Super Talent boosts MasterDrive write speed ratings


— 5:28 PM on July 22, 2008

In other storage-related news, Super Talent claims to have improved write speeds for its MasterDrive solid-state drive series. We reviewed the 60GB MasterDrive MX last week, and as we noted, Super Talent rated it for it a maximum sequential write rate of 40MB/s. Today, the firm says its MasterDrive MX drives can hit sequential write speeds of 60 to 80MB/s—that's a speed gain of 50 to 100%.

Super Talent has also improved write speeds for its MasterDrive KX and DX solid-state drive series. The KX line made the jump from 40MB/s to 60-80MB/s, while the DX line is now rated for 80-100MB/s instead of 70MB/s. However, MasterDrive SSDs with 15GB and 30GB capacities supposedly have slightly lower write speeds than their 60GB and 120GB counterparts, and the drives all retain their previous 120MB/s sequential read speeds.

Super Talent doesn't explain exactly how the performance boost came about, only stating in the press release, "Our expert engineering team is constantly discovering new ways to improve our products."

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