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SuperSSpeed S302 Hyper Gold MLC 240GB SSD Review (Page 2)

Chris Ramseyer | Aug 31, 2012 at 10:45 am CDT - 1 min, 9 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: SuperSSpeed

Specifications, Pricing and Availability

SuperSSpeed S302 Hyper Gold MLC 240GB SSD Review 02 |

SuperSSpeed's product specifications sheet is made more for distributers or resellers since it has some of the potential features listed. A good example is the in-drive UPS notation. The S302 as it arrived does not have a SupeCap, but if you wanted to order a large number of drives direct from the factory, this is an option.

All of the major capacity sizes are covered from 60GB to 480GB. The performance specifications are listed, but change as new base firmware becomes available. Today we're using final 5.0.3 firmware, the TRIM fix on a base 240GB S302 drive.

SuperSSpeed backs their S302 MLC flash models with a three year warranty. The accessory package we received includes a desktop adapter bracket, mounting screws and a paper installation manual.

At this time SuperSSpeed does not sell S302 drives in their Amazon store, but we know product is coming. Given that SuperSSpeed has the inside track on Intel NAND flash and that flash makes up the bulk of an SSDs price, we think the SuperSSpeed S302 has a good shot at disrupting the current pricing for SandForce 240GB SSDs.

The bottom has already dropped out and we are seeing drives well under $1 per GB, but many companies are finding these prices unsustainable, yet SuperSSpeed should be in a good position to fight it out in this area.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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