Super Talent 2.5" Flash IDE 8GB Solid State Drive Review

@ 2006/09/17
If you read PCSTATS often, I'm sure you've heard us mention SuperTalent in reviews of high speed DDR, or USB thumb drives. Although the company is better known for its memory products, this time around we're checking out SuperTalent's 2.5" 8GB IDE flash drive (model no. FIDE-8GB). The unit is 100% compatible with standard 2.5" IDE laptop hard drives, but as the name indicates, it's a solid state device that has no moving parts. SuperTalent's 8GB 2.5" 'FIDE-8GB' Flash Drive consumes less than power than a regular notebook hard drive (50mA while reading, 60mA during a write), which can have the added impact of prolonging notebook battery life too. It's 8GB storage capacity will limit the applications of the FIDE-8GB Flash drive to compact WindowsXP installations, or better yet Linux.
Comment from Rutar @ 2006/09/17
dam, 0.6 ms access time