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  • Super Talent UltraDrive ME 32GB SSD Review
  • Super Talent UltraDrive ME 32GB SSD Review



    Anyone interested in SSD drives has surely read a review or two by now and I'm sure they have made you wonder if there is a real gain to be had from making the switch. For years now HDD technology has lagged sadly behind the rest of the components in a modern PC and those days quickly coming to an end.  With an aftermarket raid card and other software tweaks there is still more performance to be had from these drives. Also the technology itself has room to advance much further than "platter" style technology ever could.

    The RAID 0 testing revealed some interesting things, the first thing that caught our attention was the discrepancy of synthetic versus the real world type tests. For raw data transfer the RAID array allows the SSDs to really rip.  Keep in mind that you will never see a 100% scaling by adding a second drive but we did see some very good results from it. For example HDTune 3.5 gained 150MB/sec read which is easily a 75% gain over the single drive.  On the flip side there were some applications actually ran slower with two drives.   The performance was still there and the differences were minimal at best.

    And now for the ever popular lists of good things and bad things happy smile
    Good Things
    Silent operation
    Much smaller than 3.5" HDDs
    No heat dump
    Very fast read as well as write performance
    High quality construction
    Great looking
    Bad Things
    RAID 0 scaling uneven
    Small capacity limits applications 
    Pricey compared to much larger traditional HDDs
    Requires adapters to mount in the majority of cases
    Ninjalane Rating
    Super Talent UltraDrive ME 32GB SSD Review

    Furious 5 of 5

    We would like to thank Super Talent for helping make this review possible.