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SUPER TALENT UltraDrive ME FTM56GX25H 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Extremely fast read and write, real impressive performance in raid 0. 04/11/2009

This review is from: SUPER TALENT UltraDrive ME FTM56GX25H 2.5" 256GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: - Extremely fast read and write speed.
- Constant firmware update download available from Super Talent.

Cons: - Still expensive but well worth it.
- Remember to backup before applying new firmware update. Your SSD will be erased during the update process.

Other Thoughts: I bought two UltraDrive ME 256GB last week from newegg and put them on a server using Intel DP35DP mobo in raid 0 configuration, I was totally shocked by the blazing fast read and write speed, below is the statistic:

I ran tests by using ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.34:

Brand new empty drive in a single drive configuration:
- 200MB write / 260MB read

Raid 0 config with windows server 2008 installed, 140GB out of 476GB used:
- 406MB write / 508MB read

This is a new generation SSD using Indilinx Barefoot controller instead of Jmicron controller. This is the same as what is inside those new OCZ Vertex series SSDs. I was able to launch multiple applications simultaneously. Coping a 5GB file within the same drive took less than 10 seconds. I haven’t seen any stalling or pausing like in pervious generation SSD. I am very happy with the performance.

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SUPER TALENT MasterDrive OX FTM28GL25H 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Constant firmware update making this SSD performance even better. 04/11/2009

This review is from: SUPER TALENT MasterDrive OX FTM28GL25H 2.5" 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: - Quiet, fast, no worries of drive head crashes like regular mechanical hard drives.
- Constant firmware update available for download.

Cons: - It may be expensive to some people but well worth it.
- You must backup your SSD before applying firmware update. Your SSD will be erased during the firmware update process.

Other Thoughts: I bought this drive in Nov 2008, the initial performance was poor, simultaneous read and write activities would make the drive stalling/pausing a lot. After the 1st firmware update in Jan, the drive was better. Then after the 2nd firmware update I was totally stunned by its new performance, I was able to copy files, start a few applications like MS office, Photoshop CS3, Flash CS3, etc simultaneously without having the long stalling/pausing. The feeling is like a regular mechanical hard drive.

I ran tests by using ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.34:

Before firmware ver 03-20-09 update:
- drive capacity: 100gb full out of 128gb
- around 45mb write / 120mb read

After firmware ver 03-20-09 update, restored SSD from backup:
- drive capacity: 100gb full out of 128gb
- around 84mb write / 125mb read

The write speed is nearly doubled!

Download firmware update from super talent web site.

** REMEMBER TO BACKUP YOUR DRIVE BEFORE FIRMWARE UPDATE.

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SUPER TALENT MasterDrive OX FTM28GL25H 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Constant firmware improvement making this SSD a lot better in performance. 04/11/2009

This review is from: SUPER TALENT MasterDrive OX FTM28GL25H 2.5" 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Quiet, fast, no worry of drive head crashes like regular hard drive. Constant firmware update available and making this drive even better.

Cons: - Still expensive but well worth it.
- You must backup your hard drive before applying new firmware update, your hard drive data will be erased during firmware update process.

Other Thoughts: I bought this drive in Nov 2008, the initial performance was poor, simultaneous read and write activities would make the drive stalling/pausing a lot. After the 1st firmware update in Jan, the drive was slightly better. Then after the 2nd firmware update I was totally stunned by its new performance, I was able to copy files, start a few applications like MS office, Photoshop CS3, Flash CS3, etc simultaneously without having the long stalling/pausing. The feeling is like a regular mechanical hard drive.

I ran tests by using ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.34:

Before firmware ver 03-20-09 update:
- drive capacity: 100gb full out of 128gb
- around 45mb write / 120mb read

After firmware ver 03-20-09 update, restored SSD from backup:
- drive capacity: 100gb full out of 128gb
- around 84mb write / 125mb read

The write speed is nearly doubled!

Download firmware:
http://www.supertalent.com/support/driver_download.php

** REMEMBER TO BACKUP YOUR DRIVE BEFORE FIRMWARE UPDATE.

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Display Name: Alan W.

Date Joined: 10/28/03

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  • First Review: 08/01/07
  • Last Review: 04/11/09
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