While several manufacturers have talked about releasing a 512GB solid state drive, none of them have put their money where their mouth is. Super Talent on the other hand kept their lips seals and has now trumped them all by being the first to have one avaialable for purchase.
The MasterDrive RX drives from Super Talent use their proprietary RAIDSSD technology, enabling extremely fast sequential read and write speeds. MLC drives are available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB models and are rated for a maximum sequential read speed of 230MB/sec and a maximum sequential write speed of 160MB/sec. SLC drives are only available in 128GB and 256GB varieties and are rated for a maximum sequential read speed of 230MB/sec and a maximum sequential write speed of 200MB/sec.
While most wont be able to afford the 512GB model, it is in fact the first 512GB SSD on the market, retailing for just under US$1500. The full press release can be found here.
Jeremy Werner, senior product marketing manager at Super Talent, stated "The MasterDrive RX is the latest product utilizing our patented RAIDSSD� Technology. This product is great! From a performance standpoint it's like having two SSDs in the space of one, and it extends our standard 2.5" SATA-II product line to include a 512GB SSD." The 512GB MasterDrive RX retails for under $1500.