Super Talent has put its 480GB UltraDrive MX SSD up for sale, offering the speed of an SSD along with the sort of capacity you'd usually associated with a regular platter-based hard drive. Announced back in July, the 2.5-inch drive packs dual interfaces, with both both SATA II and mini-USB connections for use as an internal or external drive, or indeed for easily imaging the SSD with the contents of your own storage if upgrading.
As for speed, Super Talent has used the JMicron 616 controller chipset, for theoretical 250MB/s read and 180MB/s write speeds. There's also GC and Trim support, with compatible OSes, a 64MB cache, and over 1m hour MTFB.
Of course, speed and capacity doesn't generally come cheap, and the Super Talent UltraDrive MX is no exception. Expect to pay around $1,199.99 for the new 480GB SSD.
Super Talent Now Shipping 480GB UltraDrive MX SSD
Dual Interface SSD makes the decision to upgrade to SSD even easier
San Jose, California - November 17, 2010 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced their 480GB UltraDrive MX SSD is now shipping.
The UltraDrive MX features a new dual-interface for both SATA II and mini-USB connections. The new dual-interface enables this SSD to offer a new level of flexibility and consumer convenience by enabling the customer to use this drive as either an internal SSD or an external SSD.
For customers thinking about upgrading their PC or notebook to a Solid State Disk, the dual-interface UltraDrive MX is perfect. Customers can first utilize the USB connector to create an image of their existing internal hard drive. Once complete, the drives can be swapped and the PC rebooted. In the past, creating such an image required an external hard disk enclosure. Now this operation can be completed, faster, easier and with less expense.
"Most customers know that Solid State Disks offer superior Performance, Reliability and Power Savings, yet they have been unable to makes the switch. The dual-interface on the UltraDrive MX enables a convenient bridge solution during this critical transition period." - SuperTalent COO, CH Lee.
More than just convenient, the UltraDrive MX is also a real performer. The UltraDrive MX features the JMicron 616 which enables this SSD to reach an impressive 250MB/s Read and 180MB/s Write speeds. The UltraDrive MX also supports the latest GC and Trim features designed to keep this SSD running at optimum performance for the life of the drive.
This UltraDrive MX drive is an important addition to SuperTalent's SSD lineup. The new UltraDrive MX represents a premium consumer offering and fits nicely between our Value Line and Enterprise SSD offerings.
The UltraDrive MX is now shipping in 60GB, 120GB, 240 and 480GB capacities.