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Super Talent announces the new Nova PCIe U.2 SSD

by on22 July 2016

Based on MLC NAND and U.2 PCIe interface 

Super Talent has announced its newest Nova SSD lineup that will be available in capacities ranging from 120GB to 1920GB and PCIe 3.0 x4 U.2 interface.

Although we do not have any precise details regarding the actual controller behind the new Super Talent Nova SSD lineup, the company did say it is using MLC NAND. The rated sequential performance is set at up to 3.0GB/s for read and up to 2.2GB/s for write. 

As noted, the Super Talent Nova PCIe U.2 SSD series will be available in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB and 1920GB capacities, comes packed in a standard 2.5-inch 9.5mm-thick form-factor and uses U.2 (SFF-8539) connector with PCIe 3.0 x4 interface.

Since the specification list on Super Talent's site is rather uninformative, it also does not include the endurance rating either but we do now that it has a mean time between failure (MTBF) rating of 1 million hours, a standard in consumer SSDs. 

When it finally becomes available on the market, which is yet another unknown, Super Talent's Nova PCIe U.2 SSD won't have a lot of competition, as currently, the most popular U.2 SSD is Intel's SSD 750 series which offers significantly lower sequential performance and ranges from around US $350 for the 400GB version and over US $1000 for the 1.2TB version. 

Hopefully, we will get to see some real world performance numbers as well as see it on retail/e-tail shelves soon. 


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