SuperTalent Shows Off IVI DuraDrive AT7 Automotive Application SSDs – CES 2015 Update

CES 2015 rolls on, and this afternoon finds us at Super Talent’s display. Like a number of other SSD producers, they are finding a new market for their products in the automotive arena.  As vehicles become more technology-heavy, the means to effectively manage that technology needs to keep pace. With the explosion of in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, the ability to store large files – movies, games, mapping systems, etc., becomes increasingly important.

DuraDrive AT7

Super Talent’s DuraDrive AT7 is an ideal solution for such usage scenarios. SSDs are a great fit for automotive applications, as they are far better able to deal with temperature, humidity, and shock/vibration extremes than any other storage medium.  They are available in capacities ranging from 32GB to 1TB, in either SLC or MLC NAND versions.  Sequential read speeds are stated as up to 500MB/s, with sequential write speeds of up to 400MB/s.

SuperTalent 1TB SATA 3 SSD Lying

Super Talent had nearly their entire catalog of products on display for client, enterprise and OEM applications. The enterprise server-grade RaidDriveII+ is a PCIe Gen2x8 drive that comes in capacities ranging from 480GB to 2TB.  Utilizing MLC NAND paired with an LSI-SandForce controller, the RaidDriveII+ is able to obtain sequential read and write speeds of up to an astounding 3.2GB/s!

RaidDriveII+

Also on display were NGFF (next-generation form factor) SSDs in several variations. The PCIe DX1 is an M.2 drive available in capacities ranging from 32GB to 256GB, in both MLC and SLC versions.  It is able to attain sequential read and write speeds of up to 380MB/s for the MLC version.

Mdot2

The NGFF ST1 is a SATAII drive available in capacities from 16GB to 128GB, again in both MLC and SLC versions. Being SATAII, even the MLC version is limited to sequential read and write speeds of up to 250MB/s and up to 80Mb/s, respectively.  In appearance, it looks at first glance like an mSATA drive, but note that the screw holes you would normally find on mSATA drives are absent.

NGFF 64gb

Take a look at the unique STT mini-PCIe drive, which is actually a disk-on- module (DOM). The one pictured here is a 64GB MLC version, but it is also offered in smaller capacities as low as 8GB, in both MLC and SLC versions.  Sequential read and write speeds for the MLC models are stated as 150MB/s and 80MB/s, respectively.

STT mini pcie 64gb

We are continuing our explorations of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s three huge halls, and will post our discoveries as we encounter them. Stay tuned!

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