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SUPER TALENT UltraDrive ME 2.5" 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) FTM28GX25H

  • 2.5"
  • 128GB

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/6/2009 4:11:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI am happy and will buy another

Pros: I won't bore everyone with the deep tech talk as it seems like that's been well covered. Look, the drive is faster than any platter-based device I've ever owned. It's silent (obviously), and it doesn't heat up. Like, at all; you can put your hand on it and you can't even tell if it's on or not. I've been using it with Windows 7 RC (Build 7100) and it has been flawless. Love it and can't wait till this tech goes more mainstream!

Cons: It's a lot of money for 128GB. Yeah, it's an SSD drive, I know, but that's still a little rough on the pocketbook IMO. If they can get these things close to the $1/GB category I don't know why anyone would ever go back to platter-based other than need LARGE (>1TB) storage. With that said, however, I obviously still bought it. :)

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  • john g.
  • 6/14/2009 12:37:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMakes my pc responsive

Pros: Summary: No more waiting for tsvncache, visualsvn, resharper, or visual studio 2008 to update so I can start working. PC is very responsive as compared to when it was just running a single 74GB WD Raptor.

Great ssd drive, cheaper and larger than Intel X80 ssd which I looked at before buying this ssd. Comes flashed with 1370 firmware. Instantly recognized by vista 64 business and I was able to use vista complete back up and restore to move to this ssd.

Cons: Make sure you shut down your PC fully and correctly when using this ssd.

I was rushing to put my PC back together and apparently corrupted my initial restore to the ssd. This wasn't as bad as having to re-install vista then having to go back and restore my vista backup back on the drive. For some reason after the ssd corruption the drive would not take the image from vista's repair my computer tools and would error on a win32.sys bsod, which makes no sense since I am running vista 64 business. So I had to do a throw-away install of vista in order to restore my vista backup image to the drive. I know this is a ssd but maybe Super Talent has to make something similar to auto-park in the next firmware update to prevent corruption.

Other Thoughts: Even though I make weekly backups, hopefully this is drive does not die anytime soon.

After the shutdown debacle, I am fearing any power outages.

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  • Michael G.
  • 4/25/2009 8:46:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsPleas have a clue before making claims

Pros: As can be PROVEN by the recent test on, these are the exact same controllers and 1275 firmware for those controllers as the Vertex drives, and no, they don't "beat the intel drives" in any way except the totally useless artificial world benchmark of sequential read speeds.

Because they are optimized to give high SR numbers to go after the people who buy on the "ooooo shiney" mentality.

I own several of the vertex drives, two of these drives, and several of the Intel X25-M drives.

The Intel drives stomp all over the vertex and ST drives in real world random access situations.

The difference is of course, the price. For the price of this drive (or the Vertex drive) these are a GREAT value and unlike any of the JMicron based drives, you will not have the same stuttering and pausing issues.

Cons: The new Indilinx Barefoot controller used on this drive is totally untested and has no history for durability and longevity.

Other Thoughts: Indilinx appears to putting out firmware updates for their controller on a fairly regular basis, so you might want to keep up with that as well as watching for their upcoming tests of these controllers.
They appear to be the only online reviewer who actually cares about anything other than Sequential read/write performance as well as understanding the way in which SSD's work and do not work.

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  • Roman S.
  • 4/9/2009 5:35:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe first actual review

Pros: Works up to specifications.
HDTune: Sequential read: 198MB/s for first 30%, 188MB/s for the rest, 193MB/s - average
Sequential write: 156MB/s average
Random access 4k blocks:
6k IOPS for random read; 4kB IOPS for random write - these parameters much BETTER than for Intel X-25M, the price of this drive is about the same, but volume is 50% larger. The drive came with -BIX- in serial number, not allowing firmware upgrade.
Seems to outperform Intel X25M over the series of tests, works slower only at sequential read.

Cons: Yet to discover.

Other Thoughts: Have not installed OS on it yet - waiting for a laptop :) We'll see in a week.
Extensive tests:

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/8/2009 10:48:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsYet Even More Balance

Pros: From what I've read, these are dramatically faster than the previous generation. The stuttering problems have been (almost) completely fixed. Price is still in the "reasonable" range. High, but 5-second boot times etc... are what you are getting for your money. That's important to some people like me.

Cons: Yeah, I'm going to chime in also, making comments on a product I don't own (yet, I think I'm going to buy this one over the OCZ). So I'll go with 3 Eggs, to maintain the "balance", and hopefully make the statement. It's been 2 weeks and not one review of the new Super Talent UltraDrives. These are also rather undocumented in other ways, most particularly latency specs. But also, WHERE are the (superior) "LE" drives ? And how much are they going to cost ? I want to know this before I buy this drive, so that I can make an informed decision.

Other Thoughts: Yeah it's lame making these comments in this way. I don't care, so what, I care about myself (and these drives) and not you, get over it, I'll sleep just fine tonight and won't think about you and what you think one bit.

What's REALLY important is that people that are interested in these drives, and have money in their hands are wondering what they should expect from these drives before buying them. Super Talent could certainly do a better job of providing this information, such as a clearly-depicted chart cross-referencing the various sizes of both the "LE" and "ME" model lines with their individual model numbers (so that you can Google an individual drive's model number and looking for sources and prices, as well as reviews. Super Talent failed to do this. I looked for about 5 minutes before giving up; I still don't know what the model number is for a 128 Gbyte "LE" drive. These are new and cutting edge, as well as (now) affordable, and Super Talent is wasting the opportunity

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/6/2009 7:47:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsWhy did this guy write a review with 1 star?

Pros: I realize I'm not much better than the last guy, reviewing a product I don't own, but I wanted to give some real information here (and counterbalance his 1 star rating).

Cons: These new Supertalent Ultradrive ME units are identical to the new OCZ Vertex drives. They utilize the new flash controllers by Indilinx which have proven to be the fastest flash drives, short of a Samsung SLC or the wildly popular Intel drives.

Other Thoughts: Check out reviews on the OCZ Vertex drives. Tons of people are pleased as punch. Again, they are basically the same as these, so I'd recommend getting whichever drive is cheaper.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/5/2009 10:49:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsOK I'll be the first.

Pros: It's been 2 + weeks and not one review on any new Super Talent drives

Cons: It's been 2 + weeks and not one review on any new Super Talent drives

Other Thoughts: Thanks in advance for your thoughts on the 6k random write I/O's and how that affects stutter.

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