Super Talent Shipping Dual-Interface SSD

Thursday Super Talent said that it began shipments of its new dual-interface SSD, the UltraDrive MX. Packed with both an SATA 3Gbps and mini-USB connections, consumers can use the drive's USB connection to create a mirror image of an existing internal hard drive, then swap out the older drive and boot up with the new, faster SSD via the SATA 3Gbps interface.

"Most customers know that solid state disks offer superior performance, reliability and power savings, yet they have been unable to makes the switch," said Super Talent COO, CH Lee. "The dual-interface on the UltraDrive MX enables a convenient bridge solution during this critical transition period."

Arriving in a 2.5-inch form factor, the UltraDrive MX will offer capacities of 60 GB, 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB. Other features will include read speeds up to 250 MB/s and write speeds up to 180 MB/s thanks to the JMicron 616 controller, 64 MB internal cache and support for both GC (Garbage Collection) and TRIM.

"This UltraDrive MX drive is an important addition to Super Talent's SSD lineup," the company said. "The new UltraDrive MX represents a premium consumer offering and fits nicely between our Value Line and Enterprise SSD offerings."

Although pricing wasn't given, the 480 GB model will reportedly cost $1,159.99 USD.

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  • rpmrush
    I just wish it had a usb 3.0 interface. Much more useful.
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  • nforce4max
    It would be nice to have a SSD that added IDE support as well to be a true universal SSD for most consumers and businesses without the added cost. I already got one SSD and it has been good thus far.
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  • burnley14
    Can't you just use Windows 7 system image to make a copy of your hard drive onto an external drive, then just restore your system onto the new SSD? Or am I totally off here.
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