Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 64GB SSD Review

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Inside the TeraDrive CT3 64GB SSD

Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 Open

Opening the TeraDrive CT3 takes the usual removal of four screws to remove the back plate off the casing.

Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 PCB

On the back side of the drive lies all of the NAND on the drive since it’s a small capacity device.

Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 NAND

The Micron 25nm NAND (part number 29F64G08CBAAA) is asynchronous in design as we had mentioned which is less expensive to manufacture and a little slower than the synchronous NAND that carries a premium price. Each are 8 GB in density for a total of 64 GB on board.

Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 PCB

On the flip side, the controller lies in isolation beside the trace outlines on the PCB where the NAND module would reside if the drive had a larger capacity.

Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 Controller

The SandForce SF-2281 controller is found on a large number of drives now and with good reason. The performance, particularly on compressible data is virtually unmatched. The controller is also responsible for error correction, encryption, data compression, wear-leveling, and just about everything else asked of it. As usual there’s Trim for those running an OS that supports it and garbage collection which is OS agnostic.

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