KingFast F3 Plus SSD
Here we get our first look at the KingFast F3 Plus SSD. By now you are used to seeing SSDs so there isn't anything shocking here. The case is aluminum and doesn't flex like the thin steel and plastic cases we are starting to see more often.
There isn't a label on the back of our sample, but the bottom mounting screws are located where they should be.
Aside from the 5K flash, the biggest feature is the 7mm z-height form factor. This drive will work in your desktop (with the included adapter bracket), your standard notebook and also you shiny new ultrabook that accepts only 7mm drives.
The SATA power and data cables are where they should be, but KingFast didn't use a bracket that offsets the drive. This isn't a big issue unless you have stiff cables. I test a lot of power supplies and some of them have very stiff cables and the offset makes connecting multiple HDDs and SSDs easier since they all line up.
The F3 Plus uses the SF-2281 flash storage processor and pairs it with Intel 25nm synchronous flash. The flash is labeled JCME1 which is the code for 5K P/E.
KingFast only uses eight NAND flash chips which is good news for notebook and ultrabook users. When you lower the flash count, you decrease the power draw. Eight chips mean all eight channels are utilized so KingFast put together an optimal product for its intended market.
The only thing that gets me kind of worked up is that KingFast doesn't advertise 5K flash. It was just tucked in there and I didn't even know about it until I cracked the case open.
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