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Super Talent, Toshiba Team Up to Make SSD

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Another SSD option for you to consider.

The SSD offerings have just gotten bigger with a new co-branded drive from Super Talent and Toshiba.

The two companies this week announced a new SSD line, dubbed the UltraDrive DX, that is designed for reliability and security.

Super Talent detailed in a press release that the first level of security for the UltraDrive DX is an encrypted password. The second level of protection the DX incorporates is new hardware data randomization technology, which happens automatically with every write to the drive to prevent unauthorized copying of blocks of data.

Hardware data randomization does not affect the drive's performance, which is quoted at sequential read speeds of up to 230 MB/sec and sequential write speeds of up to 180 MB/sec.

“As the first Toshiba co-branded SSD on the market, UltraDrive DX features a Toshiba controller and Toshiba’s MLC NAND flash memories.The DX provides superb security and reliability features combined with cutting edge performance in both read and write speeds”, explained Super Talent Director of Marketing, Joe James.

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    crisisavatar , October 7, 2009 5:08 PM
    Brilliant pricing strategy.
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    Gin Fushicho , October 7, 2009 5:14 PM
    The prices arent too bad. Except maybe for the 512GB where over a grand is ridiculous.
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    Anonymous , October 7, 2009 5:51 PM
    Guys, it's MLC, not SLC; we're in 2009 not 2007!
    We don't even know the performance yet..

    Still too expensive!
    Where are those pricedrops to $1/1GB analysts where proclaiming?
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    Anonymous , October 7, 2009 5:52 PM
    performance meaning IOPS
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    hok , October 7, 2009 6:38 PM
    pass.... i'll stick with my intel
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    Superwack , October 7, 2009 6:55 PM
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    Cya in 2 - 3 years. But honestly, I don't think SSD will ever be a mass product


    I think very much it will be a mass product!
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    jeraldjunkmail , October 7, 2009 8:37 PM
    ProDigit80Guys, it's MLC, not SLC; we're in 2009 not 2007!We don't even know the performance yet..Still too expensive!Where are those pricedrops to $1/1GB analysts where proclaiming?



    Analysts probably didn't factor in increasing corporate demand for SSDs, the ensuing chip shortage, and the increased complexity of the controllers... Next year, if they are even still relevant, and that is also an important factor. Something could come along and make them obsolete....
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    techguy378 , October 8, 2009 12:50 AM
    Hmm...A SSD with a new, possibly immature controller? I think I'll stick with my Patriot Torqx drive and it's Indilinx Barefoot controller. This is the only controller that's been proven to match Intel's SSD controller in real world performance.
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    buwish , October 8, 2009 5:44 AM
    Regardless of performance, SSD's just too expensive right now. Hopefully, we'll see some dramatic price decreases in the next couple of years.
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    anamaniac , October 8, 2009 6:19 AM
    Intel here I come!
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    prakalejas , October 8, 2009 6:46 AM
    buwishRegardless of performance, SSD's just too expensive right now. Hopefully, we'll see some dramatic price decreases in the next couple of years.

    Just compare those prices to server 10K - 15K HDD and you'll find it reasonable enough.
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    ceteras , October 8, 2009 3:21 PM
    SSD is a niche product for those with tons of disposable income.
    Perhaps if the fruit company would sell all their stuff exclusively with SSD's, prices could come down faster.



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    sixbone , October 8, 2009 3:24 PM
    The prices will drop for sure, but the ratio of $/gig for SSD will always lose to traditional magnetic media $/gig.
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    baius , October 12, 2009 3:25 PM
    SuperwackI think very much it will be a mass product!
    64k of ram?
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    jcddvm , March 4, 2010 7:04 PM
    Does anyone know how this DX drive compares with their GX models? I can't seem to find any reviews or data for this model.