Super Talent Expands Line of IDE Flash Drives Introduces 16 Gigabyte
1.8-inch Solid State Disk
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of memory modules and
flash products, today announced a 16GB solid state disk (SSD) that is fully
compatible with industry standard 1.8” notebook IDE drives.
Super Talent SSD’s employ an industry standard 44-pin IDE connector that is
pin compatible with laptop IDE drives. Moreover, they have the same physical
dimensions as standard 1.8” IDE laptop drives, making them an easy drop-in
replacement for a conventional hard drive. But unlike conventional hard drives,
SSD’s are built with solid state NAND flash chips, and therefore have no moving
parts. The result is a storage device that is far more rugged and reliable than
a conventional hard drive with no risk of a head crash. These characteristics
make SDD’s superb for industrial and military applications where reliability is
critical. And since SDD’s use only a fraction of the power of standard hard
drives they are perfect for extremely low-power environments as well.
Super Talent offers these flash drives in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities. These
products are available in industrial temperature range and aluminum casing for
greatest durability; or commercial temperature range and plastic casing for
lowest cost and lightest weight. All six products have already been validated in
leading laptop computers, and will be available this month from Super Talent.
Flash technology offers much faster access times than conventional hard drives.
And thanks to a fast new controller, these drives deliver typical 17MB per
second data transfer speeds.
16GB 1.8-inch IDE Flash Drive w/ plastic casing
16GB 1.8-inch IDE Flash Drive w/ aluminum casing, industrial temp.
8GB 1.8-inch IDE Flash Drive w/ plastic casing
8GB 1.8-inch IDE Flash Drive w/ aluminum casing, industrial temp.
4GB 1.8-inch IDE Flash Drive w/ plastic casing
4GB 1.8-inch IDE Flash Drive w/ aluminum casing, industrial temp.
According to CH Lee, Super Talent VP of Business Operations, “Our SSD
products position Super Talent as a technology leader in the flash storage
market, and show the strength of our San Jose based engineering.” Mr Lee added,
“We developed these IDE flash drives specifically for the industrial market
where standard hard drives are simply not rugged and reliable