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Super Talent TeraNova 480GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 26, 2015 3:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Super Talent

Super Talent TeraNova 480GB SATA III SSD

 

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The TeraNova is packaged in a blue and white flip-top box. There is a picture of an SSD on the front of the box.

 

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The rear of the packaging lists a few attributes common to all SSD's. The drive's model number and capacity can be found here as well.

 

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Inside the box, the drive is protected from damage by foam padding and a non-static envelope. A printed user guide is included.

 

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The front facing of the drives enclosure is covered with an attractive blue and white label. The label advertises the drives capacity and model number.

 

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The back half of the drives enclosure has a small barcode label with a warning that the warranty will be void if the label is removed.

 

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Both halves of the drives enclosure are formed from stamped aluminum. The PCB attaches to the bottom half of the enclosure with four screws.

 

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The drives SM2246EN controller and four of the drive's eight flash packages are located on this side of the full length PCB.

 

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This side of the PCB is populated with the remaining four flash packages and a single Micron DRAM package.

 

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A close-in view of the 4-channel Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller that powers the TeraNova.

 

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A close-in view of one of the drive's eight 20nm Intel 64GB flash packages.

 

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Finally, a close-in view of the drives 512MB DDR3-2133 CL 14 Micron DRAM package.

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