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KingFast F3 Plus Series KF2510SCF Enterprise SSD Review - KingFast F3 Plus Series Internals

KingFast F3 Plus Series KF2510SCF Enterprise SSD Review
KingFast recently merged with the SSD manufacturing juggernaut RunCore. The two companies blend the high-end products of RunCore with the value-oriented client and enterprise SSD's from KingFast. Today we test KingFast's latest SLC SSD, the F3 Plus.
| SSDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: May 15, 2013 5:23 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: KingFast

KingFast F3 Plus Series Internals

 

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The KingFast F3 Plus features branding on the front of the SSD and the rear is devoid of any markings. The SSD's come in either 9mm or 7mm Z-Heights and the standard 2.5" form factor.

 

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The F3 Plus comes in a sturdy molded alloy case. There are no thermal pads, but with the very high heat tolerance of SLC, this isn't required for the banks of NAND. The LSI SandForce controller has built-in thermal protection, which will throttle the SSD at a temperature threshold.

 

We also observe the four packages of 29F16B16NCNE1 Intel 25nm SLC NAND.

 

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The NAND and controller populate the top of the PCB and we can also observe the robust power components onboard the PCB. There is no DRAM cache for LSI SandForce SSD's, which provide them an advantage in power loss events.

 

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The bottom of the PCB is unremarkable, with all of the NAND on the top of the PCB.

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