Cheapest SSD drives yet

Every technology that starts out expensive comes down in price, and solid state drives (SSDs) are no exception. Super Talent Technology today announced two new SATA-based drives cheap enough that they are actually affordable.

The new MasterDrive LX come in 64GB and 128GB capacities, with suggested prices of $179 for the 64GB unit and $299 for the 128GB unit. Both models will begin shipping this week.

The MasterDrive LX uses a SATA-II 3Gbps interface that makes it compatible and interchangeable with standard hard disk drives. These SSDs support sequential read speeds of up to 100 MB/sec, and sequential write speeds of up to 40 MB/sec.

Super Talent also makes a variety of memory products and uses its own integrated error correction code, wear leveling and bad bit management functions to improve the reliability and lifespan of the SSDs.

The ball’s in your court, SanDisk/Samsung/Toshiba.

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