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SSDs can be interchanged with HDDs

Posted: 14 May 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:HDD? SDD? interchangeable drives?

Super Talent Technology, manufacturer of flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, launched a new line of MasterDrive solid state drives (SSDs) that are 100-percent interchangeable with HDDs, but are faster and lighter, use less power, and are far more rugged and reliable.

MasterDrive SSDs use NAND flash rather than magnetic platters as the storage medium, giving them more advantages than HDDs. These drives have no moving parts, and are completely silent, lighter in weight and more reliable than HDDs. Moreover, they consume a fraction of the power of HDDs, as they produce less heat and offer longer battery life in mobile computing. MasterDrive SSDs use a SATA-II (3Gbps) interface to support high bandwidth and broad compatibility with motherboards, and have a standard 2.5-inch form factor. Proprietary wear-leveling algorithms extend the life of these SSDs.

"These new SSDs are a rugged, lightning fast, low-power storage alternative for mobile professionals and enthusiasts. With such overwhelming benefits, MasterDrive SSDs will revolutionize mobile storage," commented Super Talent marketing director Joe James.

MasterDrive DX drives employ SLC NAND flash to support sequential read and write speeds up to 120MBps and 70MBps, respectively, and are backed with a three-year warranty. MasterDrive MX drives use MLC Flash to achieve maximum sequential read/write speeds of 120MBps and 40MBps, and include a one-year warranty.

Super Talent also manufactures ultra-rugged DuraDrive SSDs in capacities up to 256Gbytes.

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