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Super Talent releases a new budget line of SSDs

When it comes to SSDs, Super Talent isn't standing still when it comes to new models. Super Talent and OCZ have both been battling it out to bring faster, cheaper models to the masses based on multi-level cell (MLC) NAND technology.

Just two weeks ago, Super Talent launched new MLC-based MasterDrive OX drives which feature read speeds of 150MB/sec and write speeds of 100MB/sec. Prices range from $149 for the 32GB model on up to $419 for the 128GB mode.

Today, Super Talent is expanding its presence in the lower end of the market with a new line of budget SSDs. Super Talent's new MasterDrive LX lineup is targeting customers that want the advantages of SSDs without the relatively high costs. The price advantages of the MasterDrive LX SSDs come in the form of speed cuts compared to the MasterDrive OX family.

Super Talent's 64GB and 128GB MasterDrive LX drives are rated at 100MB/sec reads and only 40MB/sec writes. However, the prices are much more palatable at $179 and $299 respectively. Both drives are paired with a rather short one-year warranty and feature a SATA-II interface.

"The MasterDrive LX is our most cost-effective SSD yet. However, we’ve made no compromises in quality and reliability," said Super Talent Director of Marketing Joe James.

The Master Drive OX SSDs will be available next week.

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RE: quality with only 1 year support?
By icanhascpu on 9/30/2008 4:02:22 AM , Rating: 0
How can such a misguided illogical post get a +6? Its obvious this is for an OS drive, not "important documents". Thats just stupid, im sorry. +6? I suspect foul play.

RE: quality with only 1 year support?
By Brandon Hill on 9/30/2008 5:11:13 AM , Rating: 4
1) It's a 2.5" drive
2) Most notebooks have a single HDD drive bay
3) 2.5" SSDs are primarily aimed at notebook users

So how are you going to simply have an "OS drive" in a notebook with a single drive bay? That would only be an option for a person with a desktop replacement notebook with two HDD drive bays.

So his point still stands.

RE: quality with only 1 year support?
By icanhascpu on 9/30/08, Rating: -1
By walk2k on 9/30/2008 1:11:33 PM , Rating: 2
Look, you should always backup your data. That said, how many people actually do it on a regular basis?

Even with backups, your OS isn't important??

If this fails after 13 months you are STILL out your $300 or whatever (in case you didn't notice these are very expensive per GB) and you have to re-install, which takes time, and time is money, yes even in 2008 (although in 2008 money isn't worth as much as it used to be...)

By someguy123 on 9/30/2008 9:17:26 PM , Rating: 2
i'm sure by important he just meant files he would like to keep. you're also talking about importance in the corporate sense. there's plenty of "important" files like photos and videos, downloads etc that you don't want to lose, and very few people will be constantly updating their ghost HD, if they even went out of their way and their wallets to buy one, which would most likely always be at home (talking about notebook users here).

a one year warranty on something that is suppose to be storing my files and is known to have problems with it's lifespan is quite a powerful deterrent to me.

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