Super Talent Technology, a leading supplier of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and flash memory products, has announced its new UltraDrive series of solid-state drives (SSDs) in 2.5” form-factor that will offer unprecedented levels of performance.
Super Talent’s new UltraDrive LE solid-state drives based on single-level cell (SLC) flash and available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities boast with sequential read speed of 230MB/s and sequential write speed of 170MB/s. The multi-level cell (MLC) flash-based Super Talent UltraDrive ME offers 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities as well as 200MB/s read speed and 160MB/s write speed, similar specs are offered by OCZ’s recently launched Vertex SSDs as well as some advanced SSDs by Samsung Electronics.
“The UltraDrive LE represents a quantum leap forward in storage performance that is simply staggering. It excels in every metric that’s relevant to data centers: sequential and random read and write speeds, transaction rates and access and seek times. It also has a considerable advantage over 10 000rpm hard drives in power consumption and MTBF. This product sets a new standard in enterprise storage” said Mr. C.H. Lee, Super Talent chief operating officer.
The new solid state drives from Super Talent clearly outperform everything that was offered by the company previously. It remains to be seen, however, whether the pricing of the products will remain on the levels where consumers can afford them amid economic downturn.
UltraDrive LE and ME SSDs will available in January 2009. Prices are unknown.