Toshiba and A-Data have both announced 512GB solid-state drives in recent months. In an odd turn of events, however, Super Talent now claims to be the first with a 512GB SSD that's actually shipping and available.
A 512GB Super Talent MasterDrive RX offering is indeed up for sale at SuperBiz. How much does it cost, you may ask? Our headline should be a pretty big hint, but SuperBiz charges $1,499.99 (with free ground shipping). Super Talent itself says the drive should be available for "under $1500"—a definition the e-tailer technically meets.
The 512GB MasterDrive RX uses multi-level-cell flash memory, and it has top sequential transfer speed ratings of 230MB/s for reads and 160MB/s for writes. The MasterDrive RX line also includes 128GB and 256GB MLC drives with the same performance ratings, not to mention 128GB and 256GB SLC drives with higher sequential write speeds—supposedly up to 200MB/s. Super Talent covers SLC MasterDrive RX variants for three years and their MLC brethren for just two years.