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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.

  • 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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  • house70
    Still more than 2 bucks/ GB. bummer...
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  • JOSHSKORN
    NEEDS USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps interfaces.
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  • jimmysmitty
    nforce4maxIt 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.
    I don't think there is enough demand left for IDE. Most computers these days have SATA and even ones as old as 5 years ago do.

    Plus IDE is just a pain. Master/Slave and slower than SATA by a lot.

    But this is a great idea. It allows for a seamless HDD upgrade from HDD to SSD without having to reinstall Windows or your OS of choice.

    Now we just need SSDs to hit near current HDDs in $/GB and we will be all set.
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  • applegetsmelaid
    I think I won't get one.
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  • dEAne
    At cost $1,159.99 USD wow.
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  • wotan31
    Do not want. Keep that USB crap away from my hard drives please. USB is simply too slow to be useful for hard drives. eSata and Firewire800 only please.
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  • techcurious
    Having the USB interface built into the drive would be useful to me to use this drive as an external, much like the SATA drive I already use in my eSATA/USB dual interface 2.5" enclosure. I get the eSATA speed on my PC and anywhere else it's available, and I have the USB to fall back on when there is no eSATA connection. But if I wanted to upgrade my laptap, I would rather get a regular SSD and a 2.5" USB enclosure than have the USB built into my new SSD drive. That way, after the upgrade/swap, my old drive can still be usefull in the enclosure.
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