Super Talent UltraDrive 128GB SSD Review :: Super Talent UltraDrive FTM28GX25H Specs

07-07-2009 · Category: Hardware - Hard Drives

By Elric Phares

Super Talent UltraDrive 128GB SSD Review

The drive we received is one of the highest end SSD drives available and one of the few that can compete head to head with Intelís X25 series of SSD products only at a lower price point. The drive uses the new Indilinx Barefoot controller, which some reviewers have frowned at without even allowing the controller to be fully tested and accepted by the market. I feel that Super Talent made a good decision here as the JMicron controller has been beaten to death by Anandtech and others and at least Indilinx is releasing Firmware updates on a regular basis and so far worked great from what other reviewers have to say about it.

The drive we are reviewing today is made very well with a tough metal exterior to protect it against physical damage and no moving parts to fail. If you want to learn about the differences in SDD and HDD technology check out our review here. The drive will fit in most new laptops and can be installed very easily, but for most Mac or PC based systems you must obtain an adapter kit that allows the 2.5 drive to fit into the 5.25 bay slots. Some newer cases form CoolerMaster and Thermaltake have 2.5 bays, but that is a rare find at the moment. The drive incorporates MLC NAND technology like the memory used in most carry around memory sticks and has very fast read/write speeds that will usually beat the pants of any other standard SATA hard drive.

Series UltraDrive ME
Model FTM28GX25H
Device Type Internal Solid state disk (SSD)
Architecture MLC
Width 3.45"
Depth 2.75"
Height 0.38"
Expansion / Connectivity
Form Factor 2.5"
Capacity 128GB
Interface Type SATA II
Features MLC NAND Flash
Compatibility: Most SATA compatible Notebooks and Desktops, Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
Max Shock Resistance 1500G
Max Vibration Resistance 16G
Sequential Access - Read Up to 260MB/sec
Sequential Access - Write Up to 195MB/sec
MTBF 1,000,000 hours