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Kingston Digital Releases Larger Capacity mSATA Drives

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the addition of 240 GB and 480 GB capacities to the existing SSDNow mS200 mSATA SSD line. Kingston's SSDNow mS200 mSATA solid state drive allows system builders and enthusiasts a cost-effective performance boost with quicker boot time and application loads while requiring less power than HDDs.

 

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The mS200's small-form factor is perfect for notebook, tablet and Ultrabook PCs, as well as a variety of embedded systems. It can also be used as a caching device with motherboards that support Intel Smart Response Technology (SRT) to improve system performance. mS200 has read speeds up to 550 MB/s and write speeds up to 520 MB/s.

 

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The 30 GB, 60 GB, 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB mS200 mSATA SSDs have a caseless, PCB-only design with no moving parts and are backed by a two- or three-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

 

SSDNow mS200 mSATAFeatures & Specifications:

 

  • LSI SandForce 2241 (30 GB, 60 GB, 120 GB) and 2281 (240 GB, 480 GB) controller with SATA Rev. 3.0 (6 Gb/s) interface: twice as fast as the previous generation, yet more cost-efficient
  • mSATA interface: fully compliant with industry standard, easy to fit, guaranteed to work
  • NAND Flash memory based: shock-resistant with low power consumption
  • Supports Intel's SRT: combines capacity advantage of HDD with performance improvements of SSD in dual-storage configuration
  • Supports S.M.A.R.T.: monitors the status of your drive
  • Supports TRIM: maintains maximum performance on compatible operating systems
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s), SATA Rev. 1.0 (1.5Gb/s)
  • Capacities1: 30GB, 60GB, 120GB, 240GB, 480GB
  • Automatic Encryption (AES 128-bit): Password at the drive level ensures secure data protection

 

Sequential Read/Write:

  • 30 GB - 550 MB/s / 510 MB/s
  • 60GB - 550 MB/s / 520 MB/s
  • 120 GB - 550 MB/s / 520 MB/s
  • 240 GB - 540 MB/s / 530 MB/s
  • 480GB - 530 MB/s / 340 MB/s

 

Maximum 4k Read/Write:

  • 30 GB - up to 86,000/ up to 77,000 IOPS
  • 60 GB - up to 86,000/ up to 79,000 IOPS
  • 120 GB - up to 86,000/ up to 48,000 IOPS
  • 240 GB - up to 72,000/up to 40,000 IOPS
  • 480 GB - up to 72,000/up to 18,000 IOPS

 

Random 4k Read/Write:

  • 30 GB - up to 7,500/71,000 IOPS
  • 60GB - up to 14,000/77,000 IOPS
  • 120 GB - up to 17,000/45,000 IOPS
  • 240 GB - up to 21,000/41,000 IOPS
  • 480 GB - up to 21,000/13,000 IOPS

 

PCMARK Vantage HDD Suite Score: 60,000

  • Power Consumption: 0.4W Idle / 1.2 (TYP) Read / 1.8W (TYP) Write
  • Storage temperature: -40C ~ 85C
  • Operating temperature: 0C ~ 70C
  • Dimensions: 50.88 mm x 30 mm
  • Weight: 6.86g
  • TRIM Supported
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G
  • MTTF: 1,000,000 Hrs

 

Warranty/support:

  • 30 GB - two-year warranty with free technical support
  • 60 GB, 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB - three-year warranty with free technical support

 

Total Bytes Written (TBW):

  • 30 GB: 121 TB
  • 60 GB: 218 TB
  • 120 GB: 337 TBW
  • 240 GB: 585 TBW
  • 480 GB: 1562 TBW

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