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Super Talent debuts UltraDrive MX SSD

by Navin Maini on 28 July 2010, 15:39

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Super Talent has reached out, in the name of flexibility and convenience, to introduce its latest SSD line - UltraDrive MX.

In the same vein as ADATA's recent S596 Turbo, what sets the UltraDrive MX apart from the fray is a dual-interface comprising of both SATA II and mini-USB connectivity - allowing for external usage without the requirement for an enclosure. The ability bestowed to switch between internal and external usage, by Super Talent's account, is a paragon of simplicity.

One particular area of usage the company uses to demonstrate its commitment to convenience, is the transition from traditional storage to SSD, where the user would be empowered to image their existing drive to the UltraDrive MX, using the mini-USB connection and then, switch to internal usage via the SATA II connector, without fanfare.

With JMicron's JMF616 SSD controller taking charge under the hood, read/write speeds are in the range of up-to 250MB/s and 180MB/s, respectively. Noting subtle differences however, it is of interest to point out that ADATA's implementation of the JMF616, reportedly delivers higher quoted speeds of up-to 260MB/s and 210MB/s in the read/write departments.

As we'd expect, TRIM support takes care of long-term performance levels and Super Talent is casting its net out, with a range of capacity options from 60GB to 480GB, with stops along the way at the 120GB and 240GB marks.

Aligned as a 'premium consumer' offering, there is no word on pricing, yet we are told to expect availability in early September.



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JMicron? ewwwww..
The JMicron stuttering issue was long ago - but like IBM's “deathstar” HDDs, will haunt them forever :rolleyes:
is it worth getting a ssd for operating system?
bluu
is it worth getting a ssd for operating system?

Personally I keep a clean OS and don't notice it being slow in general use, so buying a £100+ drive to shave 20-30s off my boot time seems a bit of a waste, I only restart every few weeks for updates, rest of the time I use sleep mode. I spent my money elsewhere for more noticeable improvements!
kingpotnoodle
Personally I keep a clean OS and don't notice it being slow in general use, so buying a £100+ drive to shave 20-30s off my boot time seems a bit of a waste, I only restart every few weeks for updates, rest of the time I use sleep mode. I spent my money elsewhere for more noticeable improvements!

Lol, have you actually used one? Until you do, I think your opinion is sorely biased.

I'm never going back to having a non-SSD system.