Super Talent USB 3.0 Express RC8 50GB Drive Review

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Test Sytem and Turbo Software

Legit Reviews Test System

All tests were performed on a fresh and up-to-date install of Windows 7 Pro x64 with no other applications running while using AHCI mode set through the BIOS. Synthetic Benchmarks were run with the OS loaded on a 40GB Corsair Force SSD.  All components were set to their default speeds and are listed below.

LR Test Bench

P67 Test Bench

Intel LGA 1155 Test Platform
Component Brand/Model Live Pricing

Processor

Core i5 2500k

Motherboard

ASUS P8P67 Deluxe

Memory

Crucial 2 x 2GB  PC3-10600

Video Card

Gigabyte GeForce GT 430

OS Drive

Corsair Force 40GB

Power Supply

Corsair HX1000

Operating System

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit


CrystalDiskInfo 4.1.3:

CrystalDiskInfo is a great tool see see the S.M.A.R.T. information for drives that support it which is the case here. It also shows NCQ as enabled as well as TRIM.

CRYSTALDISKINFO

In order to get the best performance from the drive, you must use the customized software and drivers that are provided by Super Talent. They are on the RC8 already and just need to be installed in the instance of Windows you are using.

Super Talent Express RC8 50GB USB 3.0 Software

The TurboHDD USB tool loads upon every boot (unless you manually remove it from startup) and allows the user to switch from normal to turbo mode. I can’t image why you’d want to go back to normal mode but the option is there. You can also click the GUI of the drive to change modes and “eject” the drive. Easy stuff.

Super Talent Express RC8 50GB USB 3.0 Software

We didn’t find a newer version available online but odds are good it will be updated at some point. On to the benchmarks!

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