Super Talent releases three low-priced SATA 2 SSDs
Super Talent recently launched a new series of solid state drives (SSDs). Those drives are relatively "cheap”, compared to devices of competing producers, although the price/performance ratio is still far from being competitive to conventional hard drives.
Prices around $1,000 aren't unusual with solid state drives. But now Super Talent (also offering a 256 GB device for about $6,000) is the first vendor to have pity with customers and released three new SATA 2 SSDs, all of which are priced below $1,000.
Having to pay $299, $449 respectively $649, the MasterDrive MX 30 GB, 60 GB and 120 GB SSDs cannot be called cheap actually. But this step taken by Super Talent is trendsetting, since other manufacturers are bound to keep up. Thanks to SATA 2 interface and Multi-Level-Cell (MLC) NAND memory a writing speed of 40 MByte/s and a reading speed of 120 MByte/s are possible.
For "only a few" Dollars more Super Talent's MasterDrive DX 30 GB and 60 GB are for sale. They are equipped with SLC memory, which allows for a writing speed increased up to 70 MByte/s. But at $699 respectively $1,299 they are priced twice as high.