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Super Talent Launches MLC SATA-II SSDs for Notebooks

Super Talent Technology 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.

MasterDrive MX Description MSRP
FTM20GK25H 120GB MLC 120/40 MB/sec $699
FTM60GK25H 60GB MLC 120/40 MB/sec $449
FTM30GK25H 30GB MLC 120/40 MB/sec $299
MasterDrive DX Description MSRP
FTD60GK25H 60GB SLC 120/70 MB/sec $1299
FTD30GK25H 30GB SLC 120/70 MB/sec $699

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.

Source: Super Talent Technology

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