims that all drives can peak at 150MB per second in reading speeds but still net 100MB per second in historically slower writes.

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Pico D "worlds smallest" swivel USB drive

08/13, 8:25pm

Pico D USB swivel drive

Super Talent says it has added a swivel model to its family of so-called "World's Smallest USB Drives". Using chip-on-board technology, the Pico D measures a miniscule 1.4-inches, but stores up to 8G of data in a swivel-open case. The company says the Pico D comes with a lifetime warranty, is shock and water resistant and can support transfer speeds of up to 30MB/sec, or 200X.

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Super Talent boosts SSD write speeds

07/22, 2:10pm

Super Talent SSD Speedup

Increasingly flash-focused drive maker Super Talent has given its MasterDrive MX solid-state drives a speed upgrade in a bid to compete against larger rivals. While read-back speeds remain the same at a peak of about 120MB per second, the MX drives now see faster recording speeds depending on the capacity of the drive. Both the 15GB and 30GB versions now write as quickly as 60MB per second. Larger-still 60GB and 120GB drives now approach fast desktop drives at 80MB per second.

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Super Talent rolls 120GB SSD for $699

05/06, 10:15am

Super Talent 120GB SSD

Super Talent on Tuesday introduced its MasterDrive MX series, a new set of solid-state drives that it hopes will make notebook flash storage more affordable without sacrificing speed. The new 2.5-inch line is built on less expensive multi-level cell (MLC) technology that packs more storage into a given space, reducing the cost; unlike most MLC storage, the company uses new technology that should be both longer-lasting and faster and compare more closely with single-level cell drives. Every model can read sequential data at the same 120MB per second as SLC storage and write at 40MB per second, outpacing many conventional hard drives.

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Super Talent intros thinnest-ever 256GB SSD

03/26, 9:30am

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.

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