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Super Talent SATA II Mini 2 PCIe MLC 64GB SSD

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:30 am

Super Talent SATA II Mini 2 PCIe MLC 64GB SSD

Is the stock SSD in your netbook so slow it's driving you nuts? Well, Super Talent has the cure with their new SATA Mini 2 PCIe SSD. Their new line of SSDs were designed to be a drop in replacement for the ASUS Eee PC S101,900, 900A and 901 netbook PCs. Join us as we take a look at the 64GB MLC version and how it performs in an ASUS Eee PC 900 netbook.

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When looking to upgrade the Mini PCIe SSD inside the ASUS Eee PC 900 you can pick from brands like Patriot, OCZ, RiDATA, Runcore, and Super Talent. Back in May of this year, Super Talent released a new line of SSDs designed to be a drop in replacement for the ASUS Eee PC S101, 900, 900A, and 901 netbook PCs. The SATA Mini 2 PCIe SSDs are Super Talent’s second generation product and are focused on enabling better performance for ASUS Eee PC users. The SATA Mini 2 PCIe SSDs are available in both MLC and SLC flash memory formats. The MLC version delivers sequential read speeds up to 150 MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 100MB/s, and is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities at very affordable prices. Speaking of prices, let compare the original Super Talent SATA Mini PCIe SSDs to the new faster SATA Mini 2 PCIe SSDs.


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Re: Super Talent SATA II Mini 2 PCIe MLC 64GB SSD

Postby gwolfman » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:03 pm

A much better alternative to the stock SSDs. Do you know if they are going to be releasing a half-length card for the Dell Minis (i.e. Dell Mini 9)?

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Re: Super Talent SATA II Mini 2 PCIe MLC 64GB SSD

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:06 pm

gwolfman wrote:A much better alternative to the stock SSDs. Do you know if they are going to be releasing a half-length card for the Dell Minis (i.e. Dell Mini 9)?

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Yup, they already have them - http://supertalent.com/products/ssd_det ... 202%20PCIe

The bad thing about the Dell Mini 9 is that is have been discontinued right? I thought I heard it was EOL the other day.
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Re: Super Talent SATA II Mini 2 PCIe MLC 64GB SSD

Postby gwolfman » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:06 pm

Apoptosis wrote:
gwolfman wrote:A much better alternative to the stock SSDs. Do you know if they are going to be releasing a half-length card for the Dell Minis (i.e. Dell Mini 9)?

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Yup, they already have them - http://supertalent.com/products/ssd_det ... 202%20PCIe

The bad thing about the Dell Mini 9 is that is have been discontinued right? I thought I heard it was EOL the other day.

Nice, I'll definitely get one if the price is right.

I heard the same thing. At least I can give mine a nice boost.
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Re: Super Talent SATA II Mini 2 PCIe MLC 64GB SSD

Postby FZ1 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:32 pm

Nate, is it firmware upgradeable and/or will it support TRIM?
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Re: Super Talent SATA II Mini 2 PCIe MLC 64GB SSD

Postby Major_A » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:24 am

Let's play the what if game here. What if I took out my mini PCIe wireless card in my 1000HA would I be able to use this as a primary HDD?
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Re: Super Talent SATA II Mini 2 PCIe MLC 64GB SSD

Postby tanka12345 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:45 am

I don't get it. If that thing is so small, how come other desktop SATA SSDs have to conform to the 2.5" standard? Wouldn't it make more sense to have more of memory chips on a larger surface area to equal more storage?
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Re: Super Talent SATA II Mini 2 PCIe MLC 64GB SSD

Postby bubba » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:35 am

FZ1 wrote:Nate, is it firmware upgradeable and/or will it support TRIM?

If I remember correctly, no, its not upgradable.
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Re: Super Talent SATA II Mini 2 PCIe MLC 64GB SSD

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:41 am

It's the JMicron 602 controller... So the firmware is not end-user upgradeable and since it's a first gen controller it will not support TRIM (ever).
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