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Super Talent Intros Value SSDs Starting at $65

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April 9, 2010 11:47:19 PM

8 GB? Not sure but I don't even think that will hold Windows 7 will it LOL. The smart option on the SSD's is to not buy and force the prices down.
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April 9, 2010 11:48:38 PM

8GB isn't even big enough to use as a boot drive. I'm glad to see a variety of products hitting the market place but some capacities need not apply.
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April 9, 2010 11:53:13 PM

lol, my microSD card is roomier.
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April 9, 2010 11:56:27 PM

I guess Ubuntu would fit on it, but Windows 7 won't. Would Mac OS X 10.6? I doubt it.
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April 10, 2010 12:12:58 AM

Quote:
8GB model will be $65 and is capable of sequential read speeds up to 90 MB/sec and sequential write speeds up to 30 MB/sec.

Wow, Super Talent: We aren't retarded.
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April 10, 2010 12:22:37 AM

What a joke... you can get "entry level" 30/32GB drives for $80-90 (and even those are a tough sell). Who in their right mind wants 1/4 of the capacity with lower performance at ~3/4 of the price?
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April 10, 2010 12:25:05 AM

8GB WTF!

I can waste that with windows 95 and a few vintage games much less any thing remotely close to modern. Also some of us are able to get 500GB+ class hard drives for that price.
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Anonymous
April 10, 2010 12:26:35 AM

Good Lord! :o 

That beat up old drive looks like a Photo Shopped Image with the lettering super imposed over it!

Talk about a Dirty Picture
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April 10, 2010 12:32:07 AM

8GB REALLY!! really!! you got to be sh_tting me right what will that hold my camera card is 16GB my MP3 card is 32GB why would I or anyone else need a 8GB drive. Even windows XP would just fit on it with antivirus loaded & needed software where do you put the rest of your data oh thats right on the old 160GB you just replaced lol. Wow even 160GB seems rather small now days. most like myself have at least 4 or 5 1TB drives installed 5 for me & a 500GB as my boot sry 8GB is a fail thanks but no thanx lol.
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April 10, 2010 1:03:47 AM

If there is nothing else that the 8GB model offers, then I just lost all respect for Super Talent storage.
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April 10, 2010 1:20:44 AM

I could understand a 8GB SSD that was as fast as the bigger drives, but one that's close to a regular disk drive that's like x1000 bigger in capacity at the same price point is absurd what's the point.
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April 10, 2010 1:23:02 AM

dupamanWhat a joke... you can get "entry level" 30/32GB drives for $80-90 (and even those are a tough sell). Who in their right mind wants 1/4 of the capacity with lower performance at ~3/4 of the price?
Exactly what I was thinking and not to mention the much more questionable reliability of SSD's over HD's.
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April 10, 2010 1:32:46 AM

Yeah 8GB is pretty bad for a hard drive that permanently takes up space your computer. An 8GB USB 3 thumb drive would be more useful.
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Anonymous
April 10, 2010 1:58:52 AM

It's more like a belated April Fools joke reading this article!

I just hope that no one Mollied their Monitor and Keyboard! :) 

Mollied = Sees or reads something funny and spontaneously sprays computer monitor with what ever they happen to be drinking at the time.
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April 10, 2010 2:01:57 AM

my thumb-drive is bigger than that..

what do I do with 8Gb?

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April 10, 2010 2:18:29 AM

Forget the 8 GB drive. We all know it's a joke. The 64 GB, however, is just merely competitive with other drives of the same size. Nothing special, but not necessarily bad, either.
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April 10, 2010 2:51:14 AM

uhhh, most hard drives reach higher than 90mb/s read and 30mb/s write. hell i think my 500 gb caviar green writes faster than that...
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April 10, 2010 3:22:34 AM

Again... what is up with the bullshite stories? A pendrive is technically an SSD and they want $65 (What's that, £50/£55?) for it? I am sorry but tech articles for the last six months really have hit a desperate bottom.
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April 10, 2010 4:02:17 AM

rocky12348GB REALLY!! really!! you got to be sh_tting me right what will that hold my camera card is 16GB my MP3 card is 32GB why would I or anyone else need a 8GB drive. Even windows XP would just fit on it with antivirus loaded & needed software where do you put the rest of your data oh thats right on the old 160GB you just replaced lol. Wow even 160GB seems rather small now days. most like myself have at least 4 or 5 1TB drives installed 5 for me & a 500GB as my boot sry 8GB is a fail thanks but no thanx lol.


Who the hell has 4 or 5 terrabyte drives? I only have a 300gb and an 120gb external.
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April 10, 2010 4:44:16 AM

How about make it a free bundle when you buy a mouse. Hehehehe
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Anonymous
April 10, 2010 5:01:40 AM

simple11Who the hell has 4 or 5 terrabyte drives? I only have a 300gb and an 120gb external.

I easily have somewhere between 4 & 5 TB of Hard drive space.

Of that, three of my drives are "1" TB each.
Then I have a 750GB, two 500GB and my laptop has an 80GB drive.

That doesn't even take into consideration flash drives and memory cards.

I expect there's others out there who easily have two or three times more than what I have
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April 10, 2010 5:05:46 AM

Renegade_WarriorGood Lord! That beat up old drive looks like a Photo Shopped Image with the lettering super imposed over it!Talk about a Dirty Picture


I always use ISO 6400 and a dirty lens to take professional product photos, don't you? Nothing a lens flare can't fix though.
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April 10, 2010 5:10:38 AM

Super Talented Idiots. They must be thinking like M$FT with that kind of pricing scheme. They are either really Super Mentally Challenged, or they think we are.

Super Talent = Super Fail

As for 4 or 5 TB drives. Dude I thought I would a geek, I have 1 TB drive, and 3 500 GB drives.
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April 10, 2010 5:19:16 AM

"Super Talented Idiots" - I like that.. :D 
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April 10, 2010 5:37:46 AM

Fail. Maybe shrink it and apple will buy it for the entry level ipad. Us computer guys need lots more then 8G.
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April 10, 2010 7:54:17 AM

8 GIGS?! At half the cost of a 64GB... that's a total RIP. What are they thinking?!
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April 10, 2010 9:14:37 AM

it is clear that the controller on these cheap SSD's are still keeping the prices up.. so they will never get a fair GB:$ value like larger SSDs.. not like anybody would buy these anyways..
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April 10, 2010 9:35:09 AM

i'm in the market for one, but 30 GB is my lower limit. no way would i buy an 8 GB
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April 10, 2010 10:04:02 AM

simple11Who the hell has 4 or 5 terrabyte drives? I only have a 300gb and an 120gb external.


I've got 6tb at the moment spread out over six drives, 5.75tb in data and 250gb in SSD.

8GB is far too little for any kind of practical use. Even if you just put your OS on it, it'll be pretty much full and SSDs don't like being full one bit. These manufacturers seem to have an odd idea about the meaning of "value". Value means bang for bucks. Similar capacity to normal drives but slightly slower but much cheaper. Take Celerons, they were value and had clock speeds similar to their Pentium brothers. A value graphics card has superb bang for your money too. A value SSD, however, is close to useless and you get much worse value for money than the mid and high end tier SSDs. They're comparatively poor value!
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April 10, 2010 10:38:37 AM

slow and too small even for a bootdrive. WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY THINKING???

YES a lot of customers are willing to buy a smaller drive and YES we are all waiting for prices to drop a bit, but this capacity is REDICULOUS, especially since it cripples the performance severely.

SuperTalent: just focus on getting the prices of the sub-100GB models below 100$, and you'll have something people care about, but this thing is just ridiculous.
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Anonymous
April 10, 2010 3:32:33 PM

You're much better off with a USB stick.
8GB is nothing, and the price is too much.
A good price for value SSD's (they don't need to be that fast in burst or continuous read/writes) would be:
$125 for 80GB
$100 for 64GB
$80 for 40GB
$69 for 32GB
$59 for 24GB
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Anonymous
April 10, 2010 4:44:18 PM

Still to high - 1$/G with at least 100/100 Write/Read
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April 10, 2010 5:28:47 PM

I would buy one because I got by on 10 gigs on my p3 it would work for a boot drive.
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April 10, 2010 6:01:07 PM

My god, these companies are failing so hard at basic economics. I guarantee you this is an effort to boost SSD sales without actually lowering overall prices for ALL ssd products, which is what the SSD market needs right now. The SSD market has been stagnating at the same prices for going on 2 years right now. Any other product in the computer world would have been 1/4 the price it is now for the same product.

The 8gb part is what i cant get over. The only plausible explanation is they might be hoping to get some of the linux or netbook market? Problem is, it comes back to basic economics, few consumers are going to pay $65 for an 8gb when a 30 or 40gb is avail for only 15-20$ more.
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April 10, 2010 7:28:18 PM

May be with an eSATA connectivity, double the size ( at the same price ), we'd have the worlds fastest external media.. One can always dream..!!
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April 10, 2010 7:29:21 PM

I'm sorry, I just can't see any use for anything smaller than 30 GB (and that's a stretch). If I want a "Value" SSD I'd grab one of the X-25Vs, 5 times the capacity at twice the price. That's why I never give much consideration to bottom tier crap, too much has to be cut to save those last few dollars and it ends up being a pale shadow of real parts. At least I know Intel's drives have had the crap beaten out of them by reviewers and users alike without too many issues.

Personally, waiting for a new build for an SSD. By then 25nm flash should have set in and smacked prices around a bit. I'll be able to get a nice 160 GB 3rd generation SSD for something like $250 (even at that price I can get 3x modern 1 TB drives). If I'm really lucky Bulldozer will have knocked $5 off the cost of an i7. . .

Anyone else think tech prices have been disappointingly static these past months?
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April 10, 2010 8:11:50 PM

I haven't got one yet but the OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB SSD is a good choice. Considering getting one.
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April 11, 2010 12:02:58 AM

they think they have TALENT to come up with such idea.
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April 11, 2010 3:24:08 AM

One word is all that is needed to describe this:

Profiteering!
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April 11, 2010 6:13:08 AM

Also don't forget this 8 GB SSD costs $8.125 per GB, compare that to a 150 GB WD Velociraptor which only costs $149.99... SSD's with a crazy insane pricing scheme ripoff like this would cost $1,218.75 for 150 GB! They are stupid for even thinking of making something this small at such a high price point.
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April 11, 2010 3:18:52 PM

seanlansingI always use ISO 6400 and a dirty lens to take professional product photos, don't you? Nothing a lens flare can't fix though.

I glanced at that picture and then I realized what I've just seen and scrolled back up and looked at it again - is that for real? While I have no interest in SSD technology (at the moment), I have noted to myself to avoid Super Talent at all costs. Speaking of, 8GB for $65?! Ok, what's wrong with Super Talent management? Who's the CEO blowing that this company doesn't care about brand image? Wow...
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Anonymous
April 11, 2010 4:41:05 PM

Yes 8G is big enough to boot Win7 x64, but why would you boot to something with that low of a read/write speed with all the options out there these days?

Clearly a product for the masses of uninformed who still want to own the "newest tech" for appearance reasons. AKA Apple owners. A proven market. Bravo! These things will sell like hotcakes with strawberry syrup.
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April 11, 2010 5:01:49 PM

Anyone who can't afford $150 for 64 GB, but somehow scrapes together $65 for 8GB probably doesn't need to be spending money on an SSD in the first place. Super Talent is just preying on people who are financially down on their luck.
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April 11, 2010 9:51:30 PM

simple11Who the hell has 4 or 5 terrabyte drives? I only have a 300gb and an 120gb external.

My main comp has 4 1 TB drives and my second comp has 4 500GB drives, and I also have an external 1 TB drive, of that 7 TB, I have maybe 2 TB free, making my movie and music collection digital takes a lot of space.
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April 11, 2010 10:31:18 PM

I'd rather just buy a flash drive at that point, they are seriously trying way too hard to get people to buy SSD's. Nobody wants them because they are too expensive and low capacity. If you want the consumer market to grab a hold then somebody has to take a loss whether its the chip makers or the SSD builders.
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April 11, 2010 11:40:51 PM

ptroenMotherboards are rolling out with USB 3.0 which has a maximum throughput of 5 gb/s http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unive [...] s#Features . Considering how cheap existing flash drives are at 8 gb I'd shop and compare SSD to flash drives at this price range.


USB 3.0 doesn't make the old thumb drives faster. USB 3.0 thumb drives are already out, and they're already slow. Think 2/3 the speed quoted for these SSD's. When you see the actual performance of the latest USB 3.0 thumb drives, think "Wow, this is the speed USB 2.0 was SUPPOSED to be!"
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April 12, 2010 1:27:04 AM

I tried out some of the first fast 32 gig Samsung drives on laptops from Dell with XP and Vista. We have had to replace them all because even in a light use environment they simply just fill up (within the first year). 40 gigs seems to be a sweet spot still. This includes standard buis apps like Office, adobe pro, Symantec, etc.
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April 12, 2010 2:14:13 AM

Oh god, I have as much Ram that this "Drive"
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