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Super Talent TeraNova 480GB SATA III SSD Review (Page 1)

Super Talent TeraNova 480GB SATA III SSD Review

Super Talent's TeraNova 480GB combines quality 20nm Intel flash with Silicon Motion's 2246EN controller to deliver an SSD worth your consideration.

Jon Coulter | Aug 26, 2015 at 10:05 am CDT - 1 min, 23 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Super Talent

Introduction

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Super Talent is a company well regarded as a top-notch supplier of quality flash and memory solutions. Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, Super Talent Technology Corporation designs and manufactures flash based storage solutions for enterprise servers, portable devices, personal computers and consumer electronics.

Super Talent prides themselves on utilizing "industrial grade NAND Flash chips" throughout their SSD product lines. The TeraNova drive we have in the lab today is a perfect example of Super Talent's commitment to utilizing superior flash components. Employing genuine Intel 20nm NAND flash, the TeraNova is an attractive alternative to 16nm flash-based SSD's that are so prevalent in today's value segment.

The "TeraDrive", as Super Talent calls it, is priced at around $25 dollars higher than competing 16nm based value oriented SSD's. In our opinion, that additional $25 is money well spent. This is the first drive we've tested that leverages a Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller and 20nm Intel MLC flash. The TeraNova should outperform others equipped with the same controller and 16nm flash, at least in a heavy-duty workload scenario.

We are eager to see how this controller/flash combination will do with our rigorous testing regimen, so let's get going.

Specifications Super Talent TeraNova 480GB SATA III SSD

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Super Talent's TeraNova SATA III 2.5" FF SSD is available in four capacities: 60GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB. Sequential read performance for the TeraNova is listed as over 500MB/s. Sequential write performance is listed at over 410MB/s.

Random performance is not specified. Super Talent backs the TeraNova with an industry standard three-year warranty. No TBW is given.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jon Coulter

Jon became a computer enthusiast when Windows XP launched. He was into water cooling and benching ATI video cards with modded drivers. Jon has been building computers for others for more than 10 years. Jon became a storage enthusiast the day he first booted an Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD. Look for Jon to bring consumer SSD reviews into the spotlight.

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