Super Talent VSSD budget SSD range announced

Cheap SSDs you say?  Solid-state storage is always appealing, but the price tags such drives command tends to put off most mainstream users.  Super Talent have outed a new range of drives, the Super Talent VSSD line, which promises not only performance but affordability, however; prices kick off at just $65.

Of course, there's a hitch to that, and not surprisingly it's one of capacity.  $65 gets you an 8GB VSSD with a maximum 90MB/sec read speed and 30MB/sec write speed; Super Talent's other VSSDs go from 16GB, through 32GB and top out at 64GB, with performance specs in the tablet below.  You're looking at $165 for the 64GB model, mind.

Press Release:

Super Talent Introduces Value SSD Product Line

Fast Entrance to the SSD World

San Jose, California – April 8, 2010 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced a new value solid state drive (SSD) product line dubbed Super Talent VSSD that brings performance and solid-state technology together at an incredible price.

Super Talent VSSD offers shorter OS bootup time, faster application loading, less system power consumption and a brand new experience the customer can never get from traditional hard-disks. VSSD takes full advantage of the 3Gbps SATA-II bandwidth. The VSSD is capable of sequential read speeds up to 150 MB/sec and sequential write speeds up to 100 MB/sec.

Available in capacities from 8GB to 64GB, Super Talent provides customers the option to enter the SSD world with a limited budget, but no compromise in performance. Customers can now build or upgrade a system economically, running the operating system and applications on the VSSD and storing data on a traditional hard-disk.

VSSDs have undergone exhaustive validation and stress testing in both Windows® and Linux environments to emerge as one of the most reliable SSDs available. These drives are encased in a lightweight polymer shell that protects the drives against physical damage. VSSDs are dramatically more resistant to shock and vibration than hard drives.

VSSDs are available now from Super Talent resellers worldwide at street prices ranging from about $65 for the 8GB model to around $175 for the 64GB model.