Super Talent 8GB and 32GB Flash Drives

Article Index
Super Talent 8GB and 32GB Flash Drives
32GB Special Limited Ed. Pico Gold
Performance and Final Thoughts

Product(s): Super Talent 8GB Pico Mini
                  Super Talent 32GB Pico C Gold
Provided By: Super Talent
Price: Currently ~$17.99 & ~$79.99 Respecitively

Introduction:

Super Talent originally caught our attention with the DDR2 products back in 2007 and since have branched out into a lot of other memory products including SSDs, USB Flash drives and of course DDR2 and DDR3 memory modules.  Today we are looking at a couple of interesting products that provide quite a bit of storage in a very small package.  We have the super small Pico Mini 8GB Flash drive as well as the very classy Pico C 32GB Flash drive with a nice gold-plated finish.  Even though the 32GB version is gold-plated and a "Special Limited Edition", the price per Gigabyte of storage is not much more than the 8GB Pico Mini.  Keep on reading and find out which one would best suit your needs.

 

About Super Talent:

Super Talent Technology, headquartered in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures a full range of DDR, DDR2, and DDR3 memory modules and Flash based storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. An ISO 9001 certified company, Super Talent utilizes its state-of-the art factory and leading-edge components to produce award winning products with outstanding reliability. Super Talent is an active member of JEDEC, ONFI and USB-IF standards bodies, and holds over 200 patents in Flash and DRAM technology.

Our memory modules are rigorously qualified in Super Talent's compatibility labs, and are then tested and approved by top motherboard manufacturers and other industry partners. Every memory product from the production line is subject to essential hardware and software testing standards for consistency and functionality. Our intensive quality control and testing procedures are designed to ensure the highest possible product quality. Super Talent's extensive statistical analysis of manufacturing data helps drive constant improvement in operations.

 

 

The Pico Mini:

The Pico Mini is the smallest USB Flash drive that I've ever handled, and it comes in several colors that also show the capacity of the deice.  They come in 2GB (Pink), 4GB (Green), 8GB (Blue) and 16GB (Black).  It appears that there is no way around it, if you want to punk up your key-chain with pink and black Pico Mini's, you'll have to grab a 2GB and a 16GB version.

 Pico Mini - Package
Pico Mini - Package

 

The Pico Mini is a very inexpensive flash drive and comes in a very simple "blister-on-cardboard" package.  They didn't waste a bunch of money on the packaging, and for the price - I don't blame them.  What is amazing about the Pico Mini is its size.  It is only about twice as long as the USB connector itself.  It measures 32mm x 15mm x 3mm and weighs in at less than 1.5 grams.  It is that mini.

Pico Mini - Close
Pico Mini - Close
 Pico Mini Scale
Pico Mini Scale

 

On the next page we'll take a look at the Pico C 32Gb and compare specs between the two.