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Some four months ago Super Talent threatened us with 256GB solid state drives and after it literally showed us the 'cat' at CeBIT, the company has now announced that it has begun to ship such products. Equipped with an unknown number of MLC NAND flash chips, the 256GB 2.5-inch drive is codenamed FSD56GC25H and features a SATA-I interface.

With a thickness of just 12.5 mm, 40% thinner than other 256GB SSDs available but still 'beefier' than the standard 2.5-inch hard drives which are just 9.5 thick, Super Talent's SSD has a signature black case made of aluminum and it offers transfer speeds of 65 MB/s and 50 MB/s while reading and writing respectively.

Super Talent is now shipping the 256GB drives to OEMs.




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so since it "beefier" will it be able to fit in current laptops or only ones designed wit it in mind?
 
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65/50 read and write doesn't sound very fast. I was hoping that with these new SSD we would be seeing 150-200Mb/s read and write speeds.
    
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Originally Posted by jonny1989 View Post
65/50 read and write doesn't sound very fast. I was hoping that with these new SSD we would be seeing 150-200Mb/s read and write speeds.
I think the tech is still in its infancy for those fast of speeds. If I were the manufacture I would work on lowering price point for general laptop users and for external storage solutions first, then worry about integrating speed.

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price ?
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SSD is slower than normal drives? eh?
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This little bugger will probably cost around 1500$
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Well for the 1000+ $ prices that they are asking I would think that speed would be there No.1 priority, The only other thing these drives offer is lower power consumption.

For the price of one 64GB SSD some of which are 1,750$ I could have 7 1TB 7200RPM hard drives.

So a small drop in power consumption and a very small boots in speed is not sounding as good as 7TB or storage space. IMHO a little higher electric bills and 7TB of space is a lot better than 64GB of the same price.
    
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i will never buy one of these unless they can transfer 300mb/s or above that. SSDs are the future but we still are not there yet.
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