Super Talent Upgrades UltraDrive Series SSDs Firmware - TRIM

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Super Talent Upgrades UltraDrive Series SSDs Firmware - TRIM

Postby Apoptosis » Thu May 14, 2009 7:13 pm

Super Talent Upgrades UltraDrive Series SSDs

New Firmware Supports TRIM and Performance Restoration Tool

San Jose, California - May 15, 2009 - Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, announced it is now shipping its award winning UltraDrive SSDs with Firmware version 1370 which enables improved performance when used with Microsoft Windows 7. Super Talent has made a firmware upgrade tool available at www.supertalent.com to allow existing owners to improve the performance of their UltraDrive SSDs.

SuperTalent has also developed an "UltraDrive Performance Refresh Tool" which users can run to refresh their performance, should they experience performance degradation associated with all SSDs when files become fragmented and data becomes stale.

With the new firmware Super Talent has increased the maximum sequential read speed of both the UltraDrive ME and UltraDrive LE to 260GB/sec max and the sequential write performance of the UltraDrive ME to 200GB/sec max and the UltraDrive LE to 210GB/sec max, delivering the world's fastest SATA 3Gb/s SSDs in a small 2.5" form factor.

About Super Talent Technology
Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures a full range of DDR, DDR2, and DDR3 memory modules and Flash based storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. An ISO 9001 certified company, Super Talent utilizes its state-of-the-art factories and leading-edge components to produce award winning products with outstanding reliability. Super Talent is an active member of the JEDEC and ONFI standards bodies. With over 250 patents, the company was ranked 38th in the 2008 Wall Street Journal's Patent ScorecardTM for the IT industry.
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Re: Super Talent Upgrades UltraDrive Series SSDs Firmware - TRIM

Postby FZ1 » Thu May 14, 2009 10:10 pm

About time another company got TRIM out there. Word is that TRIM is built into the latest Win 7 beta release and merely needs the SSD controller to be updated to be able to support it.
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Re: Super Talent Upgrades UltraDrive Series SSDs Firmware - TRIM

Postby Apoptosis » Fri May 15, 2009 6:03 am

FZ1 wrote:About time another company got TRIM out there. Word is that TRIM is built into the latest Win 7 beta release and merely needs the SSD controller to be updated to be able to support it.


This makes Super Talent the very first company to support TRIM on Windows 7 right?
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Re: Super Talent Upgrades UltraDrive Series SSDs Firmware - TRIM

Postby FZ1 » Fri May 15, 2009 2:08 pm

As far as I know...
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Re: Super Talent Upgrades UltraDrive Series SSDs Firmware - TRIM

Postby Apoptosis » Thu May 21, 2009 7:06 am

I have been playing around with the UltraDrive ME 64GB SSD (FTM64GX25H) with this new firmware version 1370 on Windows Vista 64-bit and gave their wiper utility a try since they don't say anything about it not working on 64-bit OS's.

After a day of use:

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After Running UltraDrive Performance Refresh Tool (Wiper.exe):

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Don't think it works too well, as I'm not seeing this: "SuperTalent has also developed an “UltraDrive Performance Refresh Tool” which users can run to refresh their performance, should they experience performance degradation associated with all SSDs when files become fragmented and data becomes stale."
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Re: Super Talent Upgrades UltraDrive Series SSDs Firmware - TRIM

Postby FZ1 » Thu May 21, 2009 8:12 am

Hmmm...seems the firmware 1370 is the same # as the OCZ Vertex firmware - must be the same controller & firmware.
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Re: Super Talent Upgrades UltraDrive Series SSDs Firmware - TRIM

Postby Apoptosis » Thu May 21, 2009 12:20 pm

FZ1 wrote:Hmmm...seems the firmware 1370 is the same # as the OCZ Vertex firmware - must be the same controller & firmware.



Yup the UltraDrive ME and Vertex are identical... same barefoot controller, Elpida 64MB cache chip and same exact firmware revisions.
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Postby FZ1 » Thu May 21, 2009 2:06 pm

Their TRIM tool must not work right then...I'm guessing each mfg are on their own writing that code.
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Re: Super Talent Upgrades UltraDrive Series SSDs Firmware - TRIM

Postby Zertz » Fri May 22, 2009 2:50 pm

Apoptosis wrote:...to 260GB/sec... 200GB/sec... 210GB/sec max


How can they make the same typo three times...............
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Re: Super Talent Upgrades UltraDrive Series SSDs Firmware - TRIM

Postby Apoptosis » Sat May 23, 2009 7:30 am

Zertz wrote:
Apoptosis wrote:...to 260GB/sec... 200GB/sec... 210GB/sec max


How can they make the same typo three times...............


They actually didn't:

With the new firmware Super Talent has increased the maximum sequential read speed of both the UltraDrive ME and UltraDrive LE to 260GB/sec max and the sequential write performance of the UltraDrive ME to 200GB/sec max and the UltraDrive LE to 210GB/sec max, delivering the world's fastest SATA 3Gb/s SSDs in a small 2.5" form factor.


The UltraDrive ME is an MLC SSD with a read of up to 260MB/s and a write of up to 200MB/s
The UltraDrive LE is an SLC SSD with a read of up to 260MB/s and a write of up to 210MB/s

Not a big difference between SLC and MLC drives these days, but for servers and enterprise use SLC is the way to go.
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Re: Super Talent Upgrades UltraDrive Series SSDs Firmware - TRIM

Postby DMB2000uk » Sat May 23, 2009 11:58 am

Did you miss the whole GB/s vs MB/s there Nate?

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Re: Super Talent Upgrades UltraDrive Series SSDs Firmware - TRIM

Postby Apoptosis » Sat May 23, 2009 12:25 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:Did you miss the whole GB/s vs MB/s there Nate?

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ah haha... :shock: :axe:

yeah missed it totally... well shoot... 260GB/s read... give me some!
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Re: Super Talent Upgrades UltraDrive Series SSDs Firmware - TRIM

Postby Zertz » Sat May 23, 2009 12:36 pm

Apoptosis wrote:
DMB2000uk wrote:Did you miss the whole GB/s vs MB/s there Nate?

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ah haha... :shock: :axe:

yeah missed it totally... well shoot... 260GB/s read... give me some!


You'd just press the power button and Windows would pop up before the monitor can even display anything :)
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