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Super Talent 128 GB UltraDrive GX Solid State Drive Review
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Super Talent 128 GB UltraDrive GX Solid State Drive

Super Talent offers a wide variety of solid state drives. In fact, you can choose from six different categories :

  • UltraDrive
  • MasterDrive
  • Netbook SSDs
  • DuraDrive
  • FDM (Flash Disk Modules)
  • eSATA External SSDs

For most consumers, only two categories are of particular interest - the UltraDrive and MasterDrive family of SSDs which can be used to directly replace current 2.5" mobile hard disk drives. The MasterDrive family of mainstream SSDs are designed to offer affordable solid state drives with capacities of 16 GB to 512 GB, while the UltraDrive SSDs are designed to offer cutting-edge performance - just the right stuff for the discerning hardware enthusiast!

The Super Talent UltraDrive family of performance-grade SSDs are further divided into two different lines, based on the type of NAND flash used - SLC or MLC. Solid state drives based on single-level cell (SLC) technology are faster and more reliable but they are also more expensive. Solid state drives based on multi-level cell (MLC) technology, on the other hand, offer higher storage capacities at a lower price.

Today, we will be looking at the 128 GB UltraDrive GX SSD of the MLC type. Even though it's based on MLC NAND flash, Super Talent promised us that the drive will deliver super-high read and write speeds of 260 MB/s and 195 MB/s respectively, thanks to the inclusion of a fast 64 MB cache. Let's find out if the UltraDrive GX lives up to those claims!

For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!

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MSRP

• Not Listed

Lowest PriceGrabber Price

Review

Comprehensive Review

Model

• FTM28GX25H (128 GB)

Form Factor

• 2.5"

NAND Flash Type

• Multi-Level Cell (MLC)

Formatted Capacity

• 128,033,222,656 bytes

Cache Buffer

• 64 MB

Internal Data Transfer Rate

• 260 MB/s (sequential read)
• 195 MB/s (sequential write)

Maximum I/O Transfer Rate

• 3.0 Gbits/s

Average Access Time

• 0.1 ms

Interface

• Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s

Supported SATA Data Transfer Mode

• 3.0 Gbits/s

SATA Hotplug Capability

• Yes

Maximum Height

• 9.5 mm
• 0.374 inches

Maximum Width

• 69.85 mm
• 2.75 inches

Maximum Length

• 100.2 mm
• 3.94 inches

Power Requirements

• 5.0 V ± 5%

Ambient Temperature

• 0 °C to 70 °C (Operating)

Maximum Shock

• 1500 G (Operating)

Maximum Vibration

• 16 G (Operating)

Drive Acoustics

• 0 dBA

Non-Recoverable Read Errors

• Unknown

Data Reliability

• Built-in EDC/ECC function

Data Integrity

• 10 years

Endurance

• Read : Unlimited
• Write : 70.1 years @ 50 GB write-erase / day
• 10,000 write-erase cycles per cell (Average)

MTBF

• Over 1,000,000 hours

Warranty

• 2 Years Limited Warranty

 

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