Super Talent has several consumer lines of SSDs available on the marketplace among the dizzying array of drives available across all manufacturers. Their TeraDrive line comes in a variety of configurations and capacities and they sent us over their new CT3 64 GB drives to see what we thought of it. The TeraDrive CT3 offers both the SandForce SF-2281 controller and a SATA III interface which together with asynchronous 25nm NAND signifies a hardware configuration that fills a gap in their lineup.
The PT3 drives use a similar configuration but with pricey synchronous NAND making it a bit faster and more expensive to manufacture. The CT2 has only a SATA II interface and uses the older SF-1200 controller. The CT3 fits in the middle, configured like the PT3 with the exception of the use of more economical and slower asynchronous NAND. The 64 GB CT3 comes in around $130 which fits with the drive being in the middle of the Super Talent SSD pack.
Available in 64 GB, 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacities, Super Talent has a drive size to fit just about anyone’s needs. The SATA III interface allows for reads and writes up to 525MB/s and 490MB/s respectively on the 64 GB drive which is a little slower on both accounts than the larger drives which reach speeds of 550MB/s and 520MB/s reads and writes.
|Form Factor:||2.5 “|
|Capacities:||64GB, 120GB, 240GB & 480GB|
|Internal Cache Size:||N/A|
|Power Supply:||5V ± 10%|
|Dimension:||69.85 x 100.20 x 9.00 mm|
Super Talent has put together a nice little video to tell you a little bit about their CT3 drive and show some of the benchmarks and performance capabilities.
Let’s have a look inside!