SuperTalent Technology, a leading producer of Flash and RAM memory devices, is announcing release of two new M.2 form factor NGFF SSDs; one being a SATA III full-length NGFF card, and the other a SATA II half-length card. The relatively new NGFF form factor is significantly smaller, lighter and less power-hungry than standard SSDs. Both of SuperTalent’s new NGFF drives offer enough storage space to be able to load an operating system and have them serve as a bootable drive for embedded applications and Ultrabooks.
The SuperTalent NGFF ST1 is a SATA II, half-length SSD that measures a little over 42mm long. The ST1 will be available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. Utilizing MLC NAND Flash modules, the ST1 is capable of read speeds of up to 250 MB/s, and write speeds of up to 80 MB/s. It also features built-in EDC and ECC error detection and correction functions to ensure data reliability.
The SuperTalent NGFF DX1 is a SATA III, full-length SSD that measure 80mm long. The extra PCB real estate of the full-length card allows the DX1 to be offered in larger capacities, including 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. Also utilizing MLC NAND Flash modules, the DX1 is rated at up to 480 MB/s reads, and up to 400 MB/s writes. The DX1 has a DDR3 internal cache of 256MB. The DX1 also features the EDC/ECC error detection and correction for data reliability. No cables are needed to install either one of the SSDs.
According to Shimon Chen, VP of Engineering at SuperTalent, “SuperTalent’s NGFF SSDs are the perfect solution for high speed non-volatile storage to be used in upcoming high performance laptops. Our NGFF SSDs are sure to keep mobile device applications running at peak performance!”
Both the DX1 and ST1 are also good fits as a server storage solution, for medical equipment, or for other applications requiring a smaller form factor and/or embedded usage scenarios. Both are rated for over 1,000,000 hours Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), and both are backed by a one-year warranty.