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.

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  • 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.