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Super Talent ST1 and ST2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:52 am

Super Talent ST1 and ST2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Are you looking for a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Flash drive that is light on your wallet, but still great at moving around large files quickly? The Super Talent Express 3.0 ST1 and ST2 lines were created to do just that! We take a look at both of these USB 3.0 Flash Drives that cost under $20 to see how they perform. With sequential read speeds that are rated up to 90MB/s these drives should do well!

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The two drives we have to review today are the Super Talent Express 3.0 ST1 4GB and the Express 3.0 ST2 8GB. These two are the smallest capacity drives of their respective lineups. The ST1 ranges from 4GB-16GB, and the ST2 ranges from 8GB-32GB. The ST1 uses Super Talent’s ToggleMode DDR (double data rate) flash which claims 90MB/s read and 16MB/s write speeds. The ST2, however, uses a dual channel MLC flash, claiming 67MB/s read and 24MB/s write speeds...


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Re: Super Talent ST1 and ST2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Postby Major_A » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:49 am

The write speeds are atrocious. I have old USB 2.0 drives that can double the write speeds of the drives tested. I would rather the drives have performance near 50 MB/s read and 50 MB/s write over the faster reads. But I guess for the price of the drives you can't really complain too much.
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Re: Super Talent ST1 and ST2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Postby pascor » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:43 am

You are severely mistaken.
50MB/sec is 400Mb/sec, and that doesn't account for USB protocol overhead.
Only a supercomputer could run its USB driver fast enough to deliver data over its USB channel that fast.
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Re: Super Talent ST1 and ST2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Postby Major_A » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:17 pm

pascor wrote:You are severely mistaken.
50MB/sec is 400Mb/sec, and that doesn't account for USB protocol overhead.
Only a supercomputer could run its USB driver fast enough to deliver data over its USB channel that fast.

You're right, my bad.
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Re: Super Talent ST1 and ST2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Postby largon » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:48 am

pascor wrote:You are severely mistaken.
50MB/sec is 400Mb/sec, and that doesn't account for USB protocol overhead.
Only a supercomputer could run its USB driver fast enough to deliver data over its USB channel that fast.

Welcome to 3 years ago.
These sticks are USB 3.0 that can do somewhere around 3-4Gbps (400-500MB/s).
Not with a "USB-on-a-supercomputer", but on a cheap-ass Acer laptop.

There are USB 3.0 sticks that can read 270MB/s and write 220MB/s.
USB 3.0 stick limited to 16MB/s writes is atrocious.
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Re: Super Talent ST1 and ST2 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Postby pendaws » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:36 am

I bought 2 of these drives from Amazon about a month ago. They are pretty good drives, were 16GB each. :)
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