Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, designs and
manufactures flash based SSD and USB storage devices for computers and consumer
electronics. An ISO 9001 certified company, Super Talent utilizes its
state-of-the-art factories and leading-edge components to produce award winning
products with outstanding reliability. Super Talent is an active member of the
JEDEC and ONFI. With over 200 patents, the company was ranked in the top 50 of
the Wall Street Journal's Patent Scorecard for the IT industry 3
Talent - editor mentions on StorageSearch.com and
Super Talent's SSD page
- Who's who in SSD? - by
editor - August 2014
Super Talent makes flash SSDs in
M.2 SSDs and
PCIe form factors.
I used to think of them as a
company with aspirations in the enterprise market.
But in the past
2-3 years Super Talent has invested more resources into expanding into other
markets too - such as
and enterprise SSDs too (in the form of PCIe SSDs and SATA SSDs).
|Super Talent - mentions from
InDecember 2008 -
Technology said it will sample a new range of 2.5" SATA flash SSDs in
January 2009. The SLC unit has 128GB capacity and R/W speeds upto 230/170
MB/sec. The MLC unit has 256GB capacity and R/W speeds upto 200/160 MB/sec.
Technology pre-announced its RAIDDrives SSD product line. This connects
via PCIe and supports
up to 2TB of RAID5 protected MLC flash storage. R/W performance is upto
1.2GB/s and 1.3GB/s respectively. More details are promised in June 2009.
ME series 2.5"
SSDs. This includes what the company calls a "Performance Refresh Tool"
to fix performance degradation problems in its earlier generation of SSDs.
Although some commentators on the web have attributed such problems to
fragmentation - that's completely incorrect!
Since the access time
for random reads in a well designed SSD is nearly identical for all locations
- the real problem in Super Talent's SSDs (and some models from
Intel) was due to badly
designed products which were rushed to market too soon without adequate
For a deeper look at these issues see
Can you trust flash
SSD specs & benchmarks? - published nearly a year ago - which first
alerted buyers to these problems. See also:-
SSD controllers and IP.
imminent availability of a new
flash SSD - with
upto 256GB capacity. The USB 3.0 SuperCrypt is a true SSD (with
Internally the module (95 x 34 x 15.4 mm) is a
SATA SSD with a USB
- Super Talent
availability of a new range of
SATA MLC SSDs which
controllers. Capacities and street prices are as follows:- 60GB $199 , 120GB
$349, 240GB $669, 480GB (contact vendor). And the company entered the
SAS SSD market by
imminent shipments of its ShuttleCraft brand - which includes SLC and MLC
models with capacities upto 240GB.
a range of 1.8" and 2.5" PATA SSDs for industrial temperature
operation - and with secure erase.
In January 2011 -
speeded up its
range of 2.5" industrial SSDs with a new SATA model which has
sequential R/W speeds of 125MB/s, 110MB/s respectively. As you might guess
from the performance figures - Super Talent's "DuraDrives" don't use
technology. But SandForce
processors are used in Super Talent's
In August 2011 -
launched the USB 3.0 Express ST2 - with 67MB/s read, 24MB/s write speeds.
MSRP for the 8GB ST2 is $20 USD. Measuring 70 x 18 x 8 mm, the ST2 is as small
as many USB 2.0 flash drives
and won't block adjacent ports.
a new entry level (800MB/s)
which combines 192GB of flash with an integrated