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SuperSSpeed S302 Hyper Gold MLC 240GB SSD Review - SuperSSpeed S302 Hyper Gold 240GB SSD

SuperSSpeed delivered the best two prong approach to the SSD market yet. SLC flash for enthusiasts/prosumers and MLC flash for mainstream/power users. Today we look at the MLC portion and like the last couple of reviews this one has TRIM now as well.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 31, 2012 3:45 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: SuperSSpeed

SuperSSpeed S302 Hyper Gold 240GB SSD

 

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On the outside there isn't much of a difference between the S301 and the S302 other than the small SLC tag on the S302.

 

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There's not much to talk about on the back of the drive since it doesn't have a label. SuperSSpeed does use a metal case that is dense unlike some of the newer cases passing through our lab.

 

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The drive mounting points are where they should be. The S302 is a 9.5mm Z-Height drive, but we expect to see a 7mm drive from SuperSSpeed soon.

 

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SuperSSpeed ships a fairly unique desktop adapter bracket with their drives. The bracket holds two 2.5" SSDs and allows you to mount them in a standard 3.5" bay.

 

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Inside we found a SF-2281 and 16 Intel 25nm NAND flash programmed for synchronous operation.

 

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On this side we see the remaining eight NAND flash chips, but the power regulation circuit is of more interest. For the last few months we've see waves of new drives, but few have used this many surface mount components. There are power capacitors all over the board.

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