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Super Talent Also Releasing Dual Interface SSD

Last week we reported that ADATA Technology's S596 Turbo SSD would offer two interfaces when it hits the market--SATA II and mini-USB. This design allows the consumer to use the SSD as an external storage device or as an internal HDD replacement. It's also a good way to shift a system from HDD to SSD, allowing the user to move the disk image from the HDD to the SSD via a USB port, and then remove the HDD and boot up the rig via SSD, system intact.

Now Super Talent follows up with its own dual-interface 2.5-inch SSD with the announcement of a new line in its UltraDrive series, the UltraDrive MX. As with ADATA's solution, the UltraDrive MX provides both an SATA II and mini-USB connection. It also uses the JMicron JMF616 controller, delivering read speeds up to 250MB/s and write speeds up to 180MB/s. Additional highlights include support for the latest GC and Trim features.

“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, C.H. Lee. "The dual-interface on the UltraDrive MX enables a convenient bridge solution during this critical transition period."

The company said that the UltraDrive MX will come in four flavors: 60GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB. The SSDs are expected to ship on September 1, however pricing was not provided.

  • husker
    Wouldn't having 2 interfaces make the unit more expensive? Seems like that is moving in the wrong direction.
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  • mp562
    It might make it a little more expensive, but it's kinda cool to have the option when you need it in a bind.
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  • snotling
    huskerWouldn't having 2 interfaces make the unit more expensive? Seems like that is moving in the wrong direction.USB is dirt cheap, you know about USB flash drives right?
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  • phatboe
    It's also a good way to shift a system from HDD to SSD, allowing the user to move the disk image from the HDD to the SSD via a USB port, and then remove the HDD and boot up the rig via SSD, system intact.
    I am confused here, can't you do that over a SATA interface? How does this change anything?
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  • jamoise
    phatboeI am confused here, can't you do that over a SATA interface? How does this change anything?
    say if you have a laptop, and you want to change it to an SSD, and it only has one bay for a hdd inside the laptop, it makes it more convenient to just plug the ssd into your usb and ghost your data to the ssd, then remove the old hdd and install the SSD, especially if said person only has the laptop.
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  • drwho1
    pricing will be way overpriced, I wait until price/size ratio can compare to today's
    hard drives.
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  • dEAne
    It is still expensive NOT a GOOD product to buy.
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  • back_by_demand
    USB 3.0 I assume? If not then why?
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  • teodoreh
    back_by_demandUSB 3.0 I assume? If not then why?
    100% agree, why spending hundreds of $/€ for a 250MB/s capable device that will get a huge bottleneck around 38MB/s??
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  • huron
    back_by_demandUSB 3.0 I assume? If not then why?
    I am confused as well.

    I understand the want for USB2, but isn't USB3 backwards compatible. I keep thinking if I was going to spend this much, it would be awesome to have both of those.
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