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Super Talent Intros Value SSDs Starting at $65

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Super Talent rolls an affordable SSD... in an 8GB capacity.

Super Talent today announced a new value solid state drive product line dubbed Super Talent VSSD that the company says brings performance and solid-state technology together at an affordable price.

The catch with a lower price is smaller capacity. Not only that, but the smaller capacity drives also don't perform as well as the more expensive, roomier drives.

The upper tier 64GB VSSD will be priced at around $175 and is capable of sequential read speeds up to 150 MB/sec and sequential write speeds up to 100 MB/sec. The entry-level, and comparatively puny 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.

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    edilee , April 9, 2010 11:47 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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    ivan_chess , April 9, 2010 11:48 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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    coopchennick , April 10, 2010 12:12 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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  • 26 Hide
    edilee , April 9, 2010 11:47 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.
  • 25 Hide
    ivan_chess , April 9, 2010 11:48 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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    deputc26 , April 9, 2010 11:53 PM
    lol, my microSD card is roomier.
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    descendency , April 9, 2010 11:56 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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    coopchennick , April 10, 2010 12:12 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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    dupaman , April 10, 2010 12:22 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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    nforce4max , April 10, 2010 12:25 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 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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    rocky1234 , April 10, 2010 12:32 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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    mlcloud , April 10, 2010 1:03 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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    knowom , April 10, 2010 1:20 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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    knowom , April 10, 2010 1:23 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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    Von Death , April 10, 2010 1:32 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 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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    OvrClkr , April 10, 2010 2:01 AM
    my thumb-drive is bigger than that..

    what do I do with 8Gb?

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    Caffeinecarl , April 10, 2010 2:18 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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    requiemsallure , April 10, 2010 2:51 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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    SchizoFrog , April 10, 2010 3:22 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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    Simple11 , April 10, 2010 4:02 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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    rockman888 , April 10, 2010 4:44 AM
    How about make it a free bundle when you buy a mouse. Hehehehe
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