Super Talent 128GB SATA II SSD

Introduction
 

Super Talent Technology, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose, California needs no introduction.  Manufacturers of DDR, DDR2 and DDR3 memory modules and Flash based storage devices for computers and consumer electronics.  Having been in the industry for over 20 years Super Talent’s electrical, mechanical and software engineering teams develop leading-edge Dram and Flash memory solutions for a wide variety of applications.  The company currently holds over 200 patents on DRAM and Flash module design and manufacturing processes, making Super Talent one of the worlds leaders in patent holders in the Industry.

 
Today I have the pleasure of taking a look at one of the latest SSD Drives, the FTM28GX25H; a 128GB SATA II SSD drive.  Within this review I will be measuring the drives performance and seeing how it matches up to its competitors.
 
First off a few specifications taken from the manufacturers website:
 
Physical Specifications
Form Factor 2.5’’
*Capacity 128GB
Dimension 69.85mm x 100.20mm x 9.50mm
SATA Interface Serial ATA-II
NAND Flash MLC
Power Supply 5.0Vcc ± 5%
Package Complete metal housing
* Usable capacity may be less than specified after formatting.

Environmental Specifications
Operating Shock 1500G
Operating Vibration 16G
Operating Temp. 0°C to +70°C

Performance Specifications 
Sequential Read Max 260MB/Sec
Sequential Write Max 195MB/Sex
Internal Cache 64MB

Reliability Specifications
MTBF +1,000,000 hours
Data Reliability Built-in EDC/ECC function
Data Integrity 10 years

Endurance Specifications
Read Unlimited
Write 70.1 years @ 50GB write-erase/day 

 
As you can see the specifications certainly look good on paper, the drive is based on MLC technology, while not being as fast as SLC it helps keeps the costs down for us the end user and as long as the performance is there then its a win win situation for all involved.
 
Lets take a look at the packaging and the drive itself shall we?