Thursday, June 5, 2008
Computex, Taipei, Taiwan – June 3, 2008 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today released a new line of 1.8-inch Micro-SATA SSDs.
At merely 5mm thick, these Micro-SATA SSDs are slimmer than most 1.8-inch hard drives, and hold up to 120GB of data. “In terms of performance, power consumption, and shock and vibration resistance the MasterDrive KX is substantially better than hard drives. The MasterDrive KX is an excellent upgrade for laptop users looking for greater reliability or to accelerate bootup and load times”, Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James explained.
MasterDrive KX Description MSRP
FUM20GK18H 120GB MLC 120/40 MB/sec $679
FUM60GK18H 60GB MLC 120/40 MB/sec $449
FUM30GK18H 30GB MLC 120/40 MB/sec $299
Built with MLC NAND Flash, the MasterDrive KX is offered in 30GB, 60GB and 120GB capacities. With 0.1ms access time and 120MB/sec and 40MB/sec max sequential read and write speeds, these SSDs provide lightning fast access to files. The Micro-SATA connector in a 1.8-inch form factor makes these SSDs an ideal upgrade for UMPCs (Ultra Mobile PCs). MasterDrive KX SSDs are available now through NewBiiz.
Super Talent will showcase its complete range of SSDs, Flash and DRAM products at the Computex Convention in Taipei June 3-7 at Nangang Hall Area 4F #N518.
San Jose, California – May 27, 2008 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced immediate availability of DDR3 SO-DIMMs.
Super Talent’s new 1GB DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM supports transfer rates up to 10,664 MB/sec. That equates to 66% higher bandwidth than DDR2-800 SO-DIMMs, making this the world’s fastest production DDR3 SO-DIMM. In addition to the faster speed, DDR3 SO-DIMMs require only 1.5V, compared to 1.8V for DDR2, resulting in power savings of up to 20% and less heat output.
This 204-pin module, part number W1333SA1GS, is available now at street prices under $99.
Super Talent will showcase it’s complete range of SSDs, Flash and DRAM products at the Computex Convention in Taipei June 3-7 at Nangang Hall Area 4F #N518.
San Jose, California – May 20, 2008 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today released a video report that demonstrates the exceptional vibration resistance of its line of MasterDrive solid state drives (SSDs).
The test consists of a Super Talent MasterDrive SSD mounted on top of a paint shaker. The Windows® Vista® operating system and Tomb Raider game were installed on the SSD and the game was played for over 40 minutes while the SSD was shaking like crazy. Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James said, “It’s obvious when you see this video that no hard drive could sustain that kind of beating. Our MasterDrive SSDs, on the other hand, with no moving parts, are made for exactly this type of torture.”
The drive used in this test is the MasterDrive MX, part number FTM20GK25H, which is a 120GB SSD that retails for about $670 at NewEgg and NewBiiz.
Super Talent will showcase it’s complete range of Flash and DRAM products at the Computex Convention in Taipei June 3-7 at Nangang Hall Area 4F #N518.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
California based Super Talent Technology made waves yesterday when it announced that all of its latest MasterDrive MX SSDs are to be priced under $1000.
With the Solid-state Drive looking more and more appealing as the days go by it was only a matter of time before the prices started to drop, however the fact that this drop occurred so suddenly is quite a surprise. Not too long ago Super Talent announced the 2.5” 256 GB SATA SSD for a little under $6,000.
The MasterDrive MX is available in 30 GB, 60 GB, and 120 GB versions, which are priced at $299, $449, and $649 respectively, which is amazing value. Unfortunately, the affordable prices do mean there’s got to be a catch somewhere. The MasterDrive MXs contain MLC NAND memory which means that while the read speed is a fairly respectable 120 MB/sec, write speeds aren’t nearly as good as what you’d get with an SLC drive.
Super Talent does do an SLC version, the MasterDrive DX but you pay for performance. The 30 GB version is going to set you back $699 while the 60 GB version is priced at $1,299, with those extra few bucks upping your write performance from 40 MB/sec to 70 MB/sec.
The price of SSD storage is set, according to some industry analysts, to half every nine months with prices now entering the truly mainstream end of the market.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Super Talent Launches MLC SATA-II SSDs for Notebooks
High-Speed MasterDrive SSDs Offer Unprecedented Performance & Reliability
San Jose, California – May 6, 2008 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today launched a new line of MasterDrive solid state drives (SSDs) that are 100% interchangeable with hard disk drives (HDDs), but are faster, lighter, use less power and are far more rugged and reliable.
MasterDrive SSDs use NAND Flash rather than magnetic platters as the storage medium, giving them many advantages over HDDs. These drives have no moving parts, and therefore are completely silent, lighter weight and more reliable than HDDs. Moreover, they consume a fraction of the power of HDDs, meaning they produce less heat and offer longer battery life in mobile computing. MasterDrive SSDs use a SATA-II (3Gbps) interface to support high bandwidth and broad compatibility with motherboards, and have a standard 2.5-inch form factor. Proprietary wear-leveling algorithms extend the life of these SSDs.
"These new SSDs are a rugged, lightning fast, low power storage alternative for mobile professionals and enthusiasts. With such overwhelming benefits, MasterDrive SSDs are sure to revolutionize mobile storage”, commented Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James.
MasterDrive DX drives employ SLC NAND Flash to support astounding sequential read and write speeds up to 120 and 70 MB/sec respectively, and are backed with a three year warranty. MasterDrive MX drives use MLC Flash to achieve maximum sequential read/write speeds of 120 and 40 MB/sec, and include a 1-year warranty. MasterDrive SSDs are available now from NewEgg and eWiz.
Super Talent also manufactures ultra-rugged DuraDrive SSDs in capacities up to 256GB. Super Talent will showcase it’s complete range of Flash and DRAM products at the Computex Convention in
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Monday, April 14, 2008
San Jose, California – April 10, 2008 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash storage solutions, today announced immediate availability of the popular Project X in a new DDR3-2000 2GB (2x 1GB) kit.
This Project X kit is built with the fastest available, carefully screened DRAM chips, and is hand tested as a matched pair on a dual channel Asus Striker II Extreme motherboard.
Model # Description
W2000UX2GP DDR3-2000 PC3-16000 2GB Kit (2x 1GB) 9-9-9-28 1.9V
“Countless enthusiasts worldwide have already exceeded the 2000MHz mark with our Project X 1600 and 1800 kits over the past seven months. This new 2000 kit offers overclocking gurus a product that has passed our tightest test screen and packs some real serious horsepower”, commented Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James.
Project X represents the most advanced DDR3 memory available. It is developed in Super Talent’s Silicon Valley Engineering Labs to deliver the highest attainable DDR3 memory performance. Project X memory combines blistering fast clock speeds with aggressively tuned latencies.
Project X employs an extreme cooling solution that offers double the surface area and 106% more aluminum mass than standard heat spreaders. With Super Talent’s special thermal adhesive, this cooling solution provides superior heat dissipation that results in a cooler, faster memory device.
Project X memory is designed, built and tested in Super Talent’s San Jose, California headquarters, and is backed with a lifetime warranty. The W2000UX2GP kit will begin shipping today at street prices under $400.
These new drives include: PICO-A, with a swivel lid; the retractable PICO-B; and ultra small PICO-C. Super Talent’s patented PICO series USB drives are manufactured using chip-on-board (COB) technology, which enables up to 8GB of Flash storage to fit into an incredibly minute case. PICO-C drives weigh less than a nickel (about 4.7 grams) and measure only 31.3mm x 12.4mm x 3.4mm.
Part Number Description
STU8GPAS 8GB PICO-A, 200X, Chrome Swivel Lid, Water Resistant
STU8GPBS 8GB PICO-B, 200X, Chrome, Retractable
STU8GPCS 8GB PICO-C, 200X, Chrome, Water Resistant, Rugged, Ultra Small
PICO series drives are shock resistant, storing data securely even under adverse conditions. They also support read speeds upwards of 30MB/sec (200X) for lightning fast access to files. Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James explained, “These 8GB PICO drives have redefined mobile storage, combining new levels of speed, elegance and durability into the world’s smallest pen drive”.
All Super Talent USB drives are backed with a lifetime warranty. All three 8GB PICO drives are available from eWiz.com today for under $35.
The FSD56GC25H uses an industry standard 2.5-inch hard drive form factor and uses an industry standard SATA-I interface, making it 100% interchangeable with conventional 2.5-inch SATA hard drives. This SSD implements Super Talent’s patented stacking technology to pack an enormous amount of solid state storage into an exceptionally small and slim case, measuring a mere 12.5mm thick – 40% thinner than any other 256GB SSD available. The signature black case is made from a durable lightweight aluminum alloy.
The FSD56GC25H drive supports 0.1ms access times, a maximum of 65MB/sec sequential read speed and 50MB/sec sequential write speed. This SSD supports up to 1600G of shock and 16G of vibration, which is about five times greater than typical hard drives. With ECC support, bad bit management firmware and patented wear leveling technology, this drive offers extreme reliability and endurance.
“We designed this drive for applications that need rugged and reliable storage in a very compact form factor. This is the world’s smallest and thinnest 256GB SSD”, said Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James. “This product underscores our leadership in high density SSDs and demonstrates the technical capabilities of our Silicon Valley engineering team”, Mr. James added.
FSD56GC25H drives are designed, manufactured and tested in Super Talent’s headquarters in San Jose. Samples are available now. Super Talent sells directly to OEMs. Pricing is available on request.
Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James commented “The Memory Challenge is a fun learning tool, kind of a reverse-FAQ where we ask the questions and you give the answers. It will challenge even the sharpest tech gurus.”
The Memory Challenge poses to visitors a series of general questions on DRAM and Flash technology. The questions get progressively more difficult. And it tracks the score for each visitor. Take The Memory Challenge at /support/quiz.php
Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James commented “These modules are similar to our standard FB-DIMMs, but we added faster RAMs, a speedier AMB chip and redesigned the PCB. The result is an FB-DIMM that can’t be beat.”
These FB-DIMMs are 100% compliant with JEDEC specifications. They are designed to offer the best reliability, scalability and performance in today’s leading edge servers and workstations.
These two 800MHz FB-DIMMs are shipping now:
T800FB1G 1GB DDR2-800 FB-DIMM for Intel®, sixteen 64Mx8 RAMs
T800FB1GAP 1GB DDR2-800 FB-DIMM for Apple, sixteen 64Mx8 RAMs
T800FB1G has passed qualifications on Supermicro® server motherboards in Super Talent’s Compatibility Labs, and T800FB1GAP has passed testing at Apple® Validation Labs. These modules are built in Super Talent’s ISO 9001 certified Silicon Valley factory, and every single module is twice tested before shipping to ensure the highest level of reliability. All Super Talent DRAM modules are backed with a lifetime warranty. OEM pricing on both products is approximately $50.
Friday, January 25, 2008
San Jose, California – January 22, 2008 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, announced today that their 128GB SATA solid state drive (SSD) has been awarded the “Works with Windows Vista®” and “Designed for Microsoft Windows XP” logo certifications.
The FSD28GC25M, an industrial-grade 128GB 2.5” SATA SSD, passed intensive qualification testing with both operating systems to become the world’s first Windows certified 128GB SSD. Super Talent’s SSDs have already undergone comprehensive compatibility testing in the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters that includes validation with a variety of motherboards, chipsets, CPUs, RAID controllers, operating systems and applications.
“Our extensive validation testing ensures reliable, compatible products that our customers can depend on. These certifications demonstrate that our SSDs are fully compatible with the world’s top two operating systems”, commented Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James.
Super Talent also employed a third party testing lab to subject its SSDs to intensive environmental testing that includes shock, vibration, drop, temperature and humidity tests. The full environmental test report, which also shows the advantages of SSDs over hard drives, can be found here, http://www.supertalent/datasheets/SSD_Whitepaper_Compilation.pdf
Backed with a three year warranty, Super Talent SSDs are designed and manufactured in the company’s San Jose, California headquarters. Super Talent sells its SSDs directly to OEM customers worldwide.
San Jose, California – December 18, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today introduced an all new line of power supply units (PSUs), dubbed Atomic Juice.
Nvidia® SLI™ certified Atomic Juice PSUs come in 600W and 700W sizes. “We didn’t want this to be just another cookie cutter PSU, so we juiced it up with a unique look and best-of-class features”, said Super Talent Director of Business Development, Paul Sperry. The ultra-quiet 120mm ball bearing fan, which is backlit with fire-orange LEDs, communicates with temperature sensors, automatically adjusting RPM and airflow as needed. The universal AC input 100 ~ 264 Vac, is automatically switched and adjusts the hardware to operate at the available input voltage. Quad 12 V rails provide independent and reliable power to CPU(s), video card(s) and the other system components.
All six, above models, are sampling now. Atomic Juice PSUs will be available from Super Talent resellers worldwide in January. Street price on the 700W model is expected to be around $145.
This new line of SSDs is offered in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities. All these capacities are packaged in an industry standard form factor that is compatible with 1.8-inch ZIF hard drives. These drives support 30MB/second sequential read and write speeds, lightning fast 0.1ms access speeds, have exceptional resistance to shock and vibration, and consume less than 1 watt of power when active. These drives are available in commercial (0C to 70C) and industrial (-40C to 85C) operating temperature ranges. This new line includes the following products:
1.8-inch 4GB PATA SSD with ZIF connector, 0C to 70C
1.8-inch 8GB PATA SSD with ZIF connector, 0C to 70C
1.8-inch 16GB PATA SSD with ZIF connector, 0C to 70C
1.8-inch 32GB PATA SSD with ZIF connector, 0C to 70C
1.8-inch 64GB PATA SSD with ZIF connector, 0C to 70C
1.8-inch 4GB PATA SSD with ZIF connector, -40C to 85C
1.8-inch 8GB PATA SSD with ZIF connector, -40C to 85C
1.8-inch 16GB PATA SSD with ZIF connector, -40C to 85C
1.8-inch 32GB PATA SSD with ZIF connector, -40C to 85C
1.8-inch 64GB PATA SSD with ZIF connector, -40C to 85C
“These new ZIF products make the benefits of Super Talent’s SSD technology available to a whole new set of users. The ZIF connector is ideal for rugged handheld computing devices”, commented Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James.
Super Talent’s SSDs are designed and manufactured in the company’s San Jose, California headquarters. Super Talent sells its SSDs directly to OEM customers worldwide. All these products are sampling now. Approximate OEM pricing for FHD32GC18Z is $790.
Super Talent’s new FSD56GC35M is 100% interchangeable with standard 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives, but offers all the advantages of an SSD including greater resistance to shock and vibration, significantly lower power consumption and faster performance. FSD56GC35M supports a 0C to 70C operating temperature range. Super Talent also offers an industrial temperature (I-Temp) version of this drive, SS56GA6C35I, which supports an extended -40C to 85C operating temperature range. All I-Temp rated SSDs are tested at their rated temperature extremes to ensure functionality.
Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James commented, “We’re using our expertise in flash technology and our own controller to develop maximum density solid state storage solutions. This may well be the world’s highest capacity SSD available today. It’s a big addition to our already broad line of SSD products that firmly positions Super Talent as the market leader”.
Backed with a three year warranty, these 256GB SSDs are designed and manufactured in Super Talent’s San Jose, California headquarters. Super Talent sells its SSDs directly to OEM customers worldwide. Both products are sampling now. Pricing is available on request.
Super Talent SSDs are interchangeable with conventional hard drives but are significantly more resistant to shock and vibration. Moreover, these new I-Temp SSDs have considerably better tolerance of extreme temperatures than hard drives. Super Talent’s range of nineteen new I-Temp SSDs spans industry standard 1.8-inch, 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch form factor SATA SSDs, and 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch IDE (PATA) SSDs.
“Many of our current SSD customers are using them in industrial or military environments where they are exposed to harsh environmental conditions, so our I-Temp SSDs are made to endure extreme temperatures where commercial storage products will fail”, commented Super Talent Marketing Director, Joe James.
These SSDs are designed and manufactured in Super Talent’s San Jose, California headquarters, and are backed with a three year warranty. Super Talent sells its SSDs directly to OEM customers worldwide. OEM pricing on SS28A5C25I, 128GB 2.5-inch I-temp SATA SSD, is under $4000.