New Super Talent Flash Drives Use 32 MB Cache

Tuesday Super Talent said that it began shipments of its new USB 3.0-based Express RAM Cache drives. According to the company, the new line comes packed with a DRAM caching system that will boost small block random performance by up to 300-percent.

Arriving in 32 GB and 64 GB capacities, the two drives measure 87.5 x 25 x 8-mm, uses the obvious SuperSpeed USB interface, and sports a brushed aluminum enclosure. It also claims to offer 10 years of data retention, 32 MB of DRAM cache, and comes with a Turbo Driver that's compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 (both 32 and 64-bit).

"No longer are we talking about a 10x performance increase over USB 2, now we are talking about a real world experience that is up to 110x what our customers have experienced before," said Super Talent COO, C.H. Lee. "Adding RAM Cache to our USB 3.0 Express Drive line-up raises the bar we have establish with our first three USB 3.0 products and reiterates our commitment and leadership in the USB 3.0 space."

The 32 GB model will cost $129, whereas the 64 GB version will cost a meatier $209. Super Talent also released two additional drives--the 16 GB USB 3.0 Express Drive for $59, and the 32 GB USB 3.0 Express Drive for $99. All four drives can be purchased online here.

  • czar1020
    If the speed is there i might grab myself one
  • mianmian
    I think not a big improvement for real use. Benchmark plz.
  • victorintelr
    I could try to get one of those now and be ahead of technology, though I wonder, How many Colleges/universities, non-computer savvy friends, etc. have already a laptop / desktop with USB 3.0. And I rather see benchmarks first that prove the boost of USB 2.0 before spending >129 dollars on an USB...Still capacity is pretty impresive.
  • tipoo
    Interesting...I'd love to see this tested with Readyboost, seems to be a perfect match for it.
  • rand_79
    too bad windoze wont boot off(install to) a usb drive? or did they fix that?
  • Gin Fushicho
    Yeah, for that price, benchmarks please.
  • eddieroolz
    Good advance in technology. I'll wait until it filters down though.
  • dEAne
    Nice one.
  • Scott2010au
    I'd love to see this tested with Readyboost, seems to be a perfect match for it.
  • whiz
    tipooInteresting...I'd love to see this tested with Readyboost, seems to be a perfect match for it.
    If you're going to shell out $100 for a USB flash drive for READY BOOST, you might as well spend that money and pop in some RAM instead.