Super Talent Intros Dual Interface SSD For Internal And External Use

Apple has long since resisted the urge to add SSDs to their desktops, and with the introduction of the company's newest iMac and Mac Pro, that mindset changed. And you know when Apple starts adopting SSDs in their desktops, SSDs are as close to mainstream as they're apt to be for the next year or two. Super Talent has been playing in the solid state space for some time now, and while it's always entertaining to see a new capacity or speed record broken, the company is taking innovation to another level with their new UltraDrive MX.

Unlike most SSDs, this new device has a dual interface that makes upgrading even easier, and it also makes the drive itself entirely more flexible. The UltraDrive MX features a new dual-interface for both SATA II and mini-USB connections, which enables the drive to function fine as an external SSD or internal SSD.

This setup makes the drive ideal for notebook upgrade consumers. First, they could mount it via USB in order to image their HDD contents over, and once that's complete, then can connect it internally via SATA in order to have a cloned SSD with little to no setup in terms of settings, files, etc. Performance is also being kept in mind, with Super Talent asserting that users will see 250MB/s read and 180MB/s write speeds, while also having support for TRIM and GC. The UltraDrive MX will begin shipping September 1st and will be available in 60GB, 120GB, 240 and 480GB capacities, but no prices are being announced just yet.

Super Talent Introduces new UltraDriveTM  MX

Dual Interface SSD makes the decision to upgrade to SSD even easier

San Jose, California - July 26, 2010 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced the new "UltraDrive MX SSD". The UltraDrive MX features a new dual-interface for both SATA II and mini-USB connections. The new dual-interface enables this SSD to offer a new level of flexibility and consumer convenience by enabling the customer to use this drive as either an internal SSD or an external SSD.

For customers thinking about upgrading their PC or notebook to a Solid State Disk, the dual-interface UltraDrive MX is a dream come true. Customers can first utilize the USB connector to create an image of their existing internal hard drive. Once complete, the drives can be swapped and the PC rebooted. In the past, creating such an image required an external hard disk enclosure. Now this operation can be completed, faster, easier and with less expense.

"Most customers know that Solid State Disks offer superior Performance, Reliability and Power Savings, yet they have been unable to makes the switch. The dual-interface on the UltraDrive MX enables a convenient bridge solution during this critical transition period". , Super Talent COO, C.H. Lee.

More than just convenient, the UltraDrive MX is also a real performer. The UltraDrive MX features the JMicron 616 which enables this SSD to reach an impressive 250MB/s Read and 180MB/s Write speeds. The UltraDrive MX also supports the latest GC and Trim features designed to keep this SSD running at optimum performance for the life of the drive.

This UltraDrive MX drive is an important addition to SuperTalent's SSD lineup. The new UltraDrive MX represents a premium consumer offering and fits nicely between our Value Line and Enterprise SSD offerings.

The UltraDrive MX will begin shipping September 1st and will be available in 60GB, 120GB, 240 and 480GB capacities. 
Via:  Super Talent
sackyhack 4 years ago

mmm 480GB SSD. I wish I could tell my trusty old 500GB seagate external he could finally retire, but newegg has a couple of 500GB SSDs and they're going for over $1300, so I'm not too optimistic about the price point on this one. Soon though, old friend, soon.

Chainzsaw 4 years ago

Pretty cool device.

inspector 4 years ago

Now we get portable SSDs! :D. im sure the price would be way above 1000 though seeing that sacky said it cost $1300 for a normal 500GB SSD, but maybe this will be special and cost less...

acarzt 4 years ago

When SSDs were first hitting the market there were a few that also had USB on them.

They never really took off tho.

I just don't see the point in offer internal and external options...

I'm not going to mount my drive.... then remove it to take it somewhere... that is too much work.

This drive will end up as either an internal or an external... not both.

Also it will probably cost more than an equivelant internal only drive.... So these will inevitably end up as external only drives...

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