CES 2011, Las Vegas - All it takes is to say SandForce to get the blood flowing. In 2010 SandForce was like the magic word to get interest in a product and to erect attention.
Super Talent is ready to get a raise out of their growing USB 3.0 product line. Here we see a traditional size portable enclosure but instead of just holding a 2.5" drive the POD mini is the drive. Super Talent has removed the SATA II interface and replaced it with a mini USB 3.0 port.
If the tall blond didn't do it for you then the short, small figured brunette will. The Storage POD 500H is the same size as a traditional thumb drive (exactly the same size as the RAM Cache we are reviewing now) but it packs a SandForce SF-1200 controller and takes it deep, all the way to 500GB in capacity! Super Talent calls these affordable but we are thinking this one was picked up at The Wynn and not on the street corner.
As you can imagine these ladies are real performers and Super Talent teased us with some real time performance numbers as we visited their booth. On the right is the very fast RAM Cache (that we are testing now in the office). The middle drive is the SandForce controlled thumb drive and on the far right is the full size POD Mini. Once you undress these ladies in CDM their 4K features start to stand out. Even compared to the RAM Cache, a very fast USB 3.0 thumb drive, the new SandForce duo from Super Talent looks to be the portable storage to get in 2011.