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Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 64GB SSD Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:00 am

Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 64GB SSD Review

Super Talent is offering another line of drives bearing the TeraDrive name and the designation of CT3. Featuring a SATA III interface and the well respected SandForce SF-2281 controller, they plug a hole in the Super Talent lineup. We give the 64 GB version a run on our test bench to see how well it performs.

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Article Title: Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 64GB SSD Review
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Re: Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 64GB SSD Review

Postby Major_A » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:54 pm

Any idea how much the SandForce chipset costs? It seems like anybody can get in the SSD market. There are a lot of brands with new SSDs that I've never heard of before.
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Re: Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 64GB SSD Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:23 pm

Major_A wrote:Any idea how much the SandForce chipset costs? It seems like anybody can get in the SSD market. There are a lot of brands with new SSDs that I've never heard of before.


That is under NDA... Anyone can buy the Sandforce processor/controller and use it in their SSDs. If you wanted to buy hundreds of them you could make your own as well. SandForce also supplies and makes the firmware for their own controllers. Over 30 companies use the SandForce SF2281 controller. The differences are mainly in the NAND Flash being used and then the slight differences that can be set in the firmware.
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Re: Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 64GB SSD Review

Postby Major_A » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:05 pm

Apoptosis wrote:That is under NDA... Anyone can buy the Sandforce processor/controller and use it in their SSDs. If you wanted to buy hundreds of them you could make your own as well. SandForce also supplies and makes the firmware for their own controllers. Over 30 companies use the SandForce SF2281 controller. The differences are mainly in the NAND Flash being used and then the slight differences that can be set in the firmware.

Exactly. Seems like it's easy to get into the SSD business with SandForce. That was my whole point. It's also why there isn't a big difference between drives. Seems like picking one to buy just comes down to warranty, price and bundle.
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Re: Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 64GB SSD Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:15 pm

and the looks of the enclosure... you hit the nail on the head
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Re: Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 64GB SSD Review

Postby FZ1 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:33 pm

It gets harder and harder to write up reviews on the SandForce drives because for the most part, they are very much the same. I feel like a broken record sometimes.
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Re: Super Talent TeraDrive CT3 64GB SSD Review

Postby XstollieX » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:39 pm

FZ1 wrote:It gets harder and harder to write up reviews on the SandForce drives because for the most part, they are very much the same. I feel like a broken record sometimes.
I know how ya feel, mobo's don't vary much in performance. At least they can vary in features :roll:
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