Super Talent unveiled a new series of MasterDrive solid state drives for notebooks. For $699 you can now get a 2.5" SSD with 120GB capacity with a read speed of 120MB/s and write speed of 40MB/s. A bit cheaper are the 30GB and 60GB versions, those cost $299 and $449, respectively. If you got more money to spend there are also 30GB and 60GB SDDs with a 70MB/s write speed, those drives cost $699 and $1,299, respectively.
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.