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Super Talent is now putting out 1.8" SSD's that are almost affordable replacements for storage.
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Super Talent caused quite a stir in the solid state disk (SSD) market in early May when it announced a new lineup of "affordable" SATA-II 2.5" SSDs. Whereas most high-speed SSDs were going for thousands of dollars for capacities in the 128GB range, Super Talent dropped a 120GB SSD on an unsuspecting public for a mere $649.

Super Talent is now bringing its reduced-cost SSDs to devices in the 1.8" form-factor. The new Micro-SATA MasterDrive KX SSDs are just 5mm think and are available in capacities of 30GB, 60GB, and 120GB. The SSDs are priced at $299, $449, and $679 respectively.

Like the 2.5" MasterDrive MX SSDs that were introduced last month, the 1.8" counterparts feature read speeds of 120MB/sec and write speeds of less impressive 40MB/sec. The meager write speeds are a result of the lower-performing multi-level cell (MLC) NAND memory chips used in the SSDs.

"In terms of performance, power consumption, and shock and vibration resistance the MasterDrive KX is substantially better than hard drives. The MasterDrive KX is an excellent upgrade for laptop users looking for greater reliability or to accelerate bootup and load times," said Joe James, Super Talent Marketing Director.

Super Talent will officialy launch the MasterDrive MX SSDs tomorrow for the UMPC market and the drives will be available shortly after for purchase from such online retailers as Newegg and NewBiiz.
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$299 for a 30Gb is hardly affordable.
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$299 for a 30Gb is hardly affordable.
Look at some people that jumped at the price of 36GB raptor's when they came out. These are much better, as only a year ago this would've costed you $1,000. The market is coming down, most likely by the end of Q1 2009 we will start to see more and more enthusiasts putting these in their PC's.
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post #4 of 14
Sweet $10/GB.

I'd rather grab the new WD raptor at $1/GB and it probably gets better read/write speeds.
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No one gets SSDs, or Raptors for that matter, for read/write speeds.
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$1/2.6gb here, and i love it.

This is a great step, but the technology just isn't promising performance-wise. Not yet anyways.
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
No one gets SSDs, or Raptors for that matter, for read/write speeds.

Andi f you don't then what do you get it for then?
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The importance of this is prices are dropping, I will consider it when it comes down to $2/GB , and by the looks of it it shouldn't be all that far away.
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No one gets SSDs, or Raptors for that matter, for read/write speeds.
Oh, really, then what exactly do they buy them for?
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No one gets SSDs, or Raptors for that matter, for read/write speeds.
So people get HDD that cost a few times more per gigabyte and have less total space for what other reason? Lol, buddy they buy em for SPEED!
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